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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 […]

Two British police officers fired after stop and search of Black athletes

A general view of a signage outside New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, in London, Britain March 21, 2023. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Two British police officers have been fired after being found guilty of gross misconduct over the stop and search of two Black athletes in a case that had raised accusations of racial profiling. Constables Johnathan Clapham and Sam Franks were dismissed at a misconduct hearing on Wednesday after being found to have lied about smelling […]

As US resists ceasefire calls, what is Biden’s endgame in Gaza?

Biden is welcomed by Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, as he visits Israel amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 18, 2023.

Washington, DC – The United States is firmly resisting calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, but as the war rages on — killing thousands and risking an all-out regional conflict — questions are arising over its aims in backing the Israeli offensive. US President Joe Biden has pledged unconditional support for Israel while warning against an […]

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis bans pro-Palestine student organisation

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds a microphone

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has banned a pro-Palestine student group from university campuses in the state as tensions rise in the United States over the Israel-Gaza war. The State University System of Florida said on Tuesday that it would dismantle chapters of the group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) due to the group’s “support […]

Pro-Israel rallies allowed in India but Palestine solidarity sees crackdown

India Israel-Palestine protest

New Delhi, India – Israel’s relentless bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip and killing of nearly 6,000 people – a third of them children – in two weeks has outraged people across the world, triggering mass protests and a call for an immediate ceasefire. However, in India – the first non-Arab country to recognise the […]

Israel-Hamas war affecting regional economies, warns IMF head

A Palestinian man watches as others inspect the damage to destroyed houses after Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

The war between Israel and Hamas is already affecting the region’s economies, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned. “You look at the neighbouring countries – Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan – there the channels of impact are already visible,” Kristalina Georgieva said at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Saudi Arabia’s capital […]

Israel air raids kill eight soldiers in southern Syria: State media

Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that overlooks the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing

Israeli strikes have killed at least eight soldiers in southern Syria, according to Syrian state media, in an attack that the Israeli army said was a response to earlier rocket fire. Persistent rocket and artillery exchanges with Lebanon’s Iran-backed armed group Hezbollah and allied Palestinian factions across Israel’s northern borders with Lebanon and Syria in […]

Russia prepares to withdraw from nuclear test ban treaty

A bulava missile being tested from a Russian submarine. It is rising vertically leaving clouds of black smoke

Russian lawmakers have approved a bill revoking the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The move adds to the tension between Moscow and the West amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. The upper house Federation Council unanimously approved the bill to abandon the landmark agreement outlawing nuclear weapons tests on Wednesday. The lower […]