Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip

Blinken says US 'determined' to get Israel-Hamas deal 'now'

Top U.S. diplomat Antony Blinken urged Hamas to accept a truce in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to send troops into its far southern city of Rafah.

Washington has heightened pressure on all sides to reach a ceasefire — a message pushed by Blinken, who was on his seventh regional tour since the Gaza war broke out in October.

KKE leader in New York backs Columbia student protesters

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) has used a visit to New York to express his solidarity with students at Columbia University protesting in opposition to Israel's war in Gaza.

Dimitris Koutsoubas, who is leading a KKE delegation on a ten day-long tour of Canada and the US the visit to the US and Canada until Saturday, visited the university on Friday.

Israel bombs Gaza as Middle East tense after Iranian attack

Israel launched more deadly strikes on besieged Gaza on Thursday as world powers watched nervously whether the country would retaliate against a weekend attack by its arch enemy Iran.

The Israeli army said it had bombed dozens of targets in the Palestinian coastal territory of 2.4 million people, more than six months into the bloodiest ever Gaza war.

Turkish broadcaster says reporter badly wounded in Gaza

A Turkish state television journalist was badly wounded and another slightly hurt in the Gaza war Friday, the TRT channel said, adding that the team had been targeted by an Israeli strike.

"The vehicle of a team from TRT Arabi (TRT's Arabic-language channel) that was preparing to broadcast from the Nuseirat camp... was targeted by an Israeli army strike," the broadcaster said.

Israel strikes Syria after rocket fire on annexed Golan

Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian military position overnight in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, the military said on Tuesday.

The cross-border fire came days after an air strike blamed on Israel destroyed the Iranian consulate in Damascus, killing senior military commanders and raising regional tensions.