MEA advises against travel to Iran and Israel

New Delhi: In light of the current volatile situation in the region, the Indian government has issued a travel advisory urging its citizens to refrain from traveling to Iran or Israel until further notice. The advisory, dated April 12, 2024, comes amidst escalating tensions and security concerns in both countries. Travel advisory for Iran and […]

US, UK launch precision strikes on Houthi targets amid escalating tensions

The Houthi rebels in Yemen, backed by Iran, had initiated a series of attacks on Israel and targeted commercial and military ships in the Red Sea

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 […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Christmas message: We are dealing with monsters

NEW DELHI: In a solemn Christmas message issued on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to Christians worldwide, highlighting the ongoing conflict in Israel. “Merry Christmas to our Christian friends around the world,” he conveyed, juxtaposing the festive spirit with the stark reality that “Israel still does not know peace.” While Christmas traditionally […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Israeli victims find comfort in posthumous sperm retrieval after Hamas attack

NEW DELHI: Following a devastating terror attack by Hamas in Israel, a glimmer of hope has arisen in the form of posthumous sperm retrieval (PSR), offering solace to grieving families. Earlier in the aftermath of the October 7 attacks, Professor Shir Daphne-Tekoah, a medical social worker at the Kaplan Hospital, was struck with a form […]