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Gaza Strip

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UN: Israel prevented access to Rafah crossing

The UN humanitarian aid agency said that Israeli authorities have denied it access to the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt that is now in the control of the Israeli Defence Forces. “Rafah is in the crosshairs,” said Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, at a regular briefing in Geneva. “IDF is ignoring all warnings about what this could mean for civilians and […]

todayMay 7, 2024 4

US Senate

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US Senate passes aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan with big bipartisan vote

The bill passed the Senate on an overwhelming 79-18 vote. The Senate has passed 95 billion dollars (£76.2 billion) in war aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden after months of delays and contentious debate over how involved the United States should be in foreign wars. The bill passed the Senate on an overwhelming 79-18 vote late on Tuesday after the House had approved […]

todayApril 24, 2024 3

Ukrainian Flag

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US approves multibillion-dollar Ukraine and Israel aid

The House of Representatives has voted to approve 95 billion dollars in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other US allies. Democrats and Republicans joined together after a months-long fight over renewed American support to help Ukraine repel Russia’s invasion. With overwhelming support, the House approved the Ukraine portion, a 61 billion dollar aid package, in a strong showing of American backing as lawmakers race to deliver a fresh round […]

todayApril 21, 2024 5

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,

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Reports of Israel attack on Iran

Commercial flights began diverting their routes over western Iran after claims of an Israeli attack on the city of Isfahan. The incident comes as tensions remain high in the wider Middle East after Iran’s unprecedented missile-and-drone attack on Israel. Dubai-based carriers Emirates and FlyDubai began diverting around western Iran about 4:30am local time. They offered no explanation, though local warnings to aviators suggested the airspace may have been closed. The […]

todayApril 19, 2024 4

US President Joe Biden

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Biden criticises Netanyahu approach

US President Joe Biden has said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approach to the war against Hamas is mistaken. Mr Biden’s remarks in an interview that aired late Tuesday deepen an already growing rift between the two staunch allies over the war, now in its seventh month. Those disagreements have been compounded over the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, Israel’s expected offensive in the city of Rafah and […]

todayApril 10, 2024 4

President Joe Biden

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Joe Biden tells Israel to protect aid workers and reach Gaza ceasefire

Future US support for Gaza war depends on new steps to protect civilians and aid workers. President Joe Biden told Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu that future US support for Gaza war depends on new steps to protect civilians and aid workers. Mr Biden and Mr Netanyahu spoke by phone days after Israeli airstrikes killed seven food aid workers in Gaza and added a new layer of complication in the […]

todayApril 5, 2024 2

Air Drop

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Britons killed in Gaza air strike named

Seven aid workers, including three Britons, who were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza have been named. British victims John Chapman, 57, James “Jim” Henderson, 33, and James Kirby, 47, were part of the World Central Kitchen (WCK) security team. They died alongside American-Canadian dual citizen Jacob Flickinger, 33, Australian national Lalzawmi “Zomi” Frankcom, 43, who was the leader of the relief team, Polish national Damian Sobol, 35, […]

todayApril 3, 2024 2

Food Aid Workers

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British national among aid workers killed in Gaza

The World Central Kitchen charity say seven of their workers lost their lives in an airstrike. A British national is among seven aid workers killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, the World Central Kitchen (WCK) charity has said. Seven aid workers from the United Kingdom, Australia, Poland, dual citizens of the US and Canada, and Palestine were killed while travelling in a deconflicted zone, WCK said in a statement. They travelled in two […]

todayApril 2, 2024 2

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