Blinken says some of Hamas’ proposed changes to a ceasefire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

Blinken says some of Hamas’ proposed changes to a ceasefire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

  • Without spelling out what changes Hamas sought, he said the mediators — Qatar, Egypt and the US — will keep trying to “close this deal”
  • The ceasefire proposal has global support but has not been fully embraced by Israel or Hamas
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UN refugee agency says record 117 mln people forcibly displaced in 2023

UN refugee agency says record 117 mln people forcibly displaced in 2023

  • UNHCR report stated that there had been a yearly increase in the number of people forcibly displaced over the last 12 years
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Jordan condemns increased incursions by Israeli extremist settlers into Al-Aqsa Mosque

Jordan condemns increased incursions by Israeli extremist settlers into Al-Aqsa Mosque

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UN refugee agency says record 117 mln people forcibly displaced in 2023

UN refugee agency says record 117 mln people forcibly displaced in 2023

  • UNHCR report stated that there had been a yearly increase in the number of people forcibly displaced over the last 12 years
By Reuters ·

Troubled G7 leaders focus on Ukraine war, China in Italian summit

Troubled G7 leaders focus on Ukraine war, China in Italian summit

  • Determined to claim the initiative, the G7 leaders look likely to announce they have agreed on plans to issue $50 billion of loans for Ukraine using interest from frozen Russian assets to back the multi-year debt package
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Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

  • While welcoming AI's potential to boost everything from medical research to economic and social wellbeing, Francis also warned of risks including disinformation and interference in elections, and that unequal access could increase social and economic ineq
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Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

Pope Francis to weigh in on ‘ethical’ AI at G7 summit

  • While welcoming AI's potential to boost everything from medical research to economic and social wellbeing, Francis also warned of risks including disinformation and interference in elections, and that unequal access could increase social and economic ineq
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More acts pull out of UK festival Latitude in protest against sponsor Barclays’ links to Israel

More acts pull out of UK festival Latitude in protest against sponsor Barclays’ links to Israel

  • Comedians Sophie Duker, Grace Campbell and Alexandra Haddow are the latest performers to withdraw from the event in Essex next month
  • Barclays has been accused by the protest group Palestine Action of having financial interests in Israel’s weapons trade and fossil fuel industry
By Arab News ·
India beats United States at cricket’s Twenty20 World Cup, West Indies hold off New Zealand

India beats United States at cricket’s Twenty20 World Cup, West Indies hold off New Zealand

  • The US beat Canada in its first game and had a six-day rest since its victory over 2022 runner-up Pakistan
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