Support Among Israelis for Resumption of Gaza Campaign

[ad_1] TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israelis interviewed on Tel Aviv’s streets backed their army’s resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip on Friday, acknowledging the dangers but blaming Hamas for the collapse of a week-long truce. The pause in a 7-week-old war had allowed for the exchange of hostages held since an Oct. 7 Hamas … Read more

UN Deplores ‘Catastrophic’ Resumption of Gaza Fighting

[ad_1] GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations on Friday deplored the resumption of military operations in Gaza, describing the hostilities as “catastrophic” and urging parties to ensure a lasting ceasefire be upheld. Israeli warplanes resumed bombing Gaza, causing Palestinian civilians to flee for shelter after the collapse of a week-old truce that ran out with … Read more

U.S. to Impose Visa Bans Soon on Israeli Extremist Settlers for West Bank Violence

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) -The Biden administration has informed Israel that Washington will impose visa bans in the next few weeks on Israeli extremist settlers engaged in violence against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank, a senior State Department official said. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin … Read more

Gaza’s Overwhelmed Hospitals Receive New Wave of Wounded

[ad_1] By Arafat Barbakh and Mohammed Salem KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza (Reuters) – At Nasser Hospital in southern Gaza, a man cradling a boy with a bloodied scalp cried for help. A girl who had arrived in an ambulance with an unconscious man missing the top of his left foot sobbed as a medic examined her … Read more

UN Flags 127 Major Climate-Warming Methane Plumes This Year

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – A United Nations-led effort to use space satellites to detect methane leaks from fossil fuel infrastructure has alerted governments to 127 major methane plumes across four continents since its launch at the start of this year. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, with 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide … Read more

Ethereum Blockchain Produced Equivalent of Honduras’ Annual Emissions Before Upgrade

[ad_1] LONDON(Reuters) – The Ethereum blockchain’s historical greenhouse gas emissions before a major software upgrade last year were equivalent to the yearly emissions of Honduras, a University of Cambridge study showed on Friday. Blockchains – the digital ledgers that underpin cryptocurrencies – typically consume large amounts of energy as they produce coins and process transactions, … Read more

Israel Army Publishes Map It Says Advises Gazans of Safe Evacuation Areas

[ad_1] JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli army said on Friday that with the resumption of fighting it had published a map to advise Gazans of safe areas for their evacuation. Its statement linked to an Israeli army website in Arabic showing an Evacuation Zone Map. It said an Arabic-language video had been released on social … Read more

COP28 Spotlights Global Warnings About the Pain of Climate Change

[ad_1] By Valerie Volcovici and William James DUBAI (Reuters) – Leaders from across the world are poised to address the U.N. climate conference on Friday, with many expected to speak about the hardship of climate impacts unfolding in their countries. In the day’s opening address, Britain’s King Charles is expected to warn that repeated signs … Read more

Britain’s Sunak Tries to Reclaim Climate Narrative With $2 Billion Pledge

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will pledge 1.6 billion pounds ($2 billion) in funding at the U.N. climate summit on Friday, an attempt to bolster his green credentials after watering down Britain’s measures to reach net zero targets. Sunak, in Dubai for COP28 leaders’ day, will try to restore Britain’s reputation as … Read more

Thai Hostage Couple Has Emotional Reunion With Family

[ad_1] By Napat Wesshasartar and Thomas Suen KHON KAEN, Thailand (Reuters) – Natthawaree Mulkan walked through the airport arrival gates and straight into her mother’s arms, both crying with joy, meeting for the first time after losing touch for nearly two months when she was taken hostage by Hamas on October 7. “Thank you to … Read more