Zambian killed in Ukraine pardoned by prisoner Russia: Official | War news Russia-Ukraine

Foreign Minister Stanley Kakubo said Russia told him that Lemekhani Nyirenda had joined the war in Ukraine in exchange for an amnesty. Russia had pardoned a captured Zambian student so he could join the fighting in Ukraine, where he was killed on the front lines, according to the South African country’s foreign minister. Foreign Minister … Read more

Griner’s release raises new concerns about the fate of Paul Whelan | Political news

The release of American basketball player Brittney Griner from Russia has been greeted with jubilation in the United States, where the star athlete’s family, friends, teammates and other supporters campaigned for months to secure her return. But when US President Joe Biden announced Griner’s release on Thursday, many also asked: What about Paul Whelan, the … Read more

Al Jazeera files the case of the slain journalist with the ICC

TV network Al Jazeera on Tuesday brought the case of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court, saying she was killed by Israeli forces. The Qatar-based channel said it had “unearthed new evidence” about the death of the Palestinian-American, shot while covering an Israeli army raid on Jenin on May 11.

DR Congo says more than 270 killed in rebel massacre | Conflict news

The Democratic Republic of Congo says “children have been killed” in an attack blamed on rebels in the restive east of the country. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said 272 civilians were killed in a massacre in the eastern city of Kishishe last week, raising the death toll from a previous estimate of … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: G7 Russian oil price cap begins

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Global arms sales rise for 7th year despite supply chain issues | Weapons news

The annual report on arms trade shows that sales are up 1.9 percent, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine compounding supply chain problems. Sales of arms and military services by the world’s top 100 defense companies rose 1.9 percent to $592 billion by 2021, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), … Read more

Thousands of churchgoers protest against violence in DR Congo | protest news

Tens of thousands took part in the nationwide peaceful gatherings organized by the Catholic Church. Tens of thousands of Christians took to the streets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday to protest violence in eastern regions after church leaders accused the international community of hypocrisy over Rwanda’s alleged role in the fighting. … Read more