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MIDDLE EAST

Relatives mourn a loved one killed during Israeli bombardment at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis on the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
WORLD
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
WORLD
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.
Protesters in in Sanaa, Yemen, rally in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Dec. 22. The Iran-backed Houthi militia, based in Sanaa, claimed responsibility for another attack on a ship in the Red Sea.
WORLD
Dec 27, 2023
Yemen's Houthis claim responsibility for Red Sea ship attack
The Houthis have vowed to continue their attacks until Israel halts the conflict in Gaza.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III in 2021. The U.S. military carried out strikes on three sites used by Iran-backed forces in Iraq on Dec. 25 after an attack wounded American personnel earlier that day, Austin has said.
WORLD
Dec 26, 2023
U.S. launches strikes on Iran-backed militants in Iraq after attack
The report comes amid fears of broader conflict in the region, the same day an Israeli air strike in Syria was said to have killed an Iranian commander.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
WORLD / Politics
Dec 26, 2023
Civilians in Gaza navigating 'human chessboard,' says U.N. official
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue the fight against Hamas militants amid international pressure to reduce harm to civilians.
Sayyed Razi Mousavi, senior adviser for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
WORLD / Politics
Dec 26, 2023
Iran vows retribution after Israel kills senior general in Syria
Razi Mousavi is the most senior commander with Iran's Quds Force to have been killed outside Iran since the death of Gen. Qasem Soleimani in 2020.
Palestinians watch as an Israeli strike hits near houses in Rafah, in southern Gaza, on Wednesday.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 25, 2023
War and chaos are what Hamas and Iran really want
Israel must be stopped from expelling the Palestinians from Gaza as that would radicalize and destabilize the entire region.
Palestinians wait to collect food at a donation point in a refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 25, 2023
U.S. sees new isolation from Israel support
Gaza suffering raises ire against Washington, which is juggling backing for ally with behind-the-scenes pressure to better protect civilians.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in July.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 24, 2023
Japan is critical to linking the Indo-Pacific and the Middle East
As Japan enters the Year of the Dragon, it has an opportunity to link the Indo-Pacific and the Middle East in a way that benefits everyone.
The SKS Doyles crude oil tanker sails through the Suez Canal on Thursday.
WORLD
Dec 24, 2023
Iran dismisses U.S. intelligence tying it to Red Sea attacks
The White House said that Iran was "deeply involved” in the planning of the Houthi attacks and has supplied weapons, financial support and training.
A Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in a photo released Nov. 20.
WORLD
Dec 23, 2023
U.S. says Red Sea patrol will be able to thwart Houthi attacks
The force will patrol "the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden to respond to and assist as necessary commercial vessels,” Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said.
A Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in this photo released Nov. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2023
Saudi Arabia holds back as U.S. Red Sea task force tests ties
Riyadh's priorities include extricating itself from both a messy war in Yemen and a destructive feud with the Houthis' principal backer, Iran.
Palestinians search for casualties at the site of an Israeli strike on a house in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2023
Egypt aims to broker Gaza ceasefire amid Hamas and Israel demands
Chances for a second truce is slim with Hamas demanding a permanent end to Israeli offensive, which Israel has ruled out.
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats after being hijacked in the Red Sea in this photo released on Nov. 20.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 21, 2023
Exporters explore flights to avoid deepening Red Sea bottleneck
Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen have stepped up attacks on vessels in the Red Sea since Nov. 19.
An Israeli soldier exits what Israel says is the largest Hamas tunnel it has discovered so far in Gaza, located a few hundred meters from the Erez border crossing, during an escorted tour by the military for international journalists on Dec. 15.
WORLD
Dec 21, 2023
Israel says uncovered tunnel network used by Hamas leadership
Israel's military described "tunnels that connects terrorist hideouts, bureaus, and residential apartments belonging to Hamas's senior leadership."
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have conducted an escalating series of attacks against merchant shipping in the region using drones, ballistic missiles and commandos on helicopters and speedboats. 
COMMENTARY
Dec 20, 2023
U.S.-led naval force might not end Houthi ship attacks
U.S. Navy commands Operation Prosperity Guardian, a global coalition formed to counter the Iranian-backed Houthis.
Recent attacks on vessels in the Red Sea by the Iran-aligned Houthi militant group have forced shipping companies to reroute around the Cape of Good Hope to avoid the Suez Canal.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2023
Companies rush to avert Red Sea attacks as shipping rates rise
They are exploring alternative routes to avoid the region where the Houthi militant group is actively targeting vessels.
Men warm up around a fire outside one of the tents housing Palestinians displaced by the conflict in Gaza on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 19, 2023
U.S. vows to keep arming Israel amid calls for Gaza cease-fire
Gaza's health ministry says Israel's military response to the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas has now killed more than 19,400 people.
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea in this photo released on Nov. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 19, 2023
U.S.-led force to patrol Red Sea in response to Houthi attacks
Participating countries led by the United States include the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Seychelles and Spain.

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