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‘Huge spike’ in global conflict caused record number of displacements in 2021

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Conflict and violence forced people from their homes a record number of times last year, a report has found, with sub-Saharan Africa bearing the brunt of mass internal displacement caused by “huge spikes” in fighting....

Image of Victory review – study of Arab-Israeli conflict from all angles hopes to heal

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‘A story can be a weapon,” a character says with metatextual significance at one point in this historical, fact-based drama about the early days of the Arab-Israeli conflict, set in 1948. But Israeli director Avi Nesh...

Ukraine prosecutors ready to launch first war crimes trials of Russia conflict

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Three Russian prisoners of war accused of targeting or murdering civilians, and a soldier who allegedly killed a man before raping his wife, are set to be in the dock in the first war crimes trials of the Ukraine conf...

Myanmar: the reporters risking everything to cover a forgotten conflict – podcast

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After a military coup in February 2021, the grinding conflict in Myanmar has entered its second year with no resolution in sight. There is a danger the world has started forgetting, says reporter Emily Fishbein ...

Campervan conflict? Not in Tiree

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With an ever-growing number of Britons choosing to holiday in the UK, campervans and motorhomes have become much more popular, providing, as they do, a balance between freedom and home comforts. But in Scotland, in pa...

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra removes Tchaikovsky over Ukraine conflict

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The Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra is facing ridicule after removing the Russian composer Tchaikovsky from its forthcoming programme due to the conflict in Ukraine. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, which cele...

The conflict between a just war and peace

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Andy Beckett (Pacifists are being elbowed out of British politics just when we need them most, 3 March) appears to think that we have the choice either to be pacifists or to have to “accept that the world is divided i...

‘Before they were our brothers. Now I want revenge’: Tigray conflict engulfs neighbouring state

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When the bombs started to fall on Afar, people scattered. In the chaos and panic families were ripped apart. A young father lost two of his children, killed by ricocheting rocks. A grandmother had to leave behind her ...

Charities urge UK to welcome refugees fleeing Ukraine conflict

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Charities have urged the UK government to welcome refugees from the conflict in Ukraine on the same scale as the thousands of families from the Balkans resettled during the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. In a letter to t...

Ukraine crisis: miscalculation could trigger unintended wider conflict

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The unprecedented Russian military encirclement of Ukraine has not only brought closer the prospect of a devastating war in that country, it has also raised the risks of triggering an unintended wider conflict. The US...

Panguna mine at centre of bloody Bougainville conflict set to reopen after 30 years

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The mine at the centre of the decade-long civil war between rebels in Bougainville and Papua New Guinea security forces is set to reopen 30 years after it was forced to close, following an agreement between local lan...

I’m a conflict mediator. This is our way out of the Ukraine crisis

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The current western narrative on the Ukraine crisis is that Russia is a machiavellian power with an expansionist agenda. That view is shaping our response: we are matching Vladimir Putin’s aggression, meeting strength...

‘This is just hysteria’: Russians unmoved by threat of Ukraine conflict

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Choral music wafted through the nave of the Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces as Alexei Rozhkov, a visiting priest, considered the question: was Russia standing on the precipice of a new great conflict in Ukraine?...

Global stock markets dive as fears of Ukraine conflict rattle investors

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Global stock markets have fallen sharply as fears of military conflict in Ukraine sent shares sliding. European markets tumbled by 4% to their lowest levels since October, after Nato said it was reinforcing its easter...

Countdown to attack: inside a simulation that mimics nuclear conflict

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World affairs editor Julian Borger tries out a VR simulation designed to model a real-life nuclear exchange, and reports on the terrifying outcome How to listen to podcasts: ...

Biden-Xi virtual summit: Biden says US and China must ‘not veer into conflict’ – video

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US president Joe Biden has told Chinese leader Xi Jinping that he hoped to have a candid conversation about human rights and security issues as the two began a meeting meant to lower tensions between the two global su...

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