Abdul Rahman
Peace is nowhere on the horizon as Ukraine war completes two years

Two years into the war, Ukraine has suffered a significant setback with the fall of Avdiivka. However, neither this defeat nor the failure of its counter-offensive has led to calls for peace, either from its rulers or western allies

ICJ begins hearing on the legal consequences of Israel’s occupation of Palestine

At the beginning of the week-long hearing Palestinians accused Israel of practicing apartheid and racial discrimination and demanded the end of the over five decade old occupation

Israel escalates aggression against southern Lebanon

Over 260 people have been killed by Israeli strikes inside Lebanon since October 8. Hezbollah retaliations have forced hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers to vacate from northern Israel

Yemeni forces attack US ship trying to cross Red Sea, Hezbollah retaliates Israeli strikes

The regional resistance to Israeli war in Gaza and US support to it has continued despite US attacks in various countries in the region including Yemen, Iraq and Syria

US and Israel face fresh attacks from Iraqi and Yemeni resistance over the war in Gaza

US bases in Iraq and Syria have been hit with over 150 attacks since October 7 in response to its military and political backing of Israel’s genocide in Gaza, prompting talks of their withdrawal

Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza not acceptable, says UN Chief

Participants in the UN Security Council highlighted need for a ceasefire in Gaza and a long term solution to the Palestinian question as necessary for peace

US and UK intensify airstrikes on Yemen, hitting capital Sanaa and other locations

Despite facing a bombing campaign by the US and UK, the Houthis have asserted that they will not be deterred and will continue to target ships heading to Israel until the war in Gaza ends

With 25,000 dead in Gaza, Netanyahu rejects any possibility of two-state future

Rejecting proposals for peace in the region, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu denies any possibility of a two-state solution, wants Israeli occupation on Palestinian land to continue forever

Israel is destroying Gaza’s food system and weaponizing food, say UN experts

In a joint statement UN experts state that Israel has deliberately destroyed all basic facilities and blocked access to water, food, and medicine for most of the Palestinians in Gaza

Israel is playing a dangerous game in Lebanon

Israel has repeatedly bombed Lebanon, killing civilians and Hezbollah fighters alike. Hezbollah has retaliated with complete restraint thus far in order to avoid a full scale war

2023 was deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since 2005

Over 500 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank in 2023. Under its undeclared policy of collective punishment, Israel also destroyed a significant amount of civilian infrastructure such as roads, residential buildings, and hospitals in West Bank since October 7

Blinken visits West Asia for a fourth time since October 7 and refuses to support a ceasefire

Antony Blinken is using his trip to the region to issue fresh threats to resistance forces that stand with Palestinians, while failing to offer any hope for immediate peace.