Arab League Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at the Arab League, an organization of Middle Eastern and African countries and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Ahmed Aboul Gheit of Egypt is the current secretary-general of the Arab League. There are also four observer states: Eritrea, India, Brazil and Venezuela. The Arab League’s purpose, from the Pact of […]

Netanyahu and Biden trade barbs over plan to weaken courts as Israel rejects ‘pressure’ from White House

CNN  —  Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu escalated a rare public dispute with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday, rejecting “pressure” from the White House after Biden criticized his controversial efforts to weaken the Israeli judiciary. Biden said on Tuesday that he won’t invite Netanyahu to the White House “in the near term,” and […]

Lebanon reverses decision on Daylight Saving, amid confusion on two different timezones

CNN  —  Lebanon’s government has walked back a controversial decision to delay winter clock changes by a month, after last week’s announcement by caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati sparked exasperation and confusion in a country already gripped by economic crisis. Mikati’s plan to postpone Daylight Saving until April 20 (following the Muslim holy month of […]

Israel judicial overhaul plans delayed amid huge protests, says Ben Gvir’s Jewish Power party

Jerusalem CNN  —  Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial plans to weaken Israel’s judiciary will be put on hold after widespread strikes and protests drove the country to a standstill, the party of National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir announced Monday. The legislation will be paused until the next legislative term, after the Passover recess in April, Gvir’s […]

Israel: Mass protests against judicial reform leave country paralyzed

Jerusalem CNN  —  Israel’s political crisis escalated into uncharted territory Monday as the country’s largest trade union announced a “historic” strike shutting down transportation, universities, restaurants and retailers in protest against Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned judicial overhaul. All takeoffs from Israel’s main airport, Ben Gurion Tel Aviv, were halted for several hours because of […]