New Year’s Eve Sweeps Across The Globe, But Wars Cast A Shadow On 2024

(Dialogue Magazine) - New Year's Day arrived to cheers from tens of thousands of beaming people in New York's Times Square who were showered with confetti and hugs and kisses after watching the descent of the colorful ball marking the birth of 2024 with hope for some, even as the world's ongoing conflicts subdued celebrations and raised security concerns across the globe.

Israel Declares War After Surprise Hamas Attack

(Dialogue Magazine) — The Israeli government formally declared war and gave the green light for “significant military steps” to retaliate against Hamas for its surprise attack, as the military labored into Monday to crush fighters still in southern towns and intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The toll passed 1,100 dead and thousands wounded on both sides.

A deadline arrives for Niger’s junta to reinstate the president. Citizens cheer and fear what’s next

(Dialogue Magazine) — The deadline arrived Sunday for Niger’s military junta to reinstate the country’s ousted president, but the West Africa regional bloc that has threatened a military intervention faces prominent appeals to pursue more peaceful means. In the capital, coup leaders appeared at a stadium rally where a chicken decorated in the colors of former colonizer France was beheaded, to cheers.

A hate crime lays bare Hawaii’s complicated race relations

(Dialogue Magazine) — In a case that reflects Hawaii’s nuanced and complicated relationship with race, two Native Hawaiian men are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for a federal hate crime in the brutal beating of a white man who tried to move into their remote, traditional fishing village.

Time zone by time zone, another new year sweeps into view

(Dialogue Magazine) — New Year’s celebrations swept across the globe, ushering in 2023 with countdowns and fireworks — and marking an end to a year that brought war in Europe, a new chapter in the British monarchy and global worries over inflation.

Britain mourns Queen Elizabeth as Charles becomes king

(Dialogue Magazine) — Britain’s new king prepared to meet with the prime minister Friday and address a nation mourning Queen Elizabeth II, the only British monarch most of the world had known and a force of stability in a volatile age.

Reports: Fbi Seized ‘TOp Secret’ Documents From Trump Home

(Dialogue Magazine) — The FBI recovered several documents that were labeled as “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to multiple reports Friday, as a federal judge was weighing whether to unseal the warrant that authorized the unprecedented search this week.

A ‘SUcker Punch’: Some Women Fear Setback To Hard-Won Rights

(Dialogue Magazine) -- At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the nation’s most visible feminist and advocate for women’s rights. But at 22, she was a frightened American in London getting an illegal abortion of a pregnancy so unwanted, she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it.