Leading experts accuse Russia of inciting genocide in Ukraine and intending to ‘destroy’ Ukrainian people

CNN – Russia’s actions in Ukraine provide enough evidence to conclude that Moscow is inciting genocide and committing atrocities intended to destroy the Ukrainian people, according to the first independent report into allegations of genocide in that country. The legal report, signed by more than 30 leading legal scholars and genocide experts, accuses the Russian … Read more

Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

CNN – A Russian merchant ship loaded with grain stolen in Ukraine has been turned away from at least one Mediterranean port and is now in the Syrian port of Latakia, according to shipping sources and Ukrainian officials. CNN has identified the vessel as the bulk carrier Matros Pozynich. On April 27, the ship weighed … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist killed in the West Bank, was ‘the voice of Palestinian suffering’

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN – Veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a household name in the Arab world. For two and a half decades, she chronicled … Read more

Mario Batali: Woman who accused the celebrity chef of groping her testifies in criminal trial

CNN – A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by celebrity chef Mario Batali took the stand Monday on the first day of his criminal trial in Boston, testifying that he groped her during an impromptu selfie session in 2017. Natali Tene said she posed for photos with Batali while, out-of-frame, he took advantage … Read more

Ukraine has accused Russian soldiers of using rape as a tool of war. These two women say justice is hard to come by

Brovary District, Ukraine CNN – In a small village Russian soldiers occupied as they tried and failed to take Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, at the beginning of the war, two women say they are living with the pain of multiple traumas: destruction, death and rape. One of the women – who said her husband was murdered … Read more