‘It’s all empty promises’: Palestinians feel betrayed by US, warn there’s only so much they can bear

Ramallah, West Bank CNN — Abu A’asem brews pot after pot of his specialty Arabic coffee, despite the pouring rain. His corner stand at the heart of Ramallah is always busy, no matter the weather, but his future as a Palestinian is very much as gloomy as the skies above. “I am 40 years old … Read more

Jerusalem: Two wounded in shooting, police say, after synagogue attack leaves seven dead

CNN — Two people were wounded in a shooting attack in Jerusalem on Saturday, emergency services say, the day after a gunman killed at least seven people near a synagogue in the city. The two men injured in the City of David area of ​​Jerusalem on Saturday, one aged 22 and one in his 40s, … Read more

Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing in the UK, the government admits

CNN — Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing since the British government started housing minors in hotels due to a strain on the country’s asylum accommodation system, British Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick told lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday, amid calls for an investigation into the matter. Jenrick said Tuesday that around 200 children … Read more

5 things to know for Jan. 23: California shooting, Tax refunds, Biden, Ukraine, Eggs

CNN — The FBI maintains a public list of its 10 most-wanted fugitives, all of whom have been linked to abhorrent crimes. The only woman currently on the list is known as a “cryptoqueen” who scammed people out of $4 billion and then disappeared without a trace. Here’s what else you need to know Get … Read more

5 things to know for Jan. 23: California shooting, Tax refunds, Biden, Ukraine, Eggs

CNN — The FBI maintains a public list of its 10 most-wanted fugitives, all of whom have been linked to abhorrent crimes. The only woman currently on the list is known as a “cryptoqueen” who scammed people out of $4 billion and then disappeared without a trace. Here’s what else you need to know Get … Read more

Israel’s democracy on the brink amid supreme court showdown with Netanyahu

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in today’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, CNN’s three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem CNN — Israel’s highest court this week ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire a key ally, a dramatic move amid an unprecedented confrontation between his government … Read more

Capture of Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro raises questions about how he stayed free for so long

Rome CNN — The arrest of Cosa Nostra mob boss Matteo Messina Denaro at a private health clinic in Palermo on Monday stunned many around the world due to the extraordinary length of time he’s been on the run – but came as little surprise for some who watched the Mafia more closely. Whispers of … Read more

Key Netanyahu ally cannot serve as cabinet minister, Israel’s top court rules, sparking potential government crisis

Jerusalem CNN — Israel’s top court ruled 10-1 on Wednesday that Aryeh Deri, leader of the Shas party and a key ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, should not be allowed to serve as a cabinet minister because of a February 2022 conviction for tax fraud. Netanyahu should remove Deri from his post, the court … Read more

Former Wagner commander flees to Norway

CNN — A former commander in Russia’s Wagner private military company has fled to Norway and is seeking asylum after crossing that country’s arctic border, according to Norwegian police and a Russian activist. Andrei Medvedev, in an interview with a Russian activist who helps people seek asylum abroad, said that he feared for his life … Read more

David Carrick: London Metropolitan Police officer admits to dozens of offenses against women, including 24 cases of rape

London CNN — A serving officer in London’s Metropolitan Police has admitted to 49 offences, including 24 counts of rape over an 18-year period, reigniting calls for urgent reform in the United Kingdom’s largest police force. David Carrick appeared at Southwark Crown Court in the British capital Monday to plead guilty to four counts of … Read more