WikiLeaks founder Assange wins right to appeal against extradition order to U.S.

Tokyo, 21 May, /AJMEDIA/ WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal an extradition order to the United States on espionage charges, a London court ruled Monday — a decision likely to… Read more

U.S. says Iran sought help over fatal helicopter crash

Tokyo, 21 May, /AJMEDIA/ The United States said Monday that arch-enemy Iran sought assistance over a helicopter crash that killed president Ebrahim Raisi, as Washington meanwhile offered condolences despite saying… Read more

Helicopter carrying Iran’s president, foreign minister apparently crashes in foggy, mountainous region

Tokyo, 20 May, /AJMEDIA/ A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and other officials apparently crashed in the mountainous northwest reaches of Iran on Sunday, sparking… Read more

Airstrike kills 27 in central Gaza and fighting rages as Israel’s leaders are increasingly divided

Tokyo, 20 May, /AJMEDIA/ An Israeli airstrike killed 27 people in central Gaza, mostly women and children, and fighting with Hamas raged across the north on Sunday as Israel’s leaders… Read more

Israel pushes further into parts of north Gaza; new cracks in Netanyahu coalition

Tokyo, 19 May, /AJMEDIA/ Israeli troops and tanks pushed on Saturday into parts of a congested northern Gaza Strip district that they had previously skirted in the more than seven-month-old… Read more

Ukraine’s divisive mobilization law comes into force as a new Russian push strains front-line troops

Tokyo, 19 May, /AJMEDIA/ A divisive mobilization law in Ukraine came into force on Saturday, as Kyiv struggles to boost troop numbers after Russia launched a new offensive that some… Read more

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch missile that strikes oil tanker in the Red Sea

Tokyo, 19 May, /AJMEDIA/ Yemen’s Houthi rebels hit an oil tanker in the Red Sea with a ballistic missile early Saturday, damaging the Panama-flagged, Greek-owned vessel in their latest assault… Read more

Putin concludes trip to China by emphasizing its strategic and personal ties to Russia

Tokyo, 18 May, /AJMEDIA/ Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded a two-day visit to China on Friday, emphasizing the countries’ burgeoning strategic ties as well as his own personal relationship with… Read more

Hamas says commander killed in Israel strike in Lebanon

Tokyo, 18 May, /AJMEDIA/ Palestinian militant group Hamas said Friday that a “commander” was killed in an Israeli strike on an eastern district of Lebanon near the Syrian border. Hamas’s… Read more

Slovak prime minister remains in serious condition

Tokyo, 18 May, /AJMEDIA/ Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has undergone another operation two days after being shot multiple times and remains in serious condition, officials said Friday. Fico, 59,… Read more