US will work towards 6-week immediate, sustained ceasefire in Gaza: Biden

[ad_1] US President Joe Biden (Photo: Bloomberg) Greeting the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, US President Joe Biden on Sunday reiterated that the United States will continue working non-stop to establish an immediate and sustained ceasefire for at least six weeks as part of a … Read more

Harris to meet Israeli official in Washington despite Netanyahu’s rebuke | World News – Business Standard

[ad_1] Kamala Harris (Photo: Reuters) Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday is hosting a member of Israel’s wartime Cabinet who is visiting Washington in defiance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Benny Gantz, a centrist political rival of Netanyahu, is sitting down with several senior Biden administration officials this week, including Harris, Secretary … Read more

Israel lays out vision for next steps of Gaza war ahead of Blinken visit

[ad_1] Israeli army troops near the Gaza Strip border | Photo: Reuters Israel’s defence minister on Thursday laid out his vision for the next phase of the war in Gaza, describing how Israeli forces would shift to an apparently scaled-down “new combat approach” in northern Gaza, while continuing to fight Hamas in the south … Read more

Israel strikes 2 homes, more than 90 Palestinians killed, hundreds detained

[ad_1] More than 90 Palestinians, including dozens from an extended family, were killed in Israeli airstrikes on two homes, rescuers and hospital officials said Saturday, a day after the UN chief warned again that nowhere is safe in Gaza and that Israel’s offensive is creating massive obstacles to distribution of humanitarian aid. Also … Read more

Israel strikes south Gaza, raids hospital in north amid renewed US support

[ad_1] Israeli strikes killed at least 28 Palestinians in southern Gaza and troops raided one of the last functioning hospitals in the north as the country pressed ahead with its offensive against Hamas on Tuesday with renewed backing from the United States, despite rising international alarm. The offensive, launched in response to Hamas’ … Read more

Challenge in this difficult time is to strike right balance: Ruchira Kamboj

[ad_1] India, voting in favour of a General Assembly resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, has said the challenge in this extraordinarily difficult time is to strike the “right balance”. The 193-member UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted the draft resolution at an emergency special session on Tuesday, with 153 nations voting … Read more

Israel storms Khan Younis in southern Gaza, killing scores: Report

[ad_1] Israeli forces launched their storm of the main city in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, where hospitals were overrun with scores of Palestinian wounded and dead.   In what appeared to be the biggest ground assault since a truce collapsed last week, residents said Israeli tanks had entered the eastern parts … Read more

Threatened by Hezbollah, Israel seeks solution for empty North: Report

[ad_1] Palestinians look for survivors of the Israeli bombardment in Rafah | (Photo: PTI/AP) A winding road in northern Israel lined with vineyards leads to Kibbutz Menara atop the Ramim Ridge in the Naftali mountains where pomegranate and avocado trees grow.    It should be an idyllic scene.    Instead, gaping holes have … Read more

Israel orders more people in Khan Younis to evacuate due to heavy bombing

[ad_1] Israel’s military ordered more areas in and around Gaza’s second-largest city of Khan Younis to evacuate on Sunday, followed by heavy bombardment, as it shifted its offensive to the southern half of the territory where it asserts that leaders of the Hamas militant group are hiding. Palestinians in Gaza said they were … Read more

S Jaishankar: Gaza facing humanitarian crisis, needs assistance

[ad_1] External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has reiterated that Gaza is facing a humanitarian crisis and needs urgent humanitarian aid. Addressing the press after the India-Australia Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue meeting in Delhi, Jaishankar said the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas figured in his discussions with Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong on … Read more