U.S. President Joe Biden arrives Israel to kick-start Middle East visit

U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday, kicking off a high-stakes trip to the Middle East dominated by efforts to persuade Gulf allies to pump more oil and bring Israel and Saudi Arabia closer together. Biden will spend two days in Jerusalem for talks with Israeli leaders before meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden arrives Israel to kick-start Middle East visit

China says it drove away U.S. destroyer that sailed near disputed isles in South China Sea

A U.S. destroyer sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Wednesday, drawing an angry reaction from Beijing, which said its military had “driven away” the ship after it illegally entered territorial waters. The United States regularly carries out what it calls Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea… Read More China says it drove away U.S. destroyer that sailed near disputed isles in South China Sea

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees to Maldives amid protests

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday,bringing to an apparent end his family’s near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular uprising brought on by an economic collapse. But his decision to leave his ally Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in charge as acting president triggered more demonstrations, with protesters… Read More Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees to Maldives amid protests