Author: Al Jazeera Staff

Al Jazeera Staff is a team of Al Jazeera journalists covering current events and breaking news from around the world. Al Jazeera is an English language news channel founded in 2006 and operating under Al Jazeera Media Network.

EXPLAINER Israel is declaring more and more of Gaza out of bounds for Palestinians — including parts it has called ‘safe zones’. Israel’s latest move in Gaza has marked 83 percent of the territory as unsafe for Palestinian civilians. This includes ‘no-go zones’ and areas under evacuation orders, according to the UN. Continuous Israeli attacks have left residents feeling unsafe, with over 39,000 Palestinians killed. Recent evacuation orders in Khan Younis resulted in at least 70 deaths after Israeli airstrikes. This shrinking ‘safe zone’ in southern Gaza has raised concerns about humanitarian conditions. The UN reports that nearly 150,000 residents…

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US Vice President Kamala Harris has emerged as the front-runner for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the upcoming presidential election, garnering endorsements from various leaders and politicians. President Joe Biden’s vocal support for Harris further solidified her position, as he announced his decision to not seek re-election. Despite the backing, Harris still needs to secure the formal nomination at the Democratic National Convention. If successful, she could become the first Black woman to lead a major party ticket, sparking interest in her stance on global issues. Harris’s Stand on Israel and Gaza On matters related to Israel’s conflict with Gaza,…

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The ICJ’s Ruling Against Israel: What Happens Next? Last week, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered a significant ruling against Israel, declaring the occupation of Palestinian territory unlawful. The opinion stated that building settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem was also unlawful, rejecting Israel’s claims to sovereignty. The Palestinian Authority celebrated the ruling, viewing it as a pivotal moment. Despite Israel’s rejection of the decision, the ICJ’s advisory opinion holds weight in international affairs. There is growing pressure for potential sanctions through the UN General Assembly, reminiscent of actions taken against apartheid South Africa in 1974.…

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President Joe Biden has announced that he will not seek re-election in November, instead endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris, the first Black and female VP in US history, faces scrutiny over her ability to defeat former President Donald Trump. Biden praised his decision to choose Harris in 2020, urging Democrats to support her nomination at the Democratic National Convention. Harris, with a background in law enforcement and politics, has broken barriers throughout her career. Who is she? Born in Oakland, California, Harris is a former prosecutor who served as California’s attorney general and a US Senator. Married to lawyer…

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Israeli Strikes Continue to Claim Lives in Gaza The Israeli military has maintained its assault on Gaza, resulting in the deaths of dozens, including a local journalist, as the Palestinian death toll in the besieged territory nears 39,000. Over the weekend, Israeli strikes hit various parts of Gaza, with the Palestinian Civil Defence reporting 12 fatalities in the Nuseirat refugee camp and six more in the Bureij camp. The attacks also targeted Gaza City, resulting in the deaths of 10 individuals. Tragically, a commercial building sheltering displaced persons was bombarded, leading to six deaths and several people still missing. In…

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International Response to ICJ Ruling on Israel-Palestine Conflict Following the recent ruling by the International Court of Justice declaring Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory unlawful, countries around the world have expressed their reactions and stances on the matter. Australia Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s government respects the ICJ’s role in upholding international law and is carefully considering the ruling’s details. Belgium Foreign Affairs Minister Hadja Lahbib emphasized Belgium’s commitment to respecting international law and supporting the ICJ’s decision. Brazil Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted the need for a two-state solution for peace in the region. Bolivia Bolivia called on the…

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Bangladesh is in turmoil as a nationwide curfew is announced amidst clashes between students and security forces, leading to a telecommunications blackout and escalating violence. The army has been deployed in the capital, Dhaka, and public rallies have been banned following protests against government job quotas. Latest Updates: Student protests turned violent after clashes with the ruling party’s student wing, resulting in casualties and a government crackdown. The internet blackout has not stopped the unrest, with apparent hacking attacks on government websites. Unrest Continues: Buildings have been torched, internet services cut, and bank websites hacked as authorities try to curb…

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Former President Donald Trump, just six days after surviving an assassination attempt, delivered the longest acceptance speech in modern history at the Republican National Convention. Despite starting on a unifying note, the speech soon veered into familiar grievances about immigration and election fraud. Trump’s call for unity, anti-immigrant rhetoric, emphasis on international crises, and divine intervention following the assassination attempt were key points of his address. Republicans praised Trump’s character, portraying him as a caring family man and leader chosen by divine intervention. While Trump attempted to present himself as a unifying figure, he reverted to his usual anti-immigrant rhetoric,…

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Former President Donald Trump is gearing up to make a comeback at the Republican National Convention (RNC) after surviving an assassination attempt just days earlier. The convention has showcased Trump’s impact on the Republican Party, with a more unifying message expected from him following the incident. Although he remains resilient, Trump’s family and close allies suggest a softer side to him at the convention, acknowledging the profound impact of the near-death experience. Political observers speculate on the nature and audience of this unifying message amidst mixed rhetoric. The platform at the RNC, heavily influenced by Trump, still reflects a divisive…

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An independent watchdog in the US is investigating the Secret Service’s security measures during Trump’s rally where he was shot. The probe aims to evaluate the process of securing the July 13 event. As the country prepares for elections, questions linger around the attempted assassination of the 2024 presidential nominee. President Biden ordered a review of security protocols, but legislators are demanding immediate answers from top officials. The House Homeland Security Committee has requested testimonies from key leaders, emphasizing the need for transparency and accountability. Amidst investigations, Cheatle from the Secret Service acknowledged the short time lapse before apprehending the…

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