Biden and Zelenskyy's Pivotal Meeting in Paris Amid Escalating Russian Offensive in Ukraine

Biden and Zelenskyy's Pivotal Meeting in Paris Amid Escalating Russian Offensive in Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met in Paris as Russia's military pressure on Ukraine intensifies. Amid an expected summer offensive in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. continues to bolster Ukraine's defense with significant military aid, despite Kremlin warnings of further escalation. France has also solidified its support for Ukraine with a decade-long security agreement and military commitments.

Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia's Afmadow District: Flooding, Insecurity, and Limited Access to Basic Needs Worsen Conditions

Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia's Afmadow District: Flooding, Insecurity, and Limited Access to Basic Needs Worsen Conditions

The humanitarian crisis in Afmadow district, Somalia, has intensified since March 2024 due to lingering effects of flooding in late 2023, ongoing insecurity, and escalating food prices. Vulnerable groups like the elderly and people with disabilities are at higher risk as limited access to essential services such as clean water, sanitation, and healthcare continues to pose significant threats.

Pope Francis Apologizes After Using Offensive Term for Homosexuals

Pope Francis Apologizes After Using Offensive Term for Homosexuals

Pope Francis has issued an apology for using a derogatory term for homosexuals during a conversation about the role of women in the Catholic Church. The remarks sparked outrage from the LGBTQ+ community and prompted a statement of regret from the Vatican. The incident highlights ongoing criticism of the Church's stance on LGBTQ+ issues and calls for reform.

ICC Pursues Arrest Warrants for Israeli and Hamas Leaders Over War Crimes

ICC Pursues Arrest Warrants for Israeli and Hamas Leaders Over War Crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) seeks arrest warrants for key Israeli and Hamas leaders accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, following a deadly Hamas attack and Israel's military response. Top figures like Netanyahu and Sinwar are under scrutiny as experts back the ICC's decision.