According to a survey by Save the Children, 250,000 children are not in school. About 99 per cent of repatriated families face a food crisis, 40 per cent have had to borrow money, one in six lives in tents. Many were born across the border, and Afghanistan "is not the place they call home.”

by Arik Ascherman *

The hostages in the hands of Hamas, but also the starving civilians in the Strip and the victims of settler violence, in the prayer published in Israel by Rabbi Arik Ascherman - of the 'Torah of Justice' movement - on the evening when Jews celebrate through the rite of the seder the liberation from Egypt. "It is all too easy to become oppressed and oppressor at the same time. Stay with us, so that our fears do not become our masters".

| 23/04/2024
by Angeline Tan

​The largest number in the Democratic Party that emerged victorious from the 10 April vote. Catholics make up 11.3% of the country's population. The bishops had urged the laity not to neglect their responsibility for the common good. This theme also emerged in the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sewol ferry massacre, which remains without a single culprit.

| 23/04/2024
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Since 2023, a well-equipped branch of the Moscow Federal Medical-Biological Agency (Fmba) has been opened on the peninsula in Yalta, bringing a large team of specialists to the site. In addition to medical and epidemiological analyses, ecological ones are also being developed to counter - the Russians claim - 'American biological experiments on the territory of Ukraine'.

| 23/04/2024

According to an investigation by 38 North, which monitored a North Korean cloud server in January 2024, North Korean workers appear to have worked on animation projects by Amazon and HBO Max studios after the latter subcontracted some of the work to Chinese firms, which did the same with North Korean firms.


| 22/04/2024

Manasseh Sogavare and his party took 12 seats. Although six have not yet been called, the ruling party will not have a majority. Other parties want to reduce Beijing's influence. Tensions rose during the campaign, with clashes between rival villages. Negotiations for the next government  could take weeks.

| 22/04/2024
by Stefano Vecchia

An exceptional heat wave linked to El Niño is negatively impacting the cost of food staples. Rice now costs 52 pesos per kilo, an anomaly at this time of the year, harvest season. By presidential order, the head of state gives the green light to streamline sanitary procedures for other agricultural products as well.

| 22/04/2024
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