middle east

middle east   December 2, 2023

The rise of Hamas military leader Yahya Sinwar

Ukraine struggling for recruits. New Zealand PM sets his priorities. Far-right leader firms in Netherlands.

middle east   November 25, 2023

Far-right ‘anarcho-capitalist’ wins Argentine presidency

Death toll soars in Ukraine. Chinese sonar incident injures Australian divers. Genocide fears in Sudan.

middle east   November 18, 2023

Israeli troops raid Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital

Israeli troops advance as hospital status ‘catastrophic’. Hostage talks continue. Clashes between Israel and Hezbollah escalate.

middle east   November 11, 2023

Ceasefire calls intensify amid unfolding catastrophe in Gaza

Talks of ‘pause’ for hostages. The battlefield. The future of Gaza. Risk of regional war.

middle east   October 28, 2023

Israel pushed on Gaza aid as ground invasion looms

Attacks on Ukraine intensify. Power alliances formed in Indonesia. Philippines and China on a collision course.

middle east   October 21, 2023

A million Gazans flee homes as conflict escalates

The terrible toll from the war between Israel and Hamas worsened this week, as tensions on Israel’s northern border added to fears the fighting could erupt into an all-out regional war.

middle east   October 14, 2023

Hamas–Israel: The war that will reshape the Middle East

Israeli–Palestinian tensions have escalated to unprecedented levels, leaving thousands dead or injured, after last weekend’s unexpected attack by the Islamist militant movement Hamas provoked brutal retaliation.

middle east   September 23, 2023

Iran frees jailed Americans in US$6 billion prisoner swap

Russia accused of genocide. Tuvalu declares its ongoing statehood. India denies ‘assassination’.

middle east   August 26, 2023

Anti-Putin mutiny leader ‘murdered’ in private jet crash

Pacific islands’ concern over radioactive water. Saudi border guards accused of killing Ethiopian migrants. Ex-Thai PM returns from exile.

middle east   July 29, 2023

Protests fire up as Netanyahu judiciary bill causes chaos

Russia targets Ukraine’s grain. French president’s first visit to Pacific. Cambodian prime minister hands power to son.

middle east   July 8, 2023

Widodo and Albanese put co-operation first in talks

Russia remains united, says Putin. Major Israeli operation in the West Bank. Musk v Zuckerberg.