The current article discusses U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Middle East mission, the arrest of foreign nationals in Russia and Azerbaijan, and France’s new prime minister. Blinken urged Israel to work towards the creation of a Palestinian state to achieve long-term stability in the region. He also pushed Israel to limit civilian casualties and avoid all-out war with Hezbollah while focusing on stability. In other news, a French national was detained in Azerbaijan, worsening relations between the two countries. Additionally, Pakistan’s Supreme Court lifted a lifetime ban on politicians with convictions, permitting former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to run in the upcoming election. Finally, a start-up in Greenland is adding ancient glacial ice to cocktails in Dubai, sparking environmental concerns.