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Mexico

210 migrants found packed into truck in central Mexico (AP, Arab News)

Mexican immigration authorities say they discovered 210 migrants packed into a truck trailer in the central part of the country.
The National Migration Institute said the truck failed to stop as directed at a checkpoint in Puebla state on Friday and it was pulled over after a pursuit near the city of Tecamachalco.
When the doors of the trailer were opened, agents found women, men and children amid cushions and homemade fans, the institute said. The driver of the truck was detained.
The discovery came two weeks after authorities found 600 migrants in two trailers in the eastern state of Veracruz.

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Israel

Clashes rock Arab town in Israel, alleged car-rammer killed (AP, Arab News)

Israel: Police on Friday shot and killed a man in an Arab town in northern Israel who had allegedly been involved in a car-ramming attack that wounded two officers, Israeli officials said.

Clashes rock Arab town in Israel, alleged car-rammer killed (arabnews.com)

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France UAE

UAE, France sign $18 bilion deal for 80 Rafale jets as Macron starts Gulf tour (AFP, AP, Arab News)

French President Emmanuel Macron met Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on Friday at the start of a two-day Gulf tour that saw France sell the UAE 80 French-made Rafale warplanes for $18.08 billion (€16 billion).

UAE, France sign $18 bilion deal for 80 Rafale jets as Macron starts Gulf tour (arabnews.com)

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Holy See

Migrant crisis front and center in pope’s Greece-Cyprus trip (AP, Arab News)

  • Francis will first stop in Cyprus, a country in the Mediterranean that is coping with a rise in refugees so significant that the government is seeking to stop processing asylum claims
  • Greece continues to host large numbers of asylum-seekers while failing to protect their rights

Migrant crisis front and center in pope’s Greece-Cyprus trip (arabnews.com)

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Belarus

Belarus’ oldest newspaper is banned as extremist (Yuras Karmanau, AP)

Belarus’ oldest newspaper was banned on the 115th anniversary of its founding Tuesday, the latest move in the government’s relentless crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet nation.

Belarus’ oldest newspaper is banned as extremist | AP News

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Ukraine

Ukraine’s leader takes UN to task as ‘retired superhero’ (Jennifer Peltz, AP)

Leaders who are “playing” at unity and stuffing pressing problems into an overflowing bag of woe. A world that’s in the same boat, but first-class passengers get the lifeboats. A United Nations that resembles ”a retired superhero” that has lost sight of what it used to be.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy certainly wasn’t the only world leader at this week’s U.N. General Assembly meeting to paint a dire picture of international relations. But the former actor and comedian may well have painted the most colorful one.

Ukraine’s leader takes UN to task as ‘retired superhero’ (apnews.com)

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Climate change creates migrants. Biden considers protections (AP)

JULIE WATSON

Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one of the lowest-lying countries on Earth.

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