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ISRAEL HAMAS WAR

Smoke rises during an Israeli ground operation in Khan Younis as seen from a tent camp sheltering displaced Palestinians in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Gaza truce talks end inconclusively as Rafah braces for assault
The city teems with people living in makeshift shelters who fled there from Israeli bombardments in areas of Gaza farther north.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva (right) speaks during the World Governments Summit in Dubai on Monday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 13, 2024
IMF and World Bank warn Gaza and Red Sea chaos imperils global economy
The Israel-Hamas war and its knock-on effects could impact the world the longer the fighting drags on, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said.
Jordan's King Abdullah II looks on as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks following a meeting in Washington on Monday. Biden said he's pushing for a six-week pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas to allow for the release of hostages, saying those conditions could lay the groundwork for a broader peace.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Biden pushes for six-week pause in Israel-Hamas hostage deal
Biden’s comments were his most detailed yet about the ongoing negotiations between Israel and Hamas, which the U.S. is helping to facilitate.
An Israeli soldier stands by as a mobile artillery unit fires, near the Israel-Lebanon border on Jan. 15.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
France poses Hezbollah withdrawal for Israel-Lebanon truce
The plan aims to end fighting between the Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israel at the border.
Yemeni security forces stand guard upon the arrival of the United Nations' special envoy for Yemen ahead of a meeting with local officials in the city of Taez on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Red Sea crisis puts Yemen peace process on hold
As recently as December, painstaking negotiations were gaining ground.
A firefighter extinguishes a burning car hit by an Israeli strike in Rafah on Saturday.
WORLD
Feb 11, 2024
Terrified Palestinians await an advance in the city where they fled
Israeli officials have declared that the next phase in their effort to destroy Hamas will be in Rafah.
Palestinian children wait to receive food cooked by a charity kitchen in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD
Feb 10, 2024
Israel prepares assault on Rafah as it seeks to allay fears of 'bloodbath'
Aid agencies warned that a military offensive in such a densely populated area could end up killing large numbers of innocent people.
Israeli history teacher Meir Baruchin
WORLD / Society
Feb 9, 2024
Pressure piled on Israelis who speak up for Palestinians
Israeli schoolteacher Meir Baruchin has paid a high price for denouncing the war in Gaza: being let go from his teaching job and even being detained.
U.S. Senators raced on Thursday to revive a sweeping emergency national security aid bill for Ukraine and Israel that has stalled yet again on Capitol Hill amid Republican resistance.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 9, 2024
U.S. Senate votes to start work on Ukraine aid in shock turnaround
The procedural vote to at least consider the bill marked a stunning about-face by Senate Republicans.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) fist bumps U.S. President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Al Salman Palace, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 15, 2022.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 8, 2024
Saudi Arabia pushes for U.S. defense pact ahead of presidential election
Such a major regional deal would face numerous political and diplomatic obstacles, not least the uncertainty over how the Gaza conflict will unfold.
Displaced Palestinians react near their tents following an Israeli strike on a car in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 8, 2024
Gaza cease-fire hopes alive with more talks planned
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken sees room for negotiation in Hamas' counteroffer despite Israel's rejection of it.
Israel began its military offensive in Gaza after militants from Hamas-ruled Gaza killed 1,200 people and took 253 hostages in southern Israel on Oct. 7.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 7, 2024
Gaza mediators search for 'final formula' for Israel-Hamas cease-fire
It remains unclear if Israel or Hamas are willing to soften their hard-line positions despite Palestinian group's "positive" response to initial framework.
Palestinian Irish plastic surgeon Ahmed El Mokhallalati checks a Palestinian man wounded in an Israeli strike, at the European Hospital, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 7, 2024
Doctors in Gaza must 'prioritize' patients most likely to survive
Staff and equipment are in such short supply in Gaza's European Hospital that medical teams are having to make agonizing decisions.
Israeli soldiers in central Gaza on Jan. 8, during an escorted press tour by the military
WORLD / Politics
Feb 7, 2024
Hamas twin power structure complicates Gaza truce talks
Differences of opinion between Haniyeh and Sinwar could put both leaders to the test.
A Palestinian woman walks with a child at Mar Elias refugee camp in Beirut on Jan. 29.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 6, 2024
UNRWA funding cuts put Lebanon's Palestinian refugees on alert
"It's difficult to imagine that Gazans will survive this crisis without UNRWA"
Smoke rises over buildings in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip following Israeli bombardment on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 6, 2024
Palestinians hope Blinken visit hastens truce before Rafah strike
Blinken's meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman lasted about two hours.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said an initial vote on the bill would take place no later than Wednesday, but faces opposition from both sides of the aisle.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 5, 2024
U.S. Senate unveils $118 billion bipartisan border security bill
The measure faces an uncertain future amid opposition by Donald Trump and hard-line Republicans.
Smoke rises from inside Gaza on Sunday. Gaza health authorities, which do not differentiate between militants and civilians in their tallies, said on Sunday more than 27,300 Palestinians have been confirmed killed since the Israel-Hamas war began.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 5, 2024
Hamas hounds Israeli forces in main Gaza cities
There has been persistent fighting in Gaza City in the north of the densely populated enclave, and in Khan Younis to the south.
Houthi tribesmen gather to show defiance after U.S. and U.K. airstrikes on Houthi positions near Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 5, 2024
U.S. promises more Mideast strikes while trying to avert wider war
Officials framed the U.S. strikes as a necessary and inevitable response to the killing of three U.S. soldiers in a drone strike in Jordan a week ago.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (third from left) visits a navy base in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. U.S. President Joe Biden is being urged to attack Iran directly, but that may not be the right solution.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 4, 2024
Biden’s air strikes won’t work, nor would hitting Iran
Deterrence, especially as it pertains to air strikes, isn’t only about what U.S. does, but also what Iran thinks.

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