Disabled children 'dumped' in Ukrainian institutions

There are claims that thousands of disabled Ukrainian children have been forgotten and abandoned in institutions that can’t look after them. read more...

Wealthy Russians flee to Dubai to avoid sanctions

Dubai has emerged as a haven for wealthy Russians fleeing the impact of western sanctions over the war in Ukraine. read more...

Ukrainian prosecutor says Russia uses rape as a war tactic, calls Putin a war criminal

(Reuters) - Ukraine's prosecutor general accused Russia on Tuesday of using rape as a tactic of war and described Russian President Vladimir Putin as "the main war criminal of the 21st century". read more...

Biden meets with parents of missing reporter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden told the parents of a reporter who disappeared in Syria almost a decade ago that his administration would work "relentlessly" until his return is secured, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement on Monday. read more...

U.S. State Dept says death of Egyptian researcher requires investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Egyptian economic researcher Ayman Hadhoud requires a "thorough, transparent and credible" investigation, the U.S. State Department said on Monday, after Hadhoud died in a Cairo psychiatric hospital where he was sent by the security services that detained him. read more...

 Iran nuclear deal near death, but West not ready to pull plug

(Reuters) - Western officials have largely lost hope the Iran nuclear deal can be resurrected, sources familiar with the matter said, forcing them to weigh how to limit Iran's atomic program even as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has divided the big powers. read more...

Russia says Israel supports neo-Nazis in row over Ukraine

Russia's foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday of supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, escalating a row that began when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. read more...

N.Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast ahead of S.Korea inauguration

Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea and Japan said, about a week after Pyongyang vowed to develop its nuclear forces "at the fastest possible speed". read more...

EU set to unveil sanctions on Russian oil as fighting rages in Ukraine

(Reuters) - The European Union is expected to outline oil sanctions against Russia on Wednesday as its forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine, unleashing rockets on a steel plant that is the last redoubt of resistance in the port city of Mariupol. read more...

Beijing closes 10% of subway stations to stem COVID spread

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Wednesday closed around 10% of the stations in its vast subway system as an additional measure against the spread of coronavirus. read more...

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