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Biden at a crossroads over Israel after weapons pause raises questions

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Biden at a crossroads over Israel after weapons pause raises questions

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is at a crossroads on America’s military support for Israel in its war against Hamas that could have profound and lasting effects on his presidency and the relationship with the Mideast country. US President Joe Biden listens to a question from reporters before boarding a limousine upon arrival at Seattle-Tacoma […]

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Palestinian death toll in Israel’s genocidal Gaza war crosses 35,000

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Palestinian death toll in Israel’s genocidal Gaza war crosses 35,000

The Palestinian death toll in Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza marked yet another grim milestone Sunday as the Gazan Health Ministry confirmed at least 35,034 people have now been killed in the territory. Internally displaced Palestinians prepare to leave with their belongings after an evacuation order issued by the Israeli army, near the Egyptian border […]

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Israeli forces intensify attacks on Gaza’s Rafah, Jabalia camp

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Israeli forces intensify attacks on Gaza’s Rafah, Jabalia camp

Israeli forces pushed deep into the ruins of Gaza’s northern edge on Monday to recapture an area where they claimed to have dismantled Hamas months ago,while in the south tanks and troops pushed across a highway into Rafah. Some of the most intense fighting for weeks is raging in both the north and south. Israeli operations […]

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Somalia requests UN to end political mission as Al-Shabab attacks increase

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Somalia requests UN to end political mission as Al-Shabab attacks increase

Somalia has formally requested the United Nations to terminate its political mission within the country, citing strategic priorities in the face of ongoing attacks by the al-Qaida-linked extremist group, al-Shabab. In a letter addressed to the Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Moalim Fiqi expressed the government’s decision following careful consideration […]

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Putin defence minister shake-up a sign of plans for ‘long confrontation’ with West

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Putin defence minister shake-up a sign of plans for ‘long confrontation’ with West

President Vladimir Putin’s nomination of top economic official Andrei Belousov as defence minister is a sign of the importance the Russian leader places on the war economy in gaining the upper hand in what he expects will be a long conflict against Ukraine, analysts say. This file photo shows Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov […]

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UN chief Guterres urges ‘immediate’ cease-fire in battered Gaza

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UN chief Guterres urges ‘immediate’ cease-fire in battered Gaza

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged an immediate cease-fire in the devastated Gaza Strip, which is facing an “epic humanitarian disaster.” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gives a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya, May 10, 2024. (AFP Photo) “I repeat my call, the world’s call for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire, the unconditional release of all hostages […]

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Hamas publishes the video of a hostage and specifies: “He died a month ago due to an Israeli raid” – vide

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Hamas publishes the video of a hostage and specifies: “He died a month ago due to an Israeli raid” – vide

The Israeli hostage Nadav Popplewell, who appeared in a short video released today by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, “died over a month ago from wounds sustained due to an Israeli raid”. This was announced by a spokesperson for the al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamist group, specifying that the condition of the […]

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Russians Take Several Border Villages Near Kharkiv: Ukrainians Halt Attack, Inflicting Heavy Losses

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Russians Take Several Border Villages Near Kharkiv: Ukrainians Halt Attack, Inflicting Heavy Losses

Battles raged into the second day of Russia’s renewed push into the Kharkiv region. Ukraine is assessing whether the advance is meant to threaten Kharkiv itself or just to stretch Ukrainian forces. Russia’s defense ministry said on Saturday that its forces had taken control of six border villages in the Kharkiv region. The ministry claimed Russian troops […]

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Live: Some 300,000 Gazans have fled east Rafah since Monday, Israel says

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Live: Some 300,000 Gazans have fled east Rafah since Monday, Israel says

The Israeli military said on Saturday about 300,000 people have left eastern Rafah for the Al-Mawasi humanitarian area since it ordered an evacuation of the southern Gaza city on Monday. Displaced Palestinians arrive in central Gaza after fleeing from the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Thursday, May 9, 2024. © Abdel Kareem Hana, AP The […]

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Spain, Ireland and other EU states could recognise Palestine on 21 May, Borrell says

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Spain, Ireland and other EU states could recognise Palestine on 21 May, Borrell says

Spain, Ireland and other like-minded EU member states could recognise the State of Palestine on 21 May, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, has said. In an interview on Spanish national radio RNE on Thursday, Borrell was asked to confirm reports in Irish media that Spain, Ireland and a handful of other […]

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