Shehbaz Sharif wins Pakistan’s top job for second time

Shehbaz Sharif, returning as Pakistan’s prime minister for a second time on Sunday when his brother declined a fourth term, has played a crucial role holding together a disparate coalition for 16 months after rival Imran Khan was ousted. Sharif, 72, won a parliamentary vote for premier, resuming the role he had held until […]

UN chief Antonio Guterres to sit out of Holocaust event for first time

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will not make his usual appearance at a prominent New York City synagogue’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day event this year. Guterres and his predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, have been featured guests at the annual event at Park East Synagogue for at least the past decade. But this year, Guterres said […]

Russia employs ‘superweapon’ against Ukraine for first time in months

The United Kingdom’s Defense Ministry last week published an intelligence update regarding Russia’s use of a “super weapon” in Ukraine. The update was published to the ministry’s X, formerly Twitter, account. “On 14 December 2023, the Russian Air Force highly likely carried out the first use of an AS-24 KILLJOY air-launched ballistic missile since […]

Ancient aqueduct from time of Roman occupation discovered in Jerusalem

Ancient aqueduct from time of Roman occupation discovered in Jerusalem

Archaeological excavations in the Giv’at Hamatos neighborhood of Jerusalem uncovered an ancient Aqueduct that once carried water throughout Jerusalem’s upper city during the time of Rome’s occupation, the Israel Antiquities Authorities announced on October 2.  The tunnel once fed water to the homes of Jerusalem’s elite, including the homes of prominent figures like Roman […]