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Gaza doctor says gunfire accounted for 80% of the wounds at his hospital from aid convoy bloodshed

Mar. 01, 2024 20:01 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The head of a Gaza City hospital that treated some of the Palestinians wounded in the bloodshed surrounding an aid convoy said Friday that more than 80% had been struck by gunfire, suggesting there was heavy shooting by Israeli troops. At least 115...

The Latest | Gaza death toll tops 30,000 as over 100 killed in aid convoy violence

Feb. 29, 2024 20:02 PM EST

More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed and over 70,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip since the Israel's war on Hamas began nearly five months ago, health officials in the territory said. On Thursday, Palestinian witnesses say Israeli troops opened fire on a crowd of people...

Most UN Security Council members demand Taliban rescind decrees seriously oppressing women and girls

Feb. 26, 2024 22:05 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than two-thirds of the U.N. Security Council’s members demanded Monday that the Taliban rescind all policies and decrees oppressing and discriminating against women and girls, including banning girls education above the sixth grade and women’s right to work and move...

The world is becoming less safe by the day, warns the UN secretary general

Feb. 26, 2024 17:53 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says combatants in places such as Congo, Gaza, Myanmar, Ukraine and Sudan are turning a “blind eye” to international law as he made a plea for greater respect for human rights and peace around the world. Speaking as the...

Taliban set unacceptable conditions for attending a UN meeting, says UN secretary-general

Feb. 19, 2024 12:16 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Taliban set unacceptable conditions for attending a U.N.-sponsored meeting about Afghanistan, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday. Taliban demands included the exclusion of Afghan civil society members from the talks in Doha, Qatar, and...

Live updates | Biden warns Israel not to attack Rafah without plan to protect civilians

Feb. 16, 2024 19:29 PM EST

President Joe Biden has again cautioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against moving forward with a military operation into Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah without a “credible and executable plan” to protect around 1.4 million Palestinians sheltering there. However,...

Top UN court rejects South African request for urgent measures to safeguard Rafah

Feb. 16, 2024 15:38 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top UN court on Friday rejected a South African request to impose urgent measures to safeguard Rafah in the Gaza Strip, but also stressed that Israel must respect earlier measures imposed late last month at a preliminary stage in a landmark genocide case. ...

UN chief warns climate chaos and food crises threaten global peace: 'Empty bellies fuel unrest'

Feb. 14, 2024 13:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Tuesday that climate chaos and food crises are increasing threats to global peace, telling a high-level U.N. meeting that climate disasters imperil food production and “empty bellies fuel unrest.” Secretary-General Antonio...

Live updates | Deadly strikes across Gaza as Israel makes plans to evacuate civilians from Rafah

Feb. 09, 2024 17:07 PM EST

Israeli airstrikes hit the central Gaza Strip and the southern city of Rafah on the border with Egypt overnight into Friday, killing nearly two dozen people including women and children, witnesses and hospital officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday he...

Live updates | Israeli strikes kill 13 as concerns grow about looming operation in Rafah

Feb. 08, 2024 21:58 PM EST

Two women and five children were among at least 13 people killed as Israeli airstrikes pounded the city of Rafah on Gaza's southern border, according to the hospital that received the remains. The overnight airstrikes came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...