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Crisis in the Middle East: The United States imposes sanctions on the Israeli group for blocking humanitarian convoys in Gaza
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Crisis in the Middle East: The United States imposes sanctions on the Israeli group for blocking humanitarian convoys in Gaza

More news - Recent news The State Department announced Friday that it will impose sanctions on a right-wing Israeli group that tried to prevent aid from reaching people in the Gaza Strip by blocking trucks traveling from Jordan to the coastal enclave.The department's statement said the sanctioned organization, Tzav 9, was "a violent Israeli extremist group that blocked, harassed and damaged convoys carrying life-saving humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians in Gaza."Members of the group have tried for months to prevent humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza, the department said. They blocked roads on which aid trucks travel between Jordan and Gaza, including the West Bank, and in some cases broke into trucks, damaging them and dumping aid packages on the road, the agency said....
Middle East crisis: Israel says it will reduce fighting in southern Gaza
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Middle East crisis: Israel says it will reduce fighting in southern Gaza

More news - Latest news The announcement came seemingly out of the blue on Sunday, when it was first publicized across the Israeli army's English- and Arabic-language channels: The army would "pause" daytime fighting along a key corridor for humanitarian aid in southern Gaza until further notice.Amid some immediate confusion about the scope of the pause, a clarification quickly followed, this time in Hebrew and apparently for domestic use. The change does not mean a cessation of fighting in the southern Gaza Strip, the statement said, adding that the campaign in the southernmost city of Rafah continues. Military officials said the daily breaks were intended only to facilitate the increased distribution of food aid in Gaza, where international organizations have issued dire warnings ...
Biden joins fight for Ukraine with allied efforts on D-Day
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Biden joins fight for Ukraine with allied efforts on D-Day

Related media - News 24 hours Mr. Biden was accompanied by the first lady, Jill Biden, who flew separately to France to join him after attending the trial of her son Hunter Biden in Wilmington, Del., on federal firearms charges. Wearing his aviator sunglasses, the president held Dr. Biden's hand as they marched across a blue carpet to the ceremony with the Macrons as military planes zoomed overhead. Addressing the crowd first, Macron hailed what he called “a bond of blood shed for freedom” between the United States and France. He directly addressed some of the veterans on stage, individually and by name, thanking them for coming to France's rescue 80 years earlier. “You came here to liberate the continent,” he said, “and you came here with the strength that allows you to withstand ...
Crisis in the Middle East: Blinken defines some Hamas changes to the ceasefire proposal as “unacceptable”.
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Crisis in the Middle East: Blinken defines some Hamas changes to the ceasefire proposal as “unacceptable”.

More news - Recent news A United Nations commission investigating the October 7 attacks on Israel and the resulting conflict in Gaza accused both Palestinian armed groups and Israel of committing war crimes, and the commission said Israel's conduct of the war included crimes against humanity.In a report released on Wednesday, the three-person commission – led by Navi Pillay, a former UN human rights chief – provided the UN's most detailed examination yet of the events since 7 October. The report itself does not entail any sanctions. , but presents a legal analysis of actions in the Gaza conflict that is likely to be evaluated by the International Court of Justice and other international criminal proceedings. Israel did not cooperate with the investigation and protested the commissi...
How the backlash against climate action is reshaping the European elections
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How the backlash against climate action is reshaping the European elections

Related media - Recent news Rystad Energy, a private company that watches energy trends, pointed out that the roughly $125 billion the European Union has invested in clean energy technology will soon fall behind the United States. Politicians are coloring the Green Deal. The main European People's Party considers the Green Deal its most important achievement, even as it rolls back unpopular provisions, such as those on agriculture, with an eye to the ballot box. He defines it as a way to sever Europe's dependence on Russia. “We have turned Putin's challenge into a great new opportunity,” European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said in January. Further to the right, European conservatives and reformists have interpreted some of the Green Deal's policies – such a...
Drink wine for breakfast, put on a 51-pound suit and go to the battlefield
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Drink wine for breakfast, put on a 51-pound suit and go to the battlefield

More news - Recent news In the combat study, soldiers fought on foot and in chariots, using replica weapons including a spear with blunt edges and a point, and spent a lot of time walking and riding in chariots. They also followed a meal plan created by the researchers, which included a breakfast consisting mainly of dry bread, goat cheese, green olives and red wine. They could not wear Dendra armor, which dates back to around 1450 BC. Instead, the soldiers wore a copper replica, the closest alloy to the original bronze available, the study says. The replica was made in 1984 by students and staff from the metalworking department at the now closed Bournville College of Art in Birmingham, England. Wanted: soldiers as big as the ancient Greeks The researchers looked for Marines who h...
Live updates: Israeli attack kills dozens of people in the former school where civilians had taken refuge
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Live updates: Israeli attack kills dozens of people in the former school where civilians had taken refuge

More news - Recent news Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened further military action against Hezbollah in Lebanon on Wednesday, amid growing talk of another full-scale war, even as Israel battles Hamas in the Gaza Strip.Two days after Hezbollah militants fired a barrage of rockets and explosive drones from Lebanon into northern Israel, setting off several fires, Netanyahu visited soldiers and firefighters in the area and said the Israeli army was ready to strike . “Whoever thinks they can harm us and that we will respond by sitting on our hands is making a big mistake,” he said, according to the Israeli government. “We are prepared for very intense action in the north. One way or another we will restore security in the north." Other Israeli officials have threatened ...
Crisis in the Middle East: Israel launches offensive in central Gaza after deadly attack on a shelter
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Crisis in the Middle East: Israel launches offensive in central Gaza after deadly attack on a shelter

More news - Recent news As dawn broke on Thursday, Haitham Abu Ammar combed through the rubble of the school that had become a refuge for him and thousands of other displaced Gazans. For hours he helped people piece together the limbs of those they loved.“The most painful thing I ever felt was picking up those pieces of meat with my hands,” said Mr. Abu Ammar, a 27-year-old construction worker. “I never thought I would have to do something like this.” Early Thursday morning, Israeli airstrikes hit the school compound, killing dozens of people - including at least nine militants, the Israeli army said. Throughout the day, corpses and mutilated limbs recovered from the rubble were wrapped in blankets, piled on truck beds and taken to Al Aqsa Martyrs' Hospital, the last major medical f...
Jürgen Moltmann, who reconciled religion with suffering, has died at the age of 98
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Jürgen Moltmann, who reconciled religion with suffering, has died at the age of 98

More news - Recent news Dr. Moltmann had a variety of influences, including the Swiss theologian Karl Barth and the Marxist philosopher and avowed atheist Ernst Bloch, whose three-volume work “The Principle of Hope” (1938-47) inspired his first education. He married Elisabeth Wendel, a fellow student who also became an eminent theologian, in 1952, and the two remained together until her death in 2016. Along with his daughter Anne-Ruth, he leaves three more daughters, Susanne Moltmann-von Braunmühl. , Esther Moltmann and Friederike Moltmann; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Dr. Moltmann has written more than 40 books, including a series of six on systematic theology, another branch of study that attempts to create a coherent and comprehensive set of doctrines that...
Israel saves 4 hostages during assault;  Gaza officials say dozens of people are killed
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Israel saves 4 hostages during assault; Gaza officials say dozens of people are killed

More news - Recent news Four hostages kidnapped from the Nova music festival and held by militants in Gaza over the past eight months were rescued by Israeli forces on Saturday.After the Hamas-led terrorist attack on October 7, Israel released only a small number of hostages through military force. Saturday's rescue efforts occurred in Nuseirat, central Gaza, where health officials said dozens of Palestinians had been killed. Here's what we know about the four hostages brought back to Israel. Noa Argamani Noa Argamani, 26, was taken hostage in the October 7 attack along with her boyfriend, Avinatan Or. Viral footage showed Ms Argamani being taken to Gaza on the back of a motorbike while she screamed in despair. Ms Argamani and her boyfriend were kidnapped during the Nova music festi...