Shimon Peres, Israel's former president and its eldest statesman, passed away in a hospital outside Tel Aviv Wednesday morning, two weeks after he suffered a stroke. A Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the most central figures in Israeli politics, Peres died at the age of 93.
China is hoping to strengthen ties with Cuba, but is partly waiting to see how its ally handles its improved relations with the United States.
Li Keqiang will make history as the first Chinese premier to visit Cuba. His talks in Havana will be important in promoting a higher-level relationship.
The National Intelligence Organization (MIT) dismissed Tuesday 87 personnel for suspected links to the Fethullah Gulen Movement, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Sunday and the two exchanged views on bilateral ties, world peace, regional hotspot issues, food security and a wide range of other issues of common concern.
China protested on Tuesday after the United States lodged criminal charges and sanctions on Monday against a Chinese firm it accuses of being connected to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.