U.S. issues hundreds of new Russia sanctions over Alexey Navalny’s death and war in Ukraine

Washington — The Biden administration announced more than 600 sanctions and penalties on Russia and its military industry Friday — the largest round of sanctions since Russia invaded Ukraine two…

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An unlikely friendship is tested by war. Can it survive?

TEL AVIV —  Two girls, both 16, sit shoulder to shoulder at a crowded Tel Aviv cafe. Each wears a cropped sweater, hoop earrings and a gold necklace, one featuring a…

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Did Israel’s West Bank hospital raid violate rules of war?

JENIN, West Bank —  It was still dark out, and many patients at the Ibn Sina hospital in the West Bank were still sleeping, when the hit squad arrived. Israeli agents…

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Column: Taiwan held an election. War didn’t break out. That’s good for California

WASHINGTON —  Good news has been scarce in world affairs this year. So it’s worth noting a conflict zone where the worst-case scenario hasn’t happened: the long-running standoff between China and…

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Poll: Californians take different views of Israel-Hamas war

Three months of war between Israel and Hamas have sharply split Californians, with stark divisions between the state’s older and younger voters, a new statewide poll finds. Voters younger than…

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Hiltzik: The GOP war on children’s health

Question: Is there anything more absurd than red state governors rejecting federal programs that directly benefit their constituents? Easy answer: Yes. It’s the explanations they give to make their actions…

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Egypt floats plan to end Israel-Hamas war. The proposal gets a cool reception – Orange County Register

By SAMY MAGDY, NAJIB JOBAIN and JOSEF FEDERMAN CAIRO — Israel and Hamas on Monday gave cool public receptions to an Egyptian proposal to end their bitter war. But the…

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The legal war against Activision Blizzard shows that in California the process is the punishment – Orange County Register

When California’s Civil Rights Department opened its prosecution of Activision Blizzard in the summer of 2021, it did so with a single trumpet blast, a press release that declared the…

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The legal war against Activision Blizzard shows that in California the process is the punishment – Press Enterprise

When California’s Civil Rights Department opened its prosecution of Activision Blizzard in the summer of 2021, it did so with a single trumpet blast, a press release that declared the…

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Hopes dim for cease-fire as Israel vows to continue war

TEL AVIV —  The death toll in Gaza grows by the hour. International pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu steadily increases. And ordinary Israelis voice more and more frustration over…

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Opinion: Talks can’t end the Ukraine war, because Russia lies

Following the full-scale invasion by Russia in February 2022, Ukraine has suffered tremendously. Tens of thousands have died, and a quarter of the country’s prewar population has been displaced. Homes,…

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Column: Is Biden in trouble with Democrats over war in Gaza? Maybe not

WASHINGTON —  When Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes after Hamas launched its Oct. 7 attack, it opened a dramatic divide among Democrats over a war that has claimed thousands of civilian…

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After Israel-Hamas war ends, two-state solution will face head winds

TEL AVIV —  When the Israel-Hamas war ends, the larger, decades-old issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will remain festering, and, in the opinion of many, essential to resolve unless the cycle…

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News Analysis: A temporary cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war does little to solve deep dilemmas on all sides

JERUSALEM —  Tearful family reunions, aid trucks rumbling into the devastated Gaza Strip, the roar of bombardment abruptly going silent: Friday’s pause in hostilities and a dramatic but limited hostage-prisoner exchange…

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