Israel vows to continue Gaza attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the Israeli forces will continue their attacks in Gaza in spite the U.S. threat to halt some weapon shipments. Netanyahu in a public speech posted today on his official X account, said “no amount of pressure” will stop Israel from “defending itself” and “If Israel is forced to […]

US House passes billion dollars in aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan

Video hosting service TikTok says a potential ban on its app in the US would “trample the free speech” of 170 million Americans. The US House of Representatives voted at the weekend to ban TikTok if the app’s owner does not cut its ties with China. The legislation was part of a US foreign policy […]

EU to tighten Iran sanctions after Israel attack

The EU has agreed to expand sanctions on Iranian producers of drones and missiles following Tehran’s unprecedented attack on Israel. The bloc already has multiple sanctions in place against Iran, including for selling drones to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine. The US has also hinted it will impose its own new penalties […]

Israel to respond to Iran attack ‘when time is right’, but without US help

The White House has warned Israel that the US will not participate in any retaliatory strikes on Iran, senior administration officials have said. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, a senior administration official said that Mr Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “think very carefully and strategically” about how his forces replied to the […]

US President Joe Biden hopes for ceasefire in Israel-Gaza war

The Egyptian foreign minister said “the world is witnessing the most heinous crimes” against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, adding that the war there has exposed double standards in the approach to crises around the world. Sameh Shoukry made the remarks at the session of Human Rights Council in Geneva, stressing the need for […]

Ceasefire talks resume as Rafah under fire in Israel Gaza conflict

 Egyptian media say Negotiations for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza have resumed in Cairo. Senior officials from the US, Israel, Egypt and Qatar are meeting as Israel faces strong international pressure to stop its bombardment of the southern Gaza city of Rafah. About 1.5 million people are crammed into this small border […]

Kenya is sending 1,500 farm workers to Israel, according to the labour ministry

The announcement comes nearly two weeks after Malawi sent 221 young people to work on Israeli farms, triggering a backlash against the government there. The casual workers will be deployed on three-year renewable contracts, “with a guaranteed net [monthly] income” of $1,500 (£1,195). Israel has turned to Africa to fill a severe labour gap on […]

The Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Herzog, says he is hopeful a deal for the release of a significant number of hostages will be reached “in the coming days”

Herzog told newsmen that “serious efforts” were being made, but that the fewer detailshe revealed, “the better the chances of such a deal”.Qatar, which has been mediating, also says a deal is within reach. Qatar’s Prime MinisterMohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday that only “very minor” practicaland logistical obstacles remain, adding that “we are […]

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a ceasefire in the Gaza war “will not happen” as it would be “to surrender” to Hamas

Netanyahu also told a press conference that other countries must give more help in thestruggle to free more than 230 hostages seized by Hamas in its October 7 attacks.Vowing that Israel would “fight until this battle is won”, Netanyahu assured that hisarmy was going out of its way to “prevent civilian casualties” in Gaza.Meanwhile, UN […]