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US blocks ceasefire call with third UN veto in Israel-Hamas war

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian...

UNRWA asks for EU funds to maintain lifesaving aid delivery

Two days before UNRWA Secretary-General Philippe Lazzarini was due to meet the EU development ministers in Brussels, the Israeli army once again made serious accusations against the United Nations Rel...

Iran marks the 45th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in rallies across Iran on Sunday to mark the 45th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The commemoration of the toppling of the US-backed monarch and ...

Biden says Gaza fighting 'over the top,' pushing for a pause

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday suggested that Israel's military response in Gaza has been "over the top" and said he is seeking a "sustained pause in the fighting" to hel...

Gaza ceasefire hopes alive with more talks planned

Mediators from the U.S., Qatar and Egypt scrambled to forge a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in their four-month-old war in the Gaza Strip after America's top diplomat on a Middle East mission...

Palestinians hope Blinken visit can deliver Gaza truce before Rafah assault

DOHA/RIYADH, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat met Saudi Arabia's de-facto ruler on Monday during a Middle East visit Palestinians hope will clinch a truce before a threatened Israeli assaul...

US starts retaliatory strikes in Iraq and Syria against Iran-linked targets

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. military launched airstrikes on Friday in Iraq and Syria against more than 85 targets linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and the militias it backs, ...

Gaza ceasefire plan for hostage release awaits Hamas response

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT/DOHA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Hamas is studying a three-phase Gaza ceasefire plan that would secure the release of most Israeli hostages but does not yet commit Israel to end its war with...

EU elections a 'prime target' for disinformation

With a bumper year for elections worldwide, including June polls for the European Parliament, European Union officials tasked with monitoring disinformation are on high alert. A dedicated EU task for...

Thailand: Farmers caught between poverty, Israel-Hamas war

Bowon Nonthasi is already feeling a little queasy as he packs his travel bags. He is preparing to leave his home village in Thailand and return to Israel in the coming days. "The poverty here...

Netanyahu rejects Hamas conditions for Israeli hostage deal

JERUSALEM, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected conditions presented by Hamas to end the war and release hostages that would include Israel's complete wi...

More oil tankers shun southern Red Sea after US-led strikes in Yemen

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - At least six more oil tankers were steering clear of the southern Red Sea on Monday, as disruptions increase on the vital route for energy shipping in the wake of U.S.-led s...

Israel presses on with Gaza offensive approaching 100 days of war

DOHA/GAZA, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Israel kept up bombardments in the Gaza Strip on Saturday as its deadly war on the enclave's Hamas rulers approached 100 days with no end in sight. In the southern...

Israel to face Gaza genocide charges at World Court

GAZA/THE HAGUE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Israel prepared to defend itself on Thursday at the top U.N. court against accusations of genocide in Gaza, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly rebuffed fo...

Israel kills a senior Hezbollah commander in Lebanon -sources

Israel killed a top Hezbollah commander in a strike in south Lebanon on Monday, sources familiar with the group's operations said, inflicting a heavy blow after three months of hostilities at the ...