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‘Everybody is crying’: Thai relatives welcome release of hostages by Hamas

Group of nine men and one woman being treated in hospital before returning to Thailand to reunite with familiesIsrael-Hamas war – live updatesThe 10 Thai hostages released on Friday are now being supervised in an Israeli hospital, the Thai government h…

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Thailand’s PM says 12 of its citizens held hostage by Hamas have been freed

Srettha Thavisin confirms release of a dozen of at least 26 nationals being held after weeks of negotiations Israel-Hamas war: latest updatesA dozen of the 26 Thai nationals taken hostage by Hamas in the 7 October attacks in Israel have been released, …

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels seize cargo ship in Red Sea and call Israeli vessels ‘legitimate targets’

Footage shows masked gunmen jumping on to Galaxy Leader, which Israel says is British-ownedSee all our Israel-Hamas war coverageYemen’s Houthi rebels said they have seized what they called an Israeli cargo ship in the Red Sea, and warned that all vesse…

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China has a history of being pro-Palestinian, but now faces diplomatic conundrum

Rivalry with US and current of antisemitism are running up against Beijing’s increasing closeness to IsraelIsrael and Hamas at war – live updatesChina was an early proponent of a ceasefire in Gaza and has called for wider talks on resolving the Palesti…

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‘I want him to come home’: Thai family awaits news of son abducted in Israel

Komkrit Chombua was one of thousands of Thai migrant workers in Israel when he was taken hostage by HamasFor three weeks, Sunan Chombua has waited anxiously for news about his son. On 7 October, a photograph shared online showed Komkrit Chombua, 29, si…

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India takes strong pro-Israel stance under Modi in a departure from the past

While previous governments kept dealings with Israel largely quiet, the ruling BJP has different prioritiesIsrael and Hamas at war – live updatesJust a few hours after Hamas launched its assault on Israel, India’s prime minister was among the first wor…

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Why Britain’s politicians shouldn’t rush to take sides in war | Letters

Readers respond to a piece by Aditya Chakrabortty about protesters calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas warAditya Chakrabortty describes the attitude of the British media and political class towards the “worsening conflagration in Gaza” as “agai…

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‘I was helpless’: Nepali survivors of Hamas attack in Israel haunted by trauma

Ten Nepali students died at kibbutz, leaving families for whom they were breadwinners bereftDhanbahadur Chaudhari now dreams of rivers of blood. Although he returned home to Nepal this week, flashes of the scenes he left behind in Israel won’t leave hi…

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China and Russia harden positions on Gaza as war stirs geopolitical tensions

Conflict highlights growing gulf with west, as other big developing powers face difficult diplomatic choicesIsrael and Hamas at war – live updatesChina and Russia have hardened their positions towards the conflict in Gaza in recent days, as the war bet…

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