Pope asks an aide to read a speech aloud for him, raising further concerns over his health

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who has been suffering from the fluasked an aide to read his prepared speech at a Vatican conference Friday, saying he has not yet fully recovered from his latest illness that has raised concerns about his ability to continue leading the Roman Catholic Church. The 87-year-old Pope, who was … Read more

Kenya and Haiti sign agreements to try and salvage plan to deploy Kenyan police to battle gangs

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya and Haiti signed agreements Friday to try to salvage a plan for the African country to deploy 1,000 police officers to the troubled Caribbean country to help combating gang violence which has risen to unprecedented heights. Kenya agreed in October to lead a UN-authorized international police force to Haiti, but … Read more

The US Will Pay for Its Alliance With Israel

Just days ago, US President Joe Biden publicly announced that a ceasefire agreement in Gaza seemed likely, possibly as early as next Monday. However, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant claimed that even if a temporary ceasefire is reached, Israeli military operations in Gaza would continue until all hostages are freed. Besides indicating that the US … Read more

Seven hostages killed, Hamas says

Reuters A protester in Israel holds a poster with photos of the hostages during a rally calling for their release Seven hostages held in the Gaza Strip have died, Hamas said on Friday. The group blamed the Israeli bombings and said a “number” of its fighters were also killed. It said the number of hostages … Read more

Another Region of European Country Requests ‘Russia’s Protection’

The governor of Moldova’s pro-Russian Gagauzia region has reportedly become the Eastern European country’s second regional leader to request Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ‘protection’. Gagauzia Governor Eugenia Gutul accused the pro-European Union (EU) leadership of “suppressing” pro-Kremlin residents of her region during a meeting with the chairman of the Russian Senate in Moscow on Friday, … Read more

CNN saw what’s inside aid packs destined for Gaza. And investigates why they’re not reaching civilians

CNN saw what was in aid packages destined for Gaza. And investigates why they do not reach citizens Humanitarians and government officials working to deliver urgently needed aid to Gaza say a clear pattern of Israeli obstruction has emerged. CNN’s Nima Elbagir investigates.