. AL JAZEERA
Tanzania’s President Hassan lifts 6-yr ban on opposition rallies
Her predecessor John Magafuli banned political rallies by opposition groups in the country in 2016.
. THE GUARDIAN
Extreme-right Israeli minister visits al-Aqsa mosque compound
Move by Itamar Ben-Gvir angers Palestinians after Hamas warned such a step was a ‘red line’
. NIKKEI ASIA
Marcos heads to China to tackle South China Sea tensions
Philippine president seeks to open ‘new chapter’ with economic deals
. THE RIO TIMES
Costa Rica registers the highest number of homicides during 2022
Costa Rica reached the highest number of homicides in its history in 2022 with a total of 656, according to data released today by the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ).
NATO members to discuss defense budget target
NATO member countries will debate their defense spending caps in the coming months, as some of them call for making the 2% target a bottom-line figure, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) told DPA.