Battles rage in Rafah as Biden blames Hamas for truce delay

Israeli helicopters struck Rafah on Thursday, residents said, with militants reporting street battles in the southern Gazan city as US President Joe Biden called Hamas the “biggest hang-up” to another truce.…

Hezbollah rains rockets on Israel after strike kills commander

Lebanese militant group Hezbollah fired successive barrages of rockets at northern Israel on Wednesday, after an Israeli air strike killed a senior commander in south Lebanon the previous day. Hezbollah…

Hamas says more than 200 killed as Israel rescues four Gaza hostages

Israel announced its forces rescued four hostages on Saturday from a Gaza refugee camp in an operation which the Hamas-run government media office said left 210 Palestinians dead and hundreds…

146 countries now recognise a Palestinian state

The Israel-Hamas war, raging in Gaza since the Palestinian militant group’s October 7 attack, has revived a global push for Palestinians to be given a state of their own. Slovenia…

The Threat of Escalation: Can the Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Stay Contained?

The growing hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah could be the Middle Eastern crisis capturing the world's attention at the moment if it weren't for the continued slaughter in Gaza.

Singer Dua Lipa condemns ‘Israeli genocide’ in Gaza

British-Albanian pop singer Dua Lipa has denounced Israel’s offensive in Gaza as a “genocide”, after a new pro-Palestinian protest took place in London that saw dozens of people arrested. “Burning…

Cannes film portrays trans ‘warriors’ on Israel’s margins

An intimate documentary about Palestinian transsexual women in Israel, filmed before the latest Gaza war and unrelated to the conflict, screened at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. In “The…

Gaza officials say 49 bodies found at Al-Shifa hospital

Gaza health workers uncovered Wednesday at least 49 bodies at Al-Shifa hospital, a medical official and Hamas authorities said, the latest such discovery at the facility previously raided by Israeli…

Hamas, Israel entrench Gaza truce positions

Efforts aimed at securing an elusive truce in exchange for hostages held in Gaza were due to resume Monday as disagreement between Israel and Hamas over demands to end the…

Student protests against Israel’s offensive in Gaza spread

Student protests against the Israeli military assault on Gaza following the unprecedented October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel have spread to several countries. Here is a round-up of the…