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Israel kills dozens in airstrikes across the Gaza Strip

Cairo, Egypt Reuters Israel sustained its aerial and ground bombardment of the Gaza Strip on Friday, killing dozens of Palestinians, as fighting raged around Gaza City’s main Al Shifa hospital, Palestinian officials and the Israeli military said. Palestinian health officials said two Israeli strikes on the Al-Shejaia suburb in eastern Gaza City killed 17 people, […]

At World Court, Palestinians seek end to Israeli occupation

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters Palestinian representatives on Monday asked judges at the UN’s highest court to declare Israel’s occupation of their territory illegal, saying their advisory opinion could contribute to a two-state solution and a lasting peace. The requests came at the opening of a week of hearings at the International Court of Justice […]

Canada, Australia, NZ call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza ahead of Rafah assault

Sydney, Australia Reuters The leaders of Canada, Australia and New Zealand on Thursday called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, according to a joint statement released in response to reports about Israel’s planned military operation in Rafah. Smoke rises in central Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, […]

World Court says it will hear part of Russia-Ukraine genocide case

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters The United Nations’ highest court on Friday ruled that it will hear a case in which Kyiv has asked it to declare it did not commit genocide in eastern Ukraine, as Russia claimed as a pretext for attacking its smaller neighbour. Ukraine brought the case to the International Court of […]

World Court dismisses much of Ukraine’s case against Russia

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters Judges at the top UN court on Wednesday found that Russia violated elements of a UN anti-terrorism treaty, but declined to rule on allegations brought by Kyiv that Moscow was responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. In the same ruling, judges […]

Key takeaways from the World Court decision in Israeli genocide case

The Hague, The Netherlands Reuters The International Court of Justice ordered Israel on Friday to take action to prevent acts of genocide as it wages war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip but stopped short of calling for an immediate ceasefire. The top United Nations court for handling disputes between states was ruling in […]

World Court says Israel must prevent genocide in Gaza, stops short of ceasefire order

The Hague, The Netherlands/Gaza Reuters The World Court ordered Israel on Friday to prevent acts of genocide against the Palestinians and do more to help civilians, although it stopped short of ordering a ceasefire as requested by the plaintiff South Africa. While the ruling denied Palestinian hopes of a binding order to halt the war […]

Israel pushes ahead with Gaza offensive approaching 100 days of war

Doha, Qatar/Gaza Reuters Israel kept up bombardments in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, vowing to press ahead with its offensive to destroy the Islamist movement Hamas as the war approaches the 100-day mark with no end in sight. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would not be deterred by a case before the International Court […]