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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...

US circulates rival UN resolution for temporary Gaza cease-fire after rejecting Arab proposal

Feb. 19, 2024 14:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has circulated a rival U.N. Security Council resolution that would support a temporary cease-fire in Gaza after rejecting an Arab-backed resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the conflict-wracked territory. The U.S....

Live updates | Hospitals in Gaza are devastated after 5 months of Israel's war against Hamas

Feb. 14, 2024 23:09 PM EST

The war between Israel and Hamas, now in its fifth month, has devastated hospitals in the Gaza Strip, with less than half of them only partially functioning as Israel's daily bombardments kill and wound scores of people. Israel accuses the militants of using hospitals and other civilian buildings...

UN approves watered-down resolution on aid to Gaza without call for suspension of hostilities

Dec. 22, 2023 20:20 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council adopted a watered-down resolution Friday calling for immediately speeding aid deliveries to hungry and desperate civilians in Gaza but without the original plea for an “urgent suspension of hostilities” between Israel and Hamas. ...

UN again delays vote on watered-down Gaza aid resolution. The US backs it, others want stronger text

Dec. 21, 2023 22:17 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday again delayed a vote on a watered-down resolution to deliver desperately needed aid to Gaza — a revision backed by the United States, while other countries support a stronger text that would include the now eliminated call for the...