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MIDDLE EAST

Internally displaced Palestinians keep warm by a fire at a school where they are sheltering in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
WORLD
Nov 23, 2023
Displaced Palestinians search for warm clothes as cold draws in
When fleeing their homes in the northern Gaza Strip under Israeli bombardment in early October, some were wearing just shorts and T-shirts.
A picture taken during an organized tour by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday shows the Galaxy Leader cargo ship, seized two days earlier, at a port on the Red Sea in Yemen's province of Hodeida.
WORLD
Nov 23, 2023
The Houthis warn they may seize more Red Sea ships
On Monday, rebels released a video claiming to show Sunday's seizure.
Hamas fighters take part in a military parade in Gaza in July to mark the anniversary of the 2014 war with Israel.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 21, 2023
Israel's historical role in the rise of Hamas
The complicated relationship between Israel and Hamas with the the "Frankenstein" Jewish state help create
A Houthi military helicopter flies over the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in this photo released Monday.
WORLD / Politics / EXPLAINER
Nov 22, 2023
Houthi ship hijacking stokes fears of escalating Israel-Hamas war
The group warned they would continue to target vessels linked to Israelis until the end of the military campaign against Hamas militants in Gaza.
Portraits of Israeli hostages held in Gaza since the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas militants, in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
The secret negotiations that led to the Gaza hostages deal
After weeks of tense diplomatic talks and painstaking negotiations, the work to free hostages taken by Hamas militants on Oct. 7 finally bore fruit.
Families of Israeli hostages held by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip protest outside the ministry of defense in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
Israel approves deal for release of 50 Gaza hostages and truce
The release will be over four days, during which there will be a pause in fighting. For every 10 other hostages freed, the pause would be extended a day.
Protesters hold portraits of hostages during a rally outside the UNICEF offices in Tel Aviv on Monday to demand the release of Israelis captured by Hamas in its surprise Oct. 7 attack.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
Hamas chief says close to truce agreement with Israel
Hamas officials are "close to reaching a truce agreement" with Israel and the group has delivered its response to Qatari mediators, Ismail Haniyeh said.
Egyptian medics stand by with incubators to receive premature Palestinian babies evacuated from Gaza on Monday.
WORLD
Nov 21, 2023
Gaza babies evacuated as Hamas reports deadly hospital strike
Gaza's health ministry said the Israeli army's strike on the Indonesian Hospital in the Palestinian territory's north killed at least 12 people.
Vehicle carriers operated by Nippon Yusen sit docked at the Port of Zeebrugge in Zeebrugge, Belgium, in March 2020.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 20, 2023
Japan confirms Nippon Yusen cargo ship seized by Houthis
The Nippon Yusen-operated vessel was captured by the Iran-linked group in the Red Sea as it was traveling south near Yemen.
Petroleum pipelines and fuel storage tanks at a refinery near Manama, Bahrain, in 2017
ENVIRONMENT
Nov 18, 2023
To meet climate goals, Gulf countries will have to overhaul everything
The growing oil-rich region faces myriad challenges as the world pushes to decarbonize.
Smoke rises from Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war on Saturday.
WORLD
Nov 18, 2023
Forever war? Israel risks a long, bloody insurgency in Gaza
None of the ideas floated so far by Israel, the United States and Arab nations for the postwar administration of Gaza have managed to gain traction.
Palestinians hold a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in support of the people of Gaza, in Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on Oct. 20.
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 18, 2023
How Putin is trying to use the Gaza war to his geopolitical advantage
Putin, experts say, is trying to use Israel's war against Hamas to escalate what he has cast as an existential battle with the West.
Heavily destroyed buildings at the border between Israel and Gaza on Friday amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 17, 2023
Japanese Red Cross nurse speaks of resilience of colleagues in Gaza
While Sachiko Kawase evacuated to the south of Gaza and eventually to Egypt, several of her colleagues have stayed behind to provide emergency aid.
Palestinians amongst the rubble of destroyed residential buildings following Israeli airstrikes in the Shejaiya district east of Gaza City, Gaza, on Nov. 9.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 17, 2023
U.S. and EU back U.N. force in postwar Gaza
U.S. and European officials concede big questions remain about such an operation and recognize that Israel remains highly skeptical of such a plan.
Palestinians flee northern Gaza on Sunday as Israeli tanks roll deeper into the enclave amid the ongoing conflict. 
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2023
Where is outrage against Hamas over Gaza’s death toll?
Palestinian deaths weren’t a bug in Hamas' plan but an essential part of it.
Israeli soldiers carry out operations inside Gaza's Shifa hospital on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 16, 2023
Israeli troops scour Gaza hospital for evidence of Hamas HQ
The "beating heart" of the Hamas fighters' operations was headquartered in tunnels beneath the Shifa hospital, Gaza's largest, Israeli forces had said.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with Hamas' top leader Ismail Haniyeh in Tehran in June. Both men met again in early November during which the former told the latter that Iran would not intervene directly following the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 16, 2023
Iran's 'Axis of Resistance' against Israel faces trial by fire
Iran has built a military alliance over four decades to oppose Israeli and American power in the Middle East.
Iran has conducted numerous proxy attacks against the Israelis, as well as U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, seeking to determine what a response might look like.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 6, 2023
What the U.S. should do about Iran
Iran has conducting attacks against against Israeli and U.S. forces, seeking to determine what a response will look like.
Smoke rises from Gaza following an explosion on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 15, 2023
U.S. sending ammo and missiles to Israel on 'near-daily basis'
Washington is providing bunker-busting M141 munitions, small-diameter bombs, 155 mm artillery shells, laser-guided missiles, night-vision kit and vehicles
A boy stands in the rain at a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
WORLD
Nov 15, 2023
Heavy rain in Gaza brings new problems and fears for Palestinians
The start of the rainy season and the possibility of flooding increased fears that the densely populated enclave's sewage system will be overwhelmed.

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