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 […]

Senior Hezbollah leader reportedly killed in Israeli airstrike

NEW DELHI: Amid an intensifying military action, a senior figure in Hezbollah was killed in what is believed to be an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon. Wissam Tawil, held a commanding role within Hezbollah’s Radwan forces, marking the most prominent loss among Hezbollah’s ranks since cross-border hostilities ignited with the Hamas incursion into Israel on […]

Delhi Police beefs up security at Israel Embassy, recovers pro-Palestine letter

NEW DELHI: In the wake of a couple of low-intensity blasts outside the Israel Embassy premises, the Delhi Police have beefed up security outside and near Jewish establishments in the national capital. During the investigation, police officials uncovered an abusive letter addressed to the Israel Ambassador, Naor Gilon. Several intelligence agencies, including the National Investigation […]

Critical disruption in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait threatens Indian trade, global shipping

NEW DELHI: In a significant development, the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, a vital maritime passage connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean, is experiencing disruptions that could have severe repercussions on Indian trade and the global economy. This crucial waterway is responsible for facilitating over 50 per cent of India’s trade activities, with a substantial portion […]

3 months in: Is there a clear winner in Israel-Hamas war yet?

NEW DELHI: As the Israel-Hamas conflict stretches into its third month, the complex interplay of military strategies, regional dynamics, and international opinions paints a shifting portrait of the war’s winners and losers. While the toll on human lives, particularly in Gaza, is undeniably tragic, analysing the strategic landscape provides insight into who may be gaining […]

Year ender 2023: 10 most significant world events this year

NEW DELHI: Old conflicts continued, and fresh ones emerged, escalating geopolitical rivalries to the extent that a summit between opposing heads of state garnered significant attention, despite yielding minimal concrete results. Overall, positive developments remained scarce. Therefore, here are the top ten global events of 2023. It is advisable to scrutinize the following closely, as […]

US urges swift end to Israel-Hamas conflict amid escalating civilian toll

NEW DELHI: Amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, the White House has emphatically called for a prompt resolution, asserting that the US is eager for the hostilities to cease “as soon as possible.” This statement follows discussions between US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Israeli officials regarding a potential shift to “low-intensity operations” against Gaza in […]

PM Modi, Amit Shah to address Kerala BJP in January to kick off 2024 Lok Sabha campaign

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address multiple programmes of the National Democratic Alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party in January in Kerala. BJP state President K Surendran confirmed PM Modi’s visit during a press conference at the party headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, on Saturday. The prime […]

I didn’t’ give any answer on Hamas or ban on it: Meenakhshi Lekhi

The revelation follows the presentation of a document containing Lekhi's name, offering a response to the parliamentary inquiry concerning Hamas. The document was posted on the microblogging site, X. The question revolves around the potential declaration of Hamas as a terrorist organisation in India and whether the Israeli government had urged India to make such a designation

Israel-Hamas conflict and its impact on India

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas began on 7th October 2023 when Hamas surprised Israeli intelligence and defence agencies by orchestrating the biggest-ever attack on Israel in decades. It resembled the 1973 Yom Kippur War when Israel was attacked similarly, on the Jewish holiday and this time on Sabbath Day. In the aftermath of […]