World News

World news is all reports on stories involving politicians, conflict and revolutions outside of the United States and Israel that affect the world and the Jewish state. 'World news' helps the global environment set the political agenda through journalists situated in conflict regions reporting on the important facts.

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Facebook plans to change its name

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at the company's annual Connect conference on October 28.

By REUTERS
20/10/2021

Haiti gang demands $17 million for release of kidnapped missionaries

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday the Biden administration is "relentlessly focused" on the kidnapping of 16 Americans and one Canadian.

By REUTERS
20/10/2021
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and United Nations Gilad Erdan and US Ambassador to the UN

UN Security Council must be more balanced on Israel, US envoy says

There are other countries and situations [besides Israel] in the region that merit Security Council attention and should not be neglected,” US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine highly protective in 12-18 age group - CDC

The new CDC study was conducted between June and September, when the extremely contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus was predominant.

By REUTERS
19/10/2021

Knesset speaker announces Israel-India inter-parliamentary friendship group

Knesset speaker Mickey Levy said he looked forward to working with his Indian counterpart, Speaker of Lok Sabha Mr. Om Birla, with whom he will establish the friendship group.

19/10/2021

Portugal honors hero diplomat who saved thousands of Jews

Aristides de Sousa Mendes defied the Salazar dictatorship to issue visas to tens of thousands of Jews, saving them from the Nazis.

By REUTERS
19/10/2021

The Israel-UAE-India-US partnership is a quiet revolution - analysis

The meeting represents the quiet formation of a group of like-minded countries.

Israel, US, UAE, India agree to launch joint economic forum

Each minister agreed to appoint a professional to form a joint working group on possible cooperation in areas infrastructure, transportation, trains and maritime security.

Guard tower at Stutthof concentration camp

German Nazi war crimes suspect, 96, who went on the run goes on trial

Irmgard Furchner is accused of having contributed as an 18-year-old to the murder of 11,412 people when she was a typist at the Stutthof concentration camp between 1943 and 1945.

By REUTERS
19/10/2021
A suspected missile is fired, in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KC

N.Korea fires ballistic missile, disrupts Japan election campaign start

The North Korean launch would be the latest weapons test by the country, which has pressed ahead with military development in the face of international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons.

By REUTERS
19/10/2021
Eliezer Rumpler, from the Lev Tahor Haredi Jewish sect   arrives to the Jerusalem District Court for

Lev Tahor members stopped from entering Mexico, en route to Iran

Cult seeking to move to Iran so as to avoid legal entanglements over extremist and abusive practices.

Ex-Sec. of State Colin Powell dies of COVID complications

Powell was the first black US secretary of state, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a top military officer.

18/10/2021

Iran to host international conference on Afghanistan, Taliban

The conference will be attended by foreign ministers from Russia, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Colin Powell: Quintessential officer, gentleman, true friend to Israel

Powell was always calm, determined, focused, and emphasized that the US would always care for Israel’s interests.

By DANNY AYALON
18/10/2021

EU plays down chance of any Iran talks outside Vienna

Contradictory reports in Iranian media on Sunday had suggested a possible meeting on Thursday in Brussels.

By REUTERS
18/10/2021

Israel, India to resume free trade talks

Lapid thanked Jaishankar for his visit, marking the start of celebrations of 30 years of ties between the countries.

US and Israel to make skies and ground safer for first responders

The United States and Israel are combining their technologies to ensure that first responders are better prepared to handle whatever comes their way.

By MIKE WAGENHEIM / THE MEDIA LINE
18/10/2021

Extremist preacher suggests UK lawmaker may have been killed for being 'pro-Israel'

Murder victim David Amess previously served as honorary secretary of Conservative Friends for Israel.

Up to 17 US missionaries and family kidnapped in Haiti - media

A surge in gang violence has displaced thousands and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas.

By REUTERS
18/10/2021

India seeking to expand economic cooperation with Israel

'We regard Israel as our most trusted and most innovative partners,' India's Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar said.

17/10/2021
Ehud Barak and Jeffrey Epstein

Ehud Barak's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein detailed in new book

According to a new book by journalist Michael Wolff, former Israeli prime minister Barak said he and Epstein have "nothing to worry about. The secrets are safe."

'Bear': Wreck of legendary Coast Guard ship identified after 60 years

Bear is among the most historically significant ships in US history, serving in both world wars as well as the Spanish-American War, and undertaking many brave rescue missions.

17/10/2021

‘Havana syndrome’ attacks reveal US adversaries may have dangerous intel

The coincidental timing of when US intelligence is being targeted with the "Havana syndrome" raises the possibility that the attacks are targeted.

China condemns US, Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

The US military said the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey sailed through the narrow waterway that separates Taiwan from its giant neighbor China.

By REUTERS
17/10/2021
IDF F-35 deployed for large-scale drill in Italy, June, 2021

Turkey's Erdogan says US proposed F-16 sales in return for F-35 investment

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the US offered to sell the country F-16 fighter jets instead of F-35s after it bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia.

By REUTERS
17/10/2021
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