Articles by Ali Harb

News Russia-Ukraine war Europe Russia Ukraine May 20, 2022

Ukraine live news: Russia claims full control of Mariupol
Ali Harb

Moscow says it has taken control of steel plant, fully capturing port city after months of Ukrainian resistance. Washington says it is “confident” that Turkey’s concerns about the admission of Sweden and Finland into NATO will be addressed. Russia’s defence ministry says the last group of Ukrainian . . .

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News Russia-Ukraine war Europe Russia Ukraine May 19, 2022

Russia-Ukraine live news: Donbas fully destroyed, says Zelenskyy
Ali Harb

US President Joe Biden applauds Congress for approving a $40bn aid package for Ukraine. The Biden administration announces an additional $100m in security assistance to Kyiv, including artillery, radars and other equipment. Ex-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the West should not expect Russia . . .

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News Al-Nakba Israel-Palestine conflict Politics Israel Middle East Palestine United States US & Canada May 18, 2022

US Congress must understand ‘trauma’ of Nakba, Rashida Tlaib says
Ali Harb

Washington, DC – It’s important for United States lawmakers to understand the “trauma and pain” of the Palestinian Nakba, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said, urging Washington to condition aid to Israel on its rights record. “Nakba hasn’t stopped,” the congresswoman, who is of Palestinian descent, . . .

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News Al Jazeera Freedom of the Press Israel-Palestine conflict Media Occupied West Bank Israel Middle East Palestine United States US & Canada May 18, 2022

‘I lost a sister’: Shireen Abu Akleh honoured at Washington vigil
Ali Harb

The candlelight vigil, held outside the National Press Club late on Tuesday, came nearly a week after Abu Akleh was fatally shot while on assignment. And we felt like that voice was cut off,” Najat Ghanem, a mother of two, told Al Jazeera, as she held back her tears. Abu Akleh reported from the Pale . . .

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News Russia-Ukraine war Europe Russia Ukraine May 18, 2022

Russia-Ukraine live news: UN chief warns of global food crisis
Ali Harb

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a “global food shortage” in the coming months, but says talks can avert a crisis. President Joe Biden’s national security team “emphatically” support bids by Sweden and Finland to join NATO, says top US official. “Google Russia has published a noti . . .

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News Russia-Ukraine war Europe Russia Ukraine May 17, 2022

Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv says war hits ‘protracted phase’
Ali Harb

Ukraine’s defence minister says Russia is ‘preparing for a long-term military operation’ as it pushes to control Donbas. Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov says the war is “entering a protracted phase”. The US State Department says Washington will support Kyiv but it is up to Ukraine to def . . .

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News Israel-Palestine conflict Joe Biden Politics Israel Middle East Palestine United States US & Canada May 17, 2022

US plan to remove Kahanist group from ‘terror’ list draws concern
Ali Harb

Advocates say US should include more far-right Israeli groups on ‘terrorism’ blacklist, not delist Kahane Chai. A United States official confirmed that the State Department has notified Congress of plans to delist the organisation, originally known as “Kach”, because it considers it defunct. “Rather . . .

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News Russia-Ukraine war Europe Russia Ukraine May 16, 2022

Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv says troops leaving Mariupol plant
Ali Harb

Ukrainian deputy defence minister says more than 260 troops evacuated from besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. About a dozen buses apparently carrying Ukrainian fighters left the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, the Reuters news agency reports. A senior US defence official says Russian long-ra . . .

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News Freedom of the Press Israel-Palestine conflict Joe Biden Media Politics Israel Middle East Palestine United States US & Canada May 13, 2022

Shireen Abu Akleh: US is no ‘objective observer’, advocates say
Ali Harb

With US aid flowing to Israel, Palestine rights activists say Washington is ‘complicit’ in Israeli abuses. But US-based activists say such statements ignore Washington’s “complicity” in Israeli human rights violations. “We are not an objective observer here,” Berry told Al Jazeera earlier this week, . . .

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News Russia-Ukraine war Europe Russia Ukraine May 13, 2022

Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv readying 41 war crimes cases
Ali Harb

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has urged an “immediate ceasefire” in Ukraine in first talks with his Russian counterpart since the war began. “The world has already recognised that Russia’s blockade of our ports and this war are provoking a large-scale food crisis,” Zelenskyy said. 1 hour ago (20:43 GM . . .

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