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US will not take part in any Israeli retaliatory action against Iran

Jerusalem/Dubai, United Arab Emirates/Washington DC, US Reuters President Joe Biden warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the US will not take part in a counter-offensive against Iran, an option that Netanyahu’s war cabinet favors after a mass drone and missile attack on Israeli territory, according to officials. The threat of open warfare erupting between the arch […]

Iran launches retaliatory attack on Israel with hundreds of drones, missiles

Jerusalem/Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reuters Iran launched explosive drones and fired missiles at Israel late on Saturday in its first direct attack on Israeli territory, a retaliatory strike that raised the threat of a wider regional conflict, as the US pledged “ironclad” backing for Israel. Sirens wailed and Reuters journalists in Israel heard distant heavy […]

US has asked countries in the region to press Iran not to engage in war in Sudan

Washington DC, US Reuters The US has had direct conversations with countries accused of fueling the conflict in Sudan and has encouraged regional states to press Iran not to engage in the war, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Thursday. Reuters reported on Wednesday that Iranian-made armed drones had helped the […]

US Baptist leaders urge House Speaker Mike Johnson to support Ukrainian Christians

United States RNS Southern Baptist leaders have written to US House Speaker Mike Johnson, a member and former official of their denomination, urging him to support Ukraine in Russia’s war against its Eastern European neighbour. “As you consider efforts to support Ukraine, we humbly ask that you consider the plight of Christians,” wrote the leaders, […]

US to make additional nine-figure push in funding in response to Sudan conflict

Washington DC, US Reuters The US will make a push of more than a hundred million in additional funding to respond to the conflict in Sudan as Washington seeks to spur international response at a donor conference on the humanitarian crisis this month, the US Special Envoy to the North African country said on Wednesday. […]

Arizona’s top court revives 19th century abortion ban

Reuters Arizona’s top court on Tuesday revived a ban on nearly all abortions under a law from 1864, a half century before statehood and women’s suffrage, further restricting reproductive rights in a state where terminating a pregnancy was already barred at 15 weeks of gestation. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled four-to-two in favour of an […]

Hamas says Israeli proposal fails to meet Palestinian demands, but is under review

Cairo, Egypt Reuters Hamas said on Tuesday that an Israeli proposal on a ceasefire in their war in Gaza did not meet the demands of Palestinian militant factions, but it would study the offer further and deliver its response to mediators. The proposal was handed to the Palestinian Islamist movement by Egyptian and Qatari mediators […]