The UN relief agency provides medical care, education and food for 5 million Palestinian refugees living in camps. Although it helps many, the agency has also been criticized for merely treating the symptoms and not the root of the refugee problem.
French President Emmanuel Macron has received Europe’s Charlemagne Prize. At talks in Paris on Lebanon, he’s also called for Middle East calm after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Arab League leaders lined up to condemn US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian leaders are seeking an alternative broker for the Middle East peace process.
With President Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital being widely criticized in the US and abroad, many question his rationale. Scholars point to a political reason — and a psychological factor.
The United States has announced it is withdrawing from the Global Compact on Migration. The non-binding UN migration pact was meant to boost international cooperation on migration issues.
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