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Three Christian missionaries from Oklahoma-based group killed in Haiti

Reuters Three Christian missionaries from Missions in Haiti were shot and killed in an ambush by a gang in Haiti, the Oklahoma-based group said on Friday. The missionaries were taking shelter in a house when gang members began shooting at the residence at about 9pm CDT Thursday, the group said in two Facebook posts. Armed […]

Gaza fighting intensifies, Israel asks why armed men were at UN site

Cairo, Egypt/Jerusalem Reuters Israeli troops battled militants across Gaza on Wednesday, including in the southern city of Rafah that had been a refuge for civilians, in an upsurge of the more than seven-month-old war that has killed tens of thousands of Palestinians. Antagonism between Israel and the United Nations worsened as the Israeli army sought […]

Blinken, in Kyiv, vows unwavering US support as Russian attacks intensify

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters The US will stand by Ukraine until its security sovereignty is guaranteed, Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged on Tuesday in a visit to Kyiv, at a time when Russia is mounting fresh attacks in the country’s east. The top US diplomat is the first senior US official to travel to Ukraine […]

Israeli forces press Gaza offensive from north and south

Cairo, Egypt Reuters Israeli forces pushed deep into the ruins of Gaza’s northern edge on Monday to recapture an area from Hamas fighters, while in the south tanks and troops pushed across a highway into Rafah, leaving Palestinian civilians scrambling to find safety. Some of the most intense fighting for weeks is raging in both […]

Democratic lawmakers tell Biden evidence shows Israel is restricting Gaza aid

Washington DC, US Reuters Scores of lawmakers from US President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party told him on Friday that they believe there is sufficient evidence to show that Israel has violated US law by restricting humanitarian aid flows into war-stricken Gaza. A letter to Biden signed by 86 House of Representatives Democrats said Israel’s aid […]

US calls out Israel and Hamas after Gaza aid shipment attacked, diverted

Washington DC, US Reuters The US on Thursday called on both Israel and Hamas to ensure that aid bound for civilians in Gaza is not disrupted, after a shipment from Jordan was attacked by Israeli settlers and subsequently diverted by Palestinian militants. Secretary of State Antony Blinken viewed the aid on Tuesday just before it […]

UN warns Israel assault on Gaza’s Rafah on “immediate horizon”

United Nations Reuters The United Nations on Tuesday warned that an Israeli assault on Rafah in the Gaza Strip was “on the immediate horizon” and that “incremental” progress by Israel on aid access to the enclave could not be used to prepare for or justify an operation. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for states with […]

Blinken speaks to Azeri, Armenian leaders about peace talks

Reuters US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken to the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan and reaffirmed Washington’s support for a peace treaty between the South Caucasus neighbors, the State Department said on Sunday. Yerevan suffered a major defeat last September when Baku’s forces retook the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which while part of Azerbaijan […]

Hamas delegation due in Cairo on Monday for Gaza ceasefire talks

Cairo, Egypt/Doha, Qatar Reuters A Hamas delegation will visit Cairo on Monday for talks aimed at securing a ceasefire, a Hamas official told Reuters on Sunday, as mediators stepped up efforts to reach a deal ahead of an expected Israeli assault on the southern city of Rafah. The official, who asked not to be named, […]