Archivio tag: conflict

Russia’s military plans loom over talks with US

Barack Obama, the US president will be holding a key meeting Wednesday April 1 with Dimitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart.

Both sides have indicated they are ready to start rebuilding US-Russian relations.

But suspicion remains, and Russia has made no secret of its plans to beef up its own military power, in the wake of Nato’s expansion towards the east.

Neave Barker reports from Moscow.


Gazans urge Hamas and Fatah leaders to talks

There is growing pressure on Hamas to reconcile with the rival Fatah movement of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president.

Many are urging unity in light of Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip – but how to achieve that is eluding both parties.

Hamas is excluded from any diplomatic discussions, as it is viewed by Israel and many western governments as a “terrorist” organisation.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Kirsch reports.


Humanitarian aid trickles into Gaza

Egypt has been quick to help send aid into Gaza, but rigorous controls imposed by officials at the Israeli-controlled Ouja crossing have held up food aid intended for the Palestinians.

Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from Egypt on the painstakingly slow process of getting humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.


Israel’s political battle

Israel launched its war on Gaza in the run-up to its elections next month.

Jacky Rowland reports that the two campaigns, military and political, have been inextricably linked, and the faces most closely associated with the war are now presenting themselves as the best leaders for Israel.