US sanctions Hamas official and financial network | Hamas News

The sanctions target Hamas’ investment office, which holds assets estimated at more than $500 million. The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a Hamas financial official and a network of financial facilitators and businesses that generated revenue for the Palestinian group, the US Treasury Department said. The sanctions targeted Hamas’ investment office, which has … Read more

‘Shireen Abu Akleh’s life matters,’ Al Jazeera tells UN | Israelo-Palestinian conflict

Washington D.C.- Al Jazeera’s Washington bureau chief has called on the UN Security Council to ensure the protection of journalists, calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the murder of the network’s veteran journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh. Speaking at an informal meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday, Abderrahim Foukara said the slain journalist … Read more

Map: Where has monkeypox been detected so far? | New infographics

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects to find more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease has not yet been identified. Between May 13 and May 21, at least 92 laboratory-confirmed and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox were reported to WHO from 12 countries where the virus is … Read more

Map: Where has monkeypox been detected so far? | New infographics

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects to find more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease has not yet been identified. Between May 13 and May 21, at least 92 laboratory-confirmed and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox were reported to WHO from 12 countries where the virus is … Read more

Sweden and Finland send delegations to Turkey over NATO bids | NATO News

Candidates for NATO membership are seeking to iron out differences with Ankara, which opposes their application to join the alliance. Sweden and Finland are sending delegations to Turkey, hoping to dispel Ankara’s opposition to their NATO membership applications, according to Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto. “When we see the problems coming, of course, we take … Read more

Two pilots dead after the crash of a fighter plane in Isfahan in Iran | Aviation news

An official said the plane encountered technical problems and crashed during a training exercise. Tehran, Iran – Two pilots have died after their fighter plane crashed during training in the Iranian province of Isfahan. State media confirmed on Tuesday that an F-7 plane crashed in Anarak, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of the city … Read more

Albanian arrested for inciting terrorism via social media

Police say Albanian man arrested for allegedly using social media to call for terror attacks on state institutions ByThe Associated Press May 24, 2022, 09:21 • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TIRANA, Albania — An Albanian man has been arrested for allegedly using social media to call for terrorist attacks … Read more

UN migration agency and EU step up aid to 325,000 Yemenis in need

People in need will receive urgently needed shelter, healthcare, cash, protection services and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support. The situation is also worsening for migrants in Yemen, especially women – Chief of Mission IOM Over the past seven years, the conflict in Yemen between a Saudi-led pro-government coalition and Houthi rebels has sparked a … Read more

Executions rise 20% in 2021, led by China and Iran: Amnesty | News on the death penalty

A human rights group also notes continued secrecy in China, North Korea and Vietnam, and an “alarming increase” in the use of death sentences in Myanmar. The number of executions worldwide rose by 20% in 2021, while the number of death sentences handed down rose by 40%, rights group Amnesty International said. Its annual report, … Read more

Why Iranians Are Taking to the Streets Again

The anti-government protests, reported in at least 40 cities and towns across Iran, started over economic issues but turned political, with protesters chanting anti-government slogans and calling for the regime’s downfall, showed social media videos posted by activists. When did the protests start and what triggered them? In early May, protests erupted in some of … Read more