John Kirby said that Hamas was to blame for the breakdown in the negotiations, and that Israel was heeding U.S. advice on limiting civilian casualties.
Results of voting for the governments of four Indian states showed gains for Mr. Modi’s ruling party, putting him in a strong position ahead of general elections in the spring.
Hostages who were recently released thanked demonstrators for continuing to pressure their government.
The Biden administration has increasingly stressed the need to limit civilian harm as Israel turns its focus to the enclave’s south.
The Venezuelan president is holding a referendum to claim sovereignty over Essequibo, a large oil-rich area of neighboring Guyana.
Many mothers are grappling with anxiety as their sons head off to fight in Gaza. “It felt like my children were being taken away, one by one, until no one was left,” one said.