Protests erupted in Xinjiang and Beijing after a deadly fire

(Reuters) – Public anger in China over the expansion of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country has erupted in rare protests in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, where infections hit a new record. Crowds took to the streets Friday night in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, chanting “Stop the lockdown!” and pumping … Read more

Far-right extremist gets Israeli security job after striking coalition deals | Israel

Far-right politician Itamar Ben Gvir will take over as Israel’s national security minister under a coalition deal with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, in what is likely to be the most right-wing government in the country’s history. The agreement comes after the prime minister-designate’s coalition won a comfortable victory in this month’s parliamentary elections, the fifth … Read more

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former intelligence chief as new army chief

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN – Pakistan On Thursday, former intelligence chief Lieutenant-General Syed Asim Munir was named army chief in the South Asian country, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid a heated debate over the military’s influence on public life. Munir, the country’s top general and former head of the Internal Intelligence … Read more

view | Turkey is playing with fire in northern Syria

Comment on this story Suspension Turkey’s focus on alleged Kurdish terrorism reached a dangerous flashpoint this week, as did Turkish warplanes targets bombed In northern Syria, which is dangerously close to US forces there to guard against a resurgence of the Islamic State. The danger of this latest wave of Turkish retaliatory attacks was described … Read more

The Kurds in Syria are calling for US help and Turkey is threatening a ground offensive

Comment on this story Suspension BAGHDAD – A US-backed Syrian enclave braced for attacks by Turkish forces as its commander-in-chief called on Washington to do more to counter the threat of a ground invasion. On Wednesday, the forces of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched air strikes, drones and artillery on the towns and cities … Read more

Bolsonaro objects to losing the Brazilian elections and wants the votes to be invalidated

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – More than three weeks after losing his re-election bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded that the electoral authority annul votes cast at most electronic voting machines in Brazil, even though Independent experts say that the error is not so do not affect the reliability of … Read more

Kim’s sister warns US of ‘more deadly security crisis’

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Tuesday that it would face an “even deadlier security crisis” as Washington pushes for a United Nations condemnation of North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. Kim Yo Jong’s warning came hours after US Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield told an emergency … Read more

The European Union raises its concerns about the escalation of the dispute in Serbia and Kosovo over license plates | Politics news

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has warned of “escalation and violence” after emergency talks between Kosovo and Serbia failed to resolve their long-running dispute over license plates for cars used by Kosovo’s ethnic Serb minority. Amid rising tensions between the Balkan neighbors, the European Union’s high representative, Josep Borrell, invited Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic … Read more

World Cup captains have dropped One Love armbands after the threat of FIFA sanctions

Comment on this story Suspension Soccer teams representing seven European countries at the World Cup announced Monday that their captains will no longer wear LGBTQ armbands in Qatar after FIFA, which organizes the tournament, said players who played the sport would be penalized. The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland … Read more