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International Backlash Over ICC’s Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu and Gallant

The decision by International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan to seek arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, and three leaders of the Hamas organisation has ignited significant international backlash. On Monday, several of…

UN Security Council Holds Landmark Meeting Focused Solely on Hostages Held by Hamas Terrorists

In a historic and emotionally charged session, the UN Security Council convened its first ever meeting solely focused on the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists during their attack on Israel on 07 October.  The meeting, initiated by the United States,…

Senior Hamas leader rejects Egypt ceasefire proposal saying it does not include anything new

A senior official from the Hamas terror group stated on Thursday that Egypt had presented a new ceasefire proposal to end the war in Gaza but did not bring any new elements to the table. He added US and Egyptian…

South African President Ramaphosa Denies Taking Sides in Gaza War, As His Foreign Minister Accuses Israel of Defying ICJ ruling 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has refuted claims that South Africa is taking sides in the Gaza war and that relations with the United States have soured due to the International Court of Justice case against Israel. The South African…

Thomas-Greenfield Slams China and Russia’s Decision to Block US-Led Resolution on the War in The Middle East 

On Friday, the UN Security Council dismissed a new US draft resolution, calling for an “immediate and sustained cease-fire” in Gaza contingent on the release of the remaining hostages being held by Hamas. The failed resolution comes after China and…

The World Is Becoming Increasingly Fragile, US Spy Chiefs Say in Their Annual Threat Assessment 

 The United States faces an “increasingly fragile world order,” strained by great power competition, transnational challenges and regional conflicts, intelligence agencies have stated.  The disclosures emerged in the 2024 Annual Threat Assessment report issued by the US Intelligence Community on…

Putin hosts Hamas and several Palestinian factions for talks in Moscow 

All eyes turn towards Russia as it assumes the role of mediator between Hamas and Fatah.  The hosting and mediation of the 3-day talks by Russia’s envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, which began on 29 February are of significant…

CIA Director Bill Burns and his Egyptian and Qatari counterparts arrive in Paris to begin next round of hostage negotiations

An Israeli delegation arrived in Paris today for talks with senior US, and Egyptian intelligence officials, as well as the Prime Minister of Qatar, aiming to advance a ceasefire deal with Hamas and secure the release of hostages, an Israeli…

Israel’s Foreign Minister Katz Speaks at Munich Security Conference and Announces New Evidence of UNRWA Links to Terrorism 

Day One of the 60th edition of Munich’s Security Conference saw the Israel-Hamas war and concerns surrounding the war spilling over borders across the region dominate this year’s agenda.  As the war enters its fifth month, the Israel-Hamas war has…

Hostage Family Reveals How They Have Been Unable to Grieve for the Loss of Their Loved One Killed in the Hamas Attacks. 

The family of a hostage held by Hamas have told of how they have been unable to grieve for three relatives murdered by the terrorist group.   Steve Brisley, who is campaigning to free his brother-in-law Eli Sharabi, also said he…