Weekly News Wrap: Monday, December 23, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world:

Middle East

  • British and U.S. spies targeted a senior EU official, German government buildings, and the office of an Israeli prime minister, according to the latest leaked documents from Edward Snowden published on Friday. Israeli officials said they were not surprised by allegations of spying and played down the importance of any information its allies may have gleaned.
  • In a rare public apology, the military leader of al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen has said that one of his fighters disobeyed orders and attacked a hospital attached to the defense ministry during a December assault that killed 52 people.
  • Israeli police have blamed terrorists for a bomb that exploded on a bus in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam only moments after passengers left the vehicle.






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