Israel attacks Gaza as the conflict flares up after clashes in the West Bank

Israel attacks Gaza as the conflict flares up after clashes in the West Bank

Rockets from Gaza caused alarm in Israeli communities Cross-border fire followed Israeli incursion into the West Bank Israeli raid killed at least nine Palestinians Violence in the West Bank has exploded in the past year JERUSALEM/GAZA, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Israeli fighter jets hit the Gaza Strip on Friday night in retaliation for two rockets … Read more

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

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

FBI Says North Korea Is Responsible For $100 Million Harmony Protocol Crypto Hack

FBI Says North Korea Is Responsible For 0 Million Harmony Protocol Crypto Hack

Photo: Alexander Khitrov (Shutterstock) The FBI sayss that cybercriminals associated with the North Korean regime are responsible for an attack on a US-based crypto project, Harmony Protocol, that led to more than $100 million in losses last year. Monday the FBI published a short statement explained that it had recently completed an investigation that confirmed … 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 the creation of two additional military districts Army Corps is stationed near the border with Finland Armed forces will be reinforced in areas Moscow claims to annex 23 Jan. (Reuters) – Russia’s new military reforms come in response to possible NATO expansion and the use of Kiev by the “collective West” to … Read more

Ukraine promises major personnel changes as allies scramble for tanks

Ukraine promises major personnel changes as allies scramble for tanks

Zelenskiy promises changes amid corruption scandal Poland says plans to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine Germany alludes to approval of tank exports as Allies apply pressure KYIV, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said personnel changes were being made at senior and lower levels following the most high-profile corruption allegations since the Russian … Read more

Zelenskiy marks turmoil over corruption allegations

Zelenskiy marks turmoil over corruption allegations

Zelenskiy says changes are coming in government, regions Corruption allegations are most high-profile of war Ex-minister of Economic Affairs praises government response Government party boss threatens officials with imprisonment KYIV, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday changes would soon be announced in the government, regions and security forces after allegations … Read more

Erdogan to Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish support for NATO bid after protest in Stockholm

Erdogan to Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish support for NATO bid after protest in Stockholm

ANKARA, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Sweden should not expect support from Turkey for its NATO membership after a protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm over the weekend included the burning of a copy of the Quran, President Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s bid to join the … Read more

Russia says Ukraine stores weapons in nuclear power plants, Kiev denies the claim

Russia says Ukraine stores weapons in nuclear power plants, Kiev denies the claim

23 Jan. (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) on Monday accused Ukraine of storing Western-supplied weapons in nuclear power plants across the country, an allegation dismissed as untrue by a senior Ukrainian official. The Russian spy agency provided no evidence and Reuters was unable to verify the claims. An SVR statement said US-supplied HIMARS … Read more

EU imposes new sanctions on Iran, will not label Guards as ‘terrorists’ for the time being

EU imposes new sanctions on Iran, will not label Guards as ‘terrorists’ for the time being

BRUSSELS, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on more than 30 Iranian officials and organisations, including units of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, accusing them of a “brutal” crackdown on protesters and other human rights abuses . The United States and Britain have also issued new sanctions against Iran, reflecting a … Read more

Russia Lavrov visits ally South Africa amid Western rivalry

Russia Lavrov visits ally South Africa amid Western rivalry

PRETORIA, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited South Africa on Monday for talks with one of his country’s key allies on a continent divided over the invasion of Ukraine and related Western attempts to isolate Moscow. Lavrov met his South African counterpart, Naledi Pandor, after flying in earlier in the day … Read more