‘It’s all empty promises’: Palestinians feel betrayed by US, warn there’s only so much they can bear

‘It’s all empty promises’: Palestinians feel betrayed by US, warn there’s only so much they can bear

Ramallah, West Bank CNN — Abu A’asem brews pot after pot of his specialty Arabic coffee, despite the pouring rain. His corner stand at the heart of Ramallah is always busy, no matter the weather, but his future as a Palestinian is very much as gloomy as the skies above. “I am 40 years old … Read more

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

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

Inside the US and German standoff over sending tanks to Ukraine

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is stuck in a standoff with Germany over whether to send tanks to Ukraine ahead of a key meeting of Western defense leaders in Germany on Friday. In recent days, German officials have indicated they won’t send their Leopard tanks to Ukraine, or allow any other country with the … Read more

Iran hangs former defense ministry official over spy claim

Iran said Saturday it executed a former high-ranking defense ministry official and dual Iranian-British national, despite international warnings not to carry out the death sentence. The execution further escalated tensions with the West amid the nationwide anti-government protests shaking the Islamic Republic. The hanging of Ali Reza Akbari, a close ally of top security official … Read more

Russia’s war in Ukraine sparked a historic food crisis. It’s not over

London CNN — Grain is once again leaving Ukrainian ports. The price of fertilizer is falling sharply. Billions of dollars in aid have been mobilized. Yet the world is still in the grips of the worst food crisis in modern history, as Russia’s war in Ukraine shakes global agricultural systems already grappling with the effects … 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

First on CNN: Biden administration prepares more measures to curb border crossings, keep migrants from traveling to the US

CNN — The Biden administration rolled out additional measures during Tuesday’s North American Leaders’ Summit in a desperate bid to keep migrants from traveling to the US southern border. The latest slate of efforts come at a time of unprecedented movement in the Western Hemisphere and are designed to curb border crossings while making programs … 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

First on CNN: Biden administration prepares more measures to curb border crossings, keep migrants from traveling to the US

CNN — The Biden administration will roll out additional measures during Tuesday’s North American Leaders’ Summit in a desperate bid to keep migrants from traveling to the US southern border. The latest slate of efforts come at a time of unprecedented movement in the Western Hemisphere and are designed to curb border crossings while making … Read more