No end in sight to Libya crisis after UN envoy quits

The abrupt resignation of the United Nations special envoy for Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, is the latest sign of the failure of reconciliation efforts in the war-torn North African country, analysts told AFP. The Senegalese diplomat, who on Tuesday tendered his resignation after

Columbia president grilled over anti-Semitism on campus

Leaders of Columbia University defended the prestigious New York school's efforts to combat anti-Semitism on campus at a fiery congressional hearing on Wednesday. The Columbia administrators were the latest school leaders hauled before Congress for questioning about protests

Hamas chief Haniyeh to visit Turkey this weekend: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he would host a leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, in Turkey this weekend. "The leader of the Palestinian cause will be my guest this weekend," Erdogan, an outspoken critic of Israel, told lawmakers.

House Republicans tee up vote for $61 bn in Ukraine aid

The Republican leader of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday announced a weekend vote on massive new military aid including some $61 billion in long-delayed support for Ukraine, as well as billions for Israel and Taiwan. The vote -- set for Saturday -- could finally

Iran shows military might as tensions with Israel soar

As regional tensions run high, Iran paraded drones, missiles and soldiers on Wednesday to show it is ready for any response from Israel after launching an unprecedented attack on its bitter enemy. The Islamic republic carried out its first-ever direct attack on Israel at the