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Despite GOP outcry, Cassidy ‘at peace’ with impeachment vote

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trashed on social media and censured by Louisiana Republicans, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy described himself Wednesday as “at peace” with his vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial and dismissed the scorching GOP backlash he’s received. Louisiana’s senior Republican senator said he does not believe the … Read more

Russia steps in, trying to aid stalled Afghan peace process

The Conversation Why the US rejoining the Paris climate accord matters at home and abroad — 5 scholars explain Through the Paris Agreement, the world’s countries agreed to work to keep global warming well under 2 degrees Celsius. Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty ImagesThe United States is formally back in the Paris climate agreement as of … Read more

Yemen rebels threatens peace but US offers chance

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Thursday the latest offensive by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the oil-rich central province of Marib threatens peace prospects, but he called the new U.S. administration’s backing for international efforts to end the six-year war a new opportunity to reopen negotiations. Martin Griffiths told the … Read more

Biden and Netanyahu discuss Iran, advancing peace in ‘warm and friendly’ call

National Review The Dishonesty of Biden’s COVID Messaging After a campaign in which Joe Biden expressed supreme confidence that he could bring an end to, or at least substantially curb the damage wrought by, the coronavirus pandemic, his administration’s handling of the pandemic has left much to be desired. Rewind back to last fall. Biden … Read more

Despite Biden’s push, a difficult road to peace in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) — Buthaina al-Raimi was five years old when a Saudi airstrike destroyed her home in the Yemeni capital and killed her parents and all five of her siblings in August 2017. Ever since, she still breaks into tears for seemingly no reason. When planes fly overhead, she shouts to her uncle, “They’re going … Read more

Metropolitan Vasilios Reflects on Peace Process in Cyprus

NEWS PROVIDED BYWorld Council of Churches July 30, 2020 GENEVE, July 30, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — It has been 46 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus led to the partitioning of the island, the northern third inhabited by Turkish Cypriots and the southern two-thirds by Greek Cypriots, whose government is internationally recognized. The August 1974 ceasefire … Read more

Metropolitan Vasilios Reflects on Peace Process in Cyprus

NEWS PROVIDED BYWorld Council of Churches July 30, 2020 GENEVE, July 30, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — It has been 46 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus led to the partitioning of the island, the northern third inhabited by Turkish Cypriots and the southern two-thirds by Greek Cypriots, whose government is internationally recognized. The August 1974 ceasefire … Read more

Find peace during pandemic uncertainty with Kundalini yoga and meditation

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world far more uncertain. It’s impacted our work and finances, our relationships, and of course, our physical and mental health. Finding the sense of surety we all crave is almost impossible, which leads to stress, anxiety and powerlessness that drains us emotionally. These feelings of helplessness can be traumatic, … Read more