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Biden condemns Israeli settler attacks in occupied West Bank

US President Joe Biden addresses reporters

United States President Joe Biden has called for an end to escalating attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Settler violence against Palestinians has intensified since the Hamas attack on southern Israel on October 7 and Israel’s continuing bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip. Keep reading list of 3 items list […]

Age no barrier as Indonesia gears up for February 2024 elections

Prabowo and Gibran ahead of the registration of their candidacy They are wearing blue shirts and have scarves around their necks. They are waving.

Medan, Indonesia – Over the past two weeks, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has been pondering the often globally debated topic of age and whether it matters for political office. Last week, the court had to rule on a legal challenge to lower the current minimum age for vice-presidential and presidential candidates from 40 to 35. Keep […]

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 610

The sun setting over a destroyed building in Izyum. The clouds are tinged in yellow. There s rubble on the ground.

Here is the situation on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Fighting Oleksandr Shtupun, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern groups of forces, said Russian forces were pressing ahead with their push to capture the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, despite mounting losses. Shtupun told national television that Russian forces were relying on infantry, using small assault groups […]

Russia practises ‘massive’ retaliatory nuclear strike

Russia's Yars intercontinental ballistic missile test-launched at the Plesetsk cosmodrome. There is lots of orange fire and smoke as the missile takes off

Russia’s military has conducted a “massive” retaliatory nuclear strike drill, hours after the upper house of parliament voted to revoke the country’s ratification of a global ban on nuclear testing. The exercise, which involved the test launch of missiles from a land-based silo, a nuclear submarine and from long-range bomber aircraft, was overseen by President […]

Two more resolutions to halt Israel-Gaza war fail at UN Security Council

Protesters in Chile hold Palestinian flags amid the continuing bombardment of Gaza

The United Nations Security Council has again failed to take action on the Israel-Hamas conflict despite a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza. Russia and China on Wednesday vetoed a United States resolution that called for a humanitarian pause to allow humanitarian aid access, the protection of civilians and a stop to […]

‘How will I give birth?’: Dangers of a Gaza pregnancy amid Israeli bombing

Palestinian woman holds her children, who were wounded along with her in an Israeli strike, at Shifa hospital in Gaza City

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – Niveen al-Barbari is terrified for her unborn child. With every Israeli air attack near her, the 33-year-old’s back and stomach convulse with fear and pain. Before the Israeli offensive began on October 7, al-Barbari regularly visited a specialist because she has gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. But the bombings […]

What we know about UN draft resolutions on the Israel-Hamas war so far

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Albania's Foreign Minister Igli Hasani attend a meeting of the Security Council

After multiple failed attempts to pass resolutions on the Israel-Hamas war at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Malta’s UN Ambassador Vanessa Frazier has said the 10 elected members of the Council plan to put together a new draft. The UNSC can adopt a resolution only if at least nine of its 15 members, including […]