China establishes extraterritorial policing of its citizens abroad

A new report by the Safeguard Defenders human rights NGO reveals that China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set up a worrying global policing program, including the establishment of police stations in New York City and Toronto, through which to establish extraterritorial control of citizens suspected of fraud and telecom crimes.

Turkey’s Erdogan tells Jewish leaders he wants to visit Israel

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told American Jewish leaders Monday that he plans to visit Israel, a gesture that advances Turkish-Israeli efforts to build diplomatic ties after 20 years of hostilities, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

‘Ukraine Near Nuclear Disaster’

The leaders of wartorn Ukraine, Turkey, and the United Nations met to discuss rising tensions at Europe’s largest nuclear plant and to review a grain export deal signed by Kyiv and Moscow.

Turkey and Russia: A partnership essential to both

Just 17 days after the last Astana summit in TehranTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his counterpart Vladimir Putin met again — this time in Sochi. As Erdogan was underlining that “the world was watching the Sochi summit,” the international headlines drew attention to the “secretive nature” of the two leaders’ meeting, which was held behind closed doors.

UN Chief Fears “Nuclear Suicide” In Ukraine

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wants international inspectors to be given access to a vast nuclear power plant in war-torn Ukraine, saying an attack on the site is “suicidal.”

Syria: Two killed in terrorist attack on church

Two people were killed, and 12 were wounded in a terrorist rocket attack on the Greek Orthodox Hagia Sophia Church in Al-Suqaylabiyah, Syria last week, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

US Offers Prisoner Swap To Russia

Freedom appeared a little closer Thursday to several detainees after the United States offered a prisoner swap to Russia: Viktor Bout, a notorious Russian arms dealer, for Brittney Griner, the American basketball star, and Paul Whelan, a former Marine.

Russia, Ukraine Progress On Tackling Hunger

With millions of people facing starvation, Russia and Ukraine agreed to end their dispute over blocked grain exports by next week, the United Nations and Turkey said Wednesday.

Turkey: Agreement reached on Ukrainian grain with Russia, UN

Talks between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and UN officials on resuming Black Sea exports of Ukraine grain resulted in an agreement to form a coordination center in order to ensure the safety of routes, the Turkish defense minister said on Wednesday.

NATO expansion on course as Turkey OKs bids for Sweden, Finland

Turkey on Tuesday dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, seemingly clearing the way for the two nations to enter the trans-Atlantic alliance and delivering a major boost to Western solidarity amid the Russia-Ukraine war.

‘Ukraine Troops To Withdraw From Strategic City’

Ukraine’s outgunned troops began withdrawing Friday from Severodonetsk, the embattled eastern city that is a focus of Russia’s war effort, a local leader said. Moscow shelled the city heavily and continuously for four months, regional governor Serhiy Haidai confirmed Friday.

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