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Reports have emerged that the US government is considering deploying land-based nuclear missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy Russian weapons.
Ninety-nine years ago today (2 March 1916), every unmarried man aged between 18 and 41 in England, Scotland and Wales was “deemed to have enlisted” in the armed forces.
A World Council of Churches rep has joined a representative of the Moscow Patriarch to visit Ukraine and to encourage efforts toward peace.
Amnesty International has urged the Ukrainian government to stop abuses and war crimes by volunteer battalions operating alongside regular Ukrainian forces.
Amnesty International has accused Russia of fuelling separatist crimes as it revealed satellite images indicating a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine.
The UN Secretary-General has expresssed alarm at what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine, as the Security Council held emergency talks on the latest developments.
Quakers in the Hampshire area are planning a Meeting for Worship at Farnborough International, which hosts an arms fair alongside “family-friendly” air displays.
The reindeer-herding Komi-Izhemtsi people in western Siberia have rejected the takeover of their land for oil exploration and drilling by Russian oil-giant LUKOIL.
A UN human rights report on the situation in Ukraine says fear-mongering and incitement to hatred must be countered to prevent further escalation of tension.
The decision by a Moscow court to detain a protester in a psychiatric institution is a “Soviet-era tactic” designed to crush dissent, says Amnesty International.
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Tomorrow Parliament will vote on military action in Syria. Quakers in Britain oppose this, consistent with their belief that killing is wrong.
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