US lawmakers hopeful of pause in Gaza war before Ramadan News

AMMAN: Two senior US lawmakers who held talks with Israeli and Arab leaders said on Tuesday that they were hopeful a deal could be struck allowing a humanitarian pause in the war in Gaza before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In an interview with Reuters in Amman, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Coons … Read more

Gaza, Ukraine loom large as G20 foreign ministers meet News

RIO DE JANEIRO: G20 foreign ministers open a two-day meeting Wednesday in Brazil, with the outlook bleak for progress on a thorny agenda of conflicts and crises, from the Gaza and Ukraine wars to growing polarization. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are both expected in Rio de Janeiro … Read more

Egypt’s president, Belgium’s PM discuss developments in the Gaza Strip News

Day 2 of ICJ hearing: Saudi Arabia condemns Israel’s actions in Palestinian Territories as ‘legally indefensible’ The second day of oral proceedings began on Tuesday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the legal ramifications of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. Representatives from South Africa, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, and Belgium have presented … Read more

UAE sends 14-truck aid convoy to Gaza News

Houthi attack severely damages Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to Red Sea DUBAI: A missile attack by Yemen’s Houthis that damaged a Belize-flagged ship traveling through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden has forced the crew to abandon the vessel, authorities said Monday. Another ship reportedly … Read more

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

Brazil recalls ambassador to Israel in row over Lula’s Gaza comments News

NEW DELHI: An Indian trade union representing thousands of port workers has refused to handle cargo shipments of weapons linked to Israel in the latest show of solidarity from the South Asian country, which purchases billions worth of arms annually from Tel Aviv. The Water Transport Workers Federation of India, whose members comprise over 3,500 … Read more

Gaza Health Ministry says over 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war 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

Israeli protesters block aid convoys bound for Gaza News

Israel vows to ‘finish the job’ in Gaza as War Cabinet member threatens a Ramadan deadline for Rafah RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off growing calls to halt the military offensive in Gaza, vowing to “finish the job” as a member of his War Cabinet threatened to invade the … Read more

‘Israel has gone too far’ in Gaza: UK Labour frontbencher News

‘Credible allegations’ of Palestinian women and girls being raped and executed by Israeli troops: UN experts NEW YORK: UN experts on Monday expressed alarm over “credible allegations of egregious human rights violations” against Palestinian women and girls in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. They are being arbitrarily executed, arbitrarily detained, raped or threatened with … Read more