Direct Israel-UAE flight makes historic first. Plus, the US and four English-speaking allies have shared intelligence for decades through an alliance called the "Five Eyes." Now Japan is lobbying to join in. And, a new report from international crime fighters Interpol has found that illegal plastic dumping has sharply increased in the last two years.
The first-ever direct commercial passenger flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates landed on Monday in Abu Dhabi, Lebanon’s prime minister-designate, Mustapha Adib, was appointed by the country’s president to form a new government, and India’s defense ministry has said its soldiers had thwarted movements by the Chinese military in a sensitive part of the Ladakh region.
A new analysis of 194 countries found that women-led nations have a better handle on the coronavirus pandemic. Not only were infection rates generally lower; fatality rates were also noticeably lower, too.
Five years after German chancellor Angela Merkel's famous words, "Wir schaffen das!" or "We can do this!" many of her critics' worst predictions on Europe's migrant crisis have not come to pass, says Constanze Stelzenmüller, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
As fires rage across the state of California, many are wondering how management could improve to reduce the risk in the future. Traditional fire management is being increasingly embraced in Australia, which could help inspire California.