On a visit to the White House, Jordan's King Abdullah II pushed for a full ceasefire to end the four-month-old war

Pressure Mounts On Israel For Gaza Ceasefire

CIA Director William Burns was due in Cairo Tuesday for a new round of talks on a Qatari-brokered ceasefire proposal that would temporarily halt fighting in exchange for Hamas freeing hostages.
Former US president and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump attends a rally in Conway, South Carolina

Biden Slams Trump's 'Appalling And Dangerous' NATO Comments

Biden spoke after Trump said in a speech Saturday that he would "encourage" Russia to attack members of NATO who had not met their financial obligations, his most extreme broadside against the military alliance he has long expressed skepticism about.
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An Israeli special forces raid in Gaza's southern city of Rafah freed Louis Har and Fernando Simon Marman

'Tears, Hugs' As Two Gaza Hostages Rescued

AFP journalists in Gaza saw the bodies of some of around 100 Palestinians killed in air strikes accompanying the rescue operation, according to a toll from the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza.
The nine justices of the US Supreme Court pose for their official photo

US Supreme Court Skeptical Of Keeping Trump Off The Ballot

During two hours of high-stakes arguments, both conservative and liberal members of the nation's highest court expressed concern about having individual states decide which candidates can be on the presidential ballot this November.
Special counsel Robert Hur said Joe Biden retained classified documents after serving as vice president but should not face any charges

Biden Lashes Out Over Criticism Of Failing Memory

Appearing on live television from the White House, Biden was furious over the report's claim that he was unable to remember even the date of his son Beau's death in 2015, as well as other key moments in his life.
(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on February 6, 2024 shows Russian President and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin meeting with his confidants ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Moscow on January 31, 2024; and US conservat

Putin Tells West: Russia Cannot Be Defeated In Ukraine

In a two-hour interview with the former Fox News host -- coming just ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine -- Putin also said a deal "can be reached" on imprisoned Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.
Businesswoman Laura Bolado, who owns an advertising agency in Las Vegas, says she has not yet decided who she will vote for

Economy Is A Gamble For Biden In Election Year

Anger over rising prices and wages that don't stretch far enough brought thousands of casino workers onto the streets of Las Vegas in recent months, part of a wave of labor discontent in the United States.
Senegal plunged into its worst political crisis in decades when President Macky Sall announced he was postponing elections

Troubled West African States Test Fractured Regional Bloc

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) extraordinary session follows President Macky Sall's sudden decision to delay elections in Senegal, just a week after Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger declared they were quitting the bloc.
Pakistan suspended mobile phone and data services nationwide on Thursday for election day, in a move a digital rights group said was 'inherently undemocratic'

Pakistan Suspends Mobile Service For Election Day

At least 28 people were killed in twin bomb blasts outside candidates' offices on Wednesday in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group, and two candidates have been shot dead in the lead-up to the vote.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Tel Aviv with former Israeli army chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot and former Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz, both members of the current Israeli war cabinet

Blinken Pushes Deal With Israel Centrists As Truce Elusive

US officials had tempered expectations that Blinken would achieve a breakthrough during his latest visit to the region since the October 7 attack on Israel, and few expected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to agree immediately to a Qatari-mediated offer.
Live video images showed glowing lava oozing out of a fissure illuminating a plume of smoke rising up under the night sky

Lava Flows For Third Time On Volcano-hit Iceland Peninsula

Live video images of the crack in the Earth's surface, stretching an estimated three kilometers (two miles), showed the fissure illuminating plumes of smoke rising under the dark sky that was visible from the capital of Reykjavik.