December 3, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

2023 Israel–Hamas war

Houthi involvement in the 2023 Israel–Hamas war

2023 attack on the USS Carney

The USS Carney, along with multiple civilian-owned commercial ships, is attacked by the Houthis in the Red Sea. (Washington Post)

2023 Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip

At least 700 Palestinians have been killed during the last 24 hours by Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. Rights groups object to Israel’s stepped-up attacks in southern Gaza, which was declared a “safe zone” by Israel. (Al Jazeera)

Moro conflict; Terrorism in the Philippines

2023 Marawi bombing

Four people are killed and about 50 others injured by a bombing during a Catholic Mass at Mindanao State University in Marawi, Bangsamoro, Philippines. The Islamic State claims responsibility. (Reuters)

Kivu conflict

The East African Community's task force begins withdrawing from North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, after the country refused to renew the force's mandate. (AFP via France 24)

Business and economy

Alaska Airlines announces their intent to acquire Hawaiian Airlines, in a deal worth $1.9 billion USD. The new company will maintain operations of both brands. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

Disasters and incidents

2023 Africa floods

At least 20 people are killed and 70 others injured in landslides caused by flooding in Katesh, Manyara, Tanzania. (Reuters)

Health and environment

2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference

COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber dismisses proposals for a fossil fuel phase-out, for which he is accused of climate change denial. (The Guardian)

Law and crime

2023 Queens stabbing

A man kills four of his family members and wounds another during a mass stabbing in Queens, New York, United States, and injures two responding police officers, before they shoot him dead. (CNN)

Politics and elections

2023 Guayana Esequiba crisis

2023 Venezuelan referendum

Venezuelans vote in a referendum to measure popular support on the territorial claim to Guayana Esequiba, which is part of Guyana. (BBC News)

Human rights in Ukraine

Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko says Ukraine is heading toward authoritarianism in an interview with Der Spiegel. Klitschko says the President's Office views mayors as an impediment to power consolidation. (Kyiv Independent)

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