War in Ukraine
NATO summit Spain Thousands take to streets against upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain

Protesters claimed that NATO was responsible for various wars, from Yugoslavia to Libya, and is pushing for an arms race across the globe. They demanded that NATO be disbanded to ensure peace and stability in the world

EU-Israel gas deal Human rights groups denounce EU’s gas deal with Israel 

The Europe Union is looking for alternative sources of gas supply in an attempt to reduce dependence on Russian gas following sanctions imposed against the country after its attack on Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine Conflict NATO meets to push further supply of weapons to Ukraine, Russia raises concerns 

Russia has been warning that the West’s military supplies to Ukraine will only prolong the war in the country, and may cause grave consequences. Russia has repeatedly accused NATO of fighting a proxy war against it at the cost of the Ukrainian people  

Number of forcibly displaced people more than doubles in a decade to cross 100 million

For the first time in human history, the number of forcibly displaced people in the world has crossed 100 million.

EU sanctions on Russia European Union reaches agreement to ban Russian oil imports 

The sanctions will immediately impact two-thirds of Russian crude oil imports which are transferred via the sea. Following opposition by Hungary, the remaining one-third which is supplied through the Druzhba pipeline is temporarily exempt

Ukraine war food crisis Russia is ready to help alleviate the global food crisis if West lifts sanctions, says President Putin 

The US and its allies have imposed unilateral sanctions on Russia following its attack on Ukraine in February. They have also accused Russia of preventing the export of food grains and fertilizers from Ukraine

Forcible displacement UNHRC Wars and conflicts forced over 100 million people to leave their homes globally

According to the UNHRC, due to the rise in wars and violence globally, the number of people forcibly displaced has more than doubled since 2012. The numbers are almost equally divided between those internally displaced and refugees

Sweden Finland NATO bid Finland and Sweden’s NATO bids raise fears of further militarization

Left-wing groups have warned that the move will only serve to escalate tensions and draw Finland and Sweden into the strategic plans of NATO dominated by the US 

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Proxy war in Ukraine raises concerns of global food insecurity, underlines need for talks 

While Ukraine refuses to engage in talks, Russian forces scored a major victory in Donbass following the surrender of hundreds of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant earlier this week

Now is the time for nonalignment and peace

As countries in the Global North push to escalate the war in Ukraine, the Global South has overwhelmingly pushed for a perspective of dialogue and peace. Roger McKenzie and Vijay Prashad reflect on the need to create a fresh Non-Aligned Movement

Israeli attack in Syria Israeli jets violate Syrian airspace, bomb areas west of capital Damascus  

Israel has carried out thousands of unprovoked attacks inside Syria since the war in the country began in 2011. Thursday’s attack was the second such strike in less than a week and eighth since the beginning of 2022

Russian-Ukrainian talks in Istanbul Russia-Ukraine talks to continue despite Bucha setback 

Russia has alleged that Western countries and media have deliberately ignored the facts that deny its involvement in the Bucha killings for the sole purpose of derailing the progress made in the peace talks so far and prolong the war

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