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    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries
    Jan31

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

    War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affectedThe number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on...

    MH17 relatives entitled to millions in damages: U.S. court
    Jan31

    MH17 relatives entitled to millions in damages: U.S. court

    A group of MH17 victims’ relatives won a lawsuit in a United States court which entitles them to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, television program Zembla reports based on court documents. A total of 25 surviving relatives, including 10 Dutch, took part in this lawsuit filed against Igor Girkin, a leader among pro-Russian...

    Crises on the horizon in 2018: the view from Davos

    Political violence, increased weather threats, and the rise of strongmen will be key drivers of crises in 2018, experts told IRIN at the World Economic Forum this week. The Global Humanitarian Outlook, convened by IRIN News and the Overseas Development Institute in Davos, Switzerland, brought together UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...

    Ukraine proposes a law that infuriates Russia

    AFTER nearly four years of war in eastern Ukraine, and more than 10,000 deaths, reports from international monitors in the region sound like a grim broken record. On January 19th: 340 explosions. On January 20th: 240 explosions. On January 21st: 195 explosions and two middle-aged civilians hit by rifle fire while travelling in a bus near a...

    Latvia sends diplomatic note to Ukraine over tax haven status
    Jan31

    Latvia sends diplomatic note to Ukraine over tax haven status

    Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has sent a note to Ukraine – a form of initial official protest drawing attention to a topic of perceived importance – over Latvia’s inclusion on a Ukrainian list of potential tax haven countries. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian was Beaten and Stabbed with a Knife in Burgas
    Jan31

    Ukrainian was Beaten and Stabbed with a Knife in Burgas

    Ukrainian was beaten and stabbed with a knife in Burgas. The incident occurred in the area of ​​the open municipal parking lot on General Gurko Blvd, police said in the seaside city. Ukrainian citizen Artem Karavatiy was attacked by two men around 19:50 last night when he got off his jeep. A site inspection was carried out, video recordings were...

    Latvia sends diplomatic note to Ukraine over tax haven status
    Jan31

    Latvia sends diplomatic note to Ukraine over tax haven status

    Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has sent a note to Ukraine – a form of initial official protest drawing attention to a topic of perceived importance – over Latvia’s inclusion on a Ukrainian list of potential tax haven countries. …read more Source:...

    The Dawn Watch: a look at Joseph Conrad as a prophet of globalisation

    Maya Jasanoff offers a compelling examination of the great novellist’s life and work. The steamer Mavis arrived at Lowestoft on 10 June 1878 with a most remarkable young man on board. The 20-year-old Konrad Kor­zeniowski was the son of a poet and translator of aristocratic stock, but he arrived in Suffolk as an ordinary seaman, unqualified...

    An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet
    Jan05

    An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

    Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe: New year, more war in Syria The new year has not been kind to civilians in northern Syria, where a spike in fighting between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and...

    EU takes billion-euro battle to Russia
    Jan05

    EU takes billion-euro battle to Russia

    Brussels is ratcheting up pressure on Russia in a tit-for-tat sanctions battle that has raged since the early days of the Ukraine crisis in 2014. The European Union is now pressing to claw back €1.4 billion each year from Moscow, arguing that the Kremlin unlawfully banned imports of pork meat from Europe in January 2014, just as President Vladmir...

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