IDF says it has entered Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital in ‘targeted operation’ against Hamas
Israeli troops entered al-Shifa hospital early on Wednesday, conducting what it called a “precise and targeted operation against Hamas in a specified area” of the medical complex.
The decision to send troops into the hospital marks an escalation of Israel’s offensive in Gaza but and will fuel calls for a ceasefire that Israel has so far resisted.
Former foreign minister urges Iran not to get lured into war with Israel
The former Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is urging his country not to become embroiled in a direct war with Israel or the US.
Israeli forces at gates of Gaza’s main hospital with hundreds trapped
Israeli forces have reached the gates of Gaza’s largest hospital as hundreds of patients, including dozens of babies, remained trapped inside.
Gaza’s largest hospital being bombarded, WHO says
The largest hospital in Gaza, where up to 50,000 people are sheltering, is facing bombardment, the World Health Organization has said, as the US’s top diplomat warned that “far too many Palestinians have been killed” in the war.
US has struck Iran-linked site in Syria, Pentagon says, as fears of regional conflict grow
The US, for the second time in recent weeks, has carried out strikes against a weapons storage facility in eastern Syria that the Pentagon said was used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and affiliated groups.
Israel-Hamas war live: Israel extends operation of ‘evacuation corridor’ in Gaza by one hour
Israel’s military has said it is extending the hours today that it will allow people in the north of the Gaza Strip to evacuate to the south.
Russia-Ukraine war live: Nato allies condemn Russia’s withdrawal from key cold war-era security treaty
Most of Nato’s 31 allies have signed the treaty of conventional armed forces in Europe, which was aimed at preventing cold war rivals from massing forces at or near mutual borders.
Pacific Islands Forum: four leaders fail to attend as China-US rivalry takes centre stage
Officials confirmed the prime ministers of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea would not be travelling to the Cook Islands for the Pacific Islands Forum (Pif) meeting running from Monday to Friday.
China and US reportedly agree to rare nuclear arms control talks
The talks would be led on Monday by Mallory Stewart, a senior state department official, and Sun Xiaobo, the head of the arms control department at China’s foreign ministry, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Israel targets Hamas tunnels amid hopes more aid will reach civilians in Gaza
Israeli tanks and infantry have targeted tunnel entrances and rocket launch positions in fresh clashes with Hamas around Gaza City and in the south of the enclave.