UPDATE 1-Away from Gaza, Islamic Jihad digs in against Israel on West Bank

3 civilians killed in clashes in southern Yemen

* Gaza conflict sparked by arrest in Jenin * Islamic Jihad has strong presence in West Bank * Movement targets young recruits, claims resistance mantle (Updates with two killed in Nablus) By James Mackenzie and Ali Sawafta JENIN, West Bank, Aug 9 (Reuters) – For the masked gunmen in Jenin refugee camp, Israel’s unannounced strike … Read more

Families of Mariupol defenders urge UN, Red Cross to prevent Russian show trials

Families of Mariupol defenders urge UN, Red Cross to prevent Russian show trials

Mariupol destroyed by the Russians Read also: Attack on Olenivka was intended to disrupt arms supplies, says Ukrainian POW coordinator In a statement posted on Telegram messenger, the families said that the trials of the soldiers would “contradict generally accepted international laws on the treatment of prisoners of war.” “An ‘international’ trial is impossible in … Read more

North Korea’s increasing use of crypto heists to fund nukes worries US

North Korea’s increasing use of crypto heists to fund nukes worries US

North Korea is increasingly using its crypto heists to fund its nuclear weapons program, worried U.S. officials say. “I’m very concerned about North Korea’s cyber capabilities,” Anne Neuberger, the Biden administration’s deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, said recently during an event hosted by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). … Read more

Top Ukrainian Official Admits It’s ‘Impossible’ to Defeat Russia Without Greater Western Support

Top Ukrainian Official Admits It’s ‘Impossible’ to Defeat Russia Without Greater Western Support

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty KYIV, Ukraine—The head of Ukraine’s National Security Council has told The Daily Beast that it will be “impossible” for Ukraine to defeat President Vladimir Putin’s invading army with the current level of support from the West. Oleksiy Danilov explained that international partners never fully understood the spirit of … Read more

Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Lebanon mark festival of Ashoura

Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Lebanon mark festival of Ashoura

BAGHDAD (AP) — Shiites in Iraq and Lebanon chanted, paraded and beat their chests on Tuesday as they marked Ashoura, one of the most important dates on the religious calendar, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein. The symbols of Shiite piety and penitence blanketed major cities in Iraq, where Hussein … Read more

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a growing challenge to Russia’s grip on occupied areas of southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains, and helping the Ukrainian military by identifying key targets. The spreading resistance has eroded Kremlin control of those areas and threatened its plans to … Read more

How Biden scored win on climate plan

How Biden scored win on climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the last year, Joe Biden has been throwing pieces of his domestic agenda overboard in an effort to keep his presidency afloat. Free community college, child care funding, expanded preschool — all left behind. But there was one critical piece that emerged largely intact, albeit not unscathed. The legislation approved by … Read more