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.

Tokyo 2020: Simone Biles back in the game with bronze medal win

Three times world champion on the beam, Biles might have finished third but her mere presence in the final was considered a victory after she abruptly dropped out of last Tuesday's team competition.

By REUTERS
03/08/2021

Missing Belarusian activist found dead in Kyiv park

A Belarussian activist was found hanging from a tree in a Kyiv park Tuesday. Police are investigating if this was an attempt to cover up a murder.

By REUTERS
03/08/2021

Norwegian destroys world record in historic race to win 400m hurdles gold

Norway's Karsten Warholm shaved nearly a full second off a record that had stood for 29 years to win a hard-fought men's 400-meter hurdles.

By REUTERS
03/08/2021
WHO team member at a hospital in Wuhan

China's Wuhan to test all 12 million residents after Delta variant found

China's Wuhan city will test all of its 12 million residents for the coronavirus, after the place where the virus emerged in late 2019 confirmed its first domestic cases of the Delta variant.

By REUTERS
03/08/2021

GOP probe alleges that COVID-19 came from China's Wuhan lab - report

“This was the greatest coverup of all time and has caused the deaths of more than four million people around world, and people must be held responsible.”

Olympics: NZ's Hubbard becomes 1st transgender Olympian, but exits early

"She had a hard background and so many people wanted her to lose. She had an uphill battle here," said Austria's Sarah Fischer.

By REUTERS
02/08/2021

How could the Iran ship attack affect the Vienna talks?

“Historically, when faced with real pushback, the Iranians become more cautious. Will they seek an external crisis to try to promote a nationalist coalescence? Or will they look to defuse tension?"

On this day: Treblinka extermination camp uprising

On August 2, 1943, 78 years ago today, the prisoners at Treblinka Extermination Camp revolted, causing damage and allowing several hundred prisoners to escape.

By SIMCHA PASKO
02/08/2021

Belarus athlete granted visa to Poland after refusing to go home

Tsimanouskaya's husband will join her in Poland, a Warsaw-based Belarusian opposition politician said on Monday.

By REUTERS
02/08/2021

Simone Biles set to take part in balance beam final

The balance beam event will be Simone Biles's last chance at a gold medal in Tokyo.

02/08/2021

Belgian MPs confront Iran regime’s ‘lies, racism and deep-rooted hatred’

The Belgian lawmakers received a letter from Mohammad Basher Qalibaf in which he accused "the Zionist Regime" of a litany of false accusations.

Following 'Post' op-ed, CNN apologizes to Dore Gold for misquote

CNN's Fareed Zakaria apologized to Dore Gold for asserting to King Abdullah that he wanted Jordan to become the future Palestinian state. Gold responded in a Jerusalem Post Op-Ed.

100-year-old former death camp guard to be put on trial in Germany -report

A 100-year-old former guard at the Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp near Berlin will face trial in the autumn, 76 years after the end of the Second World War.

By REUTERS
02/08/2021

Damaged nuclear reactor shut down for maintenance at China's Taishan plant

The owner of a damaged Chinese nuclear plant stated that a "small amount of fuel damage" had occurred in a reactor, but the unit could still operate stably.

02/08/2021

Olympics: Belarus athlete Tsimanouskaya 'safe and secure' in Tokyo - IOC

The sprinter said she was taken to the airport against her wishes after she publicly complained about national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics.

By REUTERS
02/08/2021
Rached Ghannouchi, head of Tunisia's Ennahda party

Tunisia's powerful parliament speaker Ghannouchi leaves hospital

His advisers did not say what was wrong with Ghannouchi, who was also hospitalized for a week last month with COVID-19.

By REUTERS
02/08/2021

The US is taking a 'wait and see' approach as Raisi takes office

US Official to “Post”: “Until we actually know what the Iranians are going to come back with, it's a little premature to make a decision as to what we're going to do.”

Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat wins an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo

The Israeli competed fourth, netting a score of 14.933. This is Israel's first gold medal in Tokyo, and second in history.

Olympics: Israel routs Mexico to keep medal hopes alive

Timely hitting, pitching and defense all contribute to maiden blue-and-white win • South Korea next

Israeli athlete Knyazyeva-Minenko places 6th in women's triple jump final

The 31-year-old Knyazyeva-Minenko scored a personal best for 2021, putting up a distance of 14.60 meters in her third time reaching the Olympic final.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
01/08/2021

UK says 'highly likely' Iran attacked tanker off Oman

The UK condemned the attack on the ship near Oman, calling it "deliberate, targeted, and a clear violation of international law."

Refusal to compete with Israelis at Olympics is discrimination - analysis

While other countries have international disputes and there are other ethnic and religious conflicts, only Israelis are subjected to antisemitic refusals to compete.

HADR ELTA Radar System for German Army (Illustration)

IAI signs €200m. deal to provide German army with radar systems

The system is used to detect ballistic missiles as well as for space missions and satellite monitoring.

Myanmar army ruler elects himself as caretaker PM, pledges elections

Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing promised new elections, six months after seizing power. He then elected himself interim Prime Minister.

Simone Biles withdraws from floor exercise final

Biles withdrew from the final of the floor exercise and will decide later on this week about the one remaining event she is scheduled to participate in.

By REUTERS
01/08/2021
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