China’s ambassador to Israel Du Wei found dead at home

China’s ambassador to Israel was found dead in his residence on Sunday and initial indications were that he had died of natural causes, an Israeli official said. Du Wei, 57, became ambassador to Israel in February, according to the embassy’s website. An Israeli police spokesman confirmed the ambassador’s death at the residence in coastal Herzliya,… Read More China’s ambassador to Israel Du Wei found dead at home

Iran Supreme Leader says Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, according to his official website. Iran almost got into a full-blown conflict with the United States when a U.S. drone strike killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on January 3, prompting Tehran to retaliate with… Read More Iran Supreme Leader says Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Israeli parliament approves new unity government

Israel’s parliament approved on Sunday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new unity government, ending more than a year of political deadlock, but he still faces a trial starting next week for alleged corruption. His decision to share power with former rival, centrist Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, opens the way for Netanyahu to proceed towards… Read More Israeli parliament approves new unity government

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, rival Abdullah Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate, Ghani’s spokesman said on Sunday, a step that could smooth efforts to end the country’s long-running war. Abdullah had disputed the results of an election in September and announced the formation of a parallel government earlier… Read More Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, rival Abdullah Abdullah sign power-sharing deal