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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the Hamas group's attacks “did not happen in vacuum”, adding that Palestinians have been subjected to 56 years of “suffocating occupation”.

The US tells the UN on Tuesday that it is not seeking conflict with Iran but Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns that Washington will act swiftly and decisively if Tehran or its proxies attacks American personnel anywhere.

Hostage negotiations between Israel and Hamas must include “all actors” that can push for the release of more civilians, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

Egypt’s Red Crescent says it has enough humanitarian aid to fulfil Gaza’s needs “and more”, if the Rafah border crossing with the besieged enclave opens permanently.

Updated: October 25, 2023, 6:57 AM