UCLA police chief reassigned following criticism over handling of campus demonstrations

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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

Netanyahu snaps back against growing US criticism after being accused of losing his way on Gaza

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CAIRO: Trucks of flour have reached northern Gaza for distribution to areas that have had no aid in four months, Palestinian media reported on Sunday, with famine looming in the enclave and truce talks between Israel and Hamas due to resume in Qatar. A convoy of 12 trucks arrived in the north on Saturday — six … Read more

Fatah hits back at criticism of new PM by Hamas, other groups

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GENEVA: In the shadow of the war raging in Gaza, record numbers of Palestinian detainees are filling Israeli prisons, where they face “systemic abuse” and torture, rights advocates warn, calling for international action. Members of several Israeli NGOs traveled to Geneva this week to raise concerns before the UN about a major “crisis” inside the … Read more

London police chief rebukes PM’s criticism of handling of Palestine protests

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LONDON: The UK government has been warned against letting Afghans who worked and fought alongside British and coalition forces be deported to Rwanda.  Members of the House of Lords are debating new legislation proposed to allow asylum-seekers who arrive in the UK illegally to be removed to the East African state for processing. On Monday, … Read more

Israel escalates its criticism of a UN agency in Gaza. It says 450 of its workers are militants

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Why Syrian refugees are returning from host countries — despite fear of persecution LONDON: Faced with a multitude of economic, safety and regulatory challenges in neighboring countries, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who fled the civil war have returned home, despite the grim security and humanitarian situation that awaits them. For many, this decision … Read more

Ons Jabeur backs Saudi Arabia after criticism from tennis greats

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Didier Drogba hails the development of Saudi football, movement of African players to the Kingdom JEDDAH: Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba has hailed the development of Saudi football, saying the Kingdom can look forward to a “very positive future” after attracting top international players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, as well as African … Read more

Rights groups condemn arrest of Tunisian reporter following criticism of minister

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LONDON: Rights groups have condemned the arrest of prominent Tunisian journalist Zied El-Heni and urged authorities to release him immediately. El-Heni was detained on Dec. 28, shortly after he criticized Tunisia’s minister of commerce, Kalthoum Ben Rejeb, during that day’s live broadcast of his daily “Emission Impossible” show on independent radio station IFM. Local sources … Read more

Iran dismisses Western criticism of its hike in uranium enrichment, says part of peaceful nuclear program

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How the feud between two Sudanese factions became 2023’s ‘forgotten other war’ NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania: With world attention glued to the conflict in Gaza, the nightmare unfolding in Sudan is in danger of being overlooked altogether, despite the loss of 12,000 lives and the displacement of more than 7 million people. The conflict, which erupted on … Read more

Embattled Red Cross insists on neutrality despite criticism

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GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: The UN Security Council struggled to find a unified voice Tuesday on pausing the Israel-Hamas war as aid efforts neared collapse and global economic fallout spread.With calls growing for a new truce, Qatar-based Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh is to visit Egypt on Wednesday for talks on a ceasefire in Gaza and … Read more