Israel hits Gaza as conflict erupts after West Bank clashes

Israel hits Gaza as conflict erupts after West Bank clashes

Rockets from Gaza have raised alarm in Israeli communities Cross-border gunfire followed an Israeli raid in the West Bank Israeli raid kills at least nine Palestinians Violence has increased in the West Bank over the past year JERUSALEM/GAZA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Israeli fighter jets struck Gaza on Friday night in retaliation for two rockets … Read more

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following its latest wave of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to an export ban list and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile attacks in Ukraine, killing at least 11 people on Thursday, following … Read more

Explanation: Why is Turkey blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO?

Explanation: Why is Turkey blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO?

STOCKHOLM, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Swedish and Finnish hopes of early NATO membership have hit a snag in the form of objections from Turkey, which holds a veto over membership. military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement on how to proceed in Madrid last June, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden, in … Read more

North Korea locks down capital for ‘respiratory disease’

North Korea locks down capital for ‘respiratory disease’

SEOUL, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Authorities in the North Korean capital Pyongyang have ordered a five-day lockdown due to rising cases of an unspecified respiratory illness, the Russian embassy and NK reported on Wednesday. News, based in Seoul, citing a government advisory. The notice, shared by the embassy on its Facebook page, said a “special … Read more

China proposes Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF aid still uncertain

China proposes Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF aid still uncertain

China offers debt service relief in 2022, 2023 Sri Lankan sources unsure if China’s letter will be enough for IMF Broad IMF-China deal on Zambia could provide clues NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Export-Import Bank of China has offered Sri Lanka a two-year debt moratorium and said it would support the country’s efforts … Read more

Indian university reports power outage ahead of screening of Modi documentary

Indian university reports power outage ahead of screening of Modi documentary

NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – A major Indian university cut power and internet access on campus on Tuesday ahead of its students’ union screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi which India called propaganda, the NDTV television channel reported. . Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the capital New Delhi had threatened … Read more

New Zealand’s Ardern bids emotional farewell on final day as Prime Minister

New Zealand’s Ardern bids emotional farewell on final day as Prime Minister

WELLINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Jacinda Ardern said a moving farewell on Tuesday on her last day as prime minister, speaking of the kindness and empathy shown to her by New Zealanders, but said she was ready to be a sister and a mother. Days after stunning the world when she announced she had ‘nothing … Read more

Finland says time out needed in NATO bid talks with Turkey

Finland says time out needed in NATO bid talks with Turkey

HELSINKI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Finland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday a delay of a few weeks was needed in talks between Finland and Sweden and Turkey over their bid to join the NATO military alliance. NATO. Turkey’s president said on Monday that Sweden should not expect his country’s support after a protest near the … Read more

Russia’s Military Reforms Respond to NATO Expansion, Ukraine – Chief of General Staff

Russia’s Military Reforms Respond to NATO Expansion, Ukraine – Chief of General Staff

Reforms call for creation of two additional military districts An army corps will be based near the border with Finland Reinforcement of forces in the territories that Moscow claims to annex Jan 23 (Reuters) – New Russian military reforms respond to a possible NATO expansion and the use of Kyiv by the “collective West” to … Read more

Ukraine pledges to radically change personnel as allies jostle for tanks

Ukraine pledges to radically change personnel as allies jostle for tanks

Zelenskiy promises changes in corruption scandal Poland announces its intention to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine Germany hints at tank export approval as allies push KYIV, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said personnel changes were underway at top and bottom levels, following the most high-profile corruption allegations since Russia’s invasion that threaten … Read more