Russia Bars 5 Americans From Entry

Vladimir Putin

Russia this week barred five former U.S. officials from entering the country in response to the United States’ decision to impose sanctions against five Russians for human rights violations.

Two 13-Year-Old Girls Stab Israeli Security Guard

West Bank violence

JERUSALEM—Two 13-year-old girls descended from a bus in the central Israeli city of Ramle Thursday morning and, instead of walking to their nearby school, proceeded to pull kitchen knives from their schoolbags and stab a security guard at the entrance to the bus station. The guard was lightly wounded, and the girls were subdued by a civilian and a soldier.

Khamenei’s Top Aide Says Tehran, Moscow Ink $40 Billion in Projects

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani attend a news conference in Tehran

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Iran and Russia have initialed contracts worth around $40 billion, including for power-engineering and railway projects, Russian news agencies quoted Ali Akbar Velayati, top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as saying on Thursday.