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

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

Pakistan’s Top Court Begins Hearing Challenge to Expulsion of Afghans

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court began hearings on Friday on a petition by rights activists seeking to halt deportation of Afghan refugees, a lawyer said, as authorities are combing refugee settlements in an effort to find and send home thousands. More than 370,000 Afghans have fled Pakistan since Oct. 1, after Pakistan vowed … 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

Gaza Negotiators Try to Get Israel, Hamas to Agree to Extend Truce Again

[ad_1] By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Mohammad Salem and Humeyra Pamuk GAZA/TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Negotiators worked feverishly on Friday to renew the pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza as a senior Israeli official reiterated plans to resume the war unless the Palestinian militant group agreed to release more hostages. After two last-minute extensions, … Read more

Britain’s King Charles to Push for Global Action on Climate in COP28 Speech

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain’s King Charles will give an opening address to the U.N. COP28 climate summit on Friday where he is expected to tell world leaders that the repeated warning signs of the impact of climate change are being disregarded, with devastating consequences. In his first major speech on climate change since he … Read more