Latest international news for today Saturday, January 22
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The boy who shocked the world and became a symbol of the war in Syria arrives in Rome
The photo became famous throughout the world and became a symbol of the war in Syria. Father Munzir Al-Nazzal, 35, mutilated, without his right leg, he raises his son, Mustafa, who was born without limbs, in his arms towards the sky. “When you’re older your legs and arms will grow,” the father told Mustafa, because it’s easy for a child to make him dream and tell him a story with a happy ending. That photo of the Turkish Mehmet Aslam, which captured a moment of joy, the exchange of smiles between a father and a son, even though their lives were marked by war and exile, won the Siena International Photo Awards.
The Donbass, the pro-Russian region of eastern Ukraine that Moscow wants to annex
diplomatic space for prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine narrowed this Friday a little more after the meeting in Geneva between those responsible for Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, and American, Antony Blink. Putin’s veteran foreign minister denied, once again, that his country intends to invade neighboring Ukraine, but gave Washington a week to satisfy his demands. Basically, to put in writing that NATO will never expand into Ukraine, considered by Russia to be its ‘backyard’. Blinken, for his part, limited himself to accepting that the US will study security guarantees for Russia, but said emphatically that “the doors of NATO will remain open.”
The US tries to fix the Biden blunder that weakened the West against Russia
The intense campaign of appeasement and contacts led by U.S with respect to Russia It has not given any result so far. The Kremlin rolled over this Friday and after contradictory messages and gestures from the White House, it issued an ultimatum to the Atlantic partners: it wants them to respond in a week to its demands to curb the expansion of the Atlantic Alliance to the east , and that they also do so in writing.
At Least 70 Killed in Yemen in Attack on Rebel-Controlled Prison
At least 70 people died and 138 were injured in an airstrike on Friday against a prison in Saada, north of Yemen, stronghold of the Houthi rebels, reported the NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
The new Congress of Honduras begins the legislature between blows and insults
The Honduran Congress opened its legislative period this Friday in a climate marked by violence. After the election of an interim directive and the rebellion of 20 deputies from Xiomara Castro’s party, the elected president, came the shoves, blows and insults in what must have been a solemn session.
Merz, the new leader of the CDU, erases the entire leadership of the Merkel era from the party
Friedrich Merz, who is sure to be elected president of the German Christian Democratic Union today (CDU), at the congress that celebrates the party in digital format, had organized a dinner in Berlin for tonight with all its predecessors, the living presidents of the political formation. Wolfgang Schäuble and Armin Laschet had agreed to the photo, a symbol of reconciliation and closing ranks, but Merkel has declined the invitation due to ‘scheduling problems’ and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer claiming a ‘private matter’.