Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?
Israelis ultranationalists march through the Old City.
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Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?

Surge of violence poses early test for Israel’s fragile new coalition government
16 Jun 2021
Naftali Bennett: who is Israel’s new prime minister?
Natfali Bennett chairs a meeting of the new Israeli coalition government
Profile

Naftali Bennett: who is Israel’s new prime minister?

Benjamin Netanyahu’s former protege has succeeded the long-term leader as head of coalition government
14 Jun 2021
CIA racing to prevent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
US troops in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan
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CIA racing to prevent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

Spooks seek new ways to maintain counterterrorism operations in the region as allies prepare to quit war-torn country
8 Jun 2021
Who are the Israeli parties seeking to oust Netanyahu?
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett pictured together in 2013
Fact file

Who are the Israeli parties seeking to oust Netanyahu?

The government coalition will combine far-right leader, a two-state solution advocate and Arab Islamists
3 Jun 2021
Why BLM has thrown its weight behind Palestinian solidarity
Pro-Palestine protestors at a demonstration in central London
In Depth

Why BLM has thrown its weight behind Palestinian solidarity

Outbreak of violence in Gaza prompts vocal support from racial inequality movement
2 Jun 2021
Netanyahu battling to ‘split coalition’ in fight for political survival
Benjamin Netanyahu at an election rally in January 2021
Behind the scenes

Netanyahu battling to ‘split coalition’ in fight for political survival

Eight opposition parties trying to seal deal that would oust Israel’s longest-serving leader
1 Jun 2021
How Russia is using Syria in ‘Cold War-style stand-off’ with West
The aftermath of a suspected Russian airstrike in Syria’s northern province of Idle
In Depth

How Russia is using Syria in ‘Cold War-style stand-off’ with West

Moscow deploys nuclear bombers to strengthen Bashar al-Assad’s regime - and boost its own power
28 May 2021

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What is the fallout of fighting between Israel and Hamas?
Palestinians in Gaza City celebrate the ceasefire
Why we’re talking about . . .

What is the fallout of fighting between Israel and Hamas?

Ceasefire agreed amid international pressure after violence claims more than 200 lives
21 May 2021
Will the Gaza crisis help Benjamin Netanyahu hold on to power?
Benjamin Netanyahu
In Depth

Will the Gaza crisis help Benjamin Netanyahu hold on to power?

The Israeli PM’s political problems have been overshadowed by escalating conflict with Hamas
19 May 2021
Joe Biden ‘risks isolation’ as Democrats call for stronger rebuke of Israel
Joe Biden
In Depth

Joe Biden ‘risks isolation’ as Democrats call for stronger rebuke of Israel

Progressives demand that US president takes stronger stance against Israeli human rights abuses
18 May 2021
Humanitarian crisis in Gaza worsens as Hamas gambles on ‘raw rocket power’
Palestinians search for bodies in the rubble of a bombed building
In Depth

Humanitarian crisis in Gaza worsens as Hamas gambles on ‘raw rocket power’

Human waste spills on to blacked-out streets after sewage pipes and electricity lines are destroyed
17 May 2021
What would a ‘full-scale war’ between Israel and Palestine look like?
Smoke rises over Gaza following an Israeli airstrike
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What would a ‘full-scale war’ between Israel and Palestine look like?

Israeli military planning for first ground conflict in Gaza since 2014
14 May 2021
‘Roof knocking’: how Israel warns of airstrikes
A huge explosion in Gaza following an early morning Israeli airstrike
Fact file

‘Roof knocking’: how Israel warns of airstrikes

Controversial early-warning system deployed during strikes on Gaza
12 May 2021
Will fighting between Israel and Palestine trigger a third intifada?
A Palestinian boy watches as Israeli airstrikes hit the southern Gaza region of Khan Yunis
Today’s big question

Will fighting between Israel and Palestine trigger a third intifada?

State of emergency declared as conflict between Israeli military and Arab militants intensifies
12 May 2021
Iron Dome: How Israel’s missile shield works
A missile is launched by an 'Iron Dome' battery in the Gaza strip
Fact file

Iron Dome: How Israel’s missile shield works

Hamas launches first rockets in seven years towards Jerusalem
11 May 2021
What next as violence between Israel and Palestine spirals?
Palestinians flee a stun grenade thrown Israeli security forces near the Al-Aqsa mosque
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What next as violence between Israel and Palestine spirals?

Gaza bombarded by military jets following Hamas rocket attacks on Jerusalem
11 May 2021
Why has East Jerusalem erupted into violence?
Palestinians flee from Israeli security forces near the Al-Aqsa mosque
In Depth

Why has East Jerusalem erupted into violence?

Tensions rise amid anger at threatened expulsion of Palestinian families
10 May 2021
What next for Netanyahu amid Israel’s political stalemate?
Benjamin Netanyahu
In Depth

What next for Netanyahu amid Israel’s political stalemate?

Prime minister battling to retain power as deadline to form coalition passes
6 May 2021
What next in the battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?
Richard Ratcliffe during a vigil outside the Iranian embassy in London
In Depth

What next in the battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

British-Iranian mother jailed for a further year after being found guilty of ‘propaganda’
27 Apr 2021
Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency
Refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015
In Depth

Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency

Copenhagen orders refugees back to Damascus claiming security has ‘improved significantly’
16 Apr 2021
US allies fear attacks after Biden sets Afghan withdrawal date
Joe Biden departs after announcing the withdrawal of troops
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US allies fear attacks after Biden sets Afghan withdrawal date

Troops to leave on 11 September, prompting Taliban to declare victory
15 Apr 2021
Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site
Natanz nuclear enrichment facility
In Depth

Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site

Tehran vows revenge as attack sets back nuclear programme ‘by at least nine months’
14 Apr 2021
Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour
Greenland
Podcast

Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour

What has Greenland’s general election got to do with China? Why has Jordan’s royal family split? And who has been stripped of their honours in secret?
9 Apr 2021
Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild
Suspected Isis fighters in Baghouz, Syria
Unreported world

Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild

Alliances with local militants offer lifeline after collapse of self-declared caliphate
8 Apr 2021
The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?
Members of the EU delegation in Vienna yesterday
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The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?

US joins EU Vienna talks as president seeks to deliver on key campaign pledge
7 Apr 2021
Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew
People watch as the Ever Given is refloated
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Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew

Billions of dollars at stake as experts try to explain who or what is to blame for the cargo ship’s grounding
1 Apr 2021
Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US
US troops in central Afghanistan shortly after the 2001 occupation
In Depth

Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US

Islamists defiant as Joe Biden offers power-sharing deal with Afghan government
31 Mar 2021
Does a small Islamist party hold the power to unlock Israel election?
Anti-Netanyahu protests before Israelis went to the polls
Unreported world

Does a small Islamist party hold the power to unlock Israel election?

Two-state solution party could determine Benjamin Netanyahu’s fate
26 Mar 2021
What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?
The southern entrance of the Suez Canal
In Depth

What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?

International trade hit as freight vessel becomes wedged across vital shipping route
25 Mar 2021
Will vaccine rollout success save Netanyahu in Israel election?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Will vaccine rollout success save Netanyahu in Israel election?

Israelis casting votes for fourth time in two years
23 Mar 2021
What Biden’s offer to the Taliban says about his Middle East policy
Joe Biden with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a visit in 2011
Getting to grips with . . .

What Biden’s offer to the Taliban says about his Middle East policy

Proposed power-sharing deal reveals desire to ‘lighten’ US’s role in region
9 Mar 2021
Everything we know about when Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be freed
A protest outside the Iranian embassy in London in 2016
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Everything we know about when Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be freed

British-Iranian mother faces a new court date in Iran later this month
8 Mar 2021
Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Khashoggi death
Mohammed bin Salman on a visit to 10 Downing Street
In Brief

Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Khashoggi death

Case filed in Germany accuses Saudi crown prince of ‘crimes against humanity’ over persecution of journalists
3 Mar 2021
How vaccine diplomacy is winning Israel new allies
Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital.
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How vaccine diplomacy is winning Israel new allies

Surplus jabs being handed over to up to 19 countries in effort to build international ties
25 Feb 2021