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Israeli, Egyptian officials meet to solidify Gaza ceasefire

CAIRO: Egypt’s foreign minister held a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on Sunday and stressed on the need to build on a truce between Israel and Hamas by stopping all practices that lead to escalation. Egypt helped broker the May

UN launches investigation into whether Israel, Hamas committed crimes

GENEVA: The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed to launch an international investigation into alleged crimes committed during the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The independent investigation will have a broad mandate to look into all alleged

Qatar pledges $500m for Gaza reconstruction

DOHA: Qatar will provide $500 million to help rebuild the besieged Gaza Strip, the foreign minister said, following a ceasefire that ended the worst fighting in years between Israel and Palestinian armed groups. “Qatar announces $500 million in support for

US, Egypt working closely to reinforce Gaza ceasefire: Blinken

CAIRO: Egypt and the United States said they would work together to reinforce a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Cairo and Amman on a regional tour. Egypt has longstanding relations with both

Muslim countries seek UNHRC probe into possible crimes in Gaza

GENEVA: Muslim countries are calling on the United Nations to investigate possible crimes committed during the 11-day conflict between Israel and the Palestinian military group Hamas and to establish command responsibility. The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special

Blinken announces US aid to Gaza, plans to reopen Jerusalem consulate

JERUSALEM: United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged that Washington would provide new aid to help rebuild Gaza as part of efforts to bolster a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Hoping to reverse a move taken by former President

UN Security Council calls for ‘full adherence’ to Gaza ceasefire

NEW YORK: The UN Security Council has called for “full adherence to the ceasefire” in the conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in its first statement since violence erupted on May 10. UNSC members also stressed “the

Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators march in Europe

LONDON: Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through London and other British cities on Saturday to protest against Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Protesters called for sanctions on Israel during the march in London. Some were draped in Palestinian flags

UN humanitarian chief visits Gaza, presses both sides over ceasefire

GAZA CITY: The top UN aid official in the region visited the rubble-strewn areas of Gaza hit by airstrikes during fighting between Israel and Hamas, and appealed to both sides to observe a ceasefire as aid teams assess the damage.

Israel-Palestinian ceasefire comes into force after 11 days of fighting

CAIRO: A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the movement that controls the Gaza Strip, came into force early on Friday after 11 days of deadly fighting that pounded the Palestinian enclave and forced countless Israelis to seek shelter from rockets.

Israel fires artillery into Gaza; death toll reaches 109

JERUSALEM: Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel’s commercial centre. As hostilities entered their fifth day, with no sign of abating, the Israeli military

Israeli warplanes launch airstrikes in Gaza

GAZA: Israeli warplanes carried out a third round of airstrikes in Gaza early Friday morning. It was in response to a rocket barrage several hours earlier, capping off a night that saw multiple rounds of missile launches and reprisal raids

Israel kills Palestinian commander in Gaza

JERUSALEM: Israel’s military killed a commander of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, triggering exchanges of fire and fears of a severe escalation in violence. The targeted strike led