Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz following their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
Israeli PM says civilians can leave crowded Rafah before invasion
But the question "where should they go" remain unanswered as Israel continues its offensive against Hamas over five months after Gaza plunged into war.
A man mourns at Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Thursday, looking over the bodies of Palestinians killed in an early morning incident when residents rushed toward aid trucks.
Mar 1, 2024
Deadly scenes in Gaza as overall death toll passes 30,000
The Hamas-run health ministry said more than 100 people were reported dead in a grisly incident on Thursday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) leaves after the state commemoration ceremony for fallen soldiers on the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, at the Memorial Hall on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
Amid optimism for Saudi-Israeli pact, lingering obstacles remain
U.S. President Joe Biden, whose aides are driving the push, is said to be seeking a deal before his re-election campaign next year.
Japan Times
Mar 24, 2023
'Sea change': Disruptive Saudi prince shows new pragmatism with Iran
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has worked to mend bitter rifts with regional rivals, pointing to a shift from erratic disruptor to pragmatic power player.
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2023
'A person has a limit': Elderly languish in war-hit east Ukraine
Those who stay cite various reasons for doing so: from simple defiance to the need to care for sick relatives — or just a lack of better options.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2022
'Armed with English': Ukraine soldiers take language lessons
Lessons are practical — giving soldiers words like 'wounded,' 'semi-automatic' and 'cache' as well as phrases such as 'killed in action.'
Japan Times
Sep 27, 2022
As Ukraine war grinds on, Saudi influence grows
Before the war, Saudi Arabia — and Crown Prince Mohammed in particular — was still struggling to overcome diplomatic isolation resulting from the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


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