Israeli strike on eastern Lebanon kills 5 Palestinian militants, injures 10

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli airstrike targeting the positions of a Syrian-backed Palestinian group in eastern Lebanon on Wednesday morning killed five Palestinian militants and injured 10 others, an official with the group said. Anwar Raja of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command told The Associated Press in Damascus that the … Read more

Putin’s team struggles over baffling Russian wartime ‘victory plan’

Photo illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Reuters It seems that even the most ardent pro-Kremlin propagandists are still struggling to explain Vladimir Putin’s obscure goal of “demilitarizing and denazifying Ukraine” more than a year after the invasion began. As Russian war efforts stagnate and falter on the ground, Putin’s talking heads are struggling to agree … Read more

A UN tribunal has issued an appeal decision in the long-running trial of 2 Serbs accused of crimes in the Balkan wars

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two allies of the late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic convicted of aiding and abetting the murder and other crimes committed by Serbian paramilitaries in a Bosnian town in 1992 are to hear the results of their their appeal on Wednesday, 20 years after they were first charged in a United … Read more

UN urges Iraq to implement reforms and fight corruption – and supports its fight against terrorism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The UN Security Council encouraged Iraq’s newly formed government to implement reforms and tackle corruption in a resolution passed unanimously on Tuesday that backs the country’s continued fight against the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. The resolution, which extends the UN’s political mission in Iraq for another year, welcomes … Read more

North Korea says satellite launch failed

North Korea said its attempt to launch a military reconnaissance satellite failed on Wednesday when the rocket’s second stage failed, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). “The new satellite vehicle rocket, Chollima-1, crashed into the Western Sea as it lost propulsion due to an abnormal start of the 2nd stage engine after separation … Read more