UAE sends 14-truck aid convoy to Gaza News

Houthi attack severely damages Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to Red Sea DUBAI: A missile attack by Yemen’s Houthis that damaged a Belize-flagged ship traveling through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden has forced the crew to abandon the vessel, authorities said Monday. Another ship reportedly … Read more

Zelensky says frontline situation ‘difficult’ due to aid ‘delays’ News

KYIV, Ukraine: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday said his troops were facing complicated fighting along sections of the sprawling front line, with delays in Western military aid impacting his army. Moscow’s forces are back on the offensive in eastern and southern Ukraine, and captured Avdiivka in the eastern Donetsk region, securing their first major … Read more

Israeli protesters block aid convoys bound for Gaza News

Israel vows to ‘finish the job’ in Gaza as War Cabinet member threatens a Ramadan deadline for Rafah RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off growing calls to halt the military offensive in Gaza, vowing to “finish the job” as a member of his War Cabinet threatened to invade the … Read more

’Starving’: Sudan aid workers sound the alarm over spiralling crisis News

CAIRO: Egypt is constructing a walled camp in the Sinai Peninsula to receive displaced Palestinian civilians from the Gaza Strip, a US media report and an Egyptian human rights monitor said on Friday.But Israel, which is waging a four-month-old war against Hamas militants in the territory, said it had no plans to move civilians there, … Read more

Ukraine aid package clears key procedural vote in US Senate News

WASHINGTON: A sweeping US foreign aid package, including $60 billion for Ukraine, passed a key procedural vote Sunday, although opposition from right-wing Republicans may block it from becoming law. The $95 billion package includes funding for Israel’s fight against Hamas militants and for key strategic ally Taiwan, but the lion’s share would help pro-Western Ukraine … Read more

Republican senators block bipartisan US border package, then scramble to find support for Ukraine aid News

Moving Argentinian Embassy to Jerusalem could harm relations with Muslim world, analysts tell Arab News SAO PAULO: President Javier Milei’s plan to move the Argentinian Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which he announced on Tuesday during his visit to the Middle Eastern country, could have negative consequences for relations with the Muslim … Read more

US lawmakers reject $17.6 billion Israel aid bill News

UNITED NATIONS: Iraq’s government is focused on avoiding a domestic or regional spillover of the Israel-Hamas war but continuing attacks on the country threaten its hard-won stability, the UN envoy for Iraq warned Tuesday.With the war raging in Gaza, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told the UN Security Council that “the Middle East is at a critical juncture” … Read more

Flexing clout, Trump pressures Republicans to kill Ukraine aid deal News

WASHINGTON: It is a full nine months until the presidential election but Donald Trump is already wielding extraordinary influence as he seeks to bend US foreign policy to his ambitions of a return to the White House. The Republican has been a private citizen since leaving office in 2021 but is running for reelection and … Read more

US would redirect aid from UNRWA to other agencies under Senate bill — State Dept News

NAIROBI: Europe may have to deal with a new flow of Sudanese migrants if a ceasefire agreement isn’t signed soon between Sudan’s warring sides and relief efforts aren’t strengthened, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said Monday. “The Europeans are always so worried about people coming across the Mediterranean. Well, I have a warning … Read more

KSrelief distributes food aid to displaced families in Sudan News

RIYADH: Workers for Saudi aid agency KSrelief on Sunday distributed 1,646 food parcels to displaced families in the Sudanese state of Kassala. More than 9,450 people are estimated to have benefitted from the handouts, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The initiative was part of the center’s food security support project in Sudan alongside other humanitarian … Read more