Israel has addressed many of Biden’s concerns over widescale Rafah operation, US official says

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Is Israel’s Netanyahu pursuing perpetual war in Gaza to save his political skin? LONDON: Last Wednesday evening, five Israeli soldiers were killed and seven others wounded in a “friendly fire” incident in northern Gaza. The five paratroopers, aged between 20 and 22 and reported by The Times of Israel to have been part of an … Read more

Israel revokes order to cut AP live Gaza video feed

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JERUSALEM: Israel walked back its decision to shut down an Associated Press live video feed of war-torn Gaza on Tuesday, following a protest from the US news agency and concern from the White House. Israel’s Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi said he had revoked an earlier order that accused the AP of breaching a new ban … Read more

Israel says retrieved bodies of hostages were in Gaza tunnels

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Iran’s President Raisi and FM Amir-Abdollahian join a long list of world leaders who have perished in air disasters LONDON: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was confirmed dead on Monday after search-and-rescue teams found his crashed helicopter in a mountainous region of northern Iran, close to the border with Azerbaijan. Killed alongside Raisi were Foreign Minister … Read more

Israel intends to broaden Rafah sweep, Defense Minister Gallant tells Washington

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NEW DELHI: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei expressed on Monday his condolences following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash which also killed Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, state media reported. UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on X said: “I extend my deepest condolences to the Iranian government and people over the passing … Read more

Moroccans in pro-Palestinian march rally against Israel ties

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BEIRUT: Motorcycle owners in Beirut and the southern suburbs have protested against a security plan launched by the Ministry of Interior in the capital since Monday. The protests reached their peak with gunfire being exchanged between the protesters and the internal security forces in the heart of the southern suburbs of Beirut. The situation worsened … Read more

FIFA orders legal review of Palestinian call to suspend Israel

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BANKOK: Soccer’s world body FIFA ordered an urgent legal evaluation on Friday of a proposal by the Palestinian Football Association to suspend Israel over the war in Gaza, promising to address it at an extraordinary meeting of its council in July. FIFA President Gianni Infantino took the decision at an annual Congress in Bangkok, where … Read more

Empty chairs for hostages as Israel at war marks Passover

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LONDON: Israel’s military operation in Gaza has raised questions about potential scenarios for postwar governance and security. The emerging consensus view — at least for now — seems to be the need for a two-state solution. There are several barriers to the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, however. One immediate stumbling block … Read more

Iran’s Khamenei praises ‘success’ of military after Israel attack

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GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: Palestinian militant group Hamas on Sunday condemned the US House of Representatives’ approval of billions of dollars in new military aid to Israel, much of which is to strengthen Israeli air defenses. “This support, which violates international law, is a license and a green light for the Zionist extremist government (Israel) to … Read more

Israel to summon ambassadors of countries that voted for Palestinian UN membership

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Have deaths of Quds Force commanders in Iran-Israel shadow war dented IRGC’s confidence? LONDON: Iran brought its decades-long shadow war with Israel into the open on April 13 when it mounted a combined drone and missile attack in retaliation for a suspected Israeli airstrike on its embassy annex in Damascus, which killed two senior commanders … Read more

Biden avoids a further Mideast spiral as Israel and Iran show restraint. But for how long?

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A man escaped Sudan’s bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion JACKSON, Mississippi: As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance … Read more