Middle East

Houthis Attack Merchant Ship in Red Sea Off Yemen’s Coast

Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a merchant ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday in the latest escalation of the Iran-backed militia’s campaign against shipping in support of Palestinians in the…

Blinken Calls Some Hamas Changes to Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal Unworkable

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said on Wednesday that he would continue to press urgently for a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip despite a…

Israeli Hostages Rescued From Gaza Detail Life in Hamas Captivity

In the months after he was taken hostage in Israel and hidden in the Gaza Strip, Andrey Kozlov’s captors kept drumming in the same message: The world, they said, had…

Hamas Made Unacceptable Changes to Cease-Fire Plan, Blinken Says

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UN Report Accuses Israel and Hamas of Committing War Crimes

The commission also cited significant evidence of the desecration of corpses, including sexualized desecration, decapitations, lacerations, burning and the severing of body parts. But Israel, during its monthslong campaign in…

Hezbollah Launches Rocket Barrage After Commander Is Killed in Israeli Strike

As sirens sounded across northern Israel on Wednesday, Israeli army radio said that around 150 rockets had been launched from Lebanon in an apparent response to the Israeli strike. Hezbollah…

Fire in Kuwait Migrant Worker Housing Kills Dozens

At least 49 people were killed and dozens of others injured in the Persian Gulf country of Kuwait, the state news agency said, when fire broke out on Wednesday in…

UN Report Accuses Israel and Palestinian Groups of War Crimes

The commission also cited significant evidence of the desecration of corpses, including sexualized desecration, decapitations, lacerations, burning and the severing of body parts. But Israel, during its monthslong campaign in…

Hezbollah Says Commander Was Killed in an Israeli Strike in Southern Lebanon

Hezbollah said on Tuesday that Israeli forces killed one of its commanders in a strike in southern Lebanon, stoking concerns about escalating the conflict on another Israeli front. The commander,…

Hamas and Israel Face Pressure to Embrace Cease-Fire Adopted by U.N.

A day after the United Nations Security Council endorsed a U.S.-backed cease-fire proposal for the Gaza Strip, the focus shifted on Tuesday to the willingness of Israel and Hamas, under…

After the hostage rescue, the U.N. says actions by both Israel and Hamas may be war crimes, and other news.

U.S. World Business Arts Lifestyle Opinion Audio Games Cooking Wirecutter The Athletic June 11, 2024Updated 7:36 a.m. ET The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is “profoundly…

At Least 49 Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Yemen, U.N. Says

CAIRO — The sinking of a boat carrying migrants off the coast of Yemen has left at least 49 people dead and 140 missing, the United Nations’ International Organization for…

New Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal Puts Spotlight on Hamas Leader Yahya Sinwar

U.S. attempts to pressure Hamas to agree to a cease-fire proposal newly backed by the U.N. Security Council have put a spotlight on the armed group’s leader in Gaza, Yahya…

Here’s a Look at the U.N.-Endorsed Cease-Fire Proposal for Gaza

The U.N. Security Council on Monday endorsed a cease-fire plan for the Gaza Strip that is backed by the United States, adding weight to an international effort to end the…

Gazans React to U.N. Cease-Fire Resolution

Displaced Palestinians in Khan Younis welcomed the cease-fire proposal hoping that it would lead to the end of the war. Source link

Fate of Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal Is ‘on Hamas,’ Blinken Says

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said the world was waiting for Hamas to respond to a U.S.-backed cease-fire plan endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. Neither Israel nor Hamas…

4 Israeli Soldiers Are Killed in Apparent Ambush in Rafah

The Israeli military said Tuesday that four Israeli soldiers had been killed and several more wounded after militants blew up a building where the troops were operating in the southern…

Palestinians in the West Bank Are Living in the Shadow of the War in Gaza

In the occupied West Bank, Palestinians live in the shadow of the ongoing war in Gaza. For them, this has meant increased raids and arrests, tightening security restrictions, settler violence…

The U.N. Security Council will vote on a U.S.-backed cease-fire resolution.

The United Nations Security Council was expected to vote on Monday on a resolution brought by the United States calling for a cease-fire in Gaza. The U.S.-led proposal “would bring…

United Nations Security Council Backs Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution

new video loaded: United Nations Security Council Backs Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution transcript Back transcript United Nations Security Council Backs Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution Fourteen of the 15 members on the U.N.…

U.N. Passes Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution as Blinken Presses Israel and Hamas

The United Nations Security Council on Monday adopted a U.S.-backed cease-fire plan for the Gaza Strip with only Russia abstaining, a sign of the growing frustration among the world’s major…

In Israeli Hostage Rescue, Minutes Made the Difference

When the four Israelis woke up in Gaza City on Saturday, they had been held hostage by Hamas for 245 days. The buildings in which they were being kept, two…

Israel’s Parliament Revives Bill on Drafting Ultra-Orthodox Men Into Military

Israel’s Parliament on Tuesday voted to revive a bill that would enable ultra-Orthodox men to be drafted into the military, a divisive issue that has become especially contentious since the…

Israel’s Military Says 3 Rescued Hostages Were Held in Home of a Hamas Member

Following the Israeli rescue of four hostages in Gaza on Saturday, Israel’s military said that three of them had been held in the home of a member of Hamas, which…