Tag - middle-east



A satellite picture shows the aftermath of an airstrike on a radar site near Sanaa International Airport in Yemen on Friday.
Jan 13, 2024
U.S. launches fresh Yemen strike a day after broader attack
Unlike the previous operation, in which the U.K. took part with support from several other nations, this one was conducted solely by the U.S.
Supporters of the Houthi movement hold a rally to denounce air strikes launched by the U.S. and the U.K. on Houthi targets, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday.
Jan 13, 2024
The regional war no one wanted is here. How wide will it get?
Following the U.S.-led strikes on nearly 30 sites in Yemen on Thursday, there is no longer a question of whether there will be a regional conflict. It has already begun.
Pro-Israel demonstrators march toward the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Thursday.
Jan 12, 2024
Israel faces accusation of genocide as South Africa brings case to U.N. court
South Africa argued that Israel "means to create conditions of death” in Gaza, and demanded the court order an emergency suspension of the military campaign.
A Palestinian girl who survived an Israeli strike is carried by her father next to the bodies of their relatives who were killed in the strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 11, 2024
Israel to face Gaza genocide charges at International Court of Justice
A case brought by South Africa in December claims Israel's war against Hamas militants in Gaza violates the 1948 Genocide Convention.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gestures as he arrives in Tel Aviv on Monday as part of his weeklong trip aimed at calming tensions across the Middle East.
WORLD / Society
Jan 9, 2024
Blinken arrives in Israel as it says Gaza war to continue through 2024
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to meet Israeli leaders on Tuesday in his quest to prevent the Gaza Strip conflict from growing into a regional conflagration as the Israeli military said its fight against Hamas will rage all year.
A spokesman for the Israeli military said that Hamas militants used a cluster of weapons factories and tunnels in the Gaza Strip to manufacture rockets.
Jan 9, 2024
Israeli army shows underground 'weapons factory' in Gaza
Sites resembling cement factories and other industrial facilities in the territory's central region were in fact used by Hamas to make missiles and shells.
An Israeli soldier looks on as smoke rises from Gaza on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 9, 2024
South Korea confirms Hamas used North Korean weapons in Gaza war
Seoul's spy agency has released a photo of a North Korean rocket part to show that Hamas fighters were using an F-7 rocket-propelled grenade launcher made by Pyongyang.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visits the bedside of a person injured in Jan. 3 twin blasts in Kerman, at a hospital in the southern city.
Jan 7, 2024
Middle East player Iran weakened by internal woes
Tehran is accused by the West of playing a key role in unrest plaguing the Middle East, but recent twin bombings are a keen reminder of its own weaknesses.
Critics — including a number of reporters in the Pentagon press corps — slammed the decision not to release information that U.S. Secretary of State Lloyd Austin was ill until Friday, five days after he was hospitalized.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 6, 2024
Pentagon keeps defense chief's hospitalization under wraps for days
The news — which was released five days after Lloyd Austin was hospitalized — emerged as Washington faces a growing crisis in the Middle East.
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.
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.
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.
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 Houthi military helicopter flies over the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in this photo released on Nov. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 29, 2023
U.S. allies reluctant on Red Sea task force
Italy and Spain have issued statements appearing to distance themselves from Operation Prosperity Guardian.
Relatives mourn a loved one killed during Israeli bombardment at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis on the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
Dec 28, 2023
Gaza deaths soar in Israel-Hamas war as WHO warns of 'acute hunger'
Explosions lit up the sky over the Khan Yunis — a focus of heavy urban combat since the Israeli army said it had largely gained control over Gaza's north.
Netanyahu said Israel would not succeed in freeing the remaining hostages held by Hamas without applying military pressure.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 27, 2023
Israel launches more Gaza strikes as Netanyahu says Hamas must be destroyed
Israeli military said its air force carried out a strike against 100 Hamas targets, including tunnel shafts, to assist ground forces in Gazan suburb.
Iraqi security forces' stationed in Baghdad's Tahrir Square following U.S. air strikes on Tuesday
Dec 27, 2023
Houthi attacks and U.S. strikes raise risk of wider Middle East war
The number of nonstate groups and the unpredictability of actions by Israel and Iran makes it difficult to forecast when incidents might escalate.


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?