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Israel’s invasion of Rafah will not eliminate Hamas or end the war. So, what is Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan?

    By Ian Parmeter, Australian National University     The Gaza war has now entered its eighth month and a resolution to the conflict still seems far off. Israel claims to have killed 13,000 Hamas militants so far. If that figure is correct, one can assume the number of wounded or incapacitated militants is at least twice or maybe three times that number. Prior to the war breaking out, […]

todayMay 15, 2024 15


EU leader to confront China’s unfair trade practices

Perceived trade imbalances are set to be top of the agenda during today's meetings between China's President and European Union leaders. Xi Jinping is in Paris for a trilateral with the French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. William Denselow reports from Brussels.

todayMay 6, 2024 10


Blinken in Shanghai as he kicks off China tour

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Shanghai where he willl meet with business leaders before heading to Beijing for talks on Friday with Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and a likely meeting with President Xi Jinping. Laura Westbrook has more from Hong Kong.

todayApril 25, 2024 19


Diplomatic efforts intensify as Israel threatens retaliation

Diplomatic efforts are ongoing in a bid to calm the situation in the Middle East, as Israel weighs its response to Saturday's unprecedented missile and drone attack by Iran. There's fear that any Israeli retaliation could cause a wider regional conflict, with Iran's President threatening a harsh response to any attack, amid reports Israel's war cabinet has already approved several measures. Sarah Coates has more from Tel Aviv.

todayApril 18, 2024 21


EU reacts to criticism over meeting with Itula

The European Union Delegation to Namibia has clarified that it does not interfere in government matters or comment on election outcomes. The EU faced criticism after meeting Independent Patriots for Change candidate Panduleni Itula. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation summoned EU diplomats to stress mutual respect and sovereignty. Ana Beatriz Martins, EU Ambassador to Namibia.

todayApril 15, 2024 27


Are embassies off-limits? Ecuadorian and Israeli actions suggest otherwise − and that sets a dangerous diplomatic precedent

Ecuadorian special forces break into the Mexican Embassy in Quito. Alberto Suarez/API/AFP via Getty Images) Jorge Heine, Boston University It has long been held that embassies should be treated as “off-limits” to other nations. Yet in a single week, two governments – both long-established democracies – stand accused of violating, in different ways, the laws surrounding foreign diplomatic missions. First, on April 1, 2024, Iran’s embassy in Damascus was bombed, […]

todayApril 10, 2024 7