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ISRAEL HAMAS WAR

Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa will be visiting Israel later this week.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 31, 2023
Japan to freeze assets of Hamas members amid Gaza war
The punitive measures are the first imposed by Japan since Hamas launched an attack on Israel on Oct. 7.
A graphic pro-Israel advert was displayed within mobile phone video games in Britain, France, Austria, Germany and Holland.
WORLD
Oct 31, 2023
Graphic pro-Israel ads displayed in children’s mobile phone games
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the video was a government-promoted ad but said they had "no idea" how it ended up inside games.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a press conference at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 31, 2023
Netanyahu's ‘Mr. Security’ image fades as rivals want him out
Opponents say Netanyahu failed spectacularly by ignoring Hamas’ true intentions.
A vegetable store on the Asagaya shopping street in Tokyo on Sunday
BUSINESS
Oct 30, 2023
Japan warns Middle East situation could hit economy
The government added the developments in the Middle East to factors requiring close attention, as it "could pose a downside risk to the Japanese economy."
A rally in support of Israel is held in Tokyo on Oct. 11 during which participants, including Israelis living in Japan, demanded the immediate release of all hostages captured by Hamas during its Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 30, 2023
A primer on the Israel-Hamas war

Japan's image of Israel is shallow and distorted, as many people fail to understand the existential threat that Hamas' aggression poses.
Smoke rises from northern Gaza after an Israeli airstrike, seen from Sderot, Israel, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 30, 2023
Israel pounds Gaza's north as it steps up ground assault
Palestinians in northern Gaza reported fierce air and artillery strikes early Monday as Israeli troops backed by tanks pressed into the enclave.
A mob looking for Israelis and Jews overran an airport in Russia's Caucasus republic of Dagestan on Sunday, after rumors spread that a flight was arriving from Israel in this image taken from video posted to Telegram.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 30, 2023
Mob storms Russian airport looking for Israelis
A mob looking for Israelis and Jews overran a Dagestan airport, after rumors spread that a flight was arriving from Israel.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (center) and state officials visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of Turkish Republic's Founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic in Ankara on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 30, 2023
Gaza overshadows Turkey's centenary as Erdogan pledges support
Daylong events honored the republic's secular founder whose transformation of the overwhelmingly Muslim nation created long-standing divisions.
Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh (left) and the former emir of Qatar arrive at a cornerstone-laying ceremony for the new Hamad residential neighborhood in Gaza in 2012.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 30, 2023
Israel-Hamas war escalation puts Qatar’s clout to the test
The nation has positioned itself as an key go-between, but has been criticized for housing Hamas leaders while maintaining channels to Israel.
The Israeli military fires shells toward the Gaza Strip on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 29, 2023
Israel on verge of perilous push into Gaza, analysts say
Thousands of civilians have already died in Gaza and Israel since Hamas launched its shock Oct. 7 attacks.
Israelis gather in Tel Aviv on Saturday as part of ongoing demonstrations to demand the immediate release of the hostages being held by Hamas fighters in Gaza.
WORLD
Oct 29, 2023
'Anxiety' racks Israeli hostage families as army assaults Gaza
In a protest outside Israel's defense headquarters in Tel Aviv, dozens gathered carrying pictures of the captives, chanting "return them now."
Israeli army artillery personnel near Sderot, Israel, on Saturday
WORLD
Oct 29, 2023
Israel pounds Gaza as Red Cross warns of 'intolerable' suffering
The U.N. warned thousands more civilians could die in Gaza as Israel declared the war had entered a "second stage."
The remains of the music festival near Israel's border with Gaza where Hamas militants opened fire on civilians.
WORLD
Oct 28, 2023
How the Hamas carnage unfolded on Israel's 'Black Shabbat'
The attack was meticulously planned for months right under the nose of Israel's vaunted military intelligence services.
Smoke rises from a leveled building as people gather amid the destruction in the aftermath of an Israeli strike on Gaza City on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 28, 2023
Israel rebuffs allies’ calls to ‘pause’ Gaza assault
The issue has opened the first public split between Israel and its backers, including the U.S., the EU, U.K. and other G7 members such as Japan.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  speaks before an audience in Tehran on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 28, 2023
U.S. airstrikes send twin messages to Iran, American officials say
The airstrikes were the latest gamble by the United States to modify Iran’s behavior, few of which have worked in the past.
A dense cloud of smoke from the bombing of the Gaza Strip invades the Israeli border city of Ashkelon on Friday night as battles between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas continue.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 28, 2023
Hamas vows 'full force' as Israel steps up Gaza ground operations
Hamas said its militants in Gaza were ready to confront Israeli attacks with "full force" as Israel moved closer to a long-anticipated ground invasion.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa has called for a halt in the fighting in Gaza for humanitarian purposes.
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2023
Japan's top envoy calls for halt to Gaza conflict
"The priority is to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza," Kamikawa said.
A poster bearing a photo of Israeli hostage Noga Weiss is displayed during a gathering called Balloons of Hope in Sydney on Friday.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 27, 2023
Israelis weren't the only victims of Hamas' attack
All nations should send a clear message to Hamas and its supporters that all the hostages must be immediately released.
A soldier installs an Israeli flag on a tank during a military drill near Israel's border with Lebanon in northern Israel, on Thursday
WORLD / Politics
Oct 27, 2023
U.S. strikes Syrian facilities after attacks by Iran-backed militia
U.S. President Joe Biden ordered strikes on two facilities in Syria following attacks on U.S. troops in the past week, the Pentagon said, warning the U.S. will take additional measures if attacks by Iran's proxies continue.
The interiors of what the Israeli military say is a cross-border attack tunnel dug from Gaza to Israel, on the Israeli side of the Gaza Strip border near Kissufim in 2018.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 27, 2023
The Hamas tunnel city beneath Gaza — a hidden frontline for Israel
Hamas has different kinds of tunnels running beneath the sandy 360-square-kilometer Gaza Strip — including attack, smuggling, and storage burrows.

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