Jerusalem: Two wounded in shooting, police say, after synagogue attack leaves seven dead

CNN — Two people were wounded in a shooting attack in Jerusalem on Saturday, emergency services say, the day after a gunman killed at least seven people near a synagogue in the city. The two men injured in the City of David area of ​​Jerusalem on Saturday, one aged 22 and one in his 40s, … Read more

Dina Boluarte: Can Peru’s President strike a truce with protesters?

CNN — When Dina Boluarte was anointed Peru’s sixth president in five years, she faced battles on two fronts: appeasing the lawmakers who had ousted her boss and predecessor Pedro Castillo, and calming protesters enraged by the dethroning of yet another president. She called for a “political truce” with Congress on her first day of … Read more

Russia’s Wagner’s brutal tactics in Ukraine revealed by intelligence report

Kyiv CNN — Wagner Group fighters have become the disposable infantry of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, but a Ukrainian military intelligence document obtained by CNN sets out how effective they have been around the city of Bakhmut – and how difficult they are to fight against. Wagner is a private military contractor run … Read more

US and Israel launch largest military exercise ever despite concerns over Netanyahu’s government

CNN — The US and Israel launched their largest joint military exercise ever on Monday, sending a clear signal to Iran and underscoring the strength of their alliance despite concerns over the composition of the new Israeli government which includes ultra-nationalist and ultra-religious parties. The live-fire exercise, named Juniper Oak, will include 100 US aircraft … Read more

Israel’s democracy on the brink amid supreme court showdown with Netanyahu

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in today’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, CNN’s three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem CNN — Israel’s highest court this week ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire a key ally, a dramatic move amid an unprecedented confrontation between his government … Read more

How Ukraine became a laboratory for western weapons and battlefield innovation

CNN — Last fall, as Ukraine won back large swaths of territory in a series of counterattacks, it pounded Russian forces with American-made artillery and rockets. Guiding some of that artillery was a homemade targeting system that Ukraine developed on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones … Read more

Japanese prime minister’s visit spotlights Biden’s foreign policy strategy

CNN — As President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met privately in Tokyo last year, Biden delivered a message that was as strategic as it was genuine. US support for a more assertive defense and security posture from Japan was understood, but Biden made it clear that if there was anything he … Read more

Soledar: Why Russia is so intent on capturing the town

CNN — Russia said Friday its forces had captured Soledar, a salt mine town in eastern Ukraine, as Kyiv rejected the claims. Should Russian troops indeed take the town, it would mark Moscow’s first gain in the Donbas for months – potentially offering President Vladimir Putin some welcome news after a recent string of humiliating … Read more

US and Japan to strengthen military relationship with upgraded Marine unit in attempt to deter China

CNN — The US and Japan are set to announce a significant strengthening of their military relationship and upgrading of the US military’s force posture in the country this week, including the stationing of a newly redesignated Marine unit with advanced intelligence, surveillance capabilities and the ability to fire anti -ship missiles, according to two … Read more

China stops issuing short-term visas for South Koreans in retaliation for travel restrictions

Hong Kong CNN — Chinese authorities have stopped issuing certain visas to South Koreans and Japanese citizens as Beijing retaliates against recent Covid entry restrictions on arrivals from China. “Visas for business, tourism, medical treatment, transit and general private affairs will be suspended for South Korean citizens effective today,” the Chinese Embassy in Seoul said … Read more