Bahrain Seeks to Balance Anger Over Gaza With Ties to Israel, US

[ad_1] MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahrain has been walking a political tightrope since war erupted in Gaza as it seeks to ease public fury at a conflict that has killed thousands of Palestinians while preserving a deal with Israel that brought the Gulf state closer to the United States. For tiny Bahrain, home to the U.S. … Read more

India PM Modi Tells G20 Israel-Hamas Conflict Must Not Spread

[ad_1] By YP Rajesh and Krishn Kaushik NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged leaders of the world’s 20 big economies on Wednesday to do whatever necessary to ensure the Israel-Hamas conflict does not expand into a wider conflict as insecurity and instability in West Asia is worrying. He was speaking at … 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

Putin Says BRICS Could Help Reach Political Settlement in Gaza Conflict

[ad_1] MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Tuesday for a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and said regional states and members of the BRICS group of countries could be involved in efforts to reach such a settlement. In televised comments to a virtual BRICS summit, Putin once again blamed the Middle … 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