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US says no sign Israel lowered intensity of Gaza offensive

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says there is no sign that Israel has downgraded the intensity of its offensive on the Gaza Strip, despite Tel Aviv's claims that it is shifting to a lower intensity phase.

US military bases in Europe put on high alert: Report

All American military bases in Europe have been placed on high alert due to a potential terrorist threat against facilities or personnel, several US media outlets have reported, citing sources at the Pentagon.

US to unblock shipment of hundreds of bombs to Israel: Report

The United States has decided to release a shipment of 1,800 bombs to Israel that was suspended several months ago amid concerns over destruction in the Gazan city of Rafah, Axios has reported.

US Congress votes in favor of amendment denying Gaza death toll

Majority of members of the US Congress, including more than 60 Democrats, have passed an amendment that would bar the State Department from using the Gaza health ministry's count for the death toll in the Gaza Strip.

Israel-Hezbollah war could erupt without notice in weeks if Gaza agreement not reached: Report

The US intelligence has indicated that a large-scale war is likely to erupt between Israel and Lebanon's armed group Hezbollah in "the next several weeks" if a ceasefire deal in Gaza is not reached, according to a report by Politico.

US has sent Israel thousands of 2,000-pound bombs since Gaza war started: Report

The administration of US President Joe Biden has sent to Israel massive shipments of munitions, including more than 10,000 highly destructive 2,000-pound bombs and thousands of Hellfire missiles, since the start of the war in the Gaza Strip, two US officials have said, Reuters news agency reported.

US can’t trace millions in Ukraine military: Report

The US Defense Department is unable to locate $62 million worth of weapons given to Ukraine amid war with Russia, according to a report.

Trump names Biden ‘very bad Palestinian’ in US presidential debate jab

Donald Trump has called US President Joe Biden “a very bad Palestinian” who doesn’t want to help Israel “finish the job” against Hamas in its war on the Gaza Strip which has so far killed more than 37,500 people.

US provided billions in security assistance to Israel since beginning of Gaza war: Report

Washington has reportedly provided $6.5 billion in security assistance to Tel Aviv since Israel launched its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip in early October last year.

Pentagon chief urges diplomacy to avoid Israel-Hezbollah war

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has stressed that a diplomatic solution is needed to avoid a costly war between Israel and the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah.

US sanctions dozens of people, entities claimed to be linked to Iran military

The United States has imposed a raft of new sanctions on nearly 50 entities, companies, and people that it claims have been helping the Iranian military transfer billions of dollars between various states.

US urges Israel to avoid Lebanon ‘escalation’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Tel Aviv to avoid further escalation in Lebanon during a meeting with Israel’s Defense Minister Gallant as they discussed efforts to reach a deal to free captives in the Gaza Strip.

Russia summons US envoy over civilian deaths in Crimea attack

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the US ambassador to Moscow after Ukraine used American-supplied ATACMS missiles in an attack on the Crimean peninsula, resulting in numerous civilian casualties.

Another Iranian national killed in Canada

Two people were arrested in British Columbia, Canada, on suspicion of murdering a 40-year-old Iranian national identified as Fayegh Abdollahi.

Russia blames US for deadly Crimea strike

Washington bears responsibility for the latest Ukrainian missile strike on the city of Sevastopol in Crimea, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced in a statement. The attack, involving US-supplied ATACMS missiles, killed at least four people, including two children, and left more than 150 injured, according to authorities.

Ukraine pushing US to allow strikes deeper inside Russia

Ukrainian officials are imploring Washington to allow the use of US-made ATACMS long-range missiles for strikes deep into Russia, according to a report.

Biden admin. fears Netanyahu’s visit: Report

The White House is reportedly getting increasingly concerned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could use his upcoming speech at the US Congress to publicly criticize US President Joe Biden and his administration’s response to Israel’s war in the Gaza Strip.

US offers assurances to Israel in the event of full-blown war with Lebanon

Senior American officials have reassured a delegation of top Israeli officials visiting Washington this week that if a full-out war were to break out on the northern border between Israel and Hezbollah, the United States is fully prepared to back its ally, according to a senior administration official.

Senior US official resigns amid Gaza war

A senior official at the US State Department, who served as deputy assistant for Israeli-Palestinian affairs, has announced his resignation from his post, citing family obligations, according to a report by the Washington Post.

US says killed senior Daesh element in Syria strike

The United States has killed a senior Daesh official during a strike in Syria, according to the US military.

Biden admin. cancels meeting with Israel officials over Iran

The White House has canceled a high-level US-Israel meeting on Iran that was scheduled for Thursday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video claiming Washington was withholding military aid, two American officials have told Axios.

Netanyahu claims Blinken made secret arms promise to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed to have pressured the United States over weapons supplies that Tel Aviv needs in its war with the Palestinian group Hamas.

US selling dozens of F-15s to Israel amid Gaza war

Two key Democrats in the US Congress have agreed to approve a major arms sale to Israel, including 50 F-15 fighter jets worth more than $18 billion amid pressure from the administration of US President Joe Biden, according to a report.

US imposes sanction on Israeli group for attacking Gaza aid convoys

The United States has put sanctions on a “violent extremist” Israeli group for blocking and damaging humanitarian aid convoys to the Gaza Strip as the risk of famine increases in the besieged Palestinian territory.

Hamas says Blinken part of problem in Gaza ceasefire negotiations

The Palestinian movement Hamas has slammed remarks by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken blaming the group for the Gaza ceasefire stalemate, stressing the remarks show he’s part of the problem and not the solution to the conflict.

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