Sudan fighting: Gunmen storm homes of UN staff as confusion reigns over ceasefire

CNN  —  Gunfire, explosions and overhead fighter jets were heard across Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Tuesday, as gunmen reportedly stormed the homes of people working for the United Nations and other international organizations, amid conflicting reports of an agreed ceasefire in the country. Fighting between the country’s armed forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces […]

‘We left behind children in incubators:’ Witnesses describe hospital shelled in Sudan’s clashes

CNN  —  As fighting between warring factions has engulfed Sudan in recent days, hospitals treating people wounded in clashes have themselves become the targets for attacks, dealing the nation’s healthcare sector a devastating blow. In one episode, five eyewitnesses told CNN that the paramilitary group battling Sudan’s military for control of the country besieged and […]

Migrant boat stranded in Mediterranean sea: Rescue workers race to save at least 400 people adrift for at least 24 hours

CNN  —  The Italian Coast Guard is leading rescue efforts to save at least 400 migrants adrift on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Malta, along an immigration route that NGOs have warned is perilously dangerous. Three rescue operations involving several vessels are ongoing to assist the boat of 400 migrants, as […]

China sanctions Reagan library, Hudson Institute for hosting Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen

CNN  —  China has slapped sanctions on two American organizations that hosted Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen during her recent travel in the United States, which Beijing had fiercely condemned. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday the Washington-headquartered think tank Hudson Institute and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California would be banned from any […]

What is the Good Friday Agreement? How a historic deal ended the Troubles in Northern Ireland

London CNN  —  US President Joe Biden will visit Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), a peace deal that brought an end to decades of sectarian violence on the island of Ireland known as “the Troubles.”  A lot has changed since 1998, when the deal was reached, but the accord lives large in the imaginations of European […]

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