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Congress Moves Forward on Roughly $900 Billion Defense Bill

December 11, 2023

House and Senate lawmakers agreed to scrap the most contentious pieces of a nearly $900 billion defense and national security policy bill, such as restrictions on abortion and transgender care…

UN chief warns Gaza aid delivery could collapse as Israel and Hamas fight house-to-house

December 11, 2023

Israeli forces and Hamas are fighting house-to-house battles along the length of the Gaza Strip, with devastating consequences for the civilian population amid a complete collapse in humanitarian relief.

IDF surrounds home of top Hamas leader as Palestinians flee Khan Younis

December 11, 2023

Palestinians fled the Gaza Strip’s second-largest city of Khan Younis in the south of the territory as Israel’s forces were encircling the home of top Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on…

Israel Presses Assault on Hamas’s Last Major Gaza Bastion

December 11, 2023

Israeli forces pressed forward into southern Gaza’s largest city in what is becoming a decisive battle of the two-month-old war with Hamas. Israeli forces moving into the militants’ stronghold of Khan Younis…

Dutch lawyers seek court order to halt export of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel

December 11, 2023

Human rights lawyers went to court in the Netherlands on Monday to call for a halt to the export of fighter jet parts to Israel that could be used in…

US Navy ship attacked in Red Sea by Houthi militants: How it unfolded

December 11, 2023

The Navy destroyer USS Carney shot down three drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen during ballistic missile attacks on three commercial ships in the Red Sea Sunday.

UN Security Council lifts arms embargo on Somalia government

December 11, 2023

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted on Friday to remove the final restrictions on weapons deliveries to Somalia’s government and its security forces, more than 30 years after an…

Nigerian president calls for investigation after army drone strike accident kills 85

December 11, 2023

Nigeria’s president has ordered an investigation after the country’s military launched a drone strike at a public gathering this weekend, killing at least 85 people and wounding dozens of others.

Niger’s junta ends security agreements with EU, turns to Russia for defence cooperation

December 11, 2023

Niger’s junta on Monday scrapped two key military agreements that the West African nation signed with the European Union to help fight the violence in Africa’s Sahel region as the…