Israeli FM to visit Bahrain in first after diplomatic accord

Reading Time: 4 minutes Israel’s foreign minister says he will visit Bahrain later this month, the first such visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf Arab country following a diplomatic agreement reached last year ByThe Associated Press September 17, 2021, 2:23 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israel’s foreign minister … Read more

Donors pledging billions in aid to Afghanistan face a challenge: Navigating the Taliban

Reading Time: 12 minutes Taliban forces block the roads around the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021. Stringer | Reuters One month after the fall of its U.S.-supported government to the Taliban, Afghanistan faces crises of astronomical levels: millions facing starvation, a nationwide liquidity crunch, suspension of aid and freezing of assets by international donors and fears of … Read more

UK’s Johnson shakes up government with eye on early election

Reading Time: 6 minutes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is finishing a major shakeup of his government By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press September 16, 2021, 5:06 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was finishing a major shakeup of his government on Thursday, shuffling his team of … Read more

North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles

Reading Time: 10 minutes SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday it succeeded in launching ballistic missiles from a train for the first time as part of continuing efforts to bolster its “war deterrence,” a day after the two Koreas tested-fired missiles hours apart in dueling display of military might. The launches underscored a return of tensions between … Read more

Top S. Korean, Chinese diplomats meet amid N. Korea tensions

Reading Time: 5 minutes The foreign ministers of South Korea and China are meeting for talks expected to focus on North Korea and other regional security issues By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press September 15, 2021, 1:06 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — The foreign ministers of South Korea and … Read more

Venezuela names US fugitive to team negotiating with foes

Reading Time: 4 minutes Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to add to a new member to his team negotiating in Mexico with his political opponents — an ally jailed in Cape Verde awaiting extradition to the U.S. on money laundering charges By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press Writer September 14, 2021, 9:21 PM • 2 min read Share to … Read more

Egypt’s leader meets with Libyan officials to push for vote

Reading Time: 5 minutes Egypt’s president has met with Libya’s parliament speaker and a powerful military commander as Cairo pushes for the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from its western neighbor ByThe Associated Press September 14, 2021, 6:54 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Egypt’s president met Tuesday with Libya’s … Read more

With Taliban’s rise, India sees renewed threat in Kashmir

Reading Time: 11 minutes SRINAGAR, India — India’s leaders are anxiously watching the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, fearing that it will benefit their bitter rival Pakistan and feed a long-simmering insurgency in the disputed region of Kashmir, where militants already have a foothold. Lt. Gen. Deependra Singh Hooda, former military commander for northern India between 2014-2016, said militant groups … Read more

Cuban scientists say no evidence of attacks on diplomats

Reading Time: 6 minutes Cuba has issued its most detailed report to date by local scientists criticizing allegations that U.S. and Canadian diplomats were subject to mysterious attacks while posted on the island By ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ Associated Press September 13, 2021, 6:58 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Havana — Cuba on Monday … Read more

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire

Reading Time: 7 minutes The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appears to have slowly returned to some sense of normalcy By ALBERT AJI Associated Press September 12, 2021, 4:11 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DARAA, Syria — The … Read more