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Around the World
US and Israel outraged as Iran elected rapporteur to UN international security committee, “UN has reached a new low”
Prompting outrage from Israel and the United States, Iran was last week elected to two leadership roles in the United Nations, including as rapporteur to the committee responsible for disarmament and international security, Algemeiner reports. The second position to which Iran was elected on Thursday last week is that of a Vice President of the UN General Assembly.
Kyiv Says Russia ‘Blew Up Dam’ As Thousands Flee Flooding (Worthy News Radio)
Ukraine has accused Russia of blowing up a massive dam on the Dnipro River, forcing thousands of people to flee catastrophic flooding. Moscow denies responsibility for the disaster in the Russian-occupied Kherson area in southern Ukraine, but Kyiv wants the United Nations to intervene.
Turkish Re-elected President Hopes To Tackle Economic Crisis
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who critics have condemned for his perceived authoritarian style, has reappointed an internationally respected former banker as finance minister to help tackle a massive economic crisis.
Russia Says It Prevented Ukraine Offensive Killing 250 Troops
Moscow claimed Monday that it prevented a Ukrainian counter-offensive by killing 250 Ukrainian troops amid concerns in the West that its weapons were used against Russia.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel and Egypt reaffirm commitment to peace and security after border killings
Israel and Egypt have reaffirmed their commitment to upholding their peace treaty and security coordination, after an Egyptian policeman infiltrated the Egyptian-Israeli border and killed three Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Saturday, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
The Israelis set for new Jewish temple on Al-Aqsa site
In a suburb of Tel Aviv, a group of choristers were getting ready for the moment they will rejoice at the reconstruction of the Jewish temple some 2,000 years after its destruction, which they believe will accelerate the arrival of the messiah.
Iran unveils hypersonic missile it says can reach Israel in 400 seconds
Iran unveiled its first hypersonic missile on Tuesday, a weapon it says can reach Israel, Tehran’s sworn arch-enemy, in 400 seconds, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Inside the United States
Federal judge blocks Florida ban on medicalized gender transition for children
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Florida’s ban on gender-transition treatment for minor children, blasting “bigotry” against transgender individuals and overriding concerns about the long-term medical risks from the use of off-label drugs.
House to Charge FBI Director with Contempt if Unclassified ‘Biden’ Doc Not Handed Over
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray with a charge of contempt of Congress.
Around the World
Iran to reopen embassy in Saudi Arabia following years of severed diplomatic ties
Iran is set to reopen its embassy in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, after seven years of severed diplomatic ties between the two Middle Eastern powers, i24 News reports. Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran in 2016, after its embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad were attacked by demonstrators protesting Riyadh’s execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
Serbia Soul Searching After Rally Over Shootings
Serbia has begun soul searching after two shootings killed 18 people, half of them children, prompting massive protests over the weekend.
Hungary, Poland Furious Over EU Vote
Hungary and Poland have condemned the European Parliament for adopting a resolution questioning Hungary's ability to hold the European Union presidency next year due to concerns about its perceived crackdown on democratic values.
Kyiv: ‘Toddler Killed In Deliberate Russian Strike On Ukrainian City’ (Worthy News Radio)
Ukraine says a toddler has been killed and 22 injured after a Russian air strike in a residential area of the Ukrainian central city of Dnipro. But there were growing indications Sunday that the war in Ukraine was further escalating beyond its borders, with Russian authorities accusing Kyiv of attacking targets inside Russian territory.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF attacked secret Iranian weapon factories in Syria
The alleged attack by the Israeli Air Force in Aleppo, Syria in the beginning of May targeted sites belonging to a secret Iranian unit operating in Syria, according to media reports in Saudi Arabia on Monday evening.
Netanyahu to Egypt: ‘Exhaustive’ Probe Needed into Deaths of 3 IDF Soldiers
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on Egypt to conduct a "thorough and exhaustive" investigation of the deadly incident Saturday during which an Egyptian policeman crossed into Israel and killed three Israeli soldiers over a period of several hours.

Inside the United States
Ex-VP Mike Pence Enters US Presidential Race
Former U.S. President Mike Pence has entered the presidential race to run against his ex-boss, Donald J. Trump.
Utah school district bans KJV Bible in lower schools for “vulgarity and violence”
Amid an ongoing conservative movement to ban books considered inappropriate for minors in school libraries, the Davis School District north of Salt Lake City in Utah has banned the King James Version of the Bible for elementary and middle schools on the grounds it contains verses that are too violent and sexually explicit for younger children, the Associated Press reports. The complete Bible will still be available in high school libraries across the 72,000-student district.
Sonic Boom Over Washington D.C. Caused By Jets Intercepting Plane
F-16 fighter jets intercepting a plane caused a sonic boom that shook houses across the U.S. capital Sunday as they took off from Joint Base Andrews in a high-speed pursuit, officials said.
Biden orders 20-year ban on oil, gas drilling to protect New Mexico tribal sites
Hundreds of square miles in New Mexico will be withdrawn from further oil and gas production for the next 20 years on the outskirts of Chaco Culture National Historical Park that tribal communities consider sacred, the Biden administration ordered Friday.

Christian News
Nigeria: 43 more Christians murdered in Nasarawa state, “Where is the outcry? Where is effective action?”
As the genocidal slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, Fulani Islamic jihadists murdered 43 Christians, including a pastor and his wife, in Nasarawa state last month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Around the World
Hundreds Killed, Hundreds Injured In India Train Crash
At least 233 people were killed and about 900 injured Friday in a multiple train collision in India’s eastern state of Odisha, officials said.
‘Several Killed As Ukraine Hits Russia’
Russia accused neighboring Ukraine on Friday of attacking Russia’s Belgorod region, killing at least two people and injuring two others.
U.S. retaliates for Russia’s suspension of New START treaty by revoking visas of nuclear inspectors
The Biden administration is retaliating for Russia’s suspension of the New START nuclear treaty, announcing Thursday it is revoking the visas of Russian nuclear inspectors, denying pending applications for new monitors and canceling standard clearances for Russian aircraft to enter U.S. airspace.
EU, US prepare common code of conduct on artificial intelligence
The European Union and the United States said Wednesday that they would soon release a voluntary code of conduct on artificial intelligence, hoping to develop common standards among democracies as China makes rapid gains.
Chinese warship comes within yards of US destroyer in latest act of aggression in Taiwan Strait
A Chinese warship came within 150 yards of hitting the USS Chung-Hoon on Saturday before crossing its bow a second time at closer to 2,000 yards while the U.S. destroyer was conducting joint exercises with Canada in the Taiwan Strait, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) confirmed.
Saudi Arabia Will Reduce Oil Supply, Higher Gasoline Prices To Possibly Hit U.S. Soon
Saudi Arabia will reportedly be cutting back on the amount of oil it exports to the world economy, in an effort to support the sagging price of crude after two earlier supply cuts by major oil-producing nations in the OPEC+ alliance failed to do so.
Why Is China Drilling a 33,000-Feet Hole in Xinjiang?
Chinese scientists have begun drilling a 10,000-meter (32,808 feet) hole into the Earth’s crust, as the world’s second largest economy explores new frontiers above and below the planet’s surface.
BRICS Move To Gold-Backed Currency Challenging U.S. Dollar (Worthy News In-Depth)
The U.S. dollar's domination in world trade was further challenged Thursday as BRICS nations asked the bloc's bank to investigate how a gold-backed shared currency might work.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli Soldiers Killed Near Egypt Border
Three Israeli soldiers have been killed and others wounded by a gunman near the border with Egypt, the government and the army said Saturday.

Inside the United States
Biden Signs Legislation Raising Debt Ceiling
U.S. President Joe Biden signed a bill raising the debt ceiling on Saturday, just two days before the June 5 default deadline and financial markets reopening.
US Employers Added 339,000 Jobs in May as Labor Market Stays Durable
The nation's employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs, well above expectations and evidence of strength in an economy that the Federal Reserve is desperately trying to cool.