UK defense minister says China sending ‘lethal aid’ to Russia for Ukraine war

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Trump supporters meet representatives of Michigan’s Arab and Muslim communities CHICAGO: Arab and Muslim supporters of the former US president, Donald Trump, held a meeting in Michigan on Tuesday night to discuss with community leaders his actions while he was in the White House, and attempt to win their support for his bid to regain … Read more

UN food agency warns that the new US sea route for Gaza aid may fail unless conditions improve

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Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin? LONDON: Last Wednesday evening, five Israeli soldiers were killed and seven others wounded in a “friendly fire” incident in northern Gaza. The five paratroopers, aged between 20 and 22 and reported by The Times of Israel to have been part of an … Read more

More than 569 tonnes of aid delivered across floating pier into Gaza, says US CENTCOM

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Iran’s President Raisi and FM Amir-Abdollahian join a long list of world leaders who have perished in air disasters LONDON: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was confirmed dead on Monday after search-and-rescue teams found his crashed helicopter in a mountainous region of northern Iran, close to the border with Azerbaijan. Killed alongside Raisi were Foreign Minister … Read more

UAE food aid shipment arrives in Gaza

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AL-MUKALLA: Yemen’s Houthi militia launched an anti-ship ballistic missile into the Red Sea on Saturday morning, striking an oil tanker traveling from Russia to China, according to US Central Command, the latest in a series of Houthi maritime strikes.  CENTCOM said that at 1 a.m. on Saturday, a Houthi anti-ship ballistic missile struck a Panamanian-flagged, … Read more

Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of ‘further ruin’

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KYIV: Ukrainian and Western leaders welcomed a desperately needed aid package passed by the US House of Representatives, as the Kremlin claimed the passage of the bill would “further ruin” Ukraine and cause more deaths. The House swiftly approved $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other US allies in a rare Saturday … Read more

US says UN World Food Program has agreed to help in distribution of aid to Gaza via sea route

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WASHINGTON: Economies in the Middle East and North Africa face a “shadow of uncertainty” from ongoing tensions in the region, a senior IMF official said.“We are in a context where the overall outlook is cast into shadows,” Jihad Azour, the International Monetary Fund’s director for the Middle East and Central Asia department, said in an … Read more

Legislation that could force a TikTok ban revived as part of House foreign aid package

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BERLIN: Two German Russian nationals have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting sabotage attacks, including on US military facilities, in what officials called a serious effort to undermine military support for Ukraine. Authorities have searched the homes and workplaces of the two suspects who stand accused of working for a foreign secret service. … Read more

Ukraine, Israel aid package gains Biden’s support as US House Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

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Poland’s president becomes the latest leader to visit Donald Trump as allies eye a possible return NEW YORK: Former President Donald Trump met Wednesday in New York with Polish President Andrzej Duda, the latest in a series of meetings with foreign leaders as Europe braces for the possibility of a second Trump term. The presumptive … Read more

Uncertainty surrounds US Republicans’ plan for separate Ukraine, Israel aid bills

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Petition calling for suspension of UK arms sales to Israel handed to Downing Street LONDON: A petition calling for the UK government to halt arms sales to Israel was handed in to 10 Downing Street on Tuesday by a pro-Palestinian activist organization and a cross-party group of lawmakers. Launched on April 2 and signed by … Read more