Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

Welcome back to World Brief, where we’re looking at the United States launching strikes against Iran-linked targets in Iraq and Syria, the International Court of Justice accepting jurisdiction over Ukraine’s genocide case, and French farmers unions suspending nationwide protests. Sign up to receive World Brief in your inbox every weekday. Sign up to receive World Brief in your inbox every weekday. – The U.S. carried out strikes against more than 85 Iran-linked targets in Iraq and Syria on Friday in retaliation for a lethal drone strike against a U.S. base in Jordan on Jan. 28. The National Security Council stated that the strike targeted Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its affiliated militias. – The International Court of Justice ruled that it has jurisdiction over Ukraine’s case regarding whether or not the country violated the Genocide Convention. – French farmers unions announced they would suspend protests after Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced new reform measures, including aid for livestock farmers and decreased taxes on farms being transferred from older to younger generations. – The U.K.’s top diplomat referenced unidentified “migrant flows” while speaking about the situation in Ukraine.

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