A leader for all Israelis? Yair Lapid takes over as caretaker prime minister

A leader for all Israelis?  Yair Lapid takes over as caretaker prime minister

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem CNN — Yair Lapid is used to being in the spotlight. The son of a prominent family, Lapid has dabbled in acting, screenwriting, music and even … Read more

Drug-Fueled Cartel Rampage Ends With Two Dead Priests Dumped in a Mexican Desert

Drug-Fueled Cartel Rampage Ends With Two Dead Priests Dumped in a Mexican Desert

A capo from a notorious Mexican crime group went on a rampage last week in the state of Chihuahua, eventually killing two elderly priests and a tour guide who had sought refuge from the sicarios in a church, according to Mexican authorities. The killings occurred in the small desert town of Cerocahui, about 480 miles … Read more

In China’s ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

In China's 'zero-Covid' lockdowns, a daughter's struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. CNN — What was meant to be a simple errand, a daughter driving her aging father to the hospital … Read more

Why is Indonesia’s draft criminal code so controversial? | Politics News

Why is Indonesia's draft criminal code so controversial?  |  Politics News

Medan, Indonesia – Indonesia is once again facing a potential legal crisis as the passage of its controversial draft criminal code – a complete overhaul of the current criminal code – looks imminent. Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej, the deputy law and human rights minister, has said that the legislation should be passed no later than … Read more

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Suspect admits killing missing pair in Brazilian Amazon, authorities say

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Suspect admits killing missing pair in Brazilian Amazon, authorities say

Sao Paulo CNN — A suspect held over the disappearance of a British journalist and Brazilian indigenous affairs expert has admitted to killing the pair in a remote region of the Amazon, Brazilian authorities said at a news conference Wednesday. Brazilian Federal Police identified the suspect as Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira. Police said he … Read more

US judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas

US judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas

A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a US court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey in Las Vegas kicked the case out of … Read more

Sarah Paulson and Monica Lewinsky attend Impeachment: American Crime Story FYC Event in Los Angeles

Stylish: Sarah Paulson turned heads while attending an event for her series 'Impeachment: American Crime Story' at El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles on Friday.

Sarah Paulson turned heads while attending an event for her series ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ at El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles on Friday. The actress, 47, dazzled in a plunging A-line long-sleeve pleated black gown that showcased her cleavage, and featured a silk panel at the waist, as she posed for photographers at the … Read more

Brookings places retired general on leave amid FBI probe

Brookings places retired general on leave amid FBI probe

The prestigious Brookings Institution placed its president, retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen, on administrative leave Wednesday amid a federal investigation into his role in an illegal lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Brookings’ announcement came a day after The Associated Press reported on new court filings that show … Read more

Dom Phillips: British journalist and Brazilian indigenous affairs expert still missing in Amazon

Dom Phillips: British journalist and Brazilian indigenous affairs expert still missing in Amazon

Sao Paulo CNN — The families of a British journalist and a Brazilian indigenous affairs expert are calling on Brazilian authorities to intensify their search efforts for the pair, who went missing in a remote part of the Brazilian Amazon this weekend. Concerns are growing over the fate of Dom Phillips and Bruno Araújo Pereira, … Read more

Is NSO Group a Foreign Agent?

Is NSO Group a Foreign Agent?

Photo: Menahem Kahana (Getty Images) The United States Supreme Court wants the Biden Administration’s take on whether or not civil litigation laws apply to the world’s most infamous monitoring for hire firm. In an unusual Monday order spottedby Al Jazeera, the court asked for the Justice Department’s input on whether the Israeli-based spyware company NSO … Read more