‘They messed it up’: Biden’s backing for Haiti’s unpopular leader digs US into deeper policy hole

MIAMI (AP) — Then Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry filled the void left by the murder of the country’s president in 2021, he did this after protests from large parts of the population, but with the full support of the Biden administration. Now, nearly three years later, Henry’s grip on power hangs in the balance, … Read more

China accuses US of devising tactics to suppress China rise

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister on Thursday accused the U.S. of devising tactics to stifle China’s rise and criticized the Biden administration for adding more Chinese companies on its sanctions lists. Speaking to the media at the annual meeting of China’s legislature, Wang Yi said China’s relations with the US have improved since Presidents … Read more

Jewish House reps. condemn UN procrastination on sexual violence report

More than two dozen Jewish members of Congress issued a statement condemning Hamas’ gender-based violence after the U.N. report found “clear and convincing evidence” that it had occurred, according to a press release from Rep. Debbie’s office Wasserman-Shultz. Wasserman-Shultz and North Carolina Rep. Kathy Manning (D) led the bipartisan effort. “The welcome conclusions of … Read more

Bullets Found at Gaza Flour Massacre Site Belie Israel’s ‘Stampede’ Claim

Bullet wounds caused by the same type of large-caliber ammunition used in several Israeli army rifles and machine guns undermine Israeli officials’ dubious claim that most of the victims of last week’s ‘Flour Massacre’ near Gaza City were killed in a stampede, according to reports a human rights observer. said Wednesday. Gaza officials said at … 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

UN: ‘Reasonable grounds’ to believe Hamas raped women on Oct. 7

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy focused on sexual violence in conflict said in a new report Monday that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe Hamas committed rape“sexualized torture” and other cruel and inhuman treatment of women during the October 7 surprise attack in southern Israel. There are also “reasonable grounds to believe that … 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

Kenya and Haiti sign agreements to try and salvage plan to deploy Kenyan police to battle gangs

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya and Haiti signed agreements Friday to try to salvage a plan for the African country to deploy 1,000 police officers to the troubled Caribbean country to help combating gang violence which has risen to unprecedented heights. Kenya agreed in October to lead a UN-authorized international police force to Haiti, but … Read more

The EU says it will send funds to Gaza’s main aid provider after the UN agency agrees to an audit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday it will pay 50 million euros ($54 million) next week to the main aid provider in Gaza, after the cash-strapped U.N. agency agreed to allow EU-appointed experts. to control the way the country is policed. screens personnel to identify extremists. The UNRWA agency is reeling from the … Read more