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Russia, China veto extending cross-border aid to Syria

NEW YORK Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution Tuesday that would have extended cross-border humanitarian aid to three million Syrians for a year. The authorization, which has been in effect since 2014, is set to expire Friday. The resolution was drafted by Germany and Belgium. Under the current resolution, the UN aid is…
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Israel can bypass parliament on virus decisions

JERUSALEM The Israeli parliament has passed an emergency bill allowing the government to bypass it in making immediate decisions on combating a renewed outbreak of the coronavirus. Parliament voted early Tuesday to sidestep its own…