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

Armenia PM proposes non-aggression pact to Azerbaijan News

YEREVAN: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Sunday that he has proposed the signing of a non-aggression pact to Azerbaijan, pending a comprehensive peace treaty between the arch-foe Caucasus neighbors. Yerevan and Baku have fought two wars — in 2020 and in the 1990s — over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Azerbaijan recaptured in … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky hails diaspora, proposes dual citizenship News

KYIV: President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Ukrainians abroad on Monday for their support during Russia’s invasion, and proposed changing the constitution to allow dual citizenship. Zelensky said he was submitting legislation to parliament on dual citizenship, in what appeared a symbolic gesture on Unity Day, the anniversary of the shortlived 1919 unification of eastern and western … Read more