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MIDDLE EAST

People walk into Jerusalem's Old City via Jaffa Gate, as the conflict wreaks havoc across the tourism sector.
BUSINESS
Oct 17, 2023
Israeli-Palestinian tourism sector hit hard by conflict
"Business is at a standstill since the war started," said a tour guide in the Palestinian city. "The roads were cut off, no one is coming."
Oil storage tanks in the Keihin industrial area in Kanagawa Prefecture. Japan relies on the Middle East for over 95% of its oil.
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Oct 17, 2023
Japan still relies on Middle East oil 50 years on from crisis
Japan's alternative oil suppliers, such as Indonesia, have seen their ability to export reduced by their own economic growth.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken returns to Amman, Jordan, early Tuesday after overnight negotiations in Tel Aviv with Israeli officials, including Benjamin Netanyahu.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 17, 2023
U.S. whirlwind Israel diplomacy hits hard Middle East realities
The top U.S. diplomat's flurry of travel to Arab capitals appears to have resulted in little beyond President Joe Biden's planned visit to Israel.
U.S. President Joe Biden holds a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the 78th U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 17, 2023
Biden to visit Israel as Gaza war sparks humanitarian crisis
Biden's visit will mark a significant show of U.S. support for its top Middle East ally.
Israeli soldiers inspect the burned cars of festival-goers who were attacked and massacred by Hamas militants near the border with the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 16, 2023
The real dividing line between Israel and Palestine
The choice is not between hard-line factions; it is between the fundamentalists on both sides and all those who still believe in the possibility of peace.
A ball of fire and smoke rises during an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Gaza border crossing set to reopen before Israeli ground assault
Hundreds of metric tons of aid from several countries have been held up in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula for days, pending a deal for its safe delivery to Gaza.
A Palestinian woman with a foreign passport waits at the Rafah gate hoping to cross into Egypt as Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip continues on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Foreign nationals in desperate wait to escape war-torn Gaza
Foreign passport holders have been stuck in the territory, which is currently facing heavy Israeli bombardment.
Israeli soldiers organize armored personnel  near the border with Lebanon on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
After Iran warning, Washington pushes to avert wider Israel war
The ramped-up moves come amid concerns that an invasion of the Gaza Strip by Israeli forces could prompt Iran to enter the conflict.
Palestinians carry empty bottles and containers as they look for water at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Gazans struggle without water as Israel strikes south of enclave
The U.N. estimates that about 1 million people have been displaced since Israel began a relentless aerial bombardment of the coastal strip.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has told his Saudi Arabian counterpart that Israel's actions in Gaza have gone "beyond the scope of self-defense."
WORLD / Politics
Oct 15, 2023
China says Israel acting 'beyond scope of self-defense'
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's remarks came as Israel appeared poised for a ground offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza.
People evacuated from Israel arrive at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, just south of the South Korean capital, late Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2023
Japan evacuates eight citizens from Israel as 51 others arrive in Seoul
An SDF aircraft will remain on standby in Djibouti for the possibility of airlifting additional Japanese nationals.
Israeli soldiers during searches of burned homes in Kfar Azza, a village just across the border from Gaza that was attacked by Palestinian gunmen, in Israel, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 14, 2023
The secrets Hamas knew about Israel’s military
Hamas gunmen surged into Israel in a highly organized and meticulously planned operation that suggested a deep understanding of Israel’s weaknesses.
Palestinians flee following the Israeli army's warning to leave their homes and move south before an expected ground offensive, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 14, 2023
Palestinians flee northern Gaza as Israel masses troops for assault
Israel announced overnight that it would temporarily guarantee the safety of Palestinians fleeing the area on two main roads.
A screen grab obtained from a social media video shows the scene of the stabbing of an Israeli Embassy staff member, in Beijing on Friday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 14, 2023
Israeli Embassy employee attacked with knife in Beijing
A 50-year-old male relative of an Israeli diplomat was stabbed by another foreign national outside a supermarket in Beijing, authorities said.
A Palestinian fighter from the armed wing of Hamas takes part in a military parade to mark the anniversary of the 2014 war with Israel, near the border in the central Gaza Strip, in July.
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 14, 2023
How Hamas secretly built a 'mini-army' to fight Israel
The group has a military academy training a range of specializations and boasts a naval commando unit among its 40,000-strong military wing.
A screen displays the Israeli flag in New York's Times Square on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 14, 2023
As Israel readies Gaza invasion, U.S. sees no plan for what’s next
The desire to support Israel versus the fear about what might come next underscores the delicate balancing act Biden faces.
A woman holds a portrait of Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah, as South African activists shout slogans against Israel and wave Palestinian flags outside the South African Jewish Museum during a pro Palestinian demonstration in Cape Town on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 13, 2023
Possible Israel-Hezbollah war hinges on Gaza invasion
Hezbollah and Hamas have long been part of a "joint operations room," a source close to Hezbollah has said.
A ball of fire erupts in Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike on Thursday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 13, 2023
China defends position on Hamas war in talk with Israel’s envoy
China’s special envoy on Middle East issues said the country condemns actions that lead to the death of civilians.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Arab leaders pose for a group photo during the China-Arab summit in Riyadh on Dec. 9.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 12, 2023
China’s economic stake in the Middle East: Its thirst for oil
China, the world’s second-largest economy, has become addicted to foreign oil at a stunning pace.
Smoke rises after Israeli strikes on the seaport of Gaza City on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 11, 2023
Gaza's 75 years of woe: A brief history
The narrow strip of land has been under military rule for most of the last century and is now a fenced-in enclave of more than 2 million Palestinians.

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