Putin initiates conscription to bolster military invasion as Ukraine mounts counteroffensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia, which will require citizens to join the war effort in Ukraine. He also warned Western nations not to attack Russia’s territories, which would be met with swift retaliation.  Putin’s address on Wednesday comes as Russia’s invasion reaches nearly seven months and amid a successful counter-offensive … Read more

Israeli prime minster sees ‘encouraging signs’ that US and Europe will not agree to new Iran nuclear deal

After months of negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Sunday there are “encouraging signs” that the United States and European allies will not agree to a new nuclear deal with Iran.  “Following the Americans, yesterday the E3 countries announced that a nuclear agreement with Iran will not be signed in the near future,” Lapid … Read more

United Nations nuclear agency will visit besieged Ukrainian power plant in the ‘next few days’

The United Nations’ nuclear agency said a team of experts will visit Ukraine’s besieged Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in the “next few days” to assess damage and try to stave off a potential nuclear disaster.  The plant, located in southern Ukraine, has been hit by a barrage of shelling in recent days, with Moscow … Read more