Nicaragua closes the Vatican Embassy in Managua and the Nicaraguan Embassy in the Vatican

VATICAN CITY, March 12 (Reuters) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has ordered the closure of the Vatican’s embassy in Managua and that of Nicaragua to the Vatican in Rome, a Vatican source said on Sunday. Nicaragua said the move, which came days after Pope Francis compared the Nicaraguan government to a dictatorship, was “a suspension” … Read more

Saudi-Iranian détente: a setback for Israel and a wake-up call for US relations

JERUSALEM, March 12 (Reuters) – The Saudi-Iranian détente is setting back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to isolate Tehran, but time will tell if it is also hampering his opening up to Riyadh or the planning of a possible military strike against Iranian nuclear sites. The most pressing concern for Israel, some experts say, … Read more

Israeli army kills 3 Palestinian gunmen in clash

JERUSALEM, March 12 (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers on Sunday killed three Palestinian gunmen who attacked their post in the occupied West Bank, the army said, adding that a fourth gunman had been arrested after surrendering. The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed the deaths near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, among the territories where … Read more