Trump urges Israel to finish Gaza offensive amidst waning support 

NEW DELHI : Former U.S. President Donald Trump has waded into the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, urging Israel to swiftly conclude its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Trump’s remarks have ignited international debate and scrutiny, with his assertion that Israel’s prolonged engagement is eroding global support resonating across diplomatic circles. In his […]

Indian Navy saves crew of missile-attacked ship in Gulf of Aden

The Navy said it deployed its warship INS Kolkata to help the 21 crew members of the ship, including one Indian national. The ship was on fire and had suffered extensive damage due to the missile impact.

Israeli forces free hostages from Hamas in Gaza raid

NEW DELHI:Israel announced on Monday that it had rescued two Israeli-Argentine hostages from Hamas captivity in Rafah, Gaza, in a daring raid that killed dozens of Palestinians and sparked international condemnation. The hostages, Louis Har, 70, and Fernando Marman, 60, were kidnapped from a kibbutz in southern Israel on October 7, 2023, during a cross-border […]

Egypt beefs up Gaza border with 40 tanks amid Rafah threat

Recent images depict heightened fortifications along the border, including barbed wire and expanded barriers, signaling Cairo's proactive measures amid concerns of potential Palestinian influxes amid the ongoing conflict.

Explained: How true is South Africa’s genocide claim against Israel in Gaza war?

NEW DELHI: In the quiet halls of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the world awaited a landmark ruling in the case South Africa had brought against Israel over alleged genocidal acts in Gaza. The courtroom buzzed with anticipation, as this case stirred global interest and put the spotlight on the age-old conflict in the […]

Israel, Palestine must end war

India has demonstrated its leadership and influence in the region and the world, and its ability to contribute to the global efforts to address the challenges and opportunities in the Middle East.

Dangers of downplaying Houthi menace in Red Sea

New Delhi: In the tumultuous landscape of Middle Eastern geopolitics, Yemen’s Houthi rebels have now emerged as a potent force, commanding attention far beyond their war-torn home. Recent attacks by them in the Red Sea have sent shockwaves through the international community, revealing the complex array of alliances, ideological motivations, and the potential for destabilising […]

Urge friendly relationship with Pak to avoid Gaza-like situation: Farooq Abdullah

NEW DELHI: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah criticised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, urging dialogue with Pakistan to resolve disputes. The NC chief expressed concern, stating, “If we do not find a solution through dialogue, we will meet the same fate as Gaza and Palestine, which are being bombed by Israel.” He questioned the […]

No operational hospital in Northern Gaza: WHO

NEW DELHI: In a dire development, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday that northern Gaza is now without a functional hospital, facing a severe shortage of fuel, staff, and essential supplies. According to the WHO, only nine out of 36 health facilities in the entire Gaza Strip are partially operational, and these are […]

The Houthi Ace called Bab El Mandeb, US-proposed Task Force, and the Regional Dilemma

As Israel steps up its attacks on Hamas and the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians have found an unusual ally in the Yemeni Houthi rebels. The poorest among the Arabs, Yemen has jumped into the crisis by flashing the biggest ace that it was holding all along – its control over the Bab el-Mandeb (Gateway of […]