FM calls for end to Israeli violations as Palestine issue tops Arab League ministerial session | Jordan Times
AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi focused on the Palestinian issue during the 159th ministerial session of the Arab League which concluded its activities in Cairo on Wednesday, in an endeavour to intensify efforts to stop illegal Israeli measures that fuel tension and undermine the two-state solution. On the sidelines of the session, Safadi held a number of meetings with his counterparts to discuss the Palestinian issue, bilateral relations and the Jordanian initiative to resolve the Syrian crisis, said a Foreign Ministry statement.
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Israeli Strike on Syrian Airport Obstructs Earthquake Aid, U.N. Says - WSJ
A United Nations official said a suspected Israeli attack in Aleppo has obstructed international efforts to aid millions of earthquake victims.
Syria conflict status quo 'unacceptable', UN envoy says | Reuters
The United Nations special envoy for Syria on Wednesday called on the warring sides there and the international community to revive efforts to find a political solution to a conflict that has devastated the country over more than a decade.
Lebanon banks 'have no liquidity,' says bank association secretary general | Reuters
Lebanon's commercial banks do not have enough liquidity to pay back depositors, the secretary general of the country's banking association said on Wednesday in a letter that laid out the banks' positions.
UN renews Sudan arms embargo as Russia and China abstain | AP News
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Wednesday renewing an arms embargo and other sanctions imposed over violence in Sudan’s western Darfur region that began in 2004.
Indonesia landslide deaths climb to 21; dozens still missing | AP News
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers recovered more bodies buried under tons of mud from a landslide that crashed onto a hilly village on Indonesia’s remote Natuna islands, bringing the death toll to 21, officials said Thursday.
Saudi deal with Iran worries Israel, shakes up Middle East | AP News
JERUSALEM (AP) — News of the rapprochement between long-time regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran sent shock waves through the Middle East on Saturday and dealt a symbolic blow to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has made the threat posed by Tehran a public diplomacy priority and personal crusade.
UN: Afghanistan is world's most repressive country for women | AP News
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, the country has become the most repressive in the world for women and girls, deprived of virtually all their basic rights, the United Nations said in grim assessments on International Women’s Day.
Saudi Arabia says it deposited $5B in Turkish central bank | AP News
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Monday it deposited $5 billion into the Turkish central bank, likely helping Ankara firm up its long-weakening currency, the lira, after last month's massive earthquake that struck southeast Turkey and northern Syria.
Finance and Economy
India's oil deals with Russia dent decades-old dollar dominance | Reuters
U.S.-led international sanctions on Russia have begun to erode the dollar's decades-old dominance of international oil trade as most deals with India - Russia's top outlet for seaborne crude - have been settled in other currencies.
At least 3 Palestinians killed in Israeli military raid | AP News
JERUSALEM (AP) — At least three Palestinian militants were killed in a shootout with Israeli troops on Thursday, the latest incident of near-daily bloodshed in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli Police said troops raided the village of Jaba to apprehend suspects wanted for attacks on Israeli soldiers in the vicinity.
Israeli fire kills Palestinian attacker, teen in West Bank | AP News
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man who entered a settlement in the occupied West Bank armed with knives and explosive devices was shot and killed by an Israeli settler on Friday, the military said.