Simon Harris elected new Irish prime minister

Simon Harris became Ireland’s youngest ever prime minister on Tuesday, succeeding party colleague Leo Varadkar with less than a year to boost the coalition government’s bid to halt a first electoral victory by left-wing Sinn Fein. The 37-year-old former health and higher education minister, best known for helping steer the country’s initial response to […]

India will enter Pakistan to kill terrorists who run away there, defense minister says

India will enter Pakistan to kill anyone who escapes over the border after trying to carry out terrorist activities in the country, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told broadcaster CNN News18 on Friday. The minister’s comments come a day after Britain’s Guardian newspaper published a report stating the Indian government had killed about 20 people […]

Europe needs clear, united strategy against Russia, Italy minister says

Europe should avoid “grand statements” and contradictions but rather have a clear and unified strategy against Russia with regards to its war in Ukraine, Italy’s defense minister said, adding that Rome would never send troops to the conflict zone. “The West should avoid grand statements – such as sending NATO to Ukraine trying to […]

Energy minister calls on Christian lawmakers: Move embassies to Jerusalem

Energy Minister Eli Cohen called on Christian lawmakers to encourage their governments to move their embassies to Jerusalem at a gathering in the Binyamin Regional Council Sunday evening.  “We are asking you to promote” moving your embassies, Cohen told pro-Israel Christian parliamentarians who were in the country on a solidarity mission. “One of our […]

Israeli minister calls for action against civil groups with Hamas ties

Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism Minister Amichai Chikli provided a detailed account to international ministers of close to 10 countries, such as Canada’s Defense Minister Bill Blair and Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi, calling for action against civil groups with ties to Hamas. In addition to the letter, sent mainly to interior ministers around […]