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Will the Gaza war spread through the Middle East? Hezbollah has the answer

While the lethal Lebanese force is helping Hamas with rockets from the north, it will be wary about provoking Israel’s unbridled wrath.

Rodger Shanahan
Rodger Shanahan

Middle East analyst

Is Albanese dining with the next US president? There are wildcards on the menu

Joe Biden is handling global crises well, but there is no guarantee he will be the Democratic nominee for the next presidency.

Bruce Wolpe
Bruce Wolpe

Senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre and former political staffer

Why Israel’s ground invasion hasn’t happened ... yet

Troops have been amassed at the Gaza border since the days following Hamas’ bloody incursion into Israel, but they have yet to push into Hamas-held territory.

James Lemon
James Lemon



North America

Police respond to an active shooter situation in Lewiston, Maine.

At least 22 dead, 50 wounded in mass shootings in Maine, US

The Central Maine Medical Centre in Lewiston issued a statement saying it was “reacting to a mass casualty, mass shooter event” and co-ordinating with area hospitals to take patients.

  • by David Sharp
New House Speaker Mike Johnson challenged the 2020 election results.

New House Speaker Mike Johnson played leading role in effort to overturn 2020 election

On the eve of the January 6, 2021 votes, the far-right Congressman presented colleagues with arguments they could use to oppose the will of the voters.

  • by Luke Broadwater and Steve Eder




Anwar Ibrahim speaks to the crowd at the pro-Palestinian gathering in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday night.

Malaysian PM doubles down on refusal to condemn Hamas

Anwar Ibrahim says he will not bow to “threats” from other governments and vowed to maintain dialogue with the organisation.

  • by Chris Barrett
Li Shangfu had not been seen in public for a long time before he was officially ousted.

China’s defence minister Li Shangfu ousted after missing for weeks

The latest victim of President Xi Jinping’s high-profile purges becomes the country’s shortest-serving defence minister.

  • by Evelyn Yu and Yujing Liu

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Israel-Hamas conflict live updates: Israeli ambassador says Gaza humanitarian situation is ‘fair’ as death toll continues to rise

Israel stepped up bombings of south Gaza, killing many Palestinians, officials said on Wednesday, as violence flared elsewhere in the Middle East and a showdown loomed at the United Nations over aid for the besieged enclave.

  • by Mike Foley

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