Polish farmers anger Ukraine with border blockade, grain spillage News

N’DJAMENA: For 10 years, Chadian biomedical science graduate Nan-Arabe Lodoum has relied on odd jobs to get by but clings to his dream of becoming a civil servant. The 34-year-old is far from alone. Studying certain subjects with a selective entrance exam in Chad is supposed to guarantee a job in the public sector later … Read more

Airstrike from Israeli hostage rescue wipes out entire Palestinian family in Gaza border town News

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state LONDON: During meetings with top US officials in Washington on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan repeated his country’s calls for an end to the war in Gaza and for greater efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation … Read more

Republicans impeach US homeland security chief over border crisis News

WASHINGTON: Republicans impeached US President Joe Biden’s immigration chief on Tuesday, the culmination of months of attacks on the Democratic administration as they seek to make border security a key issue in November’s election. Conservatives in the House of Representatives, which is narrowly controlled by Republicans, blame Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for a surge … Read more

France proposes Hezbollah withdrawal, border talks for Israel-Lebanon truce News

Finland elects new president to take over top job in NATO’s newcomer and Russia’s neighbor HELSINKI: Finland has a new president after former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb narrowly won a runoff vote Sunday for the key post in this Nordic country. Stubb, who takes over in March, will steer Finland’s foreign and security policy, including … Read more

Egypt threatens to suspend key peace treaty if Israel pushes into Gaza border town, officials say News

World Governments Summit provides ‘exceptional opportunity’ to address today’s challenges: Experts DUBAI: This year’s World Governments Summit will present world leaders and delegates with a unique opportunity to combine efforts and address ongoing challenges amid rising regional tensions, organizers said ahead of the mega-event. The three-day summit, set to kick off in Dubai on Monday, … 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

Opposition to the Senate border bill jeopardizes help for Afghans who aided US troops News

DAKAR: Senegalese lawmakers on Monday got physical as they debated an unprecedented move to delay this month’s presidential election, which also sparked clashes outside parliament and prompted international concern. The mood in the parliament chamber was close to boiling point by early afternoon, with some deputies shoving and pushing one another, leading to a temporary recess. … Read more

US Senate releases $118 billion border security and wartime aid deal; Biden urges House support News

Economic manifestos: Pakistani political parties head to polls with focus on inflation, power bills, climate change KARACHI: As Pakistan prepares to go to national elections in less than a week, prominent political parties have issued their manifestos glazed with ambitious blueprints of an economic turnaround, promising to address historic inflation, reduce power tariffs, and initiate … Read more

French delegation visits Rafah border crossing, calls for Gaza ceasefire News

JERUSALEM: When Fatima, an Arab Israeli married to a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, fled Israel’s bombardment of the territory, she was terrified they would run out of fuel. “We feared that the gas wouldn’t be enough. The road was deserted. All the way along, we saw devastated houses,” the 30-year-old said, speaking under a … Read more

Israel troops to ‘go into action’ soon at Lebanon border: minister News

Palestinian lives at stake, UN says as it acts quickly to address allegations about UNRWA staff NEW YORK CITY: The UN said it was taking “swift action” in response to allegations in the past few days that several employees of the UN Relief and Works Organization for Palestine Refugees in the Near East participated in … Read more