Air strikes, rocket attacks pushed Israel, Gaza into the second day of fighting

Fourteen killed, at least 110 wounded – Palestinian Health Ministry At least 160 rockets fired towards Israel-military Israel killed Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Israel struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israeli cities on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad militant group ended … Read more

Shelling hits power lines at Ukraine nuclear plant, both sides trade blame

Technicians close the reactor at Europe’s largest nuclear plant Three grain ships leave Ukrainian Black Sea ports Turkey’s Erdogan meets Putin in Russia Fighting in east centers on fortified village KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Shelling hit a high-voltage power line on Friday at a major Ukrainian nuclear power station captured by Russia, prompting the … Read more

Three grain ships leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports First ship due to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Eastern fighting “hell”, says Zelenskiy Amnesty says Ukraine troops are endangering civilians NATO chief warns Putin not to go further ISTANBUL/KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian ports on Friday under … Read more

China fires missiles in the largest ever drills in waters off Taiwan

Chinese military exercises include firing of missiles Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Taiwan says several government websites have been hacked China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – China fired multiple missiles around Taiwan on Thursday as it launched unprecedented military drills a day after a visit by US House … Read more

Germany’s Scholz says Russia has no reason to hold up turbine return

Turbine caught in energy standoff between West, Russia Scholz visits the Siemens Energy factory where turbines are stored Says the turbine is ready to be sent back to Russia Kremlin: turbine documentation still lacking Kremlin: Nord Stream 2 could supply gas this year MUELHEIM AN DER RUHR, Germany, Aug 3 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf … Read more

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

TAIPEI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China furiously condemned the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in 25 years as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the self-ruled island as “one of the freest societies in the world” and pledged American solidarity. . Beijing demonstrated its anger with Pelosi’s presence on an island that it says … Read more

Ayman al-Zawahiri: from Cairo physician to al Qaeda leader

Joined the Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager From a respected Cairo family Took over al Qaeda after the death of bin Laden Wielded influence as ideologue, strategist Lacked bin Laden’s charisma DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al Qaeda leader after years as its main organizer and strategist, but … Read more

Chinese warplanes buzz line dividing Taiwan Strait before expected Pelosi visit – source

A newspaper front page reporting about US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pictured in Taipei, Taiwan, August 2, 2022. REUTERS/Ann Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was expected to arrive in Taipei later on Tuesday, people briefed … Read more

US says Russia uses ‘nuclear shield’ in Ukraine, risks terrible accident

US says Russia using “nuclear shield” First grain ship leaves Ukraine Ukraine says 22,000 Russian troops ready southern advance Foreign fighters enter Luhansk, says the governor Ukraine says recaptures 50 towns in Kherson UNITED NATIONS/KYIV, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States has accused Russia of using Ukraine’s biggest nuclear power plant as a “nuclear … Read more

Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?

Bout dubbed ‘the merchant of death’ and ‘sanctions buster’ He was among the most wanted men in the world before his arrest in 2008 Clients included rogue states, warlords in Asia, Africa Likely had ties to Russian intelligence, experts say Moscow has long sought his release from a long US prison term LONDON, Aug 1 … Read more