Latest Linda Thomas-Greenfield News

The Latest | Israel won't accept Hamas demands after militant group rejects cease-fire plan

Mar. 26, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that his government will not accept Hamas’ “delusional” conditions for a cease-fire in Gaza. The militant group rejected the latest truce proposal because it says Israel is ignoring the group's core demands. Hamas wants an...

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding a Ramadan cease-fire

Mar. 23, 2024 00:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, but the United States warned the measure could hurt negotiations to halt Israeli-Hamas hostilities. The resolution,...

Russia and China veto US resolution calling for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Mar. 22, 2024 19:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China on Friday vetoed a U.S.-sponsored United Nations resolution supporting “an immediate and sustained cease-fire” in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, calling the measure ambiguous and saying it was not the direct demand to end the fighting that much of the...

The UN adopts a resolution backing efforts to ensure artificial intelligence is safe

Mar. 22, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The General Assembly approved the first United Nations resolution on artificial intelligence Thursday, giving global support to an international effort to ensure the powerful new technology benefits all nations, respects human rights and is “safe, secure and...

US calls for vote Friday on UN resolution declaring that immediate Gaza cease-fire is `imperative'

Mar. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called for a vote Friday on a newly revised and tougher U.N. resolution declaring that “an immediate and sustained cease-fire” in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza is “imperative” to protect civilians and enable humanitarian aid to be delivered to more...

The Latest | Blinken says he'll talk with Israelis about alternatives to Rafah ground assault

Mar. 21, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he will share alternatives to Israel's planned ground assault into the southern Gaza town of Rafah when he meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his War Cabinet on Friday. Blinken and Arab leaders on Thursday discussed efforts...

US and Japan seek UN resolution calling on all nations to ban nuclear weapons in outer space

Mar. 18, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Japan are sponsoring a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on all nations not to deploy or develop nuclear weapons in space, the U.S. ambassador announced Monday. Linda Thomas-Greenfield told a U.N. Security Council meeting that...

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...

Caribbean leaders meet with Haiti's prime minister. Foreign force deployment is on the agenda

Feb. 25, 2024 15:57 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Caribbean leaders met with embattled Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Sunday to talk about his country’s unrelenting gang violence, with one top official noting that his continued presence as head of government remains a main stumbling block to progress. ...

The US vetoes an Arab-backed UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Feb. 20, 2024 16:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday vetoed an Arab-backed and widely supported U.N. resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in the embattled Gaza Strip, saying it would interfere with negotiations on a deal to free hostages abducted in...