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ISRAEL HAMAS WAR

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield addresses an emergency session on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations headquarters on Oct. 27.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 3, 2023
Where’s the United Nations in all this? Oh, right, nowhere.
In times of crisis, the United Nations turns into a Babel in which everybody distrusts everybody else and finding common ground becomes impossible.
With a year left until the 2024 presidential election, Arab and Muslim American support for U.S. President Joe Biden threatens to plummet over his Middle East policy — a factor that could even swing certain states.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 3, 2023
Muslim anguish over Gaza holds electoral risks for Biden
While Muslims account for a small fraction of the U.S. population, the election could swing on votes in a few close races.
Japanese evacuees from Israel arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport via an Air Self-Defense Force flight on Friday night.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 3, 2023
SDF plane evacuates 46 from Israel as Japan's top diplomat visits
The evacuation came as Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa visited Israel for talks with her Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.
People queue for bread in front of a bakery that was partially destroyed in an Israeli strike, in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 3, 2023
Time running out to prevent Gaza 'genocide,' say rights experts
"We remain convinced that the Palestinian people are at grave risk of genocide," the U.N.-mandated experts said in a joint statement.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to reporters before leaving Washington on Thursday for a diplomatic trip to the Middle East and Asia.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 3, 2023
Blinken's Japan trip shows U.S. 'laser-focused' on Asia: diplomat
The U.S. secretary of state will visit Tokyo to attend a two-day meeting of the Group of Seven foreign ministers beginning Tuesday.
Three Japanese staff members of Doctors Without Borders cross the Rafah border between Gaza and Egypt on Thursday in this handout photo.
JAPAN
Nov 2, 2023
10 Japanese with 8 Palestinian family members flee Gaza to Egypt
Another Japanese national who is married to a Palestinian and lives in Gaza intends to stay there with the family, the chief cabinet secretary said.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa waits for U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to arrive for a meeting in New York in September.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 2, 2023
Japan top envoy faces diplomatic test on trip to Israel and Jordan
One of the key focuses of Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa's trip will be the role Japan can play in easing the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
Smoke rises from destroyed buildings in the Gaza Strip following Israeli airstrikes on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 2, 2023
U.S. and Israel weigh peacekeepers for Gaza after Hamas
The conversations have been impelled by a sense of urgency to come up with a plan for the future of Gaza now that a ground invasion has begun.
An Israeli man attends a day of prayer in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 19 where attendees called for the safe return of hostages taken by Hamas militants earlier in the month. 
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 31, 2023
Israel’s own 9/11 moment
Israel needs to prepare now for when the fighting stops. Will it look to the Palestinian Authority to administer Gaza? What role will the U.N. play?
Protesters wave Palestinian flags as they walk over Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament in London on Saturday.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 1, 2023
Immigration, politics and the West's foreign policy
On the same day that a 100,000 strong pro-Palestinian march took place in London, the police pressured a pro-Israeli prayer walk to cancel the event.
An employee works on the production line of the Kohara Gear Industry Co. factory in Kawaguchi, Japan, in 2019.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 1, 2023
Asia's factories grapple with rising costs amid Israel-Hamas war
The numbers look bad a the global economic recovery now threatened by the Israel-Hamas war and potential for wider conflict.
Palestinians search for casualties at the site of Israeli strikes on houses in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
WORLD / Society
Nov 1, 2023
Israel kills at least 50 in military strike on Gaza refugee camp
An Israel Defense Forces statement said the strike by fighter jets on Jabalia, Gaza's largest refugee camp, had killed a Hamas commander.
Reporters take cover upon hearing sirens warning of an incoming rocket attack from Gaza, in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, on Oct. 23
WORLD / Politics
Oct 31, 2023
Media reporting on Israel-Hamas war face singular challenges
Lack of access to Gaza, with both the Israeli and Egyptian access points closed, is creating difficulties journalists say they have rarely seen before.
Coffins carrying bodies of Thai migrant agricultural workers who were killed in an attack by the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Israel, arrive at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand, on Oct. 20
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Oct 31, 2023
Stay or leave? Israel's migrant workers face tough choices
While many migrant workers fear for their safety if they stay in Israel, some said they cannot afford to give up their jobs.
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.

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