Israel rejects US call for overhaul of IDF rules of engagement in West Bank

Israel rejected on Wednesday US calls on him to review Israel Defense Forces rules of engagement in West Bank as part of accountability measures for killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Driving the news: State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel said Tuesday that the Biden administration would continue to pressure Israel “to closely … Read more

Healey could go down in history as the first openly gay governor of the Mass

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey won the Democratic primary for governor in Massachusetts on Tuesday, bringing her one step closer to becoming the first openly gay candidate and the first woman elected to the state’s highest political office – eight years after being elected the nation. first openly gay attorney general. Healey, whose … Read more

Israeli army: “high probability” soldier killed journalist

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Monday announced the long-awaited results of its investigation into the shooting death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, saying there was a “high probability” that a Israeli soldier mistakenly killed her during a raid in the occupied West Bank last May. This is the closest Israel has … Read more

Oil prices jump as OPEC+ accepts small production cut | OPEC News

OPEC+ leaders Saudi Arabia and Russia have said demand for oil has been falling for several months. Oil prices rose about 3% on Monday as OPEC+ members agreed to a small production cut of 100,000 barrels per day to support prices. Brent crude futures for November delivery rose $2.72 to $95.74 a barrel, a gain … Read more

What 24 Hours of Chaos in Iraq Says Who Controls the Country

Muqtada al-Sadr, a fiery cleric who counts both Iran and the United States as his opponents, retired from politics on Monday out of frustration with his opponents. maneuvers against him. This move prompted his loyalists to rampage through the streets and storm the Heavily fortified green zonewhere government buildings and diplomatic missions are located. “Essentially … Read more

Gorbachev mourned as a rare but still bitter world leader

BERLIN (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachevthe last leader of the Soviet Union and for many the man who restored democracy to the then communist-ruled nations of Europe, was hailed on Wednesday as a rare leader who changed the world and for a time brought hope for peace among the superpowers. But the man who died on … Read more

UN calls for $160 million in Pakistan flood emergency aid

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations and Pakistan on Tuesday appealed for $160 million in emergency funding to help millions affected by record flooding that has killed more than 1,160 people since the mid-June. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said flooding in Pakistan, caused by weeks of unprecedented monsoon rains, was a signal to the world … Read more

Supporters of al-Sadr in Iraq leave the green zone after the violence | New

Iraqi supporters of powerful Shiite leader Moqtada Sadr have withdrawn from Baghdad’s high-security Green Zone after deadly violence rocked the Iraqi capital overnight. Tuesday’s decision came shortly after al-Sadr called on his supporters to retreat and demanded an end to fighting between rival Shia forces and the army that left 30 people dead and hundreds … Read more

Iraq. Powerful cleric asks his followers to stand down after day of violence in Baghdad

His supporters then stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone of the capital and the Republican Palace, where the cabinet meets. Protesters were seen swimming in the palace pool and waving Iraqi flags, while others clashed with Iraqi security forces in what turned out to be one of the Baghdad’s deadliest violence in years. On Tuesday, … Read more

Heavy gunfire rocks Iraq’s Green Zone amid violent protests

BAGHDAD (AP) — Supporters of an influential Iraqi Shiite cleric fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns into Iraq’s Green Zone and security forces returned fire Tuesday, a serious escalation of a months-long political crisis that gripped the nation. The death toll rose to at least 30 people after two days of unrest, officials said. After … Read more