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Israel has not presented evidence that Hamas diverted UN aid deliveries in Gaza: US envoy

Israel has not presented evidence that Hamas diverted UN aid deliveries in Gaza: US envoy

Rafah:  Israel has not presented specific evidence that Hamas is diverting UN aid and its recent targeted killings of Gaza police commanders safeguarding truck convoys have made it “virtually impossible” to distribute the goods safely, a top US envoy said in rare public criticism of Israel. With the departure of police escorts following Israeli strikes, […]

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Macron says recognising a Palestinian state is not a taboo for France

Macron says recognising a Palestinian state is not a taboo for France

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron says recognising a Palestinian state is not a ‘taboo’ for France, as international frustration grows with Israel’s actions in the Palestinian territories. France and the EU have long supported a two-state solution in the Mideast, but as part of a negotiated settlement. With talks long stalled and Israel’s offensive against […]

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Chinese foreign minister says trying to cut his country out of trade would be a historic mistake

Chinese foreign minister says trying to cut his country out of trade would be a historic mistake

Munich: China’s foreign minister told a gathering of international security policy officials Saturday that trying to shut China out of trade in the name of avoiding dependency would be a historic mistake. Wang Yi spoke at the Munich Security Conference. Host Germany wants to avoid over-reliance on trade with an increasingly assertive China and diversify […]

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5 patients die as oxygen runs out in Gaza hospital seized by Israeli forces, health officials say

5 patients die as oxygen runs out in Gaza hospital seized by Israeli forces, health officials say

Rafah (Gaza Strip): Five patients in intensive care died after their oxygen cut off in southern Gaza’s main hospital that was stormed by Israeli troops, causing chaos for hundreds of staff and wounded inside, health officials said on Friday. Troops were searching the complex where the military said it believes the remains of hostages abducted […]

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Satellite photos show Egypt building a wall near Gaza Strip as Israeli offensive on Rafah looms

Satellite photos show Egypt building a wall near Gaza Strip as Israeli offensive on Rafah looms

Dubai:  Egypt is building a wall and is levelling land near its border with the Gaza Strip ahead of a planned Israeli offensive targeting the border city of Rafah, satellite images analyzed Friday by The Associated Press show. Egypt, which has not publicly acknowledged the construction, repeatedly has warned Israel not to forcibly expel the […]

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Israeli troops storm main hospital in southern Gaza Strip after ordering its evacuation

Israeli troops storm main hospital in southern Gaza Strip after ordering its evacuation

Rafah (Gaza Strip): The Gaza Health Ministry says Israeli forces were storming the main hospital on Thursday in the southern part of the territory after a prolonged standoff. Nasser Hospital in the city of Khan Younis has been largely cut off by fighting for weeks. On Wednesday, thousands of displaced Palestinians who had been sheltering […]

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Russia and China clash with US and UK over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships

Russia and China clash with US and UK over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships

United Nations: Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking military sites used by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to launch missiles at commercial vessels in the Red Sea, disrupting global shipping. US deputy ambassador Robert Wood and UK Ambassador Barbara Woodward countered that the Houthi attacks are illegal, and their […]

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NATO chief warns against dividing the US and Europe or undermining their joint nuclear deterrent

NATO chief warns against dividing the US and Europe or undermining their joint nuclear deterrent

Brussels: The head of NATO warned member countries on Thursday against allowing a wedge to be driven between the United States and Europe, as concern grows about Washington’s commitment to its allies should Donald Trump return to office. Faced with a war in Ukraine that is draining military and financial resources, and with a US […]

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India, UAE ink pact to quickly operationalise crucial India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor

India, UAE ink pact to quickly operationalise crucial India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor

Abu Dhabi: Coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Gulf region, India and the UAE have inked a pact for quickly operationalising the ambitious India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor despite the repeated Houthi strikes on vessels in the Red Sea prompted by the Israel-Hamas war. The issue of IMEC, announced during the G-20 Summit […]

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Blasts hit a natural gas pipeline in Iran that an official says was an act of sabotage

Blasts hit a natural gas pipeline in Iran that an official says was an act of sabotage

Dubai: Explosions struck a natural gas pipeline in Iran early Wednesday, with an official blaming the blasts on a “sabotage and terrorist action” in the country as tensions remain high in the Middle East amid Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Details were scarce, though the blasts hit a natural gas pipeline running […]