Iran-Israel tensions | Seriously concerned over escalating hostilities: India

Iran-Israel tensions | Seriously concerned over escalating hostilities: India

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel on April 14, 2024 | Photo Credit: Reuters India on April 14 said it is seriously concerned over escalating hostilities between Israel and Iran, and called for immediate de-escalation of the situation. Iran-Israel tensions LIVE updates April 14, 2024 … Read more

Joe Biden expects Iran attack on Israel soon but says, ‘will not succeed’

Joe Biden expects Iran attack on Israel soon but says, ‘will not succeed’

US President Joe Biden on Friday said he expected Iran to attack Israel “sooner, rather than later,” and warned Tehran not to proceed. Asked by reporters about his message to Iran, Biden said simply, “Don’t,” and he underscored Washington’s commitment to defend Israel. “We are devoted to the defense of Israel. We will support Israel. … Read more

Israel-Hamas war | Three sons of Hamas leader Haniyeh killed in Israeli airstrike

Israel-Hamas war | Three sons of Hamas leader Haniyeh killed in Israeli airstrike

Palestinian group Hamas’ top leader, Ismail Haniyeh. File. | Photo Credit: WANA NEWS AGENCY VIA REUTERS Three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza on April 10, the Palestinian Islamist group and Haniyeh’s family said. The three sons — Hazem, Amir and Mohammad — were killed after the … Read more

Israel’s ‘immediate priority’ is to bring hostages back, say diplomats

Israel’s ‘immediate priority’ is to bring hostages back, say diplomats

Relatives of hostages held in Gaza and their supporters protest outside of the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem to call for an immediate release of the captives, on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. | Photo Credit: AP As domestic and international pressure mounts on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reach a deal with Hamas for truce … Read more

Iran’s Foreign Minister accuses U.S. of giving Israel ‘green light’ to attack consulate in Syria

Iran’s Foreign Minister accuses U.S. of giving Israel ‘green light’ to attack consulate in Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, right, speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian during a joint press conference in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 8, 2024. Iran’s Foreign Minister Monday accused the United States of giving Israel the “green light” to strike its consulate building in Syria that killed seven Iranian military officials including two generals. … Read more

Israel fires 2 officers after Gaza strike kills 7 workers of US food charity

Israel fires 2 officers after Gaza strike kills 7 workers of US food charity

The Israeli military dismissed two officers and formally reprimanded senior commanders after an inquiry into the killing of seven aid workers in an air strike in Gaza this week found serious errors and breaches of procedure, the military said. The inquiry found Israeli forces mistakenly believed they were attacking Hamas gunmen when drones hit the … Read more

India abstains at U.N. Human Rights Council on vote calling ceasefire in Gaza and for arms embargo against Israel

India abstains at U.N. Human Rights Council on vote calling ceasefire in Gaza and for arms embargo against Israel

A view of the screen showing the result of a vote on a resolution regarding the Israeli military campaign in Gaza, during the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 5, 2024. | Photo Credit: AP India on April 5 abstained on … Read more

US’s ultimatum to Israel: ‘Immediate’ Gaza ceasefire, ‘no delay’ in hostage deal

US’s ultimatum to Israel: ‘Immediate’ Gaza ceasefire, ‘no delay’ in hostage deal

US President Joe Biden effectively gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an ultimatum for an “immediate” ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza and reach a hostage deal “without delay”, in what was Washington’s strongest response to its ally since the war broke out on October 7 last year. Israel has been facing international criticism … Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu vows to shut down ‘terror channel’ Al Jazeera in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu vows to shut down ‘terror channel’ Al Jazeera in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed to shut down Al Jazeera’s operations in the country, calling it a “terror channel” that spreads incitement, after parliament passed a law clearing the way for the closure. Netanyahu’s pledge escalated Israel’s long-running feud against Al Jazeera but also threatened to heighten tensions with Qatar, which owns … Read more

Macron warns Israel over any Rafah forced population transfer

Macron warns Israel over any Rafah forced population transfer

French President Emmanuel Macron. File | Photo Credit: Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that any forced transfer of people from the southern Gaza city of Rafah would constitute “a war crime”. In a telephone call between the two leaders, Mr. Macron also “strongly condemned” Israel’s announcement Friday … Read more