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Asylum seekers rush to register for US border processing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the first five days since the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden began to process the thousands of asylum seekers waiting in Mexico, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees registered 12,000 people. That’s nearly half the 25,000 active cases the U.S. government has cited. Migrants who have waited in … Read more

Mob storms south Iran governor office after border violence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An angry mob stormed a district governor’s office in southeastern Iran on Tuesday, footage widely circulating on social media showed, a day after shootings at the border left at least two dead and six wounded. Following two violent incidents near the Pakistani border, dozens of protesters descended on the … Read more

Satellite images show fire devastation on Afghan-Iran border

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Investigators began sifting through the ruins of a massive fire that destroyed hundreds of fuel tankers parked at a major crossing at the Afghanistan-Iran border, the governor of Afghanistan’s Herat province said Tuesday. Satellite photos of the Islam Qala customs terminal and surroundings analyzed by The Associated Press show the devastation … Read more

After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

The Guardian ‘The last straw’: the US families ending love affair with grocery chain after Capitol riot Families are boycotting Publix after a member of founding family donated $300,000 to the Donald Trump rally that preceded January’s deadly Capitol attack Florida-based grocery chain operates more than 1,200 stores across seven south-eastern states. Photograph: Larry Marano/REX/Shutterstock … Read more

Fuel tanker blast causes massive fire at Afghan-Iran border

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — A fuel tanker exploded Saturday at the Islam Qala crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on the Iranian border, injuring at least seven people and causing a massive fire that consumed more than 500 trucks carrying natural gas and fuel, according to Afghan officials and Iranian state media. It wasn’t immediately … Read more