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Blinken says some of Hamas' proposed changes to a cease-fire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that mediators will keep trying to close an elusive cease-fire deal after Hamas proposed numerous changes to a U.S.-backed proposal More »


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Russia fires more missiles and drones at Ukraine ahead of diplomatic efforts to stop the war

Russian forces have fired missiles and drones at the Kyiv region and five other areas of Ukraine in a nighttime attack More »


At least 41 die in a fire at a building housing workers in Kuwait

At least 41 people have died when a fire swept through a building that housed workers in Kuwait More »


More than 1.5 million foreign pilgrims arrive in Mecca for annual Hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims have been streaming into Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the Hajj, as the annual pilgrimage returns to its monumental scale More »


Report by UN-backed experts cites crimes by Israeli forces, Palestinian militants starting 0ct. 7

U.N.-backed human rights experts say in a report published Wednesday that Israeli forces and Palestinian militants engaged in sexual and gender-based violence in much of the first three months of the conflict that began on Oct. 7 last year More »


Russian warships reach Cuban waters ahead of military exercises in the Caribbean

A fleet of Russian warships have reached Cuban waters ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean More »


Heavy snows and drought of deadly 'dzud' kill more than 7 million head of livestock in Mongolia

An extreme weather phenomenon known as the dzud has killed more than 7.1 million animals in Mongolia, endangering herders' livelihoods and way of life More »


Fresh off France trip, Biden heads back to Europe for G7 summit to talk Ukraine support, migration

President Joe Biden is heading to Italy for a meeting with his counterparts from the world’s leading democracies More »


US will send Ukraine another Patriot missile system after Kyiv's desperate calls for air defenses

Two U.S. officials say the United States will send Ukraine another Patriot missile system More »


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