News Wire | Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

Russia Orders Retreat From Kherson, a Serious Reversal in the Ukraine War

By Marc Santora, Andrew E. Kramer, Dan Bilefsky, Ivan Nechepurenko & Anton Troianovski | The New York Times (free)

The Kremlin on Wednesday announced a retreat of Russian forces from the strategically important city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, a concession to military reality eight months after capturing the area, and one of the most significant reversals of President Vladimir Putin’s war effort.

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Egypt Starts ‘Medical Intervention’ on Prominent Political Prisoner, Family Says

By Vivian Yee | The New York Times

The Egyptian authorities have begun a “medical intervention” for the country’s best known political prisoner, Alaa Abd El Fattah, whose long hunger strike has cast a shadow on this week’s United Nations climate summit in Egypt, one of his sisters said Thursday.

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