Saudi crown prince visits Turkey in important attitude change for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan R welcomes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Ankara, Turkey, on June 22, 2022. Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has visited Turkey for the first time in years, marking a rapprochement between two of the … Read more

Why is Israel always holding elections? What you need to know

JERUSALEM (AP) – After barely 12 months in office, the leaders of Israel’s broad but severely weakened coalition government this week threw in the towel and said they would dissolve parliament and hold new elections – the fifth in 3 1/2 years . Why does this keep happening? The simplest answer is that Israel is … Read more

Earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan: up to 280 feared deaths

CNN † Up to 280 people According to state news agency Bakhtar, state news agency Bakhtar fears deaths and hundreds of injuries after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale. The earthquake struck at 1:24 a.m. about 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) southwest of the city of Khost, which is close to the country’s border … Read more

Israeli government speeds up bill to dissolve parliament

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s outgoing coalition government this week will accelerate a bill to dissolve parliament, preparing the country for its fifth election in three years, a cabinet minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Monday that he would dissolve his alliance of eight ideologically diverse parties, a year after taking office, and … Read more

Israel poised for possible fifth election in four years as Prime Minister Bennett wants to dissolve parliament

Along with his main coalition partner, Foreign Secretary Yair Lapid, who now appears to be replacing him as leader as early as next week, Bennett has agreed to introduce a bill to dissolve parliament, which, if passed, could be later this year. would lead to a general election. The announcement came after weeks of growing … Read more

Al Jazeera gets image of bullet that killed journalist | Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

BREAKBREAK, Veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead in the West Bank last month while covering Israeli incursions. An investigation by Al Jazeera has revealed a picture of the bullet used to kill the network’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The bullet was removed from her head. The photo shows for the first … Read more

Is the EU deal with Israel and Egypt a way out of Russian gas? † War news between Russia and Ukraine

When the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, signed an agreement to transport gas from Israel via Egypt to the European Union, she clearly wanted this to be seen as a major achievement. Speaking at the ceremony, held Wednesday at a five-star Cairo hotel, von der Leyen praised the deal as a … Read more

UK cancels first flight to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

LONDON (AP) — Britain has canceled a flight planned to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda late Tuesday after the European Court of Human Rights intervened, saying the plan involved “a real risk of irreversible damage”. The decision to cancel the flight ended three days of frenetic lawsuits from immigrant rights lawyers who launched a series … Read more

Analysis: Saudi Crown Prince survives US moral outrage, with a little help from rising gas prices

CNN † Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has survived the United States nearly four years after the assassination and breakup of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. An announcement Tuesday that President Joe Biden will visit Saudi Arabia next month comes as no surprise — the White House has been preparing the ground for days. … Read more