Germany’s Scholz inks gas deal with United Arab Emirates – POLITICO

Olaf Scholz culminated a two-day trip to the Persian Gulf region by signing a gas deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, but the German chancellor’s mission was overshadowed by human rights concerns. Amid Russia’s halt in gas deliveries to Germany and skyrocketing energy prices in Europe, Scholz traveled to the region to … Read more

Pro-government rallies held in Iran amid mass protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian counterprotesters gathered across the country on Friday in a show of support for authorities after nearly a week of anti-government protests and unrest over the death of a young woman who was being held by the morality police. A few thousand people attended a rally in the capital, Tehran, … Read more

UK could move embassy to Jerusalem – POLITICO

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is considering relocating the U.K. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Truss told her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid “about her review of the current location” of the building, a Downing Street spokeswoman said. Truss had already proposed the move as a campaign promise to the Conservative Friends of Israel, during her … Read more

Foreign Candy Puts American Candy to Shame

This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The Atlantic, Monday through Friday. Sign up for it here.       At Sunrise Mart, a small Japanese grocery with a branch in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park, you can’t miss the mountain of KitKats. The … Read more