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Pressure mounts on Israel over civilian casualties as ceasefire calls rebuffed

GAZA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Having rebuffed calls for a ceasefire, Israel was set to come under sustained pressure on Monday to avoid civilian casualties during its assault on Gaza, while a U.S. diplomati...

US House Republicans' Israel-only aid bill faces opposition in Senate

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. senators from both parties expressed doubts on Tuesday about House of Representatives Republicans' plan to provide $14.3 billion in aid to Israel by cutting fun...

Hamas vows 'full force' after Israel steps up Gaza ground operations

JERUSALEM, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Hamas said on Saturday its militants in Gaza were ready to confront Israeli attacks with "full force" after Israel's military widened its air and ground att...

Israel-Hamas war: UN to vote on cease-fire resolution

UN General Assembly to vote on Jordanian-backed cease-fire resolution, as concern mounts over situation in Gaza Israel Defense Forces say they have conducted another overnight raid in the Gaza strip ...

Biden says Hamas must be eliminated, US officials warn war could escalate

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday he believes the Hamas militant group must be eliminated but there should be a path to a Palestinian state, after top U.S. officia...

Gaza braces for Israeli ground assault, fears of conflict spreading grow

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Israeli troops prepared on Sunday for a ground assault on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as the country hit back for an unprecedented assault on its territory, and ...

Israel calls for civilians to leave Gaza City as 'significant operation' looms

JERUSALEM/NEW YORK/TEL AVIV, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Israel's military on Friday called for all civilians of Gaza City, more than 1 million people, to relocate south within 24 hours, as it amassed tank...

Combat veteran is likely replacement for China's missing defence minister

BEIJING, Oct 12 (Reuters) - General Liu Zhenli, the head of the military body responsible for China's combat operations and planning, has emerged as the top contender to replace the country's ...

Pro-Ukraine alliance pledges more military aid

As is typically the case, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's recent trip abroad went unannounced for security reasons. That explains why some NATO defense ministers and other allies in Brus...

Israel retaliates after Hamas attacks, deaths pass 1,100

Israel pounded the Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Sunday, killing hundreds of people in retaliation for one of the bloodiest attacks in its history when Islamist group Hamas killed 700 Israelis and ab...

US jet shoots down Turkish drone in Syria -Pentagon

WASHINGTON/ANKARA, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday shot down an armed Turkish drone that was operating near its troops in Syria, the Pentagon said, the first time Washington has brough...

Senate confirms army, marines chiefs as senator's objection blocks other military nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed three top military leaders, filling the posts after monthslong delays and as a Republican senator is still holding up hundreds of other nominations and promo...

Senate confirms chairman of joint chiefs as GOP senator still blocking hundreds of military nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Gen. CQ Brown as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, putting him in place to succeed Gen. Mark Milley when he retires at the end of the ...

US defense chief urges nations to dig deep and give Ukraine more much-needed air defense systems

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin urged allied defense leaders Tuesday to “dig deep" and provide more air defense systems for Ukraine to help it block increasing barrage...

West Point sued over using race as an admissions factor in the wake of landmark Supreme Court ruling

West Point was accused in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of improperly using race and ethnicity as factors in admissions by the same group behind the legal challenge that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court...