Humanitarian aid reaches Gaza after ceasefire
The United Nations (UN) announced on Saturday that a total of 248 humanitarian aid trucks have entered the Gaza Strip since the ceasefire came into effect a day earlier. Among these, 61 vehicles delivered medical equipment, food, and water to the northern enclave, as reported by Agerpres.
Hamas-Israel deal: Thirteen Israelis, four Thais released
In the latest development of the delicate negotiations between Israel and Hamas, thirteen Israelis and four Thai citizens were successfully released from Hamas captivity. This marks the second hostage release as part of an agreement between the two parties and falls within a four-day ceasefire, as reported by Reuters.
Romania to increase grain transit capacity to help Ukraine
Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu announced on Saturday that his country has assumed a key role in ensuring the transit of Ukrainian grain to international markets and will increase transport capacity.
US, Germany hope to nudge Ukraine to negotiate with Russia through targeted arms deliveries
Washington and Berlin plan to supply Ukraine with enough weapons to hold the front line and have a strong negotiating position, but not enough to liberate territory taken by Russia, according to a report in the German tabloid Bild.
Ukraine repels largest Russian drone attack since war began
Ukraine's capital Kyiv was hit by a major Russian drone attack on Saturday, wounding five people and causing damage to buildings. The attack came as Ukrainians were commemorating the Holodomor, a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians.
Qatar mediates successful release of hostages in Israel-Hamas conflict
Israel is examining the list of hostages slated for release on Saturday by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Officials confirmed the reception of the list after the release of 24 hostages the day before, marking the first step in a planned four-day ceasefire, as reported by Reuters.
Hamas frees 24 hostages, 39 Palestinians released from Israeli jails
The first group of hostages walked free from Gaza on Friday on a day of high tension. There was relief but also deep concern for the future after weeks of relentless violence in the war between Israel and Hamas, The Guardian reports.
Azerbaijani President Aliyev: In recent years, Azerbaijan has invested billions of US dollars in its transport infrastructure
"We managed to create a favorable investment environment in our country. In the last 20 years, more than 310 billion US dollars have been invested in the economy of Azerbaijan, of which almost 200 billion US dollars are intended for the non-energy sector" - said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the summit of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), held in Baku on Friday, November 24, 2023, reports azertag.az.
Qatar says the Israel-Hamas truce will begin Friday morning. 13 civilian hostages to be released
A truce between Israel and Hamas will begin at 7 a.m. local time (midnight ET) on Friday, and civilian hostages will be released at 4 p.m. local time, Qatar announced Thursday, CNN reports.