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US Congress: Rashida Tlaib Introduces Nakba Resolution

Congresswoman says measure aims to recognize forced displacement of Palestinians during establishment of Israeli state. Washington, DC – US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she introduced a resolution to recognize the Palestinian Nakba, a term used to describe the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the lead-up to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Tlaib said […]

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Cuba Set To Get New Look From Washington

According to a Washington Post report, the Biden administration is set to lift former President Trump’s restrictions on Cuba, including some aspects of travel to the island, caps on remittances, and the issuance of at least 20,000 immigrant visas annually. The report noted that a State Department in a statement described the measure as designed “to further support the Cuban […]

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‘Why Should I Leave?’: Palestinian Bedouins Decry Expulsion

Local families are battling to stop what would be one of the largest single displacements of Palestinians by Israel in decades. Outside the city of Hebron, already an example of encroaching Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory sits what appears to be an unassuming grouping of Palestinian Bedouin homes. But here, in Masafer Yatta, local families are battling to stop what […]

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Finland announces ‘Historic’ NATO Bid, Sweden Expected To Follow

Sweden is also expected to follow Finland’s application to join the NATO military alliance. The Finnish government has officially announced its intention to join NATO, as Sweden’s ruling party held a decisive meeting that could pave the way for a joint application to the military alliance. Less than three months after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Finland’s announcement on […]

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Ukraine Praises ‘Liberation’ In The Battle Of Kharkiv

Ukrainian forces reportedly prevented Russian troops from encircling the second-largest city and then expelled them. Russian troops are withdrawing from Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv after weeks of heavy bombardment in another battlefield setback for Moscow. Ukraine’s military said on Saturday the Russians were pulling back from the major northeastern city and focusing on guarding supply routes. Read more at — […]

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IEA Says Enough Oil Abounds

The International Energy Agency (IEA) now says the world will not be left short of oil even with lower output from sanctions-hit Russia, in a U-turn after it predicted a possible global supply shock in March. The IEA, after warning on March 16 that three million barrels per day could be shut in from April, lowered that figure for a […]

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Israel Fires Missiles At Central Syrian Town, Killing 5: Reports

Five people were killed, including a civilian, and seven were wounded in the missile attacks, state media reported. Israeli missiles have targeted central Syria, killing five people, including a civilian, and ignited fires in farmlands in the area, Syrian state media has reported. The missiles were fired at the town of Masyaf in the Hama countryside, the official news agency […]

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U.S. Announces New Plans On Maritime Cooperation With ASEAN, Eyeing China

STATE DEPARTMENT — The United States has announced new plans to expand maritime cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as ASEAN leaders gather in Washington for a special summit seen as a show of solidarity in regard to China. ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam claim parts of the South China Sea — a waterway claimed […]

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US House Passes $40 Billion Bill To Bolster Ukraine Against Russian Invasion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved more than $40 billion more aid for Ukraine on Tuesday, as Congress races to keep military aid flowing and boost the government in Kyiv as it grapples with the Russian invasion. The House passed the Ukraine spending bill by 368 to 57, with every ‘no’ vote coming from Republicans. The measure now heads […]

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Russia Demands Polish Apology For Red Paint Attack On Ambassador

Russia said a decision on what ‘further steps will be taken’ against Poland depends on Warsaw’s response to the demands. Russia has demanded a formal apology from Poland and threatened possible future reprisals after Moscow’s ambassador to Warsaw was doused with red paint by protesters. Russian ambassador Sergey Andreev was jostled, heckled and splattered with red paint by people protesting against Russia’s […]