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Israel’s borders explained in maps

Israel’s borders explained in maps

International, World News
More than 75 years after Israel declared statehood, its borders are yet to be entirely settled. Wars, treaties and occupation mean the shape of the Jewish state has changed over time, and in parts is still undefined. Here is a series of maps explaining why. The land which would become Israel was for centuries part of the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire. After World War One and the collapse of the empire, territory known as Palestine - the portion of which west of the River Jordan was also known as the land of Israel by Jews - was marked out and assigned to Britain to administer by the victorious allied powers (soon after endorsed by the League of Nations). The terms of the mandate entrusted Britain with establishing in Palestine "a national home for the Jewish people", so long as d...
Ghana abstains from vote as UN Security Council rejects Russian resolution on Gaza war

Ghana abstains from vote as UN Security Council rejects Russian resolution on Gaza war

Ghana News, World News
In a crucial session at the United Nations Security Council on Monday night, Ghana abstained from voting on a resolution proposed by Russia concerning the conflict in Gaza. The resolution, put forth by Russia, called for a humanitarian ceasefire, the release of hostages, aid access, and the safe evacuation of civilians in the war-torn region. Out of the Council's 15 members, the Russian-led draft received five votes in favour (China, Gabon, Mozambique, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates) and four against (France, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States). Notably, Ghana was the sole African country to abstain, while Gabon and Mozambique voted in favour. Other abstentions included: Albania, Brazil, Ecuador, Malta, and Switzerland. For a resolution to be adopted, it requi...
BBC correspondents answer your questions on the conflict between Israel and Hamas

BBC correspondents answer your questions on the conflict between Israel and Hamas

International
The world is still reeling from the unprecedent assault by Hamas gunmen on 7 October, and the subsequent retaliatory strikes by Israel and expected land invasion into the Gaza Strip. We have received hundreds of your questions about the conflict, its impact and where it may end, with many people asking if other countries will get involved in the war. Our correspondents, many currently in the region, have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below. Could this lead to World War Three? Image caption,The US moved the world's largest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R Ford, closer to Israel Craig Johnson in Skelmersdale, UK asks: If Iran gets directly involved in the conflict, would that prompt the US and its allies to directly join the war? And could this lead t...

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