Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera to submit case to ICC, network says

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera to submit case to ICC, network says

Jerusalem CNN  —  Al Jazeera said Tuesday it will submit a case to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot in the head while covering an Israeli raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank in May. “Al Jazeera’s legal team has conducted a full and … Read more

U.S. Altered Himars Rocket Launchers to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia

U.S. Altered Himars Rocket Launchers to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia

WASHINGTON—The U.S. secretly modified the advanced Himars rocket launchers it gave Ukraine so they can’t be used to fire long-range missiles into Russia, U.S. officials said, a precaution the Biden administration says is necessary to reduce the risk of a wider war with Moscow. The U.S. since June has supplied Ukrainian forces with 20 High … Read more

First on CNN: US considers dramatically expanding training of Ukrainian forces, US officials say

First on CNN: US considers dramatically expanding training of Ukrainian forces, US officials say

Washington CNN  —  The Biden administration is considering a dramatic expansion in the training the US military provides to Ukrainian forces, including instructing as many as 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers a month at a US base in Germany, according to multiple US officials. If adopted, the proposal would mark a significant increase not just in the … Read more

US and China in first South China Sea encounter since Xi-Biden meeting

US and China in first South China Sea encounter since Xi-Biden meeting

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  The United States and Chinese militaries exchanged harsh words Tuesday after a US Navy warship performed the first freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea since the leaders of the two powers met earlier this month in an attempt to ease tensions. In a statement, the Chinese … Read more

Richard Fierro: Army veteran who took down the Colorado nightclub shooter thanks the community for its support a week after the attack

Richard Fierro: Army veteran who took down the Colorado nightclub shooter thanks the community for its support a week after the attack

CNN  —  Richard Fierro, the Army veteran who helped take down a shooter firing upon patrons at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado, expressed his deep appreciation for the community’s support as his family’s brewery reopened the day after Thanksgiving. “It was a beautiful, beautiful day,” Fierro told CNN’s Jim Acosta Saturday. “I couldn’t thank enough … Read more

South Korea’s booming arms industry rolls out the big guns in bid for global reach

South Korea’s booming arms industry rolls out the big guns in bid for global reach

Changwon, South Korea CNN  —  With a blinding yellow flash and a concussion that shakes bones, K9 self-propelled howitzers launch artillery shells onto a hill that’s just been hit by rockets fired from helicopters. Then K2 tanks roar in, speeding up roads and firing as they go. This is part of DX Korea, a four-day … Read more

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN  —  Pakistan on Thursday named former spy chief Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid intense debate around the military’s influence on public life. Munir, the country’s most senior general and a former head of the … Read more

Stories of Ukrainian resistance revealed after Kherson pullout

Stories of Ukrainian resistance revealed after Kherson pullout

Near Kherson city, Ukraine CNN  —  Two Russian soldiers walked down a street in Kherson on a spring evening in early March, just days after Moscow captured the city. The temperature that night was still below freezing and the power was out, leaving the city in complete darkness as the soldiers made their way back … Read more

Ukraine Kherson: Inside the battle

Ukraine Kherson: Inside the battle

Near Kherson city, Ukraine CNN  —  Mangled metal, charred debris and shattered glass cover the floor as a Ukrainian reconnaissance unit storms a Russian command center on the outskirts of the recently liberated city of Kherson. “Come on over here,” one of the Ukrainian troops suddenly shouts. “Get the stretcher and first aid kit over … Read more

Israel blames Iran for drone attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Oman

Israel blames Iran for drone attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Oman

CNN  —  Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of launching a drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman, with one official describing it as “an Iranian provocation in the Gulf” linked to the World Cup in Qatar. A self-destructing drone attacked the Pacific Zircon, a Liberian-flagged, Israeli-affiliated tanker carrying gas oil, at … Read more