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‘So much trauma’: Mozambique conflict sparks mental health crisis

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The insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is causing a mental health crisis, with a quarter of the region’s population now displaced. People are struggling with untreated trauma after witnessing extreme vio...

Human rights groups call on Australia to drop pursuit of Israel trade deal over Palestine conflict

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Australian and Palestinian human rights groups have urged the federal government to stop pursuing a potential free trade agreement with Israel and condemn its actions in Gaza and East Jerusalem. The Australian governm...

Ukraine still outgunned as Russia prepares for larger conflict

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Russia’s unexplained buildup along Ukraine’s border set alarm bells ringing in the west last month as military analysts noted unusual flourishes – such as new field hospitals, long-distance shipments of armour and art...

UK support for Mozambique gas plant fuelling conflict – Friends of the Earth

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The UK government is facing fresh calls to abandon its £750m plan to support a gas export terminal in Mozambique over fears the fossil fuel project is stoking the insurgency in the north of the country, which has left...

Ever-changing Covid rules on protest set up conflict with the police

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Ambiguous, confusing and a mess is how the current coronavirus regulations dealing with protest have been described by MPs and peers tasked with scrutinising the government’s record on human rights. And it is the back...

The Weeknd donates $1m in food aid to Ethiopia amid ‘senseless’ conflict

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Pop singer the Weeknd has donated $1m (£722,000) in food aid to Ethiopia, amid the ongoing conflict in the country’s Tigray region. “My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small c...

The Observer view on the Israel-Palestine conflict

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The sudden rekindling of the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the ensuing horrors, is a shameful reminder of the international community’s almost criminal neglect of the crisis. There have been no substantive peace talk...

Mali conflict: ‘It’s not about jihad or Islam, but justice’

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Mopti used to be a stopover for tourists on their way to the fabled Timbuktu, or to see the homes of the Dogon people cut into the yellow cliffs of Bandiagara. The Malian city, which is known for its grand mosque and ...

US campuses become a growing front in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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On 10 May, on a day in which Hamas launched rockets into Israel and Israel responded with strikes on Gaza as the Middle East descended into devastating violence, student leaders at the University of Michigan put out a...

Ethiopia conflict set to escalate after Tigray rebels refuse to withdraw

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Ethiopia’s spreading conflict has escalated after the government warned that it could deploy its “entire defensive capability” against the restive Tigray region after advances by rebels into neighbouring regions. Afte...

Morning mail: budget spends big, 30 dead in Gaza conflict, forest regrowth

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Good morning. We’ve got all the news from last night’s budget for you this morning – with funding for aged care, mental health, child care, plus tax breaks and much more. If you’re all caught up, we’ve also got a love...

‘Bearing the brunt’: the suffering of children in the Gaza-Israel conflict – photo essay

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Her hair is matted with rubble dust. Bare feet poke out from pink tracksuit bottoms. Blood from a head wound streaks over her eye and down her face. But Suzy Eshkuntana is alive, pulled out of the rubble of her family...

Joe Biden feels political ground shift as Israel-Gaza conflict rages on

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In his staunch defence of Israel, Joe Biden is sticking to a course set decades ago as a young senator, and has not so far given ground on the issue to the progressive wing of his party or many Jewish Democrats urging...

Gaza conflict led to record rise in UK antisemitic attacks, charity says

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A charity that monitors antisemitism and provides security for British Jewish groups has said the Gaza conflict that broke out in May resulted in its highest recording of anti-Jewish hate incidents. The Community Secu...

How progressives have changed the tone on the Israel-Gaza conflict

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It just so happened that Joe Biden was due to visit Detroit, home to the biggest Arab American community in the country, at the height of the latest upsurge in Israeli-Palestinian violence. The sight of the presidenti...

Who’s to blame for reigniting the Israel-Palestine conflict? Take your pick from Iranian plots to US weakness

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Is this Iran’s revenge? There are good reasons to suspect the sudden, extraordinarily violent reigniting of the dormant Israel-Palestine conflict was plotted and triggered in Tehran. Not so fast, say Benjamin Netanyah...

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