Israel MPs Prepare Divisive Bill For Final Votes Amid Protests

Protesters have kept up pressure on the government with a months-long wave of demonstrations. (File) Jerusalem: An Israeli parliamentary committee has adopted a key clause of the hard-right government’s controversial judicial reforms, a statement said Thursday, as protests intensified ahead of final votes on the bill. Parliament’s law committee approved the proposal, which would limit […]

Japan Orders Military To Prepare To Shoot Down North Korean Missile

Japan ordered deployment of destroyers equipped with SM-3 missile interceptors. (Representational) Tokyo: Japan ordered its military Saturday to prepare to shoot down a North Korean ballistic missile after Pyongyang said this week it was ready to launch its first military spy satellite. Placing the satellite into orbit would require a long-range projectile, which North Korea […]