EXPLANATION: What Turkey’s Erdogan Could Gain in the NATO Debate?

EXPLANATION: What Turkey’s Erdogan Could Gain in the NATO Debate?

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Within the span of two weeks, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a stir by throwing a wrench in Sweden and Finland’s historic request to join NATO, lashing out at fellow alliance member Greece and announcing plans for another incursion into Syria. Erdogan appears to be using Turkey’s role as a … Read more

Iraq passes law to criminalize relations with Israel | Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Iraq passes law to criminalize relations with Israel |  Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Violators of anti-Israel law can face penalties, including life imprisonment or even the death penalty. The Iraqi parliament has passed a law making it a crime to normalize ties with Israel, and violations of the law are punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment. The law, titled “Penalizing Normalization and Establishing Relations with the … Read more

Former Louvre head indicted in artifact trafficking case

Former Louvre head indicted in artifact trafficking case

PARIS — The former president of the Louvre has been charged with complicity in fraud and money laundering in connection with an investigation into Egyptian artifacts traded over the past decade, French prosecutors said Thursday. Jean-Luc Martinez, who served as the president and director of the Louvre from 2013 to 2021, was released under judicial … Read more

US seeks to constrain China by shaping its environment, says Blinken

US seeks to constrain China by shaping its environment, says Blinken

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said on Thursday that despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China remains the biggest challenger to the United States and its allies, and that the Biden administration is seeking to limit “the strategic environment” surrounding the Asian superpower. are increasingly aggressive actions. “China is the only country with … Read more

Toronto police kill man with weapon near schools

Toronto police kill man with weapon near schools

TORONTO, May 26 (Reuters) – Toronto police on Thursday afternoon shot and killed a man walking with a handgun down a street in a city neighborhood, an incident that led to five nearby schools being shut down as a precaution, city officials said. Officers responding to a report of a gunman in the area fired … Read more

US prepares to approve long-range missile system for Ukraine

US prepares to approve long-range missile system for Ukraine

The government is looking to ship the systems as part of a larger package of military and security assistance to Ukraine, which could be announced next week. Senior Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, have been calling for the US and its allies to provide the Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS, in recent weeks. … Read more