Here is a summary of current global news briefs.

Food shortages are the next global health crisis – expert

Growing food shortages could pose the same global health threat as the COVID-19 pandemic, a leading global health figure has warned. Rising food and energy prices, partly triggered by the war in Ukraine, could kill millions directly and indirectly, Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, told Reuters on Tuesday. , tuberculosis and malaria.

UK Prime Minister Johnson seeks to rally his party after surviving leadership test

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried on Tuesday to shore up his leadership by presenting a series of new policies to ministers after narrowly surviving a confidence vote that revealed the scale of the threat to his position. Johnson won the Conservative Party lawmakers’ poll on Monday night by 211 votes to 148 – enough to avoid having to resign immediately, but a larger-than-expected rebellion within his party that has left him hurt and battling to regain power trust of colleagues and the general public.

Israeli-Palestinian ‘flag war’ brews as violence erupts

After weeks of violence in different parts of Israel and the West Bank, Israeli nationalists have targeted the red, green, black and white Palestinian colors in a growing “flag war” that underscores a struggle for status and identity.

The conflict came to a head last week, when a bill banning the display of the Palestinian flag in state-funded institutions, including universities, passed a preliminary reading in Israel’s parliament.

‘Broaden Ukraine’s gaze’ to avert famine in Somalia, warns UN agency

The world must “widen its gaze on the war in Ukraine” to prevent Somalia from descending into famine, the UN children’s agency said on Tuesday, warning that only a third of the $250 million needed to avert disaster had so far been collected. Four consecutive rainy seasons have failed in the Horn of Africa – the worst drought in more than 40 years – and a fifth in October-December also looks likely to do so.

Prince Charles and Macron discussed the Jubilee and Ukraine in a phone call

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday congratulated Prince Charles on the ceremonies organized for the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, during a telephone call in which the heir to the British throne and the French leader also discussed the war in Ukraine, Macron’s office said. Prince Charles expressed the royal family’s gratitude for “the deep marks of friendship shown by France during the Jubilee”, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.

Sixth suspect in the murder of the Paraguayan prosecutor – Colombian police

A sixth person is suspected in the murder last month of a Paraguayan prosecutor vacationing in Colombia, Colombia’s national police chief said on Tuesday, adding that a Brazilian gang originally planned to carry out the murder in Paraguay. Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, known for fighting organized crime, was shot dead on May 10 on the island of Baru, near the Caribbean city of Cartagena, while on honeymoon with his wife.

UN-mandated rights inquiry slams Israel for seeking ‘total control’

An independent commission of inquiry set up by the UN Human Rights Council after the 2021 war in Gaza says Israel must do more than end its occupation of the land the Palestinians want for one state, according to a report released Tuesday. “Ending the occupation will not be enough,” the report says, calling for further action to ensure the equal enjoyment of human rights.

Rural reforms least implemented part of peace deal with Colombia – observers

Rural reforms aimed at redressing deep inequalities in Colombia’s countryside are the least implemented part of the 2016 peace deal between the country and FARC rebels, the academic body that monitors the deal said on Tuesday. . The agreement ended the role of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Colombia’s long-running internal conflict, which has displaced millions and killed more than 260,000.

Battle in eastern Ukraine rages on as Zelenskiy vows to retake territory

Ukrainian forces struggled to hold their ground in bloody street-to-street fighting in the eastern frontline town of Sievierodonetsk as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the situation was difficult, also pledging to take back Russia’s gains.

The multi-day battle for the industrial city has become pivotal, with Russia concentrating its offensive power in hopes of achieving one of its stated goals – fully capturing the surrounding province of Luhansk on behalf of Russian-speaking separatists.

Russian parliament votes to strengthen ‘foreign agents’ law

Russia’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill further strengthening the country’s laws against “foreign agents”, at a time when President Vladimir Putin warned the Russian people to beware of traitors. The bill, which passed 346 to 17 in its first of three readings, states that anyone who receives financial or other assistance from abroad can be designated as a foreign agent.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)