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Federal Judge Dismisses Trump Classified Documents Case Over Concerns With Prosecutor’s Appointment

The federal judge presiding over the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump in Florida dismissed the prosecution on Monday, siding with defense lawyers who said the special counsel who filed the charges was illegally appointed by the Justice Department. The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, which can be appealed and may be overruled by a higher […]

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China Posts Disappointing Growth As Officials Hold Key Meeting

BEIJING — China posted lower than expected growth in the second quarter on Monday, with all eyes on how top officials gathering for a key meeting in Beijing might seek to tackle the country’s deepening economic malaise. The world’s second-largest economy is grappling with a real estate debt crisis, weakening consumption, and an aging population. Trade tensions with the United States […]

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Israel Hits Targets Throughout Gaza Strip While Hamas Says Khan Younis Attack Is Not Derailing Cease-Fire Talks

Israel’s military said Monday it carried out airstrikes throughout the Gaza Strip, days after an Israeli strike targeting a senior Hamas leader in southern Gaza killed at least 90 people. The Israel Defense Forces also reported ground operations in central and southern Gaza against what the military called terrorist infrastructure and militants who were readying attacks against Israeli forces. Still […]

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US Warns Israeli Offensive In Lebanon Could Bring Wider War, Draw In Iran

U.S. and European officials are warning of the possibility of the war in Gaza expanding, with the prospect of an Israeli offensive in Lebanon against the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group. European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters Monday in Luxembourg that the risk of the war spilling over is growing bigger every day. “I think that, unhappily, we […]

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Thousands Of Iran-Backed Fighters Offer To Join Hezbollah In Its Fight Against Israel

BEIRUT — Thousands of fighters from Iran-backed groups in the Middle East are ready to come to Lebanon to join with the militant Hezbollah group in its battle with Israel if the simmering conflict escalates into a full-blown war, officials with Iran-backed factions and analysts say. Almost daily exchanges of fire have occurred along Lebanon’s frontier with northern Israel since fighters […]

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Philippines Condemns China’s ‘Illegal Use Of Force’ In Sea Clash

MANILA — The Philippines on Monday denounced Beijing’s “aggressive and illegal use of force” during last week’s South China Sea clash between its navy and the Chinese coast guard. Chinese sailors wielding knives, sticks and an axe foiled a Filipino attempt a week ago to resupply marines stationed on a derelict warship that was deliberately grounded atop the disputed shoal to […]

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Israel War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz Quits Netanyahu’s Government

Gantz’s departure will not endanger the parliamentary majority in the Knesset held by the ruling right-wing coalition. Israeli minister Benny Gantz has announced his resignation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s emergency government, withdrawing the only centrist power in the embattled leader’s far-right coalition, amid a months-long assault on Gaza. “Netanyahu is preventing us from advancing toward true victory. That is […]

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We Will Be Able To Vanquish Any Enemy

Israel’s centrist politician Benny Gantz has declared that through determination, fortitude, and resilience Israel will prevail against all odds and ultimately succeed in the end. He posited, “After October 7, we’ve shown our determination, we’ve shown our fortitude, we’ve shown our resilience and our ability to face any challenges.” “We will never return to October 6, not before our enemies […]

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Thousands Rally In Armenia Against PM

YEREVAN, ARMENIA — Thousands of Armenians took to the streets in the capital Yerevan on Sunday in a fresh protest against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s concessions to arch foe neighbor Azerbaijan. The protests began in April, when the Caucasus nation’s government agreed to hand back to Baku territory it had controlled since the 1990s. Pashinyan has not changed his position, […]

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Philippines Asserts Security Independence In South China Sea

MANILA — The Philippines will continue to maintain and supply its outposts in the South China Sea without seeking permission from any other country, the country’s national security adviser said. The Philippines national security council said Saturday it reaffirmed its commitment to uphold its sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the Second Thomas Shoal. “Our operations are conducted within our own […]