The Morning Dispatch: Flight Risks

Happy Tuesday! Congratulations to the Cambodian fisherman who caught what is believed to be the world’s largest recorded freshwater fish: A 660-pound, 13-foot-long stingray.

Just think, that could theoretically be floating beneath you in the lake this summer!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission reported Monday that at least 200 civilians in the country’s Oromia region were killed over the weekend in an attack allegedly perpetrated by the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA). The massacre—which primarily targeted the Amhara ethnic group—is believed to be related to fighting between the Ethiopian government and the OLA, which has aligned itself with Tigrayan rebels in the country’s ongoing civil war. An OLA spokesman denied the allegations, claiming Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is “again blaming the OLA for atrocities committed by its own retreating fighters.”

  • Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Monday the country’s governing coalition will dissolve Parliament in the coming days, teeing up another round of elections later this fall—Israel’s fifth in the last three years. Cobbled together last year with support from eight different political parties from the right, left, and center, the coalition had been on shaky ground in recent months after a handful of defections eliminated its parliamentary majority.

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