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Officials from Western and Arab nations, the United Nations and nongovernmental organizations are gathering Thursday in Paris for a conference on how to provide aid to civilians in the Gaza Strip. … more
Charlotte Knobloch was 6 years old when she saw the synagogues of Munich burning and watched helplessly as two Nazi officers marched away a beloved friend of her father who was beaten up and bleeding … more
International journalists escorted by the Israeli military got a glimpse of the devastation wrought by nearly two weeks of heavy fighting in the northern Gaza Strip. A journalist from The Associated … more
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not elaborate when he said that Israel would maintain indefinite “overall security responsibility” in Gaza once it removes Hamas from power in response to … more
A judge at Britain’s High Court has ruled that life support for a terminally ill 8-month-old baby should be withdrawn at a hospice or hospital. Wednesday's ruling came despite efforts by the … more
Top diplomats from the Group of Seven leading industrial democracies have announced a unified stance on the Israel-Hamas war after intensive meetings in Tokyo, condemning Hamas, supporting Israel’s … more
Thousands of Palestinians are fleeing south on foot with only what they can carry after running out of food and water in the north. Israel says its troops are battling Hamas militants deep inside … more
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says 40 Filipinos have fled from the war-ravaged Gaza Strip into Egypt through the Rafah crossing after Filipino diplomats negotiated for their safe passage … more
The Lebanese militia Hezbollah has traded fire with Israeli troops along the border since the day after Hamas’ Oct. 7 surprise attack in southern Israel sparked war in the Gaza Strip. Both sides … more
Fresh from a whirlwind tour of the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shifting his intense diplomacy on the Israel-Hamas war to Asia. Blinken and his counterparts from the G7 … more
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will have “overall security responsibility” in Gaza for an indefinite period after its war with Hamas. It's the clearest indication yet that … more
An 8-month-old terminally ill British girl has been granted Italian citizenship after a court in Britain authorized the withdrawal of life-supporting invasive treatment. It's the latest case where … more
What was once Gaza’s busiest thoroughfare has become a terrifying escape route for Palestinian civilians running for their lives from heavy combat. After Israel announced it was opening a safe … more
South Africa’s government has recalled Monday its ambassador and diplomatic mission to Israel in condemnation of the bombardment of the Gaza Strip, calling it a “genocide”. The government also … more
At a time when world sentiment has begun to sour on Israel’s devastating offensive in Gaza, the vast majority of Israelis are convinced of the justice of the war. Still under rocket and missile … more
Israeli troops have surrounded Gaza City and cut off the northern part of the besieged Hamas-ruled territory as communications lost overnight for several hours were gradually being restored. Troops … more
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has traveled to the occupied West Bank for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his latest bid to ease civilian suffering in the Gaza Strip. … more
German police has advised travelers not to use Hamburg airport due to a developing hostage situation. The airport in the northern part of the city has been closed to passengers and flights canceled … more
More than 20,000 people in Ukraine have lost limbs because of injuries since the start of Russia’s brutal war there, many of them soldiers. Some of them have learned to deal with their … more
A report from the U.N. drugs agency says Afghan farmers lost more than $1 billion of cash income from opium sales after the Taliban banned poppy cultivation. Afghanistan was the world’s biggest … more
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