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‘How will I give birth?’: Dangers of a Gaza pregnancy amid Israeli bombing

Palestinian woman holds her children, who were wounded along with her in an Israeli strike, at Shifa hospital in Gaza City

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – Niveen al-Barbari is terrified for her unborn child. With every Israeli air attack near her, the 33-year-old’s back and stomach convulse with fear and pain. Before the Israeli offensive began on October 7, al-Barbari regularly visited a specialist because she has gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. But the bombings […]

What we know about UN draft resolutions on the Israel-Hamas war so far

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Albania's Foreign Minister Igli Hasani attend a meeting of the Security Council

After multiple failed attempts to pass resolutions on the Israel-Hamas war at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Malta’s UN Ambassador Vanessa Frazier has said the 10 elected members of the Council plan to put together a new draft. The UNSC can adopt a resolution only if at least nine of its 15 members, including […]

Armenia says Pashinyan-Aliyev talks cancelled

A meeting between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan that was due to take place in late October has been cancelled, according to Armenia’s foreign minister, Ararat Mirzoyan. The two countries have in recent weeks stated their willingness to sign a treaty to end decades of conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway region that Azerbaijan recaptured […]

‘I want him back’: Families of Israeli hostages demand government save them

Hamas hostages Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel – Miri Benami tells Al Jazeera she was worried when she could not get through to her son, Yosef Ohana, on October 7. He was at the Supernova Sukkot gathering, and she had heard that Hamas fighters attacked the trance music festival when they infiltrated southern Israel that day. Keep reading list […]

What has the UN done and said on the Israel-Palestine conflict?

The U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Rafah border crossing, Egypt.

Israel and the United Nations are locked in a bitter spat, after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday night said that the Hamas attacks of October 7 “did not happen in a vacuum”. Guterres’s comments, at a UN Security Council meeting., sparked outrage from Israel, whose ambassador, Gilad Erdan asked the UN boss to […]

Israel stages large overnight ground raid into Gaza Strip

Israeli mobile artillery unit fires a shell from southern Israel towards the Gaza Strip

Israeli troops and tanks have carried out a brief yet relatively large overnight ground incursion into Gaza ahead of a widely expected full-scale ground invasion after nearly three weeks of devastating air raids on the besieged Palestinian enclave. Video of the overnight action issued by the Israeli army on Thursday showed armoured vehicles proceeding through […]

India reopens visa services for Canadians, calming diplomatic spat

A India flag waves in the wind at the High Commission of India October 3, 2023 in Ottawa, Canada. - Canada sought Tuesday to maintain its full diplomatic presence in India, after New Delhi reportedly ordered Ottawa to withdraw 40 diplomats in a dispute over the killing of a Sikh separatist. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)

India has moved to renew visa services for Canadian citizens, easing a diplomatic row between the two states over the killing of a Sikh activist on Canadian soil. India announced it would begin reissuing visas for entry, business, medical and conferences on Thursday, reversing a month-long ban. The Indian High Commission, along with India’s consulates […]

South African hooker Mbonambi cleared to play in Rugby World Cup final

South Africa's Mbongeni Mbonambi reacts during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match between France and South Africa

South Africa hooker Bongi Mbonambi has been cleared to play in the Rugby World Cup final, World Rugby said, after it found insufficient evidence to pursue England flanker Tom Curry’s allegation that he was racially abused. Mbonambi, the only specialist hooker in the Springbok squad as they prepare to face New Zealand in Paris on […]

How the US has used its veto power at the UN in support of Israel


The United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a resolution on the ongoing situation in Gaza after two competing draft resolutions were rejected by member states on Wednesday. Russia and China vetoed a US-drafted resolution that called for “humanitarian pauses” and Israel’s right to defend itself. A second draft resolution sponsored by Russia, which called […]