News in Numbers


Number of airstrikes carried out by Israeli aircraft on targets in the Gaza Strip in the 72 hours after Hamas’ incursion into Israel on 7 October.


An 11th-hour deal was struck with US lawmakers to avoid a US Government shutdown on 1 October that could have forced the US military operate without pay.


The US have provided military and security assistance to the value of $43.9bn to Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February 2022.


European countries have committed to more than $33bn in security support to Ukraine, at a higher ratio as a proportion to national GDP than the US.


The US said it would send 1.1 million rounds of Iranian-supplied small arms ammunition seized from a dhow in the Arabian Sea to Ukraine.