US action on a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine cannot wait | Israel-Palestine conflict

US action on a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine cannot wait | Israel-Palestine conflict

As Gaza is decimated and millions of Palestinians there desperately try to hold on to life without shelter, food, water or adequate medical care, the Israeli cabinet continues to “legalise” settlement outposts in the West Bank – deepening challenges for a viable two-state solution. In blatant defiance of international law,…

Has the next pandemic already started? | Coronavirus pandemic

Has the next pandemic already started? | Coronavirus pandemic

In mid-July, the US state of Colorado reported six cases of avian flu – or H5N1 – in samples taken from poultry workers. This brought the national total to 10 cases confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since April 2024. The United States government has upped zoonotic/animal testing, and…

Global community needs to do more to end RSF atrocities in Sudan | Opinions

Global community needs to do more to end RSF atrocities in Sudan | Opinions

The brutal war the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia has been waging against the Sudanese people for the past 15 months, and the unprecedented atrocities it committed in the process,  have so far received an inadequate response from the international community. True, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2736,…

Von der Leyen’s re-election consolidates Europe’s shift to the right | European Union

Von der Leyen’s re-election consolidates Europe’s shift to the right | European Union

After an intense round of negotiations with parliamentary groups across the political spectrum, German conservative politician Ursula von der Leyen secured a second term as president of the European Commission. She won the secret ballot of the newly elected European Parliament with 401 votes in favour, comfortably above the 360…

African countries must make their voices heard on deep-sea mining | Environment

African countries must make their voices heard on deep-sea mining | Environment

With negotiations to adopt rules and regulations for commercial deep-sea mining in international waters resuming this week at the International Seabed Authority (ISA), African countries have an extremely important role to play in the future of this industry and the health of our ocean. ISA, as a UN-affiliated institution, was…

Israel seeks to rewrite the laws of war | Israel-Palestine conflict

Israel seeks to rewrite the laws of war | Israel-Palestine conflict

Most people probably don’t know this, but Wikipedia has a page called “List of Israeli assassinations”. It begins in July 1956 and stretches over 68 years until today. The majority on the list are Palestinians; among them are famous Palestinian leaders including Ghassan Kanafani of the Popular Front for the…