Arab Group at UN backs Algeria’s resolution demanding Gaza ceasefire News

Gaza Health Ministry says over 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Israel’s assault in Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7, the territory’s Health Ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in recent history.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin … Read more

Jordan’s King Abdullah praises UAE for efforts to achieve ceasefire in Gaza News

How suffering and destruction caused by Israel’s Gaza assault serve the ideologies and goals of extremists LONDON: Violent extremist groups are exploiting public outcry surrounding the war in Gaza to fan the flames of radicalization, recruit followers, and encourage lone-wolf attacks in the West, counterterrorism officials have warned. Since the Hamas-led attack of Oct. 7, … Read more

Hamas chief insists on Gaza ceasefire News

BEIRUT: Six Hezbollah and Amal Movement members were killed in an Israeli shelling early Friday morning in southern Lebanon. Israeli warplanes raided the towns of Qantara, Deir Seryan and the vicinity of Wadi Saluki. The raid on a house in Qantara killed three Amal Movement members: Ali Hassan Issa from the town of Jibchit, Mohammed … Read more

US plans to send weapons to Israel even as Biden pushes for ceasefire, WSJ reports News

MUNICH: Tech giants including Meta, Microsoft and TikTok signed a pledge Friday to crack down on AI content intended to deceive voters ahead of crucial elections around the world this year. The accord commits the companies including Google and OpenAI to develop ways to identify, label and control AI-generated images, videos and audio that aim … Read more

Brazilian, Egyptian presidents call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza News

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s President Lula da Silva and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and discussed the importance of resuming a peace process in the Middle East. Lula was on an official state visit to Cairo, celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It … Read more

Second place in Illinois adopts Gaza ceasefire resolution News

CHICAGO: The board of trustees of Bolingbrook, a village in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago, has adopted a resolution calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. The mayor of Bolingbrook, which with a population of 73,755 is the 16th-largest population center in Illinois, is Egyptian American Mary Alexander-Basta, who has held the office since August … Read more

Canada, Australia, New Zealand call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza News

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday rebuked Israel for demolishing the home of a Palestinian activist in east Jerusalem, saying its ally was damaging its own standing.The unusually forceful US condemnation of Israeli actions came hours after Fakhri Abu Diab, a campaigner against demolitions, said that dozens of Israeli personnel tore down his home of … Read more

Israel faces growing pressure over Gaza ceasefire News

King of Jordan calls for end to Gaza war during meeting in Washington with US secretary of state LONDON: During meetings with top US officials in Washington on Tuesday, King Abdullah of Jordan repeated his country’s calls for an end to the war in Gaza and for greater efforts to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation … Read more

Jordan king urges ‘lasting’ Gaza ceasefire in talks with Biden News

WASHINGTON: Jordan’s King Abdullah II appealed for a full ceasefire to end the war in Gaza after talks with Joe Biden, striking a discordant note with the US president who is seeking a shorter six-week pause to allow Israel time to defeat Hamas. Speaking at the White House with Abdullah by his side, Biden said … Read more

Biden meets Jordan’s king, who wants Gaza ceasefire News

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden met Jordan’s King Abdullah at the White House on Monday, coming face-to-face with a longtime ally who has been vocal in calling for a Gaza ceasefire. Biden greeted the king warmly on arrival at the White House. The two leaders proceeded inside the residence for their discussions. They were to … Read more