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MIDDLE EAST

A ship transits the Suez Canal toward the Red Sea on Jan. 10. Insurance costs for ships whose seafarers who do brave the waterway have shot up tenfold, including a large increase since the airstrikes.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 19, 2024
Airstrikes on Yemen bring new level of chaos to Red Sea shipping
After U.S. and U.K. airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen, Western navies caution ships to steer clear.
Houthi fighters and tribal supporters hold up firearms during a protest against recent U.S.-led strikes on Houthi targets, near Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 18, 2024
U.S. lists Houthis as terrorists as group attacks second U.S. ship
The Houthis say they are acting in solidarity with Palestinians and have threatened to expand attacks to include U.S. ships in response to strikes on their positions.
A large billboard depicting an Iranian missile with a phrase in Persian that reads "prepare your coffins" on the side of a building in Tehran on Tuesday
WORLD / Politics
Jan 18, 2024
Iran says missile strikes show it will be ‘tough and decisive’
Supporters of Iran’s authoritarian clerical regime have been incensed by recent attacks on Iran that made it appear vulnerable, demanding a powerful response.
A motorcyclist rides past a high school in the Panjgur district of Balochistan province on Wednesday. Pakistan has recalled its ambassador from Iran and blocked Tehran's envoy from returning to Islamabad after an Iranian air strike killed two children in the west of the country on Wednesday. Pakistan's official statement did not specify where the strike took place, but Pakistani media said it was near Panjgur, where the countries share a sparsely populated border of nearly 1,000 kilometers.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 18, 2024
Pakistan recalls envoy after Iran strike on terrorist base kills two
The strikes add to multiple crises across the Middle East, with Israel waging a war against Hamas in Gaza and Houthi rebels in Yemen attacking vessels in the Red Sea.
Islamabad said Wednesday that Tehran launched an airstrike on Pakistan's territory, killing two children.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 17, 2024
Iran launches airstrike on jihadist base in Pakistan, killing two
The strikes add to multiple crises across the Middle East, with Israel waging a war against Hamas in Gaza and Houthi rebels in Yemen attacking vessels in the Red Sea.
A large billboard depicting an Iranian missile with a phrase in Persian that reads "prepare your coffins" on the side of a building in Tehran on Tuesday, after overnight missile attacks by Iran on multiple targets in Syria and in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 17, 2024
Iran strikes targets in Iraq amid growing fears of regional conflict
The missile strike set off an unusual dispute between the neighboring allies, with Baghdad recalling its ambassador from Tehran in protest.
Houthi supporters rally to denounce air strikes launched by the U.S. and Britain, in Sanaa, Yemen on Jan. 12.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 17, 2024
U.S. strikes Houthi missiles as Greek vessel hit in Red Sea
Attacks by the Iran-allied militia on ships in the region since November have affected companies and alarmed major powers.
Palestinians walk past a destroyed building in the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 17, 2024
Deal struck for aid to Gaza and hostages: Qatar mediator
The supplies are to be flown into Egypt on Wednesday by the Qatari air force before entering the Gaza Strip.
A container ship crosses the Gulf of Suez toward the Red Sea before entering the Suez Canal east of Cairo. Vessels have been pausing or diverting from the Red Sea amid the escalating conflict in the region.
WORLD
Jan 16, 2024
Yemen's Houthis threaten to hit U.S. ships as more tankers steer clear
The Iran-allied militant group said British and American vessels had become "legitimate targets" following last week's strikes on its sites by both countries.
Smoke billows above Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 16, 2024
Israel to end war in southern Gaza 'soon' as U.N. demands cease-fire
A day after Israel's prime minister said fighting would continue for months, the Israeli army confirmed one of four divisions in northern Gaza had withdrawn.
Air traffic at the Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq, was suspended in the early morning on Tuesday amid explosions.
WORLD
Jan 16, 2024
Iran attacks Israel's 'espionage centers' in Iraq, state media says
Revolutionary Guards said they also struck in Syria against the Islamic State group.
Israeli soldiers during an escorted tour by the Israeli military for journalists in the central Gaza Strip on Jan. 8. Israel’s vow to eradicate Hamas without a clearly stated political endgame has concerned some observers who highlighted how an ill-defined application of military power could instead inadvertently harm its own strategic, political and moral standing.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 15, 2024
What the Israel-Hamas war means for U.S. grand strategy
Washington had been engaged in a decadelong effort to shift its strategic attention from the broader Middle East.
The Houthis benefit Iran because they command a large country with plenty of remote locations to fire missiles from and are in close proximity to some of the world’s main energy sources.
COMMENTARY
Jan 14, 2024
The Houthis are now Iran’s most potent proxy
For the wider world, responding to the growing Houthi menace will require much more than naval flotillas to the Red Sea.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators take part in the March on Washington for Gaza rally in Washington on Saturday.
WORLD
Jan 14, 2024
U.N. says Gaza war 'staining humanity' on eve of 100th day
In Israel, concern grew for hostages held in Gaza as they approach their 100th day in captivity.
A satellite picture shows the aftermath of an airstrike on a radar site near Sanaa International Airport in Yemen on Friday.
WORLD
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.
WORLD
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.
WORLD
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.
WORLD
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.

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