G7 calls on Houthi rebels to release seized cargo ship
Ministers of foreign affairs from the Group of Seven (G7) countries on Wednesday called on Houthi rebels in Yemen to "immediately cease" threatening maritime transport and to release the crew of a cargo ship they seized in the Red Sea 10 days ago.
33 Palestinians freed after 11 Israeli hostages released
A truce between Israel and Hamas will be extended by two days, mediator Qatar said hours before the pause was due to end Tuesday. The extension came as 11 more hostages were freed from Gaza, and as another 33 Palestinian prisoners were released – the last exchange under the first deal, AFP reports.
Israel - Hamas // Joseph Borrell ‘There will be no peace for Israel without a Palestinian state’
Without a Palestinian state, there will be “no peace or security for Israel,” the EU foreign policy chief said on Monday. Josep Borrell made the remarks in Barcelona for the eighth ministerial forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), which began on Monday, and is being attended by representatives from around 40 nations to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and lay the groundwork for future peace, Anadolu Agency reports.
Finland plans more measures to stop asylum surge from Russia border
Finland may take more measures to stop an unusually large increase in asylum seekers crossing the border from Russia in what the country and its allies say is an orchestrated move by Moscow, the prime minister said on Monday, Reuters reports.