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‘How will I give birth?’: Dangers of a Gaza pregnancy amid Israeli bombing

Palestinian woman holds her children, who were wounded along with her in an Israeli strike, at Shifa hospital in Gaza City

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – Niveen al-Barbari is terrified for her unborn child. With every Israeli air attack near her, the 33-year-old’s back and stomach convulse with fear and pain. Before the Israeli offensive began on October 7, al-Barbari regularly visited a specialist because she has gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. But the bombings […]

What we know about UN draft resolutions on the Israel-Hamas war so far

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Albania's Foreign Minister Igli Hasani attend a meeting of the Security Council

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has voted overwhelmingly to call for a “humanitarian truce” as the Israel-Hamas war grinds onwards, leading to the deaths of more than 1,400 Israelis and 7,000 Palestinians. The non-binding resolution, passed on October 27, follows multiple failed attempts to pass similar language in the UN Security Council (UNSC), a […]

Republican Mike Johnson elected US House speaker

U.S. Representative Mike Johnson

The US House of Representatives has elected Republican Mike Johnson as its speaker after a turbulent three weeks that left the rudderless chamber unable to carry out its basic duties. The 220 to 209 vote on Wednesday elevated third-term congressman Johnson, 51, to a speaker’s chair that has been vacant since Kevin McCarthy was removed […]

Al Jazeera condemns Israeli killing of journalist Wael Al-Dahdouh’s family

Wael Dahdouh

Below is Al Jazeera Media Network’s statement on the killing of journalist Wael Al-Dahdouh’s family members: The Al Jazeera Media Network extends its sincere condolences and sympathy to our colleague Wael Al-Dahdouh on the loss of his family in an Israeli airstrike. Keep reading list of 3 items list 1 of 3 Family of Al […]

Record 114 million people displaced globally, says UN

Baraa, 8, sits on an archaeological ruins in Sarjableh, in the northern countryside of Idlib, Syria November 17, 2021. Sarjableh has become a home to more than fifty families displaced from the southern countryside of Idlib during the war. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi SEARCH "ASHAWI RUINS DISPLACED" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES

More than 114 million people are estimated to be displaced worldwide, a record number that speaks to the “international community’s failure to solve conflicts,” the United Nations has said. “The number of people displaced by war, persecution, violence and human rights violations globally is likely to have exceeded 114 million at the end of September,” […]

‘Our voices will go on’: Dahdouh’s Al Jazeera team stands behind him

Al-Jazeera correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh mourns over the body of one of his children

Members of the Al Jazeera Media Network condemn the killing of their colleague Wael Dahdouh’s wife, son, daughter and grandson in the central Gaza Strip. Members of the Dahdouh and Awad families were hit by Israeli shelling at the home they were staying in at the Nuseirat refugee camp. Keep reading list of 3 items […]

Biden condemns Israeli settler attacks in occupied West Bank

US President Joe Biden addresses reporters

United States President Joe Biden has called for an end to escalating attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Settler violence against Palestinians has intensified since the Hamas attack on southern Israel on October 7 and Israel’s continuing bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip. Keep reading list of 3 items list […]

Age no barrier as Indonesia gears up for February 2024 elections

Prabowo and Gibran ahead of the registration of their candidacy They are wearing blue shirts and have scarves around their necks. They are waving.

Medan, Indonesia – Over the past two weeks, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has been pondering the often globally debated topic of age and whether it matters for political office. Last week, the court had to rule on a legal challenge to lower the current minimum age for vice-presidential and presidential candidates from 40 to 35. Keep […]