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ISRAEL HAMAS WAR

Ukrainian officials inspect a Russian cruise missile shot down near Kyiv in January 2023.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 5, 2024
U.S. preeminence is threatened by a real 'missile gap'
The U.S. isn’t just being tested politically. Its military dominance also is in question, partly due to overextension.
An Israeli soldier walks on the Israeli side of the border with the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 7, 2024
Israel says part of Hamas 'dismantled' as war enters fourth month
The Israeli military's claims come amid mounting fears that the conflict could spread into neighboring Lebanon.
Humanitarian and medical aid boxes are loaded into a plane to be airdropped by the French and Jordanian air forces for a field hospital set up in Gaza's second city, Khan Younis, at Zarqa airport in Jordan on Friday.
WORLD
Jan 7, 2024
For civilians or Hamas? 'Dual use' issue complicates aid efforts
The issue of which items do or don't get through has become more urgent and contested as the war has unfolded.
Israeli soldiers take part in a drill at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, on Thursday
WORLD / Politics
Jan 5, 2024
Israel to launch more targeted assault on Hamas
A targeted approach will be employed in the north while Hamas leaders are pursued in the south and efforts are made to the free remaining hostages.
Yemenis chant slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a march in solidarity with the people of Gaza, in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa on Dec.15, 2023. The Houthis have been firing on ships allegedly linked to Israel in the Red Sea in avowed solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 4, 2024
U.S., allies warn Houthis of 'consequences' of ship attacks
Warning comes as freight rates spike due to re-routing of vessels around Africa to avoid the Red Sea, where the Iran-backed militant group is active.
Protesters rally to denounce the Israeli government's judicial overhaul in Jerusalem on March 27. The Jan. 1 decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to reject legislative control over the judiciary displayed anew the cultural war at the heart of Israeli politics.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
The twin fronts in the battle over Israel’s identity
Protests over the efforts to diminish the courts deeply divided Israel, but the subsequent war united it.
Then-Harvard University President Claudine Gay attends a candle lighting ceremony for the seventh night of Hanukkah on Harvard University’s campus on Dec. 13. Faced with a new round of accusations over plagiarism in her scholarly work, Harvard’s president Claudine Gay announced her resignation on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
Harvard president resigns after rows over plagiarism, anti-Semitism
Claudine Gay had come under ferocious attack over plagiarism accusations and her response to antisemitism on campus amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
Netanyahu boxed in by fierce pressure over war, politics and budget
Whether his government will survive 2024 is a renewed topic of debate that will now play out against the backdrop of war.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason steams through the Atlantic Ocean. Tehran's dispatch of a warship to the Red Sea takes the projection of Iranian power in the region to another level but it is unlikely to want direct confrontation — its old frigate is no match for the U.S.-led maritime task force patrolling the waters off Yemen.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
Iran’s Red Sea power play raises fears of trade disruption
Tehran's dispatch of a warship to the region emboldens Yemen's Houthis, who are attacking vessels headed to or owned by firms in Israel.
People gather at the site of an explosion in what security sources say is an Israeli drone strike in the Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh, Lebanon, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
Gaza war spreads to Beirut with killing of Hamas deputy leader
Lebanese and Palestinian security sources said Israel was behind the drone strike that killed Saleh al-Arouri.
Palestine's coach Makram Daboub speaks to his players during a training camp in Abha on Dec. 29.
SOCCER
Jan 3, 2024
Gaza war overshadows soccer as Asian Cup looms for Palestine
The players have "a constant feeling of anxiety for their families," Makram Daboub, a former Tunisia coach and player, said by telephone.
A man dozes while leaning on a crutch as he sits outside a tent where displaced Palestinians are camped in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
Israel army warns Gaza war will continue throughout 2024
Its 300,000 reserve soldiers will be gradually deployed in the battle against Hamas.
A warship at a joint naval exercise between the Iranian, Chinese and Russian navies in the northern Indian Ocean in January 2022. Iran's Alborz destroyer has entered the Red Sea, a region where Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels have been conducting attacks on merchant vessels.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
Iranian warship enters Red Sea
News agency in Tehran did not specify reason for vessel's deployment but maintained that Iran's military had operated in the region since 2009.
U.S. President Joe Biden is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he arrives in the country amid the Israel-Hamas war, on Oct. 18. No other episode in the past half-century has tested the relationship between the United States and Israel in such an intense and consequential way as the Israel-Hamas war of 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 1, 2024
The U.S. and Israel: An embrace shows signs of strain after Oct. 7
No other episode in the past half-century has tested the relationship in such an intense and consequential way as the Israel-Hamas war of 2023.
Containers of Danish shipping and logistics company Maersk are seen in Copenhagen in September.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 1, 2024
U.S. sinks three ships and kills 10 after Houthi Red Sea attack
The naval battle occurred Sunday as the attackers sought to board the Singapore-flagged Maersk Hangzhou, Maersk and U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said.
A person looks at the first sunrise of the year on the beach in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Monday.
WORLD
Jan 1, 2024
World rings in 2024 after war, bots and 'Barbie'
Jubilant crowds bid farewell on Sunday to the hottest year on record, closing a turbulent 12 months marked by clever chatbots, climate crises and devastating wars.
An Israeli tank near the border with the Gaza Strip on Saturday. As global outrage and impatience grow over the war’s devastating human toll, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said late Friday that it was bypassing Congress for a weapons sale to Israel.
WORLD
Dec 31, 2023
Defying U.S. pressure, Israel deepens Gaza assault
The Gaza Health Ministry reported Saturday that 165 people had been killed in Israeli airstrikes and artillery attacks in the previous 24 hours.
Republicans have been extraordinarily successful in shaping the electoral battlefield to their advantage and depicting U.S. President Joe Biden as too old.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 30, 2023
American anxiety builds ahead of 2024 vote
The outcome of next year's election may hinge on the economic outlook, which in turn will partly depend on how the Middle East conflict evolves.
Among the issues that defined 2023 were the U.S. economy's "soft landing," the war in Ukraine, Hamas's terrorist attack and explosive advances in AI.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 29, 2023
The most important developments of 2023
The year reminds us that the world is in desperate need of new leaders who are both competent and inspiring.
Palestinian's mourn relatives killed in an Israeli strike at the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis on the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 29, 2023
Devastating Israel-Hamas war looks set to continue into 2024
The war has more U.S. military forces to the region and fears of spillover are high, with little hope of reviving peace moves as Washington had hoped.

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