UN Aid Chief Heads to Jordan for Talks to Open Second Crossing Into Gaza

[ad_1] GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths will travel to the Jordanian capital Amman on Wednesday for talks on the possibility of opening the Kerem Shalom crossing to allow for humanitarian aid to enter Gaza from Israel. Located at the intersection of Israel, the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the Kerem Shalom crossing was … Read more

French Warship Docks in Egypt, Could Treat Gaza Children This Week

[ad_1] PARIS (Reuters) – The French helicopter carrier Dixmude has docked in Egypt and could start treating wounded children from Gaza later this week, Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu said on Tuesday, as Western powers look to ramp up efforts to aid the enclave. It is the first Western military ship to dock in Egypt since … Read more

Arab Nations Say Israel-Hamas Truce Should Be Extended, Aid Ramped Up

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Arab foreign ministers welcomed an agreement for a temporary truce between Israel and Gaza militant group Hamas on Wednesday but said it should be extended and become a first step toward a full cessation of hostilities. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan told a media briefing in London … Read more

Jordan Says It Beefs up Army Presence Along Borders With Israel

[ad_1] AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan said on Tuesday the army had beefed up its presence along its borders with Israel and warned that any Israeli attempt to forcibly push Palestinians across the Jordan River would represent a breach of its peace accord with its neighbour. Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh said his country would resort to … Read more

Group of Muslim Countries to Push for Gaza Ceasefire -Turkish Source

[ad_1] ANKARA (Reuters) – A newly formed group made up of senior officials from several Muslim countries will visit the United Nations Security Council’s five permanent members and others to urge an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, a Turkish foreign ministry source said on Tuesday. The group was formed earlier this month at a summit of … Read more

In Beijing, Arab and Muslim Ministers Urge End to Gaza War

[ad_1] By Yew Lun Tian and Laurie Chen BEIJING (Reuters) -Arab and Muslim ministers called on Monday for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, as their delegation visited Beijing on the first leg of a tour to push for an end to hostilities and to allow humanitarian aid into the devastated Palestinian enclave. The delegation, which … Read more

Jordan Minister Doubts Israel Can Wipe Out Hamas

[ad_1] MANAMA (Reuters) – Jordan’s foreign minister said on Saturday that he did not understand how Israel’s goal of obliterating the Palestinian militant group Hamas it is fighting in Gaza could be achieved. “Israel says it wants to wipe out Hamas. There’s a lot of military people here, I just don’t understand how this objective … Read more