Benny Gantz, who sits on Israel’s War Cabinet with Gallant and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said late Wednesday that new attempts are underway to reach a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.
This invasion comes hours before the U.S. Secretary of the State Antony Blinken announces that the United States will implement a travel ban against extremist Jewish settlers. Although Blinken did not specify what visa bans would be established, he stated that this new ban could affect dozens of settlers and their families.
2023 has been laden with natural disasters, both in the U.S. — Maui and northeastern fires — and abroad — Libya flooding, among many others. The United Nations weather agency forecasts that natural disasters aren’t going anywhere, and the need to address climate change is urgent as ever.
The Israeli military is preparing a ground invasion of Gaza after its third raid on the Palestinian territory since the conflict began on Oct. 7. Israel carried out more than 250 airstrikes across Gaza in the last 24 hours, and about 1.4 million of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents have fled their homes.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen addressed the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday amid rising concerns about the health of the global financial system.
Gunmen kidnapped four U.S. citizens near the Mexico-Texas border after they crossed into Mexico to buy medicine last week.
More than 35,000 people have died in Turkey as a result of last week’s earthquake.
Rescuers worked through the night to find survivors of the 7.9 earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday.
The rumored Chinese “spy” balloon has escalated US-China tensions, as Beijing continues to deny the balloon had a military purpose.
Rescuers struggled to find survivors Tuesday after earthquakes shocked swaths of Turkey and Syria on Monday. In Turkey, 8,000 people have already been pulled from the debris.