Asylum-seeking Haitian family makes last-minute dash over northern border as US, Canada begin restricting illegal migrant crossings | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A Haitian migrant family became one of the last to possibly benefit from a loophole in a decades-old asylum agreement on Friday, one day after US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jointly announced changes to the treaty that would restrict certain migrants from seeking protections in Canada. The … Read more

Pistol used in deadly kidnapping of Americans in Mexican border city was purchased in the US, criminal complaint says | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  One of the weapons used in the deadly abduction of four Americans in the Mexican border city of Matamoros earlier this month was purchased in the United States and provided to a Mexican cartel, according to a federal court document. Roberto Lugardo Moreno was arrested and charged with knowingly conspiring to export … Read more

Russia scoffs but Putin could stand trial for alleged war crimes, ICC chief prosecutor says | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor believes Russian President Vladimir Putin could stand trial for alleged crimes committed during Russia’s war in Ukraine, he told CNN on Friday, despite Moscow’s arguments that it is not subject to the court’s decisions. In an interview with CNN’s Clarissa Ward, Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan pointed … Read more

China sanctions US organizations for hosting Taiwan leader during stopover | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  China has slapped sanctions on two American organizations that hosted Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen during her recent travel in the United States, which Beijing had fiercely condemned. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday the Washington-headquartered think tank Hudson Institute and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California would be banned from … Read more

What is the Good Friday Agreement? How a historic deal ended the Troubles in Northern Ireland | CNN

[ad_1] London CNN  —  US President Joe Biden will visit Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), a peace deal that brought an end to decades of sectarian violence on the island of Ireland known as “the Troubles.”  A lot has changed since 1998, when the deal was reached, but the accord lives large in the imaginations of … Read more

Dozens of rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel after raids on al-Aqsa mosque | CNN

[ad_1] Jerusalem CNN  —  Dozens of rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel on Thursday, the Israeli military said, in a major escalation that comes amid regional tensions over Israeli police raids at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Some 34 rockets were launched from Lebanese territory into Israeli territory, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, … Read more

Defying China, US House leader and Taiwan president present a united front | CNN

[ad_1] Taipei, Taiwan CNN  —  Defying Beijing’s repeated threats, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy presented a carefully choreographed united front in California on Wednesday against an increasingly powerful and aggressive China. For Taiwan, the rare high-level, bipartisan meeting is a timely show of US support, as China ramps up diplomatic … Read more

Saudi Arabia and Iran agree to reopen embassies during Beijing talks on resumption of diplomatic ties | CNN

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  Saudi Arabia’s and Iran’s Foreign Ministers met in Beijing on Thursday to discuss key details in the resumption of their bilateral relations following a landmark agreement mediated by China last month. In the highest-level meeting between the two sides in more than seven years, Iran’s Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Saudi Arabia’s … Read more

Male Afghan UN workers stay home in solidarity after Taliban bans female staff | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Afghan men working for the United Nations in Kabul will stay home in solidarity with their female colleagues after the Taliban prohibited Afghan women from working for the global organization, according to a senior UN official. Ramiz Alakbarov, the UN Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, called the Taliban’s … Read more

Israeli police storm al-Aqsa mosque for the second time on Wednesday | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Israeli police stormed the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, one of Islam’s holiest sites, for the second time on Wednesday, hours after they first raided the compound and arrested hundreds of Palestinians despite condemnations from the Arab and Muslim world. The clashes, which took place as al-Aqsa sees worshipers offer prayers during the … Read more

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