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UK says Biden is right to press Netanyahu for a halt in fighting in Gaza

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron has stated US President Joe Biden is “rightly pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a pause in fighting  in the Gaza Strip to allow for more humanitarian aid.

Ukrainian FM ups urgency for more arms, says ‘nice and quiet diplomacy didn’t work’

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in an interview published Wednesday that he plans to sharpen his rhetoric in requests to Western allies for more weapons.

Russia investigating US, NATO officials for ‘financing terrorism’

The Russian Investigative Committee has announced that the country's intelligence agencies and law enforcement are looking at certain Western government officials as part of an investigation into the funding of terror attacks such as the recent massacre at Crocus City Hall and the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines.

UK says will not suspend weapons exports to Israel

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron has confirmed London will not suspend arms exports to Israel after the killing of seven aid workers in an airstrike on Gaza last week, as he insisted the UK would continue to act within international law.

Ukraine has plan for new counteroffensive: Zelensky

Western military technology can enable Kiev to launch a new counteroffensive against Russia, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has stated.

US warns of sanctions against Chinese banks that aid Russia, citing Ukraine war

United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned Beijing that Chinese banks that facilitate support for Russia in its war on Ukraine could face Washington's sanctions.

Russia’s Putin twice as popular as US President Biden in ME and African states: Poll

Russia and Beijing are already playing more important roles in the Middle East and North Africa than ten years ago, and in another decade could rival US influence in the region, according to a recent opinion poll.

Russia says Ukrainian drone attack on nuclear plant ‘dangerous provocation’

A Ukrainian drone strike on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant is a “dangerous provocation” which could lead to seriously negative consequences, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has warned.

Nicaragua to ICJ: Germany ‘facilitating’ genocide in Gaza Strip

Nicaragua has brought Germany before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for "violating the Genocide Convention through its continued military and political support of Israel" amid the war in the Gaza Strip.

FSB reveals Moscow concert hall attackers’ plan to escape to Ukraine

Two escape routes were prepared in Ukraine for the terrorists who attacked a packed concert hall outside Moscow last month, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has claimed. The FSB showed snippets from interrogation videos, in which the suspects confessed that they were promised money in Kiev.

NATO chief: Iran, Russia, China and N. Korea aligned against west

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says an "alliance of authoritarian powers" is working more closely together against Western democracies.

Ukraine lacks weapons to stop Russian army: Zelensky

Ukraine does not have sufficient weapons to conduct offensive operations against the Russian armed forces or to disrupt its progress, President Volodymyr Zelensky has admitted.

Dozens of French lawmakers ask President Macron to halt arms sale to Israel

A total of 115 French opposition lawmakers asked President Emanuel Macron to halt weapons sales to Israel to avoid being "complicit in genocide" in the Gaza Strip.

Lawyers sue German government to stop arms exports to Israel amid Gaza war

A group of lawyers filed a lawsuit against the German government on Friday, demanding an immediate halt to the supply of weapons and ammunition to Israel amid the war in the Gaza Strip that has so far left more than 33,000 Palestinians.

Majority of UK voters favor banning arms sales to Israel: Poll

A new survey has shown that a majority of people in the UK support a ban on British weapons sales to Israel, while a similar majority believe that Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip are violating human rights.

US says Ukraine to become a member of NATO

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed Washington's commitment for Kiev to eventually join NATO but held back commitments ahead of the alliance’s annual summit, which will take place in Washington in July.

Russia denies reports over receiving advance warning from US on Moscow attack

US media reports claiming that Washington warned Russia about the Crocus City Hall terror attack two weeks in advance are false, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

Russia warns France sending soldiers to Ukraine to have “catastrophic” consequences for Paris

Sending troops to Ukraine would be disastrous for Paris, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told his French counterpart, Sebastien Lecornu, during a rare phone call on Wednesday.

NATO members agree to work on long-term military support for Ukraine

NATO member states have agreed to start planning military support for Ukraine on a long-term basis.

Russia says Moscow and Tehran close to a new treaty

Moscow and Tehran are working on the final version of a comprehensive new treaty, which they are close to signing, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asia Department, Zamir Kabulov, has stated.

US shielding itself by ‘whitewashing’ Ukraine over terror attack: Russia

The US refuses to consider potential Ukrainian involvement in last month’s terrorist attack near Moscow because Washington is ultimately accountable for Kiev’s actions, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolay Patrushev has stated.

Western states assisting Ukraine attack deep inside Russia: Report

Western countries are helping Ukraine to fly kamikaze drones deep inside Russian territory, CNN has reported, citing a source close to Kiev’s drone program.

US told Russia concert hall in Moscow could be targeted by terrorists: Report

The US had alerted Russia that the Crocus City concert hall outside Moscow could be the target of a terrorist attack two weeks before a group of gunmen stormed the venue, leaving more than 140 people dead, the Washington Post daily has reported, citing sources.

Putin says Russia going to get masterminds behind Moscow terrorist attack

The Russian security agencies will track down the masterminds behind the recent terrorist attack on Moscow’s Crocus City concert hall, President Vladimir Putin has stated.

Russia claims Ukraine has lost over 80k troops since January

Ukraine has lost more than 80,000 forces since the beginning of the year, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu claimed on Tuesday, adding that the Russian military is continuing to reduce “the enemy’s combat potential".

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