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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference in Washington on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 15, 2024
U.S. Senate leader Chuck Schumer calls for new election in Israel
The rebuke came amid increased pressure from U.S. President Joe Biden over the mounting death toll in the Israel-Hamas conflict.
A Palestinian child stands in the remains of a building following an Israeli airstrike in a residential neighborhood of Deir al-Balah, in the Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
Israel-Hamas cease-fire agreement elusive as Ramadan arrives
The U.S. had been hoping for a breakthrough in the negotiations before Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which began after sundown Sunday.
A Palestinian man transports humanitarian aid at the distribution center of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees UNRWA in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 3.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 10, 2024
Sweden and Canada to restart payments to U.N. agency for Palestinians
Over a dozen countries suspended payments to UNRWA after Israel claimed some of the organization's employees were involved in Hamas-led attacks.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv in October
WORLD / Politics
Mar 10, 2024
Netanyahu approach to Gaza war 'hurting Israel more than helping,' Biden says
The comments highlighted the U.S. leader's growing impatience with his Israeli counterpart over his approach to the war in Gaza.
Palestinians gather in front of a residential building hit in an overnight Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
Mar 9, 2024
Israel strikes landmark residential tower in Gaza as truce talks stall
Dozens of families were made homeless though no casualties were reported, according to residents.
U.S. President Joe Biden makes a campaign stop at Strath Haven Middle School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, on Friday.
Mar 9, 2024
Providing both bombs and food, Biden puts himself in the middle of Gaza’s war
Biden's decision to send aid by air and sea represents a shift prompted by the growing humanitarian crisis. But it also raised uncomfortable questions.
Displaced Palestinians wait to receive United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) aid, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 9, 2024
UNRWA report says Israel coerced some agency employees to falsely admit Hamas links
The assertions are contained in a report by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency dated February 2024.
Palestinian children carrying sacks walk past the rubble of a building amid the Israeli offensive in Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 9, 2024
Biden's port for aid to Gaza might not be ready for 60 days, Pentagon says
The United Nations has warned that widespread famine in the Gaza Strip is "almost inevitable" without urgent action.
An ukiyo-e print by Utagawa Kuniteru depicts the assault of Asano Naganori on Kira Yoshinaka, an incident that triggered the tragedy of the 47 Ronin and one that was re-created in the play “Chushingura.”
JAPAN / History / The Living Past
Mar 8, 2024
Revenge: A dish seldom served in Japanese history but still cold as ice
When Confucius was asked, "Should we kill those who are evil?" The response came, "What need is there for you to kill?"
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 8, 2024
Biden takes on Trump and Republicans in State of the Union speech
The 68-minute speech gave Biden, who is suffering from low approval ratings, a chance to speak directly to millions of Americans about his vision.
People hold portraits of Israeli hostages held in Gaza since the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas militants, near the site of the Supernova music festival in southern Israel, in February.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2024
Gaza hostages at risk of lasting psychological trauma, experts say
Some hostages were released under a weeklong truce in November but around 130 others remain in the hands of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Chisato Kimura, a leading member of Yale Law Students for Justice in Palestine, talks about why she is calling for Israel to end its military campaign in Gaza, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, on Feb. 9.
Mar 7, 2024
Japanese student urges Gaza cease-fire as U.S. colleges muffle dissent
Chisato Kimura believes she must speak out for a cease-fire as a native of Japan, which has experienced war and inflicted violence.
A formal conclusion that famine has arrived in the Gaza Strip could come as early as next week.
Mar 6, 2024
Famine looms in Gaza: How will the world know it has arrived?
The U.N. has said that more than a quarter of Gaza's 2.3 million people are "estimated to be facing catastrophic levels of deprivation and starvation."
Palestinian children wait to receive food cooked by a charity kitchen amid shortages of supplies in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Society
Mar 6, 2024
Gaza's hungry await aid despite convoy deaths amid dispute over supplies
Only a fraction of the food needed is getting in and very little reaching the northern areas where children are said to have started dying of malnutrition.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in Selma, Alabama, on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Mar 5, 2024
Kamala Harris presses Israel war Cabinet's Benny Gantz on Gaza aid and Rafah
The U.S. vice president urged Israel to craft a "credible" humanitarian plan before conducting major military activities in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip.
An Israeli soldier patrols near the site of the Hamas attack on a music festival in southern Israel on Oct. 12.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 5, 2024
U.N. finds evidence of sexual violence by Hamas since Oct. 7
A separate report by the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel concluded that the sexual violence committed by Hamas was systematic and deliberate.
Gaza on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Mar 4, 2024
Israel said to boycott Cairo cease-fire talks over hostage list
In past negotiations Hamas has sought to avoid discussing the well-being of individual hostages until after terms for their release are set.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Edmund Pettus Bridge during an event to commemorate the 59th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 4, 2024
In blunt remarks, U.S. VP Harris calls for 'immediate cease-fire' in Gaza
The Israeli government, she said, must do more to significantly increase the flow of aid and not impose "unnecessary restrictions" on its delivery.
A tank near the Israel-Gaza border on Saturday
Mar 3, 2024
Gaza truce for Ramadan hangs in balance as Hamas seeks plan to end war
A source briefed on the talks said Israel would not send a delegation until it got a full list of hostages who are still alive.
U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Friday. Biden announced the U.S. would begin airdropping humanitarian aid into Gaza, joining other nations in a bid to relieve increasingly dire conditions wrought by the Israel-Hamas war.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 2, 2024
Biden says U.S. military to airdrop food and supplies into Gaza
U.S. President Joe Biden said the airdrop would take place in the coming days but offered no further specifics.


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