Ukrainian rescuers work at the site of a Kyiv residential building destroyed by a drone that local authorities consider to be Iranian-made.
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Iran has a growing role in the Ukraine war, helping Russia augment its dwindling weapons supplies. That may help Russia, but it also serves Iran’s national interests.
In July 2022, Iran provided the Russian military with training for using Iranian-produced weapons, including the Shahed-129 drone, displayed here at a 2019 military show in Tehran.
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There’s an unexpected beneficiary of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
The leader of the Yemina party, Naftali Bennett, who would become prime minister for two years in the new power-sharing arrangement.
The new governing coalition will likely not further negotiations on a two-state solution. Would Palestinians consider a one-state solution instead?
Traditional Ramadan meeting place: Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, after police removed barriers.
Watching young Palestinian activists, I was impressed at how they kept their cool under pressure.
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the northern entrance of the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 21, the day a cease-fire took effect after 11 days of heavy fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers.
(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Hate-inspired violence is the cause of conflict around the world. It’s time to consider hatred as a serious public health issue and even a disease so it can be treated — and possibly prevented.
Neither Israel nor Hamas will listen to New Zealand directly, but there is still more parliament can do to promote international peace efforts.
There seems to be no interest in reviving a peace process that has been effectively moribund since the Clinton administration in the late 1990s.
Being the seasoned and skilled politician he is, Netanyahu is certain to manoeuvre the changed political situation for his own benefit.
On the left, fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the Palestinian enclave on May 17, 2021; on the right, rockets launched from Gaza flying toward Israel on May 10, 2021.
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In most wars, each side’s aggression is meant to get the other side to back down. But that’s not the case with how Israeli and Palestinian leaders have conducted their long-running war.
Despite the International Criminal Court opening an investigation into potential war crimes dating back to 2014, legal accountability will likely remain elusive.
Benjamin Netanyahu, is the latest in a line of Israeli prime ministers who have not engaged with the idea of Palestinian self-determination.
Where it goes from here will depend how much violence Israel is willing to inflict on Hamas, and Hamas’s continued tolerance of Israeli air strikes and artillery fire.
Palestinians gesture and wave Palestinian flags at Israelis in a Jewish community building, during renewed riots in the city of Lod on May 11.
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The fighting between Israelis and Palestinians grew quickly and ferociously after being ignited by a conflict in an Arab part of Jerusalem. Why did things go so bad so quickly?
The two sides need the international community to help them end the fighting, but the Biden administration has so far been reluctant to get involved.
Attempts to integrate Palestinian citizens of Israel into the Israeli state have failed. What is emerging is growing solidarity with those living in occupied territories, argues a scholar of the region.
Factional infighting within Palestinian politics has played a part in building tensions.
One of main drivers of unrest has been the conflicting claims to East Jerusalem, dating back to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948.
Members of an arm of Hezbollah spray disinfectant in a Beirut neighborhood to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
AP Photo/Bilal Hussein
Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government’s power is weak or nonexistent.
‘1,364 terrorists killed’. Screen shot of Benny Gantz’s campaign video.
The former Israel Defence Forces chief of staff is taking ‘tough guy’ politics to a new level.
A Palestinian boy burns tires during Land Day protests in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 30, 2018.
(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Like the colonization of Indigenous lands in North America and the squeezing of Indigenous peoples into “reserves,” the colonization and appropriation of Palestinian land is unrelenting.