Protests Erupt Across Iran Over Schoolchildren Poisonings

Worried parents and others gathered Saturday in Tehran and other cities to protest a recent series of illnesses that have sickened hundreds of schoolchildren, particularly girls, as a new wave of illness struck.


Russia-Ukraine Fighting Devolves Into Hand-to-Hand Combat

Much of Russia’s yearlong invasion in Ukraine has devolved into infantry fighting in the eastern regions of the country, in part because Moscow’s forces are short on artillery munitions, the British Ministry of Defense said Sunday.


IAEA, Iran Agree to Boost Inspections

Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Saturday upon his return from a trip to Iran that Tehran has agreed to restore ‘certain accesses’ at its nuclear sites and allow more inspections.


NATO Chief Pledges Support for Earthquake-Hit Turkey

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Thursday in a show of solidarity following last week’s earthquake that devastated parts of Turkey and Syria.


Hundreds of thousands of children enduring desperate conditions following Türkiye and Syria earthquakes

This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF Spokesperson James Elder – to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

” As families face the wretched, heartbreaking reality that the focus in Türkiye and Syria is moving to recovery more than rescue, UNICEF fears many thousands of children have been killed. Even without verified numbers, it is tragically clear that numbers will continue grow.


One week on from devastating earthquakes, millions of children remain in need of urgent humanitarian assistance

4.6 million children are living in affected areas in Türkiye, with another 2.5 million children affected in Syria

Seven days after two devastating earthquakes and more than 1,600 aftershocks hit south-east Türkiye and Syria – causing widespread destruction and taking the lives of thousands of people – UNICEF is warning that millions of children are in need of urgent humanitarian support.


Stoltenberg: ‘Time Is Now’ for Turkey to Approve Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday “the time is now to ratify both Finland and Sweden” as new members of the alliance.


Haiti: Armed violence against schools increases nine-fold in one year - UNICEF

Children lost an average of one and a half school days per week in January

Acts of armed violence against schools in Haiti, including shooting, ransacking, looting and kidnappings have increased nine-fold in one year, as rising insecurity and widespread unrest begin to cripple the country’s education system, UNICEF warned, on February 9.


Zelenskyy to Address Munich Security Conference

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to address the annual Munich Security Conference on Friday via video link.

Last year, the conference attendees implored Russian President Vladimir Putin not to invade Ukraine.


Earthquake disaster: UN chief welcomes Syria decision to open aid corridors

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Communities in Aleppo, Syria, access clean water after the earthquake which struck the region.