‘How will I give birth?’: Dangers of a Gaza pregnancy amid Israeli bombing

Palestinian woman holds her children, who were wounded along with her in an Israeli strike, at Shifa hospital in Gaza City

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – Niveen al-Barbari is terrified for her unborn child. With every Israeli air attack near her, the 33-year-old’s back and stomach convulse with fear and pain. Before the Israeli offensive began on October 7, al-Barbari regularly visited a specialist because she has gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. But the bombings […]

What we know about UN draft resolutions on the Israel-Hamas war so far

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Albania's Foreign Minister Igli Hasani attend a meeting of the Security Council

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has voted overwhelmingly to call for a “humanitarian truce” as the Israel-Hamas war grinds onwards, leading to the deaths of more than 1,400 Israelis and 7,000 Palestinians. The non-binding resolution, passed on October 27, follows multiple failed attempts to pass similar language in the UN Security Council (UNSC), a […]

Armenia says Pashinyan-Aliyev talks cancelled

A meeting between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan that was due to take place in late October has been cancelled, according to Armenia’s foreign minister, Ararat Mirzoyan. The two countries have in recent weeks stated their willingness to sign a treaty to end decades of conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway region that Azerbaijan recaptured […]

‘I want him back’: Families of Israeli hostages demand government save them

Hamas hostages Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel – Miri Benami tells Al Jazeera she was worried when she could not get through to her son, Yosef Ohana, on October 7. He was at the Supernova Sukkot gathering, and she had heard that Hamas fighters attacked the trance music festival when they infiltrated southern Israel that day. Keep reading list […]

What has the UN done and said on the Israel-Palestine conflict?

The U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Rafah border crossing, Egypt.

Israel and the United Nations are locked in a bitter spat, after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday night said that the Hamas attacks of October 7 “did not happen in a vacuum”. Guterres’s comments, at a UN Security Council meeting., sparked outrage from Israel, whose ambassador, Gilad Erdan asked the UN boss to […]

Two British police officers fired after stop and search of Black athletes

A general view of a signage outside New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, in London, Britain March 21, 2023. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Two British police officers have been fired after being found guilty of gross misconduct over the stop and search of two Black athletes in a case that had raised accusations of racial profiling. Constables Johnathan Clapham and Sam Franks were dismissed at a misconduct hearing on Wednesday after being found to have lied about smelling […]

As US resists ceasefire calls, what is Biden’s endgame in Gaza?

Biden is welcomed by Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, as he visits Israel amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 18, 2023.

Washington, DC – The United States is firmly resisting calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, but as the war rages on — killing thousands and risking an all-out regional conflict — questions are arising over its aims in backing the Israeli offensive. US President Joe Biden has pledged unconditional support for Israel while warning against an […]

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 609

Members of the newly-formed Siberian Battalion in training near Kyiv. They are in a group listening to a commander.

Here is the situation on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Fighting Russia continued to pound the shattered eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka but Ukrainian officials said heavy losses had forced them to switch to air attacks. Oleksandr Shtupun, spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern group of forces, told national television that Russia “dropped about 40 guided aerial bombs […]

‘Terrifying’: Gaza kidney patients face dialysis crisis at packed hospitals

Haniyeh Wishah, 77, is among the hundreds of kidney dialysis patients who now get treatment once or twice a week instead of the regular four weekly sessions

Deir el-Balah, Gaza Strip – Al Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, the only hospital still functioning in the central Gaza Strip, reached full capacity days ago. Injured people lie on the hospital floors, medical tents and mattresses holding patients occupy the space outside the building, while dead bodies continue to arrive at the facility. Thousands of displaced […]