EU mulls ways to help defuse Israel-Palestinian fighting

European Union foreign ministers debated Tuesday how to use the 27-nation bloc’s political clout to help diplomatic efforts to end the fighting between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants.The EU has been united in its calls for a cease-fire and the need for a political solutio

US working 'intensively' to bring Israeli-Palestinian violence to an end — Blinken

 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday urged all parties in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians to protect civilians and said the United States is working intensively to an end to the violence.“We have been working around the clock through diplomatic channels to tr

Israel targets Gaza tunnels, Palestinian rocket attacks persist

Israel fired artillery and mounted extensive air strikes on Friday against a network of Palestinian militant tunnels under Gaza that it dubbed “the Metro,” amid persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns.An Israeli military spokesman said that while ground forces had taken part in the

‘Let the guns fall silent’: Pope Francis shares message of hope on Iraq visit

Pope Francis on Friday called for an end to violence in Iraq as he arrived in the country for a historic visit. The 84-year-old pontiff said he is making the trip, which has been planned for several years, as a "pilgrim of peace". "Let the guns fall silent,” he said during a

Biden calls pro-Trump mob ‘terrorists’ as Democrats push for Trump removal – live updates

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, forcing a lockdown on the Hill as Congress debated certifying the presidential election results. Legislators reconvened late on Wednesday night after the Capitol was secured and eventually certified Joe Biden’s pres

Trump asserts he will soon file 'big cases' challenging 2020 election results

U.S. President Donald Trump asserted on Twitter on Sunday he would soon file “big cases” challenging the 2020 election results in which Joe Biden defeated him, even after his campaign has lost numerous court battles over the results. Trump did not specify if his campaign would file ne

Is Biden losing the victory by canceling the disputed cards?

Amid the outgoing US president’s continued refusal to acknowledge his Democratic opponent’s victory, The New York Times spoke to election officials in 45 states about allegations of fraud, while the Pennsylvania election official clarified the number of contested postal votes and wheth

Biden Wins White House, Ending Trump Presidency

Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said Saturday, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades. CNN, NBC News and CBS News called the race in Biden's favor j

Biden moves closer to White House victory, Trump turns to courts

Former vice president Joe Biden, making his third run at the White House, was tantalizingly close to victory on Thursday as President Donald Trump sought to stave off defeat with scattershot legal challenges and his campaign insisted he would be reelected.Biden, 77, needs a total of 270 votes to c

As America Counts, the World Holds its Breath for US Election Outcome

Donald Trump’s preemptive declaration of victory at the White House was condemned by some US political commentators and civil rights groups, who warned about the trampling of long-standing democratic norms.Most world leaders and foreign ministers sat on their hands, trying not to add any fuel

Florida, whoever wins it may win the presidency ... Trump's "wall of fire", in which Biden spent millions

The state of Florida has caught the attention and breath of Americans, who are holding their breath while waiting for the identity of the White House resident to be revealed. This vital US state is one of the crucial states in the presidential elections, which some analysts believe is that withou

France tells Turkey it won’t give in to ‘intimidation attempts’

France will continue its fight against Islamic extremism despite criticism from Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and will not give in to “destabilization and intimidation attempts,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal said Wednesday.France “will never renounce its pr

Shock, sympathy, criticism: World reacts to Trump infection

  News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease drew instant reactions of shock, sympathy, undisguised glee and, of course, the ever-present outrage and curiosity surrounding everything about President Donald Trump. Trump's announce

Court hears 3rd day of testimony from grief stricken relatives of Christchurch’s slain

NEW ZEALAND: Three days of frequently wrenching victim-impact statements from survivors of last year’s attacks at two mosques in the New Zealand city have ended at the Christchurch’s High Court.   The court has heard testimony from the victims who survived Brenton Tarrant’s

Read the full statement by the US, Israel and UAE on normalizing Israel-UAE relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to normalize relations, US President Donald Trump announced Thursday.According to a lengthy joint statement between the US, UAE and Israel, posted on the website of the US Embassy in Israel and tweeted by Trump, the agreement calls for the "full norm

Israel freezes Palestine annexation for UAE ties

  Israel will halt all annexation of Palestinian territories in exchange for establishing diplomatic ties with the UAE, the countries announced on Thursday.   The agreement, known as the Abraham Accord, came in a joint call between Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dha

Agonized Families of Beirut Blast Victims Await Fate of the Missing

Three days after the explosion that rocked Beirut, dozens of people are still searching for their missing relatives, going from one hospital to the next. They gather at the point nearest to the explosion site at the port, pleading with officials, without receiving clear answers, especially concern