Netanyahu pleads not guilty in corruption trial
08 February 2021 | 3:02 pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty on Monday to corruption charges at the resumption of his trial, six weeks before voters again head to the polls to pass judgment on his leadership.
13 May 2021
US President Joe Biden says that Israel has a right to defend itself, but after speaking with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he hopes violent clashes with Palestinians will end "sooner than later." He adds that his national security staff has also spoken with the Egyptians, Saudis and Emiratis.
23 May 2021
Israeli papers weigh in on Benjamin Netanyahu's resistance to growing calls for de-escalation in Gaza. We also take a look at a Washington Post editorial opposing the idea of offering people in the US money or other incentives in order to get vaccinated against Covid-19. We finish with the Guardian telling us about an unorthodox and smelly tourist attraction in San Francisco.
27 May 2021
Former President Jacob Zuma is being tried for graft, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The plea marks a turning point in the decadelong trial.
2 Jun 2021
Naftali Bennett took a major step toward ending the 12-year rule of Benjamin Netanyahu, announcing that he would try to form a unity government with his opponents.
5 Jun 2021
Centrist Yair Lapid and nationalist Naftali Bennett were moving closer toward unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, if they can pull a disparate set of coalition partners together.
8 Jun 2021
The Israeli prime minister hit out at a deal to end his second stint in office, pointing to promises by his former protege Naftali Bennett never to serve in government with centrist Yair Lapid.
13 Jun 2021
The Israeli Knesset will vote on whether to send Benjamin Netanyahu into opposition after 12 years as prime minister. A new coalition would comprise eight parties from across the political spectrum.
15 Jun 2021
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises to 'overthrow the government at the first opportunity', during a meeting for the Kenesset's opposition factions in Jerusalem. Netanyahu was unseated after 12 years in power by a precarious coalition government headed by Jewish nationalist Naftali Bennett, but the fragile coalition faces stark challenges to hold onto power.
9 Jul 2021
The killing of 33-year-old Sarah Everard sparked waves of demonstrations as people took to the streets of the UK to protest violence against women.
21 Jul 2021
The state accuses Zuma of bribery, fraud and money laundering in a $2 billion weapons contract with French company Thales in the late 1990s. He denies all the charges.
11 Sep 2021
Alexanda Kotey, a member of the notorious Islamic State kidnapping cell dubbed the "Beatles," pleaded guilty Thursday in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages. "Contrary to the propaganda perpetrated by ISIS, we have given Alexanda Kotey the opportunity to face justice," acting US Attorney Raj Parekh tells reporters outside the court, alongside some of the victims' parents.
The 64-year-old had been the country's top diplomat for a decade and was seen as a possible successor to strongman Alexander Lukashenko.
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King Charles wants Princess Charlotte to become the Duchess of Edinburgh as a way to pay tribute to his parents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.
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Myanmar's ruling military junta has issued new rules making it harder for foreign aid groups to operate in the country. NGO's will need to adapt their strategies to reach those in need.
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Journalists working at the Kyiv Independent document life under power outages caused by Russian missile strikes and vow to continue their work. Also, we look ahead to important local elections in Taiwan, the first since China's military escalation there. Cartoonists give us their views on the UN-mandated day to eliminate violence against women. Finally, we look at the celebrity secrets of turning male pattern baldness into a signature statement!