Tag - israel-hamas-war

 
 

ISRAEL HAMAS WAR

Brig. Gen. Esmail Qaani, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, speaks during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the death of senior Iranian military commander Mohammad Hejazi, in Tehran, on April 14, 2022.
WORLD
Feb 18, 2024
Iraqi armed groups dial down U.S. attacks on request of Iran commander
A top Iranian security official said: "Commander Qaani's visit was successful, though not entirely, as not all Iraqi groups consented to de-escalate."
Workers unload bags of humanitarian aid that entered Gaza by truck in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 18, 2024
Netanyahu says he won’t bow to pressure to call off Rafah invasion
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has come under international pressure to drop a threatened incursion into Rafah.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands as they meet at the Munich Security Conference at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in the southern German city on Friday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 17, 2024
U.S. and China agree to hold follow-up talks on North Korea and Mideast
The first meeting since October between the top U.S. and Chinese diplomats took place on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich.
A Palestinian woman stands at al-Najar Hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 17, 2024
Fears grow for crucial Gaza hospital after Israeli raid
Several patients had died there from a lack of oxygen at one of Gaza's main hospitals after Israeli troops raided the facility.
Displaced Palestinian children play as they take shelter at the border with Egypt, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 16, 2024
Egypt setting up shelter area for Palestinians at Gaza border, sources say
Some 1.5 million Palestinians are currently in Rafah. A mass exodus into Egypt due to an Israeli offensive would be "a sort of nightmare."
Smoke billows following Israeli bombardment over Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 16, 2024
Israel raids main hospital in southern Gaza as Rafah concerns grow
The Israeli military said the raid was based on intel that Hamas militants were hiding and had kept hostages there, which the militant group denies.
Smoke billows over Khan Younis in the distance as seen from Rafah following Israeli bombardment on the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
Israel vows to press ahead with 'powerful' Rafah operation
Despite growing pressure to hold back, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists Hamas' battalions must be eliminated in the overcrowded city.
Israeli officials evacuate a person who was injured by a rocket fired from Lebanon, in Safed, northern Israel, on Wednesday.
WORLD
Feb 15, 2024
Israel-Hezbollah tensions rise with strikes from Lebanon
The assault, presumed to be carried out by Hezbollah, prompted Israeli fighter jets to launch extensive strikes.
A Starlink satellite internet system is set up near the frontline town of Bakhmut, Ukraine, in March 2023.
WORLD
Feb 15, 2024
Musk’s Starlink wins license for Israel and parts of Gaza
The service will be available to some authorities in Israel and a field hospital run by the UAE in southern Gaza.
Israeli tanks roll near the border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Israel’s military is preparing an assault on Rafah, a town close to Egypt’s border, where it says Hamas’ remaining fighters are based.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
Israel pulls out of peace talks over ‘delusional’ Hamas demands
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it would hold out for Hamas to change its position before taking any further role in talks.
A rally in Moscow marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution on Nov. 7, 2017. Vladimir Lenin's belief in principled pragmatism offers important lessons for today's political leaders.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 14, 2024
Lenin’s lesson for Israel and Ukraine
The Bolshevik leader brought strong principles together with concrete analysis, an approach that could guide political leaders in Israel and Ukraine alike.
Ayelet Khon and Shar Shnurman walk through Kibbutz Kfar Aza in southern Israel following the Oct. 7 attack by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, and after they returned to live there, on Jan. 13.
WORLD / Society
Feb 14, 2024
Israeli family returns to Kfar Azza kibbutz after Oct. 7 attack
Eight hundred people used to live on the kibbutz. The unspoken question on everyone’s mind is whether they will ever feel it is safe enough to return.
Smoke rises during an Israeli ground operation in Khan Younis as seen from a tent camp sheltering displaced Palestinians in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Gaza truce talks end inconclusively as Rafah braces for assault
The city teems with people living in makeshift shelters who fled there from Israeli bombardments in areas of Gaza farther north.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva (right) speaks during the World Governments Summit in Dubai on Monday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 13, 2024
IMF and World Bank warn Gaza and Red Sea chaos imperils global economy
The Israel-Hamas war and its knock-on effects could impact the world the longer the fighting drags on, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said.
Jordan's King Abdullah II looks on as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks following a meeting in Washington on Monday. Biden said he's pushing for a six-week pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas to allow for the release of hostages, saying those conditions could lay the groundwork for a broader peace.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Biden pushes for six-week pause in Israel-Hamas hostage deal
Biden’s comments were his most detailed yet about the ongoing negotiations between Israel and Hamas, which the U.S. is helping to facilitate.
An Israeli soldier stands by as a mobile artillery unit fires, near the Israel-Lebanon border on Jan. 15.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
France poses Hezbollah withdrawal for Israel-Lebanon truce
The plan aims to end fighting between the Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israel at the border.
Yemeni security forces stand guard upon the arrival of the United Nations' special envoy for Yemen ahead of a meeting with local officials in the city of Taez on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Red Sea crisis puts Yemen peace process on hold
As recently as December, painstaking negotiations were gaining ground.
A firefighter extinguishes a burning car hit by an Israeli strike in Rafah on Saturday.
WORLD
Feb 11, 2024
Terrified Palestinians await an advance in the city where they fled
Israeli officials have declared that the next phase in their effort to destroy Hamas will be in Rafah.
Palestinian children wait to receive food cooked by a charity kitchen in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD
Feb 10, 2024
Israel prepares assault on Rafah as it seeks to allay fears of 'bloodbath'
Aid agencies warned that a military offensive in such a densely populated area could end up killing large numbers of innocent people.
Israeli history teacher Meir Baruchin
WORLD / Society
Feb 9, 2024
Pressure piled on Israelis who speak up for Palestinians
Israeli schoolteacher Meir Baruchin has paid a high price for denouncing the war in Gaza: being let go from his teaching job and even being detained.

Longform

Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs