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

Chicago Homeless Migrants Shelter Faces Backlash

[ad_1] CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago is grappling with local backlash against moving homeless migrants into a new government-run tent encampment as temperatures drop and more migrants continue to arrive. Hundreds of migrants are still sleeping on floors or in tents outside city police stations. Some who remained this week huddled near tents wearing parkas, knit … Read more

US Lawmaker George Santos, Indicted on Fraud Charges, Faces House Expulsion Vote

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indicted Republican George Santos’ brief career in the U.S. House of Representatives could come to an end on Friday, when fellow lawmakers are due to vote on whether to expel him over criminal corruption charges and accusations of misspending campaign money. Santos, 35, has been mired in controversy since his 2022 … 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

Philippines Builds New Coast Guard Station on Island in South China Sea

[ad_1] MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has built a new coast guard station on the contested island of Thitu in the South China Sea, boosting its ability to monitor movements of Chinese vessels and aircraft in the busy disputed waterway. As tension mounts over territorial claims in the area, the Philippine coast guard had early … 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

Explainer-What’s at Stake in Russia’s Assault on Avdiivka?

[ad_1] By Dan Peleschuk and Andrew Osborn KYIV/LONDON (Reuters) – Russian forces are intensifying attacks on the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, seeking to encircle Kyiv’s troops there as Moscow’s war in Ukraine grinds on. The fighting is reminiscent of a battle for another eastern city, Bakhmut, which fell to Russian forces last May after … Read more

Madagascar Leader Wins Presidential Vote, Constitutional Court Says

[ad_1] ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – Madagascar’s High Constitutional Court on Friday declared incumbent President Andry Rajoelina as the winner of last month’s election, effectively handing him a third term. Rajoelina got 58.96% of the votes cast, the court said after dismissing various challenges lodged against the provisional results announced by the electoral body. “Andry Rajoelina is … Read more