How Putin’s Russia evolved from tolerating to suppressing dissent

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — When charismatic opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down on a bridge near the Kremlin in February 2015, more than 50,000 Muscovites expressed their shock and outrage the next day at the brazen assassination. Police stood aside as they rallied and chanted anti-government slogans. Nine years later, stunned and angry Russians … Read more

Navalny’s widow calls for Russia election day gatherings on March 17 to show dismay with Putin

The widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called on his supporters to join a protest against this month’s presidential elections, which Navalny conceived shortly before his still inexplicable death. March 6, 2024, 9:33 am ET • 2 minutes reading The widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died three weeks ago in … Read more

Haitian PM arrives in Puerto Rico after long absence as he struggles to get home to quell violence

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s prime minister landed in Puerto Rico Tuesday, answering a key question on all Haitians’ minds since armed gangs plunged the long-suffering Caribbean country into near anarchy: Where in the world is he? The controversial Ariel Henry, who took power after the assassination of the president in 2021 Jovenel Moise, has … Read more

Gangs in Haiti try to seize control of main airport in newest attack

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavily armed gangs tried to take control of Haiti’s main international airport Monday, exchanging gunfire with police and soldiers in the latest assault on key government sites in Haiti. an explosion of violence that includes a mass escape from the two largest prisons in the country. Toussaint Louverture International Airport was … Read more

Only a handful of inmates in Haiti prison after gang attack

An inmate waves at the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, March 3, 2024. Hundreds of inmates have fled Haiti’s main prison after armed gangs stormed the prison overnight. Odelyn Joseph AP Haiti’s armed gangs continued to strike against the country’s critical infrastructure Sunday, launching an assault against the police academy after storming two prisons … Read more

Haiti: Inmates flee after armed gangs storm main prison

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of prisoners fled Haiti’s main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility in an overnight explosion of violence that engulfed much of the capital. At least five people were killed on Sunday. The prison break marked a new low in Haiti’s downward spiral of violence and came as gangs stepped … Read more

Navalny’s mother brings flowers to his grave a day after thousands attended his funeral in Moscow

Lyudmila Navalnaya and Alla Abrosimova, the Russian’s mother and mother-in-law opposition leader Alexei Navalnywere among the mourners who brought flowers to his grave in Moscow on Saturday, a day later thousands made his funeral one of the largest recent expressions of dissent. There was a strong police presence at the cemetery, but the situation was … Read more

Palestinian women detained by Israel allege abuse in Israeli custody

JERUSALEM (AP) — Nabela thought about the United Nations school in Gaza City was a safe haven. Then the Israeli army arrived. Soldiers stormed the site, ordered men to undress and dragged women to a mosque for searches, she said. So began six weeks in Israeli custody, which she said also included repeated beatings and … Read more

What would a new Palestinian government in the West Bank mean for the war in Gaza?

This was announced by the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority the resignation of his government This was seen Monday as the first step in a reform process the United States is pushing as part of its latest ambitious plans to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But it will do little to challenge long-standing authority lack … Read more

A swap for Navalny was in the final stages before the opposition leader’s death, an associate says

Aides to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Monday that talks were underway shortly before his death to swap him for a Russian imprisoned in Germany. “Alexei Navalny could have been sitting here today. It is not a figure of speech,” Maria Pevchikh, who lives outside Russia, said in a video statement. She said … Read more