Tag - israel-hamas-war



Palestinians at the site of an Israeli strike on a house in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday
WORLD / Politics
Oct 25, 2023
World leaders seek pause in Israeli strikes on Hamas for Gaza aid
Deadly clashes have intensified between multiple parties, with wider conflict posing a risk to security in a region key to global energy supplies.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Oct. 18.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 25, 2023
Biden treads tightrope on Israel-Hamas cease-fire
The balancing act is becoming tougher by the day, with reports that Washington is concerned about Israel's plan of action for a Gaza invasion.
United Nations workers arrive to distribute aid to Palestinians in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 25, 2023
Scaling up Gaza aid effort faces tangle of challenges
Humanitarian staff and diplomats face a web of political, security and logistical obstacles as they try to build up and sustain deliveries of relief.
The role of cryptocurrencies in terrorist financing has once again come into focus after the start of the Israel-Hamas war.
Oct 25, 2023
Crypto's role in terrorist financing comes under renewed scrutiny
Cryptocurrency's role in terrorist financing has come under renewed scrutiny following a deadly attack in Israel by Palestinian militant group Hamas.
A man tries to start his car after Israeli airstrikes at the Nuseirat Market in the Gaza Strip on Monday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Oct 24, 2023
How the Israel-Hamas war imperils action against global warming
The conflict complicates already fragile global diplomacy ahead of crucial climate talks.
English and Italian footballers observe a minute of silence for the victims of a deadly shooting in Brussels and of the devastating events in Israel and Palestine, at Wembley Stadium in London on Oct. 17.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 24, 2023
Qatar-owned network altered broadcasts to avoid war references
Instead of tributes and moments of silence at recent games, beIN broadcasts aired extended studio discussions that hewed solely toward soccer.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during an opening ceremony of a diplomatic symposium at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Tuesday.
Oct 24, 2023
China's top diplomat to visit U.S. ahead of possible Xi trip
Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be the highest-ranking Chinese official to travel to Washington in about five years.
Mourners bury children and their father, who were killed during Israeli airstrikes on their home, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday
WORLD / Politics
Oct 24, 2023
Israel steps up attacks as U.S. urges 'continuous flow' of Gaza aid
European leaders looked set to follow the U.N. and Arab nations in calling for a 'humanitarian pause' in hostilities to deliver aid.
Israeli soldiers patrol an area near the northern border with Lebanon on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 24, 2023
Iran facilitating attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq, Washington says
The U.S. has rejected calls for a cease-fire in Israel as it says the country has a right to self-defense.
A girl holds a sign in a show of support for Gazan children in the besieged enclave, during the Israeli-Hamas conflict, in Amman, Jordan, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 24, 2023
Palestinians trapped in Gaza struggle to contact the outside world
With no 3G mobile service in the besieged and bombarded Gaza Strip, residents must either find a rare landline or hope for an Internet connection.
The Israel-Hamas war is complicating Saudi Prince Mohamed bin Salman's efforts to focus the neighborhood on economic development rather than old feuds.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 23, 2023
War leaves Saudi prince’s dream of a new Mideast in tatters
The Israel-Hamas war is bringing political fissures back to the forefront, complicating the prince's efforts to focus the region on economic development.
A protest for the return of the hostages on a main street in Tel Aviv on Saturday. The Biden administration has advised Israel to delay a ground invasion of Gaza, hoping to buy time for hostage negotiations and to allow more humanitarian aid to reach Palestinians in the sealed-off enclave, according to several U.S. officials.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 23, 2023
U.S. advises Israel to delay Gaza invasion, officials say
The U.S. has suggested that more time is needed for hostage negotiations, the delivery of aid and mapping out ways to avoid more civilian casualties.
A view of destroyed houses in the Beit Hanoun district of Gaza Strip as seen from Sderot, Israel, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 23, 2023
Israel strikes Gaza and Lebanon as Netanyahu convenes generals
Israel has amassed tanks and troops near the fenced border around Gaza for a planned ground invasion aiming to annihilate Hamas.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves during a public rally in Mashhad, Iran, in March.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
Iran's quandary: How to stay out of Israel's war on Hamas
Standing on the sidelines in the face of an all-out Israeli invasion of Gaza would significantly set back an Iranian strategy for regional ascendancy.
Children look to the sky at the sound of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Oct. 9.
Oct 20, 2023
The never-ending catastrophe that plagues Palestinians
Displacing the Palestinian residents of northern Gaza would be a flagrant violation of international law.
The site of the al-Ahli Arab Hospital after a blast ripped through the facility on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
In global conflict zones, hospitals and doctors are no longer spared
Over the last two decades, medical facilities and staff have become casualties of war more frequently, in violation of international law.
Smoke billows after an Israeli strike on Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sunday amid ongoing fighting between Israel and Palestinian groups.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
Fears grow that Israel-Hamas war could spread across Middle East
Tensions surged as the U.S. said it was sending more military assets to the region and Israel appeared poised for a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi attends the Cairo international summit for peace in the Middle East on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
Egypt is courted on all sides as pivotal to Gaza refugees’ fate
With ties to Israel and a border with Gaza, Cairo is becoming key to the fate of many refugees and aid for the besieged territory’s 2 million residents.
Journalists watch a large screen showing Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa addressing the International Peace Summit hosted by the Egyptian president in Cairo on Saturday amid the ongoing fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 21, 2023
Japan FM urges redoubling of diplomacy to halt Israel-Hamas fighting
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa joined a handful of leaders and officials for a meeting hosted by the Egyptian president in Cairo.
Smoke rises over buildings in the Gaza Strip on Saturday amid Israeli strikes.
Oct 21, 2023
At Cairo summit, U.N. chief urges cease-fire to end Gaza 'nightmare'
Addressing a Cairo summit, Antonio Guterres said the Palestinian enclave of 2.4 million people was living through "a humanitarian catastrophe."


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?