Fighting Escalates in DR Congo as Rebels Make Advances

Residents reported that the army had left the villages of Kibuma and Tongo and people are continuing to flee. This will lead to the worsening of an already existent humanitarian crisis in Eastern Congo where many people are living in tent cities with little access to food.

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NATO Says Russia Not Responsible for Explosion in Poland

Following Russia’s most aggressive attack against Ukraine in over a month, a missile landed in Polish territory on November 15, leaving two people dead, writes CNN. This has led to debate over the origin of the missile, which landed outside of a rural Polish village approximately four miles from the Ukrainian border.

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U.S. Opens Investigation into Israeli Killing of American Journalist

On November 14, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would be opening an investigation into the May 11 killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist, who was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank.

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Russia Launches Attacks Across Ukraine After Crimea Bridge Explosion

Russia struck Kyiv and other cities throughout Ukraine on Monday, October 9 in retaliation for the Ukrainian attack on Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge in Crimea a week earlier. In the largest attack since the day of the initial invasion last February, Russia’s strikes targeted Ukrainian military and energy infrastructure as well as Kyiv, reports The Washington Post.

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