Chad, Mauritania pave way for dissolution of G5 Sahel alliance | News

The G5 was created in 2014 but has secured only meagre results, even as insecurity remains a major issue across the Sahel. The two remaining members of West Africa’s G5 Sahel alliance on Wednesday said they were paving the way to dissolving the anti-rebel grouping after the other three founding countries left. In a joint … Read more

Israel army in most intense combat in Gaza war, no safe place to evacuate | Israel-Palestine conflict News

The Israeli army has widened its attacks in southern and central Gaza, with some of the heaviest fighting in the war seeing homes sheltering displaced Palestinians bombed, refugee camps hit and no safe place left to evacuate thousands of people already on the move for weeks. From early Wednesday morning, “under heavy aerial bombardment, Israeli … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: List of key events, day 61 | Israel-Palestine conflict News

EXPLAINER New statements from Hamas and Netanyahu amid heightened pressure on Gaza’s hospitals – here are the main updates. Here’s how things stand on Wednesday, December 6, 2023: The latest developments Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a press conference on Tuesday that Gaza will have to be demilitarised after the war. On Tuesday, … Read more

West Bank family sees no hope of justice in settler killings | Israel-Palestine conflict

Moussa is eight years old and really likes marbles. But for the past month, this Palestinian boy, living in the occupied West Bank, has a new game: “Pretend daddy isn’t dead.” He calls his dad, imagines what he did with his day, and acts like he is suddenly going to run into him. But his … Read more

Israeli captives’ families angry after meeting with Netanyahu | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met families of captives freed from Gaza in an encounter described as tense by the Israeli media. Tuesday’s meeting came amid intensified fighting in the besieged Gaza Strip following the end of a seven-day pause in hostilities that enabled the return of more than 100 captives, who had been … Read more

‘Anti-Zionism is antisemitism,’ US House asserts in ‘dangerous’ resolution | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Washington, DC – Palestinian rights advocates are denouncing a congressional resolution that equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, calling it a “dangerous” measure that aims to curb free speech and distract from the war in Gaza. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the measure on Tuesday in a 311-14 vote, with 92 Democratic members abstaining by voting … Read more

US announces visa bans after warning Israel on West Bank settler violence | Israel-Palestine conflict News

US has called on Israel to act against violent settler groups in the occupied West Bank. The US Department of State has said that it will impose visa restrictions on Israeli settlers involved in undermining peace, security or stability in the occupied West Bank. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the move on Tuesday, one … Read more

Searching for survivors after Israeli attack on central Gaza building | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip – Israeli forces continue to pound the Gaza Strip on the 60th day of its war on the besieged coastal enclave. The sky in the town of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza is grey with the aftermath of relentless Israeli ground attacks and aerial bombardment. A fire breaks out in the … Read more

How does Israel compare to failed states? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Critics describe Israel as a political entity that can only survive with repression and state-sanctioned violence. Israel has been in a state of near-perpetual war for decades, receives billions of dollars a year in aid and weapons, and has consistently broken international law by expanding its occupation and settlements. Governments and international human rights organisations … Read more

WFP suspends food distribution in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen | Humanitarian Crises News

UN agency pauses general food distribution in north Yemen due to limited funding and disagreements with the group. The World Food Programme (WFP) says it is suspending food distribution in Houthi-controlled areas of northern Yemen due to a dip in funding and disagreements with the group over how to focus on the poorest there. The … Read more