Seven months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, voters in occupied territories started rushing to the polls Friday. The plebiscites came as Ukrainian forces fast moved toward these territories in a major counter-offensive.
Russia has begun mobilizing reservists to fight in Ukraine after suffering massive setbacks, despite protests across the country. President Vladimir Putin’s order to call up 300,000 Russians with military experience prompted many to express outrage, leading to arrests across the country.
President Biden has passed 99 executive orders since becoming president and a federal budget expert has estimated that the cost to taxpayers will be upwards of $1.5 trillion, with his recent student loan forgiveness accounting for a huge portion of that amount.
China now boasts a large navy with enough surface warships to blockade rival Taiwan, according to the commander of the U.S. Navy‘s frontline fleet.
Israel’s Antiquity Authority (IAA) stated Sunday that an intact burial chamber dating to the time of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, the Biblical Pharaoh associated with Moses, has been discovered at the Palmachim National Park in Rishon Lezion, DW reports.
Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday issued a fresh threat over the offshore Karish gas field partly claimed by Lebanon, warning Israel against beginning extraction amid maritime border talks between Jerusalem and Beirut.
The European Union has expressed “deep shock” at the mass graves discovered by Ukrainian officials in territories recaptured from Russia in eastern Ukraine. On Saturday, recovery operations continued after several civilians were reportedly killed in a new round of Russian shelling.
Faced with unprecedented losses in a proverbial David-versus-Goliath battle, mighty Russia took revenge and attacked a dam in the Ukrainian industrial city of Kryvyi Rih, sending water gushing downstream, witnesses said.
Starr passed away Tuesday at Baylor St Luke’s medical center in Houston of complications from surgery, his family said.
Russia has admitted losing control over key cities in Ukraine’s north-eastern Kharkiv region, in what some military experts see as a potential breakthrough in the war. The comments came after Ukraine’s president said the Ukrainian gains are part of a significant counter-offensive against Russia.
Ukrainian authorities say they are finding bodies of civilians that show signs of torture left behind by Russian troops in the recently recaptured territories of Kharkiv.
Moscow began withdrawing troops in some areas of eastern Ukraine Sunday while Ukrainian forces entered the key town of Kupiansk as their rapid Ukrainian counter-attack made further gains, officials said.
The U.S. Navy’s workhorse destroyer went into production more than 30 years ago, when Tom Stevens was a young welder.
The Israel Defense Forces have published a previously secret intelligence document from 2002, in which the Military Intelligence Directorate warned Syria may be seeking to launch a military nuclear program, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Iran is weighing plans to buy Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, Air Force chief Hamid Vahedi was reported as saying by local media.
Super Typhoon Hinnamnor has started to absorb Tropical Depression TD14 which forecasters predict will enable it to increase in intensity and size, likely prompting the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to issue a sea warning on Friday (Sept. 2) and if it shifts west, a land warning on Saturday (Sept. 3).
IRNA reports that Syria’s oil and gas industry is one of Iran’s “most significant markets for investment.” The synergy between the two Middle Eastern countries, IRNA said, could be an “important step” toward economic cooperation.
A new report by Aquanomics GHD warns that increasingly extreme weather could cause over $5 trillion in losses to the global economy by 2050, Reuters reports.
Super Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest tropical storm of this year, is now moving towards the East China Sea, threatening Japan’s southern islands, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The Hinnamnor Typhoon has been classified as a Super Typhoon by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The typhoon is currently travelling with winds at a staggering 160 miles per hour. The height of the maximum significant wave has been observed at 50 feet by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
Russian shelling reportedly killed at least five people in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, after a Moscow-installed leader fled a region where Ukrainian troops launched a counter-offensive.