Josep Borrell

Greece proposes command of EU naval mission in Red Sea

Defense Minister Nikos Dendias said on Wednesday that Greece will propose taking command of a forthcoming EU naval mission in the Red Sea aimed at safeguarding ships from attacks by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militia. He further mentioned that the military base in Larissa, located in central Greece, could serve as the operational headquarters for this mission.

Israeli strike kills Hezbollah commander in Lebanon

Israel killed a top commander of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group in a strike on south Lebanon, a security source told AFP Monday, adding to fears the conflict in Gaza could spread.

Hezbollah later announced the killing of a "commander" for the first time, naming him as Wissam Hassan Tawil. It said he died "on the road to Jerusalem" — the phrase used for fighters killed by Israel.

Hezbollah, Israel trade cross-border fire as Blinken holds talks on Mideast

Israel and Lebanon-based Hezbollah traded fire Saturday in one of the heaviest days of cross-border fighting in recent weeks, a day after the militia's leader urged retaliation for the targeted killing, presumably by Israel, of a top Hamas leader in Lebanon's capital.

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