Iraq’s al-Sadr demands dissolution of parliament, early elections | Protest News

Iraq's al-Sadr demands dissolution of parliament, early elections |  Protest News

Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr orders supporters to continue sit-in inside the national parliament and calls for new elections to be held. Iraqi populist Muslim scholar Muqtada al-Sadr has urged his supporters to continue their sit-in inside the national parliament in Baghdad until his demands, which include the dissolution of parliament and early elections, are met. The … Read more

Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed on to Lebanon. Ukraine said 17 other vessels were “loaded and waiting permission to leave,” but there was no word yet on when they could depart. A joint civilian … Read more

A look at the missile that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri

A look at the missile that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a year, US officials have been saying that taking out a terrorist threat in Afghanistan with no American troops on the ground would be difficult but not impossible. Last weekend, the US did just that — killing al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri with a CIA drone strike. Other high-profile airstrikes in the … Read more

UN nuclear chief: Ukraine nuclear plant is `out of control’

UN nuclear chief: Ukraine nuclear plant is `out of control'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN nuclear chief warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control” and issued an urgent plea to Russia and Ukraine to quickly allow experts to visit the sprawling complex to stabilize the situation and avoid a nuclear accident. Rafael Grossi, director general of the … Read more

Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce: UN | Conflict News

Yemen's warring sides agree to renew existing truce: UN |  Conflict News

The United Nations says Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to renew an existing thing for another two months, the UN envoy has said, despite international pressure for an extended and expanded deal. Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg said in a statement on Tuesday that Yemen’s internationally recognized government and the country’s Houthi rebels agreed … Read more

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill enhancing health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits won final approval in the Senate on Tuesday, ending a brief stalemate over the measure that had infuriated advocates and inspired some to camp outside the Capitol . The Senate approved the bill by a … Read more

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

CNN — CNN has identified what appears to be the house in Kabul, Afghanistan, hit by a Hellfire missile drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiriwhile he was on the balcony. The identification was made by geolocating and verifying the authenticity of three photos circulating social media since Sunday, in addition to utilizing … Read more

Tiger Woods turned down $700-$800 million offer to join Saudi-backed LIV Golf series, says CEO Greg Norman

Tiger Woods turned down $700-$800 million offer to join Saudi-backed LIV Golf series, says CEO Greg Norman

CNN — Tiger Woods turned down an offer worth approximately $700-$800 million to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf seriesaccording to the tour’s CEO Greg Norman. During an interview on Fox News that aired on Monday, former world No. 1 Norman was asked by Tucker Carlson if it was true that Woods was offered $700-$800 million … Read more

AP sources: US operation killed al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri

AP sources: US operation killed al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri

WASHINGTON (AP) — A US drone strike in Afghanistan this weekend killed Ayman al-Zawahri, who took over as al-Qaida leader after Osama bin Laden’s death in a US raid. President Joe Biden was set to announce the killing Monday, delivering a significant counterterrorism win just 11 months after American troops left the country after a … Read more

2 years later, hope for justice in Beirut explosion fades

2 years later, hope for justice in Beirut explosion fades

BEIRUT (AP) — It’s been two years since his 3-year-old daughter, Alexandra, was killed in a massive explosion at Beirut’s port — and Paul Naggear has lost hope that outrage over the disaster will bring justice and force change in Lebanon. The investigation into one of the world’s biggest non-nuclear explosions has been blocked for … Read more