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    Israeli tanks advance into Rafah’s centre

    Israeli tanks advanced to the centre of Rafah for the first time on Tuesday, three weeks into a ground offensive in the southern Gaza city that has stirred global condemnation for its continued civilian toll.

    Palestinians killed and maimed in an area they were told to evacuate to

    Israel struck overnight in the area that has been designated as a safe area for the hundreds of displaced Palestinian families in Rafah city.

    UN’s top court orders Israel to immediately halt Rafah offensive

    ICJ president says the humanitarian situation in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah is now classified as ‘disastrous’.

    Possible ICC warrants for Israeli leaders, how the world aligns

    In a move that has sent shockwaves through the international community, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, and three Hamas leaders.

    ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israel’s Netanyahu

    The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Monday he had requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defence chief and three Hamas leaders over alleged war crimes.

    Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi dead in helicopter crash

    Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has died in a helicopter crash. Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and seven other people were also confirmed dead in the crash along with President Ebrahim Raisi, state media reported. The flight came down on Sunday in remote and mountainous north west.

    Egypt to join genocide case against Israel

    Cairo has described the move as a response to the worsening intensity of attacks on civilians in Gaza.

    Israeli forces push into Gaza from north and south

    Israeli forces pushed deep into the ruins of Gaza's northern edge on Monday to recapture an area where they had claimed to have defeated Hamas months ago, while at the opposite end of the enclave tanks and troops pushed across a highway into Rafah.

    Netanyahu defies US ultimatum

    The prime minister’s pledge comes after President Biden warned the IDF against a major offensive in the Gazan city of Rafah.

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