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# Middle East

Last month
February 2024
Thousands told to evacuate largest hospital in south Gaza as 9 dead after Israel strikes Lebanon
Tom Clonan: Israel has pursued the relentless massacre of innocent Palestinians in Gaza
Iran says it 'will not hesitate' to respond to US attack on its territory
US and UK launch dozens of strikes on Houthi locations in Yemen
January
January 2024
Joe Biden says he has decided how to respond to drone attack that killed US troops
US vows 'very consequential' response after military members killed in Jordan drone strike
Three US military members killed and more than 20 injured in drone strike on Jordan base
British ship on fire in Red Sea after attack claimed by Houthis
Holly Cairns: Ireland has long advocated for the Palestinians - we can't let them down now
Kittens & Current Affairs: 'Try not to look away from a world in flames, no matter how tempting'
US to reclassify Houthis as 'specially designated terrorists'
Sister of UK citizen being held hostage by Hamas says 'there is no more time'
US carries out fresh strike in Yemen, UK warns Iran to 'cease' Houthi support
The fresh strike comes after the Houthis warned of further attacks on ships in the Red Sea.
Mary Lou McDonald to address rally in London calling for ceasefire in Gaza
Explainer: Why did the US and UK just launch airstrikes in Yemen?
Antony Blinken meets head of Palestinian Authority as Israel continues to bombard Gaza
Mahmud Abbas spoke with Blinken of the need “to stop the Israeli aggression against Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank”.
Palestinian Authority currently exercises limited rule in the West Bank, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967.
Netanyahu is not known to have shifted his position on reviving talks for a Palestinian state.
Blinken has called for "more food, more water, more medicine" to be delivered to Gaza.
Israel agrees for UN mission to assess north Gaza situation, says Blinken
The US diplomat says the IDF is entering a “lower intensity phase” in Gaza.
Israeli strike kills Hezbollah commander in southern Lebanon
UN says Gaza is now 'uninhabitable' as Western diplomats make trips to Middle East
The death toll in Gaza now stands at least 22,722 people, most of them women and children.
In Khan Younis, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) evacuated its staff and their family members from the area around the Al-Aqsa hospital
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Turkey today at the start of his fourth regional tour since the conflict began.
In a statement on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said it had recorded more than 120 deaths over the past 24 hours.
Micheál Martin warns of ‘devastating consequences’ for the world if Middle East conflict widens
US says it carried out Iraq strike, killed pro-Iran commander
Funeral of Hamas leader in Beirut as Blinken heads for Middle East amid wider conflict fears
Tensions have surged with Lebanon, where a strike in Beirut on Tuesday, widely assumed to have been carried out by Israel, killed Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Aruri.
Aruri was killed in the south Beirut stronghold of the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.
The Israeli military, in its campaign to destroy the Islamist militant group, has reported more strikes in and around Gaza City.
At least 103 people killed and 211 wounded in bombings in Iran at ceremony near general's grave
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed “evil and criminal enemies” of the country for the attack and vowed a “harsh response.”
Hezbollah leader warns Israel against waging war on Lebanon as fears rise of wider conflict
Hamas’s number two Saleh al-Aruri was killed along with his bodyguards in the strike by Israel.
French President Emmanuel Macron urged Israel to "avoid any escalatory attitude".
Last year
2023
Opinion: We are living in difficult times – but we must not give up hope
UN-led peace process announces Yemeni warring factions agree to ceasefire
Netanyahu & the American Evangelicals: 'They wage war in our country, then celebrate Christmas'
Tom Clonan: Gaza has become hell on earth, while the world just watches
Fresh Israeli bombardment of Gaza as Hamas and Islamic Jihad launch rockets into Israel
Israel carried out more bombardments in Gaza this morning.
International calls - from the US, France, the UN and the Pope - have mounted for a ceasefire.
Hamas and other Palestinian militants announced "rocket barrages" against multiple Israeli cities and towns.
Bobby McDonagh: The Rule of Law matters more than ever when the world is imploding
From the West Bank: 'Settler violence and military restrictions strangle Palestinian life'
Israeli strikes on Lebanon kill eight, including two journalists
Brian Rowan on the Middle East: Where have all the leaders gone?
Gaza health ministry says more than 80 dead in strikes on refugee camp
Holly Cairns: What Israel is doing in Gaza is beyond horrific - we cannot stand idly by
Bobby McDonagh on Israel/Gaza: 'Peace requires both sides to accept that they can never win'
Irish diplomats working behind the scenes in hope of freeing kidnapped Emily Hand
The West Bank: 'Settlers have been pointing guns at Palestinians, telling them to stay inside'
Higgins says 'collective punishment' is not something world can accept in Israel-Gaza war
Analysis: A land war won't go well and faltering international support means the world knows it