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Netanyahu Backs Army Against Ben-Gvir

Netanyahu Backs Army Against Ben-Gvir

Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu has joined the critics of Ultra-nationalist Jewish Power leader Itamar Ben-Gvir, calling for Israel's military to be "left out of any political argument". "The Israeli army is the people's army, I call on everyone, right and left, to leave it o

Pentagon Warns Türkiye Against New Military Operation in Syria

Pentagon Warns Türkiye Against New Military Operation in Syria

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday told his Turkish counterpart of his "strong opposition" to a new Turkish military operation in Syria and voiced concern over the escalating situation in the county, the Pentagon said. Austin, in the call, expressed condolences over a Nov.

China Signals Zero-Covid Relaxation after Nationwide Protests

China's top Covid official has softened his tone on the severity of the coronavirus and signaled a possible relaxing of the country's strict zero-tolerance approach to the virus, after nationwide protests calling for an end to lockdowns and greater political freedom. Anger over China's zero-Covid

Bomber Hits Pakistan Police Protecting Polio Teams, 3 Dead

Bomber Hits Pakistan Police Protecting Polio Teams, 3 Dead

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a truck carrying police officers on their way to protect polio workers near Quetta Wednesday, killing a police officer and two civilians.

China Vows Crackdown on ‘Hostile Forces’ as Public Tests Xi

China Vows Crackdown on ‘Hostile Forces’ as Public Tests Xi

China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to "resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces," following the largest street demonstrations in decades staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions.

Russian Diplomat Says Prisoner Swap with US Remains Possible 

Russian Diplomat Says Prisoner Swap with US Remains Possible 

Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal is still possible before the year's end.  The Biden administration has been trying for months to negotiate the release of WNBA star Brittn

Biden, Macron Ready to Talk Ukraine, Trade in State Visit

Biden, Macron Ready to Talk Ukraine, Trade in State Visit

French President Emmanuel Macron is headed to Washington for the first state visit of Joe Biden's presidency — a revival of diplomatic pageantry that had been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Biden-Macron relationship had a choppy start.

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