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More than 400 detained in Russia at events in memory of Navalny, rights group says

More than 400 people have been detained at events across 32 Russian cities since the death of Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most formidable opponent, according to rights group OVD-Inf...

Taiwan increased defense spending by 24.2% in 2023 amid growing Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s defense spending jumped by 24.2% in 2023 compared to the year prior, according to an annual global military report by London-based think tank International ...

Taiwan begins extended one-year conscription in response to China threat

TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The first batch of new recruits began serving their one-year compulsory military service in Taiwan on Thursday after the conscription period was extended from four...

What's behind North Korea's increasing belligerence?

North Korea has ushered in the new year with threats of violence and three days of live-fire artillery exercises near two South Korean islands. The South Korean military reported that more than 200 a...

Israeli anger at Netanyahu erupts at hospital bedsides as judgment day nears for PM

JERUSALEM, Oct 18 (Reuters) - One Israeli cabinet minister was barred from a hospital visitors' entrance. Another's bodyguards were drenched with coffee thrown by a bereaved man. A third had &...

'Like partisans': Anti-war Russian clergy face punishment

DW spoke with clergy who left Russia and others who remained — all of them trying to navigate an increasingly repressive environment inside the Orthodox Church. When Russia invaded Ukraine in ...

Israeli airlines add more flights to bring reservists home

Israeli airlines El Al, Israir and Arkia added more flights on Tuesday to bring home reservists, according to their websites and Israel's airports authority, though the prospect of more conflict a...

Signs point towards possible ground offensive as Israel mobilises reservists

JERUSALEM/GAZA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Israel said on Monday it had called up an unprecedented 300,000 reservists and warned residents of parts of the Gaza Strip to leave, in the latest signs it could be p...

Israel 'at war' as Hamas unleashes surprise attack from Gaza

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched the biggest attack on Israel in years on Saturday, killing dozens of people and taking hostages in a surprise assault that combined gunmen crossing into Israe...

A flotilla of migrant boats from Tunisia overwhelms an Italian island and tests Meloni's policy

ROME (AP) — A flotilla of flimsy boats, crowded with migrants and launched from Tunisia, overwhelmed a tiny southern Italian island on Wednesday, taxing the coast guard's capability to intercept the s...

Former leaders of Israel's security services are speaking out against Netanyahu's policies

HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — They contended with bloody uprisings, destabilizing wars and even the assassination of a prime minister during their service. But for dozens of former Israeli security commande...

Israeli Supreme Court hears first challenge to Netanyahu's divisive judicial overhaul

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court heard the first challenge Tuesday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s contentious judicial overhaul, deepening a showdown with the far-right government that ...

Israeli academics and artists call on Biden and UN to shun Netanyahu during his upcoming US visit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israeli academics and artists have urged U.S. President Joe Biden and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to shun Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his...

Israel's contentious legal overhaul comes to a head as judges hear cases on their own fate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judicial overhaul plan has plunged the country into nine months of unrest and exposed bitter divisions within Israeli society. On Tuesday, ...

AP Was There: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 draws hundreds of thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — On Aug. 28, 1963, AP reporter Raymond J. Crowley went to the National Mall and chronicled the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which went on to become one of...