Albania is expected to approve a deal with Italy to process thousands of migrants’ claims for asylum

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Parliament votes Thursday on a deal with Italy to hold thousands of migrants rescued in international waters by the Italian authorities while their asylum applications are processed. Under the five-year deal, Albania would shelter up to 3,000 migrants at any one time. With asylum requests expected to take around a … Read more

Musk’s X withholds accounts, tweets in India to obey orders

X, formerly known as Twitter, said Wednesday it is withholding specific accounts and posts in India, action it said the firm disagrees with, in response to executive orders issued by the Indian government. Non-compliance with the executive orders, X said, would have subjected the firm to “potential penalties including significant fines and imprisonment.” X’s Global … Read more

Ukraine hit a company of Russian troops with HIMARS while they waited around for a visiting general

A Ukrainian HIMARS strike killed at least 60 Russian troops gathered in an open field, The BBC reported. The troops were waiting for a senior commander when the missile attack occurred. Russia has repeatedly flouted simple military operations to deadly effect. A Ukrainian HIMARS strike wiped out at least 60 Russian troops who were gathered … Read more

Pro-Kremlin military blogger dead after reporting Russia’s losses in Avdiivka

Ultranationalist Russian military blogger Andrey Morozov reportedly died by suicide days after posting claims that Russia suffered massive personnel losses in Avdiivka. Morozov, who wrote under the pseudonym “Murz” on Telegram, was a pro-Kremlin commentator who participated in Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian state-run media and other military bloggers said he died by suicide … Read more

Foreigners allowed to serve in Ukraine’s National Guard

Foreigners and “stateless persons” will be allowed to serve in Ukraine’s National Guard, according to a decree signed Feb. 21 by President Volodymyr Zelensky. The announcement, published on the presidential office website, comes as the government attempts to ramp up mobilization efforts in 2024. The new law goes into immediate effect as of Feb. 21. … Read more

Harvard denounces ‘profoundly offensive’ antisemitic image circulated by pro-Palestinian campus groups

Harvard University and its interim president have condemned an image circulated on social media by pro-Palestinian campus groups, prompting the groups to remove and apologize for the posting. The cartoon, shared on Instagram accounts belonging to the Harvard Faculty & Staff for Justice in Palestine group, the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and the African … Read more

Air-raid warnings issued in number of oblasts due to UAVs: explosions in Poltava Oblast

The Russian army have launched several groups of attack UAVs onto the territory of Ukraine on the evening of 21 February. Source: Air Force on Telegram; Philip Pronin, Head of Poltava Oblast Military Administration Details: In particular, as of 21:32, the military warned of several groups of UAVs between Kirovohrad and Dnipro oblasts, heading north/northeast; … Read more