Ukraine, U.S. Navy's 6th Fleet prepare for Black Sea exercises

June 21 (UPI) — The Sea Breeze 2021 naval exercise, starting next week in the Black Sea, will involve over 5,000 troops, 32 ships and 40 aircraft, the U.S. Navy said on... Read more »

Iran in furtive race to develop a nuclear weapon

June 21 (UPI) — In Iran, more than 315,000 people have died of COVID-19, although the theocratic regime claims the true figure is 82,000. The Iranian economy is in free fall. Some... Read more »

COVID-19 surging in Russia; weekly world deaths drop 10%, cases 5%

June 20 (UPI) — As coronavirus subsides through much of the world, the pandemic is surging in Russia with a record daily cases increase last week and the most deaths in three... Read more »

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett says patience with Hamas 'has run out'

June 20 (UPI) — Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister, on Sunday warned that Israel’s patience with the Palestinian militant group Hamas “has run out” in his first public statement since taking... Read more »

COVID-19 surging in Russia amid worldwide 10% deaths drop, 5% in cases

June 20 (UPI) — As coronavirus subsides through much of the world, the pandemic is surging in Russia with a record daily cases increase last week and the most deaths in three... Read more »

European Union reopens to American travelers

June 18 (UPI) — The European Council on Friday announced that countries in the European Union could gradually lift travel restrictions on several nations, including the United States. EU member states Greece... Read more »

Israel to provide Palestinian Authority with COVID-19 vaccines

June 18 (UPI) — Israel began delivering the first of at least 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Palestinians on Friday. The vaccines are being provided as part of a... Read more »

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza over incendiary balloons

June 18 (UPI) — Israel late Thursday conducted air strikes into Gaza, the second time it has attacked the self-governing Palestinian territory since a cease-fire last month ended 11 days of fighting... Read more »

Israeli officer who fatally shot autistic Palestinian man charged with manslaughter

June 17 (UPI) — An Israeli Border Police officer was indicted Thursday for shooting and killing an autistic Palestinian man in East Jerusalem last year. The 20-year-old officer, whose name has not... Read more »

Israel’s lack of a constitution deepens divisions between Jews, Arabs

June 17 (UPI) — Renewed fighting has erupted between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, endangering a cease-fire instituted after an 11-day war in May. The conflict in Gaza is an early... Read more »