Former First Lady Michelle Obama in Chicago for book tour

Former First Lady Michelle Obama in Chicago for book tour

Former First Lady Michelle Obama in Chicago for book tour There are only six cities on Michelle Obama’s nationwide book tour, no surprise she’s giving two nights to her home-town of Chicago.  CHICAGO – There are only six cities on Michelle Obama’s nationwide book tour, and it’s no surprise she’s giving two nights to her … Read more

Iran top legal cleric says morality police shut down

Iran top legal cleric says morality police shut down

Protesters call for economic boycott from Monday to Wednesday Raisi visits Tehran University on Wednesday for Student Day Interior ministry silent on the morality police’s status DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality … Read more

Israel’s Ben-Gvir, in leaked audio, cautious on advancing far-right agenda

Israel’s Ben-Gvir, in leaked audio, cautious on advancing far-right agenda

JERUSALEM, Nov 27 (Reuters) – A far-rightist on track to a key post in Israel’s incoming government has warned his party not to try to move too quickly with its agenda, saying in a recording leaked on Sunday that some planned legislation could backfire. Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu last week promised Jewish Power leader Itamar … Read more

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

At least 14 injured in two blasts at bus stops Hamas praises attack, does not claim responsibility Explosions recall bus bomb attacks in 2000-05 JERUSALEM, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts on Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 other people, in what appeared to … Read more

Israel strikes air base in central Syria, killing two servicemen, Syrian military says

Israel strikes air base in central Syria, killing two servicemen, Syrian military says

AMMAN Nov 13 (Reuters) – Israeli missiles hit a major air base in Syria’s Homs province on Sunday, killing two servicemen and injuring three others, the Syrian military said via state news agency SANA. Military sources said the air base, at Shayrat, was recently used by the Iranian airforce. Syrian state media posted a short … Read more

Israeli PM Lapid congratulates Netanyahu on election win

Israeli PM Lapid congratulates Netanyahu on election win

JERUSALEM, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday congratulated Benjamin Netanyahu on his election win as final results confirmed the former premier’s triumphant comeback at the head of a solidly right-wing alliance. Netanyahu’s victory is set to end an unprecedented stalemate in Israel after five elections in less than four years. … Read more

CVS, Walmart, Walgreens agree to pay $13.8 bln to settle U.S. opioid claims

CVS, Walmart, Walgreens agree to pay .8 bln to settle U.S. opioid claims

Nov 2 (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) have agreed to pay about $13.8 billion to resolve thousands of U.S. state, local and tribal government lawsuits accusing the pharmacy chains of mishandling opioid painkillers. CVS said Wednesday it had agreed to pay about $5 billion over … Read more

Israel election tightly poised as Netanyahu bids for comeback

Israel election tightly poised as Netanyahu bids for comeback

JERUSALEM, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Israelis began voting for the fifth time in less than four years on Tuesday, with former premier Benjamin Netanyahu bidding for a comeback in a race likely to turn on the performance of a far-right party that has risen from the fringe to become a potential coalition kingmaker. After years … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Looped in ‘line by line’, Hezbollah shows pragmatic side in Lebanon-Israel deal

EXCLUSIVE Looped in ‘line by line’, Hezbollah shows pragmatic side in Lebanon-Israel deal

Pragmatism seen trumping ideology as Hezbollah approves deal U.S. clinched landmark compromise between Israel, Lebanon Offshore gas would provide Lebanon with badly needed FX BEIRUT, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Before Lebanon’s government approved a U.S.-brokered deal settling a decades-long maritime boundary dispute with Israel, the powerful Hezbollah had scrutinized the final draft line by line … Read more

Ukraine moves to cut diplomatic ties with Iran after drone attacks

Ukraine moves to cut diplomatic ties with Iran after drone attacks

KYIV, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Tuesday he was submitting a proposal to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to formally cut diplomatic ties with Tehran after a wave of Russian attacks using what Kyiv says are Iranian-made drones. Russia launched dozens of “kamikaze” drones on targets in Ukraine on Monday, striking energy infrastructure … Read more