Month: January 2023

Iranian threat now at Europe’s doorstep, Israel’s Herzog tells NATO chief

The Jerusalem Post reports: “President Isaac Herzog met Thursday afternoon with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, at the organization’s headquarters in Brussels. The meeting with Stoltenberg concluded Herzog’s two-day visit to the Belgian capital… On the […]

IAF targets Hamas sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The IAF targeted an underground rocket production facility and a ‘significant’ military camp belonging to Hamas in the central and northern Gaza Strip early Friday morning after rockets were fired from […]

Assisted Suicide Could Become a ‘Cost Saving’ Measure for UK Healthcare System, Church Leader Warns

Breitbart.com reports: “The legalisation of assisted suicide could lead to it being seen as a ‘cost saving’ measure to prop up the United Kingdom’s struggling socialised healthcare system, a top Scottish church leader has warned. […]

NASA, DARPA will test nuclear engine for future Mars missions

SpaceDaily.com reports: “NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Tuesday a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, an enabling capability for NASA crewed missions to Mars. NASA and […]

Russia, Pakistan Discuss ‘Practical Engagement’ With Afghan Taliban

Voice of America News reports: “Russia and Pakistan emphasized in bilateral talks Wednesday the need for ‘practical engagement’ with Afghanistan’s Taliban but ruled out formal recognition of the Islamist rulers until they address international concerns […]

UN Atomic Energy Head Says Iran Has Processed Enough Material for ‘Several Nuclear Weapons’

Voice of America News reports: “The head of the United Nations’ nuclear monitoring agency says he will travel to Iran next month in hopes of reviving the 2015 accord aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear activities. […]

Saudi FM rules out normalization with Israel without a two-state solution

The Times of Israel reports: “Saudi Arabia will not normalize ties with Israel in the absence of a two-state solution with the Palestinians, the kingdom’s top diplomat has said, according to a tweet by the […]

German government approves Leopard tanks deliveries to Ukraine

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Germany will supply its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, it announced on Wednesday, overcoming misgivings about sending heavy weaponry that Kyiv sees as crucial to defeat the Russian invasion but Moscow […]

North Korea Orders Lockdown in Capital After Spread of ‘Respiratory Illness’

Voice of America News reports: “North Korean authorities have ordered a five-day lockdown in the capital, Pyongyang, amid an increase in unspecified respiratory illnesses, according to Russian diplomats and a Seoul-based news outlet. NK News, […]

Fears for Christians as Pakistan moves to tighten blasphemy laws

ChristianToday.com reports: “A Bill passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan earlier this month has led to increased fears for the country’s persecuted Christian minority. The Criminal Laws (Amendment Bill) was passed unanimously by the […]

Israel’s Netanyahu, King Abdullah meet in Jordan on Temple Mount tensions

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with King Abdullah of Jordan on Tuesday amid tensions between the two countries over the Temple Mount. ‘The two leaders discussed regional issues, emphasizing the strategic, […]

EU Slaps New Sanctions on Iran, Mulls More Against Russia

Voice of America News reports: “European Union foreign ministers slapped a fourth round of sanctions against Iran, discussed a possible 10th sanctions package against Russia, and agreed to more than $540 million in new military […]