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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...

Three months in, deaths mount and diplomats vie to stop Gaza war's spread

JERUSALEM/AMMAN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Top international diplomats discussed strategies for keeping the Gaza war from spreading beyond Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday, exactly three month...

Australia backs UN resolution for Gaza ceasefire in rare split with US

SYDNEY, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Australia Foreign Minister Penny Wong said on Wednesday the country had supported a UN resolution calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza out of concern for civilians i...

UN calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza, Biden warns Israel is losing support

CAIRO/GAZA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Tuesday demanded an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip as U.S. President Joe Biden warned Israel it was losing international suppor...

Palestinians starve as Gaza war rages amid fears of exodus into Egypt

GAZA/CAIRO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Israel on Monday denied it intended to push Palestinians seeking refuge from its bombardment of Gaza over the border into Egypt as international relief agencies said hun...

Israel increases Gaza strikes, UN decries 'humanitarian nightmare'

GAZA/CAIRO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Israel sharply increased strikes on the Gaza Strip, pounding the length of the Palestinian enclave and killing hundreds in a new, expanded phase of the war, as the U.S. o...

Japan's frontier islanders decry lack of plan to aid Taiwanese fleeing attack

YONAGUNI, Japan, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Sonkichi Sakihara recalls chancing upon some of the last refugees to arrive on Yonaguni: four men who had sailed more than 2,000 kilometres from Vietnam to reach Jap...

Protest urges Taiwan government to call for permanent ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 400 people marched in support of Palestine in Taipei on Saturday (Nov. 26) as tens of thousands turned out in cities across the globe to call for a ceasefire in the...

EU deploys agents to help Finland bolster Russian border

The European Union border agency Frontex announced Thursday that it would be deploying personnel and resources to Finland to combat what it suspects is "weaponized migration" orchestrated by...

In Beijing, Arab and Muslim ministers urge end to Gaza war

BEIJING, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Arab and Muslim ministers called on Monday for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, as their delegation visited Beijing on the first leg of a tour to push for an end to hostilit...

Israel renews call for Gazans to flee key southern city

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Israel issued a fresh warning to Palestinians in the southern city of Khan Younis to relocate west out of the line of fire and closer to humanitarian aid in the late...

India-US strike balancing act following Blinken visit

Reaffirming commitment to their growing partnership and a shared focus on the Indo-Pacific, India and the United States touched base on critical world problems during high-level talks this week. With...

Academic lists 5 tactics China could use to seize Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University Hal Brands listed five strategies China could use to seize Taiwan in a Bloomb...

UN leaders say Gaza war must 'stop now', as dozens more die

GAZA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.N. agency leaders saying "enough is enough" demanded a humanitarian ceasefire on Monday nearly a month into Gaza's war, as the enclave's health authorities ...

Afghanistan: Opium supply drops 95% after Taliban drug ban

Opium production in Afghanistan has plummeted since the Taliban banned cultivation of the poppy plant, according to a UN report published on Sunday. Afghanistan's Taliban rulers pledged to wipe o...