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January 25, 2024 Israel-Hamas war

Palestinians flee Khan Younis, moving toward Rafah, in the wake of the Israeli ground operation, in the southern Gaza , on Thursday, January 25. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters As the Gaza war nears its fifth month, with more than 25,000 Palestinians – civilians and combatants – dead and Israel nowhere close to achieving its objective of destroying Hamas, no one seems to have

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January 26, 2024 Israel-Hamas war

An oil tanker went up in flames in the Gulf of Aden after being hit by a missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi rebel group Friday. The Houthis say they are retaliating for recent strikes on their infrastructure in Yemen by the US and UK militaries. Those attacks have been aimed at stopping the Houthis from disrupting

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January 27, 2024 Israel-Hamas war

CNN filmed rare footage Saturday of Palestinian men detained by Israeli forces in Gaza and brought across the border to Israel — witnessing the men blindfolded and barefoot, with their hands bound behind their backs. The Israel Defense Forces said the men are “suspected of terrorist activity and were arrested in Gaza and transferred to

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January 28, 2024 Israel-Hamas war

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group for several Iran-backed militias in the country, said it attacked a number of places along the Jordan-Syria border Sunday — including a camp near the US base in Jordan where soldiers were killed today. The camp, Al-Rukban, is in close proximity to Tower 22, where the US announced three service

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January 29, 2024 Israel-Hamas war

The US response to the drone attack in Jordan that killed and wounded US service members on Sunday is likely to be more powerful than previous American retaliatory strikes in Iraq and Syria, officials told CNN, though the Pentagon and White House are being careful not to telegraph the administration’s plans. President Joe Biden is under increasing pressure to

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January 31, 2024 – Israel-Hamas war

Two aid agencies are claiming they have evidence that indicates Israel carried out a strike earlier this month on a compound housing humanitarian workers and their families in a supposed safe zone in Gaza.  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) said an independent assessment carried out by the United Nations

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Outbreak of war a real risk in the Indo-Pacific, according to special report

The outbreak of war in the Indo-Pacific is an all too real possibility, according to a special report for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Report author William Leben sets out that growing mistrust and competition between regional powers and potential miscalculations all heighten the risk. ANU National Security College Senior Research Officer William Leben joined

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