* USS Abraham Lincoln deploys opposite Syria, US envoy to Russia aboard Accompanied by 10 warships, the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier on Wednesday, April 24, deployed opposite the Syrian coast in a dramatic show of strength against Russia and Iran.
* Why Putin is a better match for Kim Jong Un than Trump is When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s special armored railcar pulled into Russia’s Vladivostok Station on April 24 after a nine-hour journey, a red carpet was rolled out and high-level Kremlin officials greeted the young North Korean dictator as he arrived for his first summit with his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin.
* Russia not alone in Syria's West, China and Iran are also moving in near sea Russia looks set to expand its presence on Syria's west coast, with rumors of an imminent signing of a near-quarter-century lease on a lucrative seaport, but other major players were also moving in on the war-torn Mediterranean country.
* Sri Lanka didn’t heed foreign intelligence warnings before attacks — minister Agencies alerted country to threat several times, starting on April 4; political dysfunction blamed for keeping PM, ministers in dark.
* Russia Reveals New Sub Carrying Nuclear-Tipped Drone Kanyon drones equipped with port-blasting megaton warheads.
* Tens of thousands gather at Western Wall for priestly blessing Throngs of Jewish worshipers make traditional Passover pilgrimage to Jerusalem for semiannual ceremony held under heavy security.
* Putting together the puzzle: Netanyahu and the art of coalition formation Netanyahu and horse-trading, or the art of coalition formation.
* Does Russia have a better plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Putin has something Trump doesn’t have and apparently doesn’t want: influence with the Palestinians.
* Lebanon's Minister threatens to strike Ben-Gurion Airport in future war The disputes over the border have elevated tensions between the two enemy countries.
* Get ready for the end of the EU as we know it, says Ivan Krastev Ahead of the European elections in May, the EU is in the midst of its most radical crisis ever, warns Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev.