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Israel has allowed 20,000 trucks of aid into Gaza, Netanyahu said – a fraction of what would have entered in the same period under normal times. Israel’s ongoing siege of Gaza, following Hamas’ October 7 terror attacks, has reached its seventh month and left more than 34,000 people dead. Netanyahu is deeply unpopular in Israel, where he is also facing an ongoing corruption trial. Speaking to Tapper, Netanyahu rejected accusations that he avoids Israeli media in favor of international press, saying he has done up to 20 press conferences with Israeli journalists. An ICC warrant would compel more than 100 member-nations of the court to arrest Netanyahu if he traveled in their territory.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, CNN’s Jake Tapper, Karim Khan, – Netanyahu, Yoav Gallant –, Khan, Netanyahu, Gallant, Tapper, , , , Critics, “ That’s, , Khan’s, Joe Biden, ” Biden, Antony Blinken, Biden, Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Israel, Vladimir, Putin, ” Khan Organizations: CNN, Israeli, Criminal Court, ICC, Israel’s, Gaza, West Bank, Amnesty, Hamas Locations: Gaza, Israel, United States, East Jerusalem, France, Africa
CNN —Human rights attorney Amal Clooney is among a group of legal experts who advised the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to seek arrest warrants against the top leaders of Israel and Hamas. The panel was convened by the ICC prosecutor Karim Khan and tasked to review the evidence and legal analysis underpinning his application for warrants against three Hamas leaders and two Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It issued a detailed legal report on Monday, which said the panel found “reasonable grounds to believe” that the individuals named in the arrest warrants have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity. Clooney, who has represented victims of mass atrocities, faced online criticism prior to her announcement for not speaking about Israel’s siege on Gaza. In a statement shared on her Clooney Foundation for Justice website on Monday, she explained how she had found herself advising Khan.
Persons: Amal Clooney, Karim Khan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Clooney, Khan, , ” Clooney, Theodor Meron, Lord Justice Fulford, Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif, Ismail Haniyeh, , ” Netanyahu, Yoav Gallant, Netanyahu, Biden, Joe Biden, George Clooney, ” CNN’s Ivana Kottasová Organizations: CNN, Criminal Court, ICC, Hamas, Clooney Foundation, Justice, Criminal, Lord, Palestinian, Israeli, West Bank, Doughty Street Chambers, Columbia Law School, Clooney Foundation for Justice, ISIS Locations: Israel, Gaza, Yugoslavia, United States, East Jerusalem, London, Darfur
CNN —Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader declared himself the winner of the weekend’s presidential election in a race where crime and safety were among voters’ biggest concerns. Official results are still pending, but the election website shows the former businessman leading by a wide margin as two of his top challengers conceded. “Tonight I called President Luis Abinader by phone to recognize his electoral victory and wish him success in his administration,” candidate Leonel Fernandez wrote on X. “I’d like to wish luck to Luis Abinader, our country has plenty of challenges, I ask God that we overcome them as a nation,” Dominican politician Abel Martínez said in a statement. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty ImagesThe vote comes amid the spiraling political and social crisis in neighboring Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic.
Persons: Luis Abinader, Abinader, Leonel Fernandez, Abel Martínez, Federico Parra, Black Organizations: CNN — Dominican, Getty, United Locations: Dominican, Santo Domingo, AFP, Haiti, Hispaniola, Dominican Republic
It was his only day off from working 12-hour shifts at a Chinese restaurant in New York City. Evelio Contreras/CNNAfter arriving in New York, Ye spent a week in a Manhattan shelter. For Chinese asylum seekers like Ye, there is a well-trodden route to residency in the US. … It’s impossible for them to be spies.”But the rhetoric around the rise of undocumented Chinese migrants highlights growing tensions between the US and Chinese governments. He received permanent US residence a year later and has gone on to help Chinese migrants in Flushing.
Persons: Ye Chengxiang, , , Ye, Evelio Contreras, Amy Hsin, Jiang Zhen, Yong Xiong, Xi Jinping, Biden, Mark Green of, Wan Yanhai, , Jiang, “ It’s, I’m, Melanie Stetson Freeman, ’ Wan, Flushing . Li Jiada, Li Jiada, Jesus, Li Organizations: NY CNN, Central America, CNN, Queens College, Customs and, Embassy, Central, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China, Republicans, Republican, House Homeland Security Committee, Communist Party, Christian Science, Customs Enforcement, of, Yorker Locations: Flushing, NY, New York City, China, Communist, Ye, States, Colombia, Darien, South, Central, New York, Manhattan, Flushing’s, Sunset, Mexico, Central America, Queens, Hunan province, Guangdong, Chinatown, , Flushing , New York, San Francisco, Mark Green of Tennessee, Beijing, Flushing ., Flushing , Queens
CNN —Venezuela continues to build up military infrastructure and hardware close to the border with Guyana as President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters scale up their threats to annex an oil-rich piece of Guyanese land. Guyana had called the move a step towards annexation and an “existential” threat as the specter of armed conflict loomed over the region. Using satellite imagery and social media, CSIS found that the expansion of Anacoco Island’s military base has continued. Maduro could ‘fall victim to own rhetoric’The threats to Guyana have concerned its partners. “Thus, one of the most concerning possibilities is that Maduro will fall victim to his own rhetoric.
Persons: Nicolas Maduro, , ” Ryan Berg Organizations: CNN, Strategic, International Studies, Venezuelan, US Navy, Americas, CSIS Locations: Venezuela, Guyana, Washington, Venezuelan, Essequibo, Punta Barima, arm’s, Essequibo ”, Guyanese, Georgetown, Idaho
The accuser, economist Sarah Aneesah Hakh, told an online press conference held in the capital Georgetown that former Minister Nigel Dharamlall sexually assaulted her in 2020 and 2021. Hakh said the first alleged incident occurred during a business meeting when Dharamlall was Guyana’s senior minister of regional development. He has been photographed recently with Guyanese President Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. In a March statement, Guyanese women’s rights group Red Thread criticized officials for failing the accuser. During their meeting, Hakh alleges Dharamlall tried to remove her clothes.
Persons: Sarah Aneesah Hakh, Nigel Dharamlall, Hakh, Dharamlall, ” Hakh, Irfaan Ali, Bharrat Jagdeo, , , Ali, , they’re Organizations: CNN, People’s Progressive Party, ” CNN, Anna Regina State House, Dharamlall, Guyanese Locations: Guyana, Georgetown, Guyanese, Cummings
The suspects were identified in court filings as Karanpreet Singh, Kamalpreet Singh, and Karan Brar. The men are accused of conspiring “with others to commit the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” according to the filings. Authorities are currently investigating if they have ties to the Indian government – the latest development in a long-running intrigue that has fueled diplomatic tension between Canada and India. Nijjar, a Canadian citizen, was gunned down by masked men last June outside a Sikh temple in Surrey, British Columbia. Officials speak at a press briefing on Friday, May 3, regarding arrests made in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Persons: Justin Trudeau, Karanpreet Singh, Kamalpreet Singh, Karan Brar, , Hardeep Singh, , Trudeau, Nijjar, David Teboul, Gurpatwant Singh, Nikhil Gupta, Pannun, Gupta, ” Gupta, Pritpal Singh, Organizations: CNN, Canadian, Authorities, Government of, ” Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Indian, American Sikh Caucus Committee, FBI Locations: Canada, New Delhi, India, Canadian, Surrey, British Columbia, India’s Punjab, Government of India, United States, American
CNN —A transitional council responsible for choosing Haiti’s next leadership has named one of its members as council president and proposed a new interim prime minister amid efforts to control the gang violence in the Caribbean nation. The council, which is responsible for paving the way for elections and addressing the country’s deteriorating security situation, on Tuesday named Edgard Leblanc Fils as its president and proposed former sports minister Fritz Bélizaire as new interim prime minister. It is tasked with the responsibility of naming a new prime minister and cabinet. The country’s former prime minister, Ariel Henry, resigned last week as the council was sworn in and the former finance minister, Michael Patrick Boisvert, has been filling the role on a temporary basis. One of the gangs’ leaders, Vitel’homme Innocent, told CNN recently that if the gangs do not get a seat, they would try other means.
Persons: Haiti’s, Edgard Leblanc Fils, Fritz Bélizaire, Ariel Henry, Michael Patrick Boisvert, Vitel’homme Innocent Organizations: CNN, Caribbean, UN Locations: Caribbean, Haiti
CNN —A showdown between Mexico and Ecuador begins on Tuesday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the culmination of weeks of recrimination over an incident that saw Ecuadorian forces raid Mexico’s embassy in Quito in April, to arrest a former vice president who had been seeking asylum. Mexico is suing Ecuador at the world court over the armed raid, saying it violated the Vienna Convention, a United Nations treaty on diplomatic relations. The incident drew widespread international condemnation, but Ecuador’s President Daniel Noboa remains unrepentant, telling CNN affiliate SBS news that he does not regret how Glas was arrested. Meanwhile, Ecuador filed a lawsuit of its own at the ICJ against Mexico over its decision to grant asylum to Glas. The diplomatic spat has seen a host of Latin American leaders across the political spectrum rally around Mexico, and several nations sever ties with Ecuador.
Persons: Jorge Glas, Ecuador’s, Daniel Noboa, Glas, Mexico’s, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Julian Assange, Alicia Barcena, Noboa, , El, Bukele, Rafael Correa, Correa, CNN’s Abel Alvarado Organizations: CNN, International Court of Justice, Vienna Convention, United, UN, SBS, ICJ, Mexico, Ecuadorian Embassy, Mexican, SBS News, National Assembly Locations: Mexico, Ecuador, Quito, Vienna, United Nations, Mexican, Glas, Ecuador’s, London, Latin America
Survive.” That has been the mantra of Rachel Goldberg-Polin since her son was taken hostage by Hamas on October 7 with a severe arm injury. “I’ve probably said [it] a million times… over these 202 days,” Rachel told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday of her personal prayer for her son, Hersh Goldberg-Polin. Speaking in Hebrew, with part of his left arm missing, Goldberg-Polin called on his parents to stay strong for him. The Hamas video on Wednesday showed part of his left arm missing several inches above the hand and it appears to be healing. “It’s normally a commemoration of the Jewish people leaving captivity, leaving Egypt and going on to be a free people,” his mother told Cooper.
Persons: CNN —, Rachel Goldberg, “ I’ve, ” Rachel, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Hersh Goldberg, , Goldberg, Polin, Jonathan Polin, Jonathan, Cooper, Rachel, “ He’s, Hersh, , , ” Goldberg, that’s Organizations: CNN, Nova, Hamas Locations: Israel, Gaza, Jerusalem, Washington, Egypt, Qatar, United States
CNN —Iran’s response if Israel takes any further military action against it would be “immediate and at a maximum level,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told CNN Thursday, as fears rise of an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. The tit-for-tat strikes have brought a decades long shadow war between Israel and Iran out in the open and sent fear coursing through the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Israel will make its “own decisions” when responding to Iran’s airstrikes. The details of a potential “maximum response” have been planned by Iran’s armed forces, he added. “Our operations in response were carried out at a minimum because we were not seeking to hit multiple targets,” he said.
Persons: Hossein Amir, Abdollahian, adventurism, ” Amir, CNN’s Erin Burnett, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, , Amir, Organizations: CNN, Amir, Palestinian, Hamas, Wednesday, Iranian, United Nations, White, Swiss Embassy Locations: Israel, Iran, New York, Tehran, Syria, Iranian, Isfahan, Iran’s, FARS, Damascus, United States, Gaza, Israeli, , America
In 2018, a Guatemalan court ruled that the army committed acts of genocide, but no one was convicted. Lucas García, 91, was meant to face trial this year with former military intelligence chief Manuel Callejas y Callejas. Robert Nickelsberg/Archive Photos/Getty ImagesBurt said this “expression of racism is extremely profound,” and its knock-on effects are evident in Guatemala today. Survivors from the civil war gather outside the Supreme Court, prior to a hearing in the Ixil Genocide trial, in Guatemala City, Guatemala March 25, 2024. When the trial was due to start at the end of March, Lucas García’s lawyers announced their resignation.
Persons: CNN — Juan Brito López, Brito López, Manuel Benedicto Lucas García, Lucas García, Benedicto Lucas Garcia, Johan Ordonez, Lucas García’s, AJR, Fernando Romeo Lucas García, “ Lucas García, Manuel Callejas y, Callejas, Jesús Silvio, Romeo Lucas García’s, ” Jo, Marie Burt, , Robert Nickelsberg, Burt, Efrain Rios Montt, Tiziano Breda, Claudia Paz y Paz, CICIG, ” Silvio, ” Will Freeman, Cristina Chiquin, Bernardo Arévalo, Public Ministry –, Consuelo Porras ­­, hasn’t, Michelle Liang, , Brito López’s, Catarina Chel, tormenter, Silvia, ” CNN’s Tara John, Ivonne Valdés Organizations: CNN, United, Getty, Association for Justice, Reconciliation, Human, Washington Office, UN, Guatemalan Army, , Central American, International, Commission, Council, Foreign Relations, Reuters CNN, Public Ministry, US, Network, Solidarity, ” CNN Locations: Pexla, Guatemala City, United Nations, Guatemalan, Guatemala, America, , Santa Cruz de Quiche, of Guatemala, New York, Mexico City
CNN —Israel’s security cabinet has approved the reopening of Erez crossing between Israel and northern Gaza for the first time since the October 7 Hamas attacks, an Israeli official told CNN Thursday. The Israeli official said the crossing would be opened to allow more humanitarian aid to enter Gaza. The cabinet also approved using the Israeli Port of Ashdod to help transfer more aid to Gaza. The announcement comes amid mounting international fury over Israeli strikes that killed seven aid workers from the World Central Kitchen in Gaza. Land crossings into Gaza, through which the bulk of vital aid has traditionally entered the territory, remain heavily restricted by Israel.
Persons: Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Kerem Shalom, Yoav Gallant Organizations: CNN, Israeli, Gaza Ministry of Health, United, Israel, Aid Locations: Erez, Israel, Gaza, Ashdod, United Nations, Egypt, Rafah, Kerem Shalom
CNN —The Israeli military has been using artificial intelligence to help identify bombing targets in Gaza, according to an investigation by +972 Magazine and Local Call, citing six Israeli intelligence officials involved in the alleged program – who also allege that human review of the suggested targets was cursory at best. When asked about +972 Magazine’s report, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) did not dispute the existence of the tool but denied AI was being used to identify suspected terrorists. Night attacksThe magazine also reported that the Israeli army “systematically attacked” targets in their homes, usually at night when entire families were present. The report, citing sources, said that when alleged junior militants were targeted, “the army preferred” to use so-called dumb bombs – unguided missiles which can cause large-scale damage. Palestinians inspect the damage to a residential building after an Israeli airstrike in the Maghazi refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Friday, March 29, 2024.
Persons: , Israel, , Yuval Abraham, , Ismael Abu Dayyah Organizations: CNN, Israel Defence Forces, Gaza Ministry of Health, United, AP CNN Locations: Gaza, United Nations, Israel
CNN —A top commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was killed among several others in an airstrike on the country’s consulate building in Damascus, Syria, according to Iranian officials and state-affiliated media, which blamed Israel for the attack. Iran’s Foreign Ministry said that senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRCG) commander Mohammed Reza Zahedi was killed in the attack. Footage of the aftermath of the blast, published by Iranian state media Press TV, showed extensive damage, fire and smoke at the scene. Iranian embassy staff and military advisers were among the dead, he said. Zahedi, the slain commander, was previously the commander of IRGC’s ground forces, the commander of IRGC’s air force, and the deputy commander of the IRGC’s operations.
Persons: Israel, Mohammed Reza Zahedi, Hossein Akbari, , ” Akbari, Akbari, , Nasser Kanaani, ” Kanaani, Hossein Amir, Faisal Mekdad, Amir, Matthew Miller, ” Miller, we’re Organizations: CNN, Revolutionary Guard, Iran’s, Ministry, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp, Press, Zionist, Israel Defense Forces, Fars News, Iranian, Syrian Foreign, Diplomatic Relations, United States State Department Locations: Damascus, Syria, Iranian, Islamic Republic, Iran, Fars, Syrian, Vienna
Ron DeSantis, a Republican, to deploy more than 250 law enforcement officers and soldiers to the Florida Keys to “protect our state” and stop a possible surge of Haitian migrants fleeing the violence. The deployment includes officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers, and members of the Florida National Guard and Florida State Guard. The US Coast Guard said Tuesday that it had repatriated 65 migrants to Haiti after they were picked up on a boat near the Bahamas. Since October 1, the Coast Guard said, it has repatriated 131 migrants to Haiti. The Coast Guard said it has not seen an increase in migrants from Haiti in recent weeks.
Persons: Eliantes Jean Jacques, Jean Jacques said, Prince, Jean Jacques, “ I’m, , , Ron DeSantis, Tessa Petit, Petit, ” Petit, DeSantis, , Gepsie Metellus, Sant, Guerinault Louis, Ariel Henry, Santo, Henry, Haiti’s, Jovenel Moïse, who’s, Dotie Joseph, ” CNN’s Caitlin Stephen Hu, David Culver, Evelio Contreras, Tara John, Carlos Suarez, Denise Royal Organizations: CNN, Gov, Republican, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Florida Department of Law, and Wildlife Conservation, Florida National Guard, Florida State Guard, US Coast Guard, Coast Guard, The Coast Guard, Haitian Neighborhood Center, Anadolu, Getty, Kenyan, Residents, United Nations, Democrat, North Locations: Haitian, Florida, Port, Haiti, North Miami, , Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Santo Domingo
For those assigned female at birth, puberty blockers pause the development of breasts, wider hips or a menstrual period. Here’s what else you should know about puberty blockers and, if you’re a parent, whether they’re something your child needs. “Many kids have already completed puberty by the age of 13 or 14 … so we start blockers when puberty starts,” Forcier said. The one right way to do things is to listen to the patient.”How safe are puberty blockers? Some people worry that children who take puberty blockers may change their minds about their gender identity later in life.
Persons: , Michelle Forcier, it’s, Forcier, ” Forcier, , Melina Wald, Wald, Lauren Wilson, who’s, shouldn’t, Wilson, , ” Wilson, There’s, ” CNN’s Tara John Organizations: CNN, Health Service, Warren Alpert Medical, Brown University, Folx Health, Reuters, Health, Columbia University Medical, American Academy of Pediatrics, Columbia University Locations: Rhode Island, United States, Connecticut, New York, Montana, Amsterdam, Netherlands
CNN —England’s National Health Service (NHS) has stopped prescribing puberty blockers for children and young people with gender dysphoria or gender incongruence, saying there is “not enough evidence to support the safety or clinical effectiveness” of puberty-suppressing hormones. Puberty blockers will now only be available to young people in clinical research trials and some private clinics, UK’s PA Media reported Tuesday. Fewer than 100 young people are currently on puberty blockers via the NHS and they will be able to continue the treatment, it added. Puberty blockers will also available through some private gender identity clinics. Gender-affirming care can include puberty blockers, which may not be a part of every association’s treatment.
Persons: CNN —, , Victoria Atkins, Maria Caulfield, Stonewall, endocrinologists, Trevor Organizations: CNN, Health Service, Media, NHS, Social Care, , Republican, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child, Psychiatry Locations: England
CNN —Russian opposition activist Leonid Volkov, who is the former chief of staff of the late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, was attacked Tuesday outside his house in Vilnius, Lithuania, according to Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh. “Leonid Volkov has just been attacked outside his house. Someone broke a car window and sprayed tear gas in his eyes, after which the attacker started hitting Leonid with a hammer,” Yarmysh said in a social media post. Volkov, who had served as chairman of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation until 2023, dismissed the elections in February as a “circus,” saying on social media they were meant to signal Putin’s overwhelming mass support. They are a propaganda effort to spread hopelessness” among the electorate, Volkov said.
Persons: Leonid Volkov, Alexey Navalny, Kira Yarmysh, “ Leonid Volkov, Leonid, ” Yarmysh, ” Ivan Zhdanov, Navalny’s, Volkov, , Vladimir Putin, Putin, Navalny Organizations: CNN, Corruption Foundation, Navalny’s, Kremlin Locations: Russian, Vilnius, Lithuania, Russia
CNN —India has announced rules that would allow it to implement a controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act provides a fast-track to citizenship for immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan – provided they are not Muslim. The controversial law would apply to religious minorities persecuted on religious grounds, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians. Members of the United Opposition Forum protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Nagaon District, Assam, India, on March 8, 2024. The BJP has its roots in India’s Hindu right-wing movement, many followers of which see India as a Hindu nation.
Persons: Narendra Modi, Pakistan –, Modi, Amit Shah, , Anuwar Organizations: CNN, Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, Indian, United Opposition, Getty, Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP Locations: India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nagaon District, Assam, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Ayodhya
CNN —Intruders broke into a major port terminal in Haiti Thursday as violence in the country escalated after the government extended its state of emergency. It comes as Port-au-Prince’s Caribbean Port Services (CPS) terminal, a major player in Haiti’s food import supply chain, was broken into around 8 a.m., two security sources told CNN. Pléiades Neo/AirbusOne Airbus satellite image shows a significant amount of material littering the area of the container port terminal. The chaos has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes in the past few days, adding to the more than 300,000 already displaced by gang violence. A law enforcement officer at a police station set on fire by armed gangs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 5, 2024.
Persons: Pléiades, Jimmy Cherizier, Prince, Cherizier, Ariel Henry’s, Odelyn Joseph, Stephane Dujarric, Dujarric, ” Ronald Laroche, ” Laroche, , , they’ve, Henry, Jovenel Moise, Raymond King of, King, Médecins Organizations: CNN, Caribbean Port Services, CPS, Airbus, Haitian National Police, Reuters, Food, United Nations Office, Humanitarian Affairs, UN, Protection, Kenyan, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, MSF Locations: Haiti, Region, Port, Prince, Prince’s, , United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Hispaniola, Kenya, Caribbean, Cité, Syria, Myanmar
CNN —Hamas said Tuesday there could be no “exchange of prisoners” before a ceasefire in Gaza, as it responded to proposals from Egyptian and Qatari mediators. “Any prisoner exchange will not be completed except after the completion of all this.”Hamdan also accused Israel of stalling on reaching an agreement and warned that the negotiations would not be “open-ended” as Israel continues its offensive in Gaza. The response came just hours after US President Joe Biden said a potential ceasefire was “in the hands of Hamas” as he boarded Air Force One at Hagerstown airport. Biden said the “Israelis have been cooperating” and that a ceasefire is necessary. “We need a ceasefire,” he said, calling the deal on the table a “rational offer” and saying the Israelis had agreed to it.
Persons: , Osama Hamdan, ” Hamdan, Hamdan’s, Joe Biden, Biden, Mandel Ngan, Ramadan, Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s, Israel, Kamala Harris Organizations: CNN, Air Force, Hagerstown Regional Airport, Getty, Israel, Hamas, Israeli, Nations, Crisis Locations: Gaza, Beirut, , Israel, Egypt, Qatar, Hagerstown, Hagerstown , Maryland, AFP, Jerusalem, Cairo
CNN —A plane carrying Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry landed in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, its governor’s spokesperson told CNN, after days of speculation about his whereabouts as Haitian capital Port-au-Prince plunged into crisis over the weekend. Since last week, Port-au-Prince has been gripped by a wave of highly coordinated gang attacks on law enforcement and state institutions. The prime minister’s last appearance in public was in Kenya on Friday, before arriving today in Puerto Rico, per Mojica. Haiti’s government declared a state of emergency on Sunday amid the spiraling violence in Port-au-Prince. “We fear we will run out of medicines and medical supplies, which are absolutely essential to meet the enormous needs we are facing at the moment,” Haiti MSF head Mumuza Muhindo Musubah said in a statement.
Persons: Ariel Henry, Prince, Sheila Angleró Mojica, Henry’s, Henry, Patrick Boivert, Luis Abinader, Muhindo Musubah Organizations: CNN, Haitian, CBP, Customs, Kenyan, United Nations, Finance, , ” MSF, UN Locations: Puerto Rico, Port, Kenya, Haiti, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Dominican
CNN —France is one step closer to enshrining abortion rights in its constitution after French senators overwhelmingly endorsed the change on Wednesday. A total of 267 senators voted in favor of the change, with 50 voting against it. The move has overwhelming support from the French public, according to polling, but has faced criticism from right-wing lawmakers. Backers of the bill say constitutionalization would safeguard abortion rights even if an anti-abortion majority were to be voted into office. France’s decision to constitutionalize abortion comes amid roll-backs on reproductive rights around the world, which have seen right-wing governments in Europe crack down on abortion access.
Persons: , ” Emmanuel Macron, constitutionalization, Roe, Wade, France’s Organizations: CNN —, United States, National Assembly Locations: CNN — France, France, Europe, Eastern Europe, Hungary, Poland
The suspension means teams will not work on humanitarian missions in areas where the Israeli military is present in Gaza, PRCS told CNN. Despite prior coordination with the Israeli military, PRCS said its staff and patients have repeatedly been mistreated by troops. Health care and aid workers have reported being detained and abused by Israeli forces in the strip. In the wake of the strike on February 5, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees decided to stop sending convoys to northern Gaza. A large-scale expansion of the flow of assistance to northern Gaza is urgently needed to avoid disaster,” the statement said.
Persons: PRCS, Israel, Khan Younis, ” PRCS, , CNN’s, Organizations: CNN, Red Crescent Society, United Nations, Israel Defense Forces, International Committee, World Health Organization, UN Office, Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry of Health, UN, IDF, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, Food Programme Locations: Gaza, Rafah “, Israel, Health
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