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Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile attack over capital

The Daily Beast Biden’s Syria Airstrikes May Feel Like Trump Déjà Vu. Here’s What’s Different. Bloomberg/GettyAmerican airstrikes on Iran-linked paramilitaries in Syria this week were a deterrent response to attacks on U.S. forces in neighboring Iraq. Yet they also to seem have been a conscious refutation by the Biden administration of the Trump administration’s wild, … Read more

UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions Thursday on a top police security official in Yemen’s capital, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, citing his prominent role in intimidations, systematic arrests, detentions, torture, sexual violence “and rape against politically active women.” A resolution adopted by a vote of 14-0 with Russia abstaining … Read more

Netanyahu deploys vaccine diplomacy to strengthen ties with countries that back Jerusalem as capital

The Conversation How New York’s 19th-century Jews turned Purim into an American party The Jewish Museum’s Purim Ball at the Park Avenue Armory in 2015 in New York City. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/general-view-of-atmosphere-during-the-jewish-museums-purim-news-photo/464419164?adppopup=truePurim, which falls this year on Feb. 26, ranks among Judaism’s most joyous holidays. In synagogues, Jews read the Scroll of Esther, a book in the … Read more

How the Nairobi Expressway is changing Kenya’s capital

Traffic in Nairobi In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers Kenya’s transport problems, while caught in traffic in the capital. Short presentational grey line On another hot sticky afternoon in Nairobi, I find myself stuck in yet another hours-long jam in the city’s famously traffic-clogged roads. But in recent months this … Read more