EU: ‘No peace or security for Israel without Palestinian state’

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell speaks during a Council and Commission statement at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 22 November 2023. EFE-EPA/RONALD WITTEK

Barcelona, Nov 27 (EFE).- Josep Borell, the foreign policy chief of the European Union, said on Monday that there would be “no peace or security for Israel without a Palestinian state,” aghast over a potential expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Expressing concern over a potential expansion of Israeli settlements in the West … Read more

Afghan suicide bomber kills 2, injures 10 others in Pakistan: army

People who were injured in a blast receive medical treatment at a hospital in Bannu, Pakistan, 26 November 2023. EFE-EPA/NOMAN KHAN

Islamabad, Nov 27 (EFE).- An Afghan suicide bomber riding a bike detonated himself on a security forces’ convoy in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwestern Pakistan, killing two civilians and injuring 10 others including three soldiers, the Pakistani military said on Monday. People who were injured in a blast receive medical treatment at a hospital … Read more

‘Israel, Hamas close to agreeing on 2-day truce extension’

Yemenis wave Palestinian flags during a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people amid a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, in Sana'a, Yemen, 24 November 2023. EFE-EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Cairo, Nov 27 (EFE).- An Egyptian government official said on Monday that Israel and Hamas were “close” to extending the ceasefire for two more days, amid global calls to prolong the truce that has brought a temporary respite to the conflict-ravaged Gaza and seen the ongoing Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange. Diaa Rashwan, head of Egypt’s State … Read more

Spain advocates Palestinian Authority’s return to Gaza, replacing Hamas

José Manuel Albares in a file photo. EFE/FILE/Marcial Guillen

Barcelona, Nov 27 (EFE).- Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares affirmed on Monday that the Palestinian Authority is the only credible “partner for peace” in the Middle East. Albares called for the effective return of the Palestinian Authority to the war-torn Gaza Strip, replacing the ruling Islamist Hamas group. The foreign minister made these remarks … Read more

Chinese oil, gas firms using carbon offsets to greenwash LNG purchases, Greenpeace says

A general view of the reservoirs during an organised media tour to CNOOC Yancheng 'Green Energy Port', in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China, 19 September 2022. EFE-EPA FILE/ALEX PLAVEVSKI

Beijing, Nov 27 (EFE).- Greenpeace on Monday accused China’s oil and natural gas companies of using carbon credits to greenwash their imports of liquified natural gas (LNG) without committing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. A ship maintenance platform stands in a Yellow Sea during an organised media tour to CNOOC Yancheng ‘Green Energy Port’, … Read more

Rodrygo double gives Real Madrid a boost in La Liga

Real Madrid CF's striker Rodrygo shoots to score his second goal during a Spanish LaLiga EA Sports match between Cadiz CF and Real Madrid at Nuevo Mirandilla stadium in Cadiz, southern Spain, 26 November 2023. EFE-EPA/Roman Rios

Madrid, Nov 26 (EFE).- Brazilian Rodrygo Goes, who was initially not supposed to play but finally entered the starting lineup due to Brahim Díaz’s illness, led Real Madrid to a 3-0 victory away in Cadiz to put them provisionally on top of the La Liga table on Sunday. Real Madrid CF’s Rodrygo in action to … Read more

Christopher Luxon sworn in as New Zealand’s new prime minister

Incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon speaks at the announcement of the new government in New Zealand, in the Banquet Hall of the Parliament Buildings in Wellington, New Zealand, 24 November 2023. EFE/EPA/MARK COOTE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Sydney, Nov 27 (EFE).- Christopher Luxon was sworn in as prime minister of New Zealand on Monday, and said his government’s main priority is to fix the country’s battered economy, hard hit by Covid-19 and high inflation. Incoming Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters (L), incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon (C) and ACT party leader David … Read more

Thailand confirms Hamas’ release of three more nationals

Israeli tanks move along Salah Al Din road in the central Gaza Strip, 26 November 2023. EFE/EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Bangkok, Nov 27 (EFE).- Three more Thai hostages held by the Islamic group Hamas in the Gaza Strip were released overnight as part of the truce agreement reached with Israel, Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Monday. Thais were the single biggest group of foreigners taken hostage when Hamas’ armed wing kidnapped around 240 people … Read more

Little Amal wraps up Mexico tour in Ciudad Hidalgo

The puppet Amal, which represents a Syrian migrant girl, crosses the Suchiate River on a raft, in Ciudad Hidalgo, state of Chiapas, Mexico, 26 November 2023. EFE/Juan Manuel Blanco

Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Nov 26 (EFE).- Little Amal, a 3.4-meter tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, arrived Sunday in Ciudad Hidalgo on Mexico’s border with Guatemala and the gateway for thousands of migrants trying to reach the United States. Residents welcome the puppet Amal, which represents a Syrian migrant girl, in Ciudad Hidalgo, … Read more

Italy’s Sinner seals Davis Cup

The Italian team celebrates winning the Davis Cup with the trophy, at the José María Martín Carpena Sports Palace in Málaga, South Spain, 26 November 2023. EFE/ Jorge Zapata

Malaga, Spain, Nov 26 (EFE) – Jannik Sinner sealed the second Davis Cup title in Italian history after beating Alex de Miñaur (6-3 and 6-0). The players of the Italian tennis team celebrate their victory after the match that Jannik Sinner played against Álex de Minaur of the Australian team during the Finals of the … Read more