Ismail Haniyeh

Tens of thousands gather for Raisi funeral procession in Tehran

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers for late president Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday as huge crowds thronged the capital Tehran for his funeral procession.

Flanked by top officials, Khamenei said prayers over the coffins of the eight dead from Sunday's helicopter crash, who also included foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

US Threatens ICC Over Netanyahu Warrant: Sanctions on the Table

United States lawmakers are considering imposing sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it issues an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to US House Speaker Mike Johnson. He stated that Congress is exploring various options, including sanctions, to penalize the ICC and ensure accountability for its leadership if they proceed with the warrant.

Israel, Hamas reject bid before ICC to arrest leaders for war crimes

Israel and Hamas, engaged in heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip, both angrily rejected on Monday moves to arrest their leaders for war crimes made before an international court.

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor Karim Khan said he had applied for arrest warrants for top Israeli and Hamas leaders over the conflict.

Netanyahu threat for global peace: Türkiye’s top diplomat

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become a threat to global peace because of unending bloodshed committed by the Israeli army on the tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, Türkiye's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has said, calling on the international community to increase pressure on Tel Aviv to end the offensive in the enclave.

Erdogan needs a reset with the US but Congress could stand in the way

Turkey is attempting the impossible by trying to reestablish a productive relationship with the US while declaring his unreserved support for Hamas, and Congress may be gearing up to push back. After suffering his greatest electoral defeat on March 31, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is attempting to rebuild his image with Turkish voters. His first move instituting trade restrictions on Israel.