Israel-Gaza war live updates: Netanyahu rejects Hamas’s terms for release of hostages

Gaza’s Health Ministry said the Gaza death toll passed 25,000. Netanyahu rejected what he said were Hamas’s terms for the release, including the end of the war and withdrawal of Israeli forces.

By Niha MasihJanuary 22, 2024

They were ready to give up on Israel. Now they’re all in.

The Hamas attack of Oct. 7 has spurred many liberal Israelis to reassess their relationship with the state.

By Steve Hendrix and Itay SternJanuary 22, 2024

What Netanyahu sees from the river to the sea

The original party platform of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party insists that “between the Sea and the Jordan there will be only Israeli sovereignty.”

By Ishaan TharoorJanuary 22, 2024

Search ends for Navy SEALs lost at sea on mission to seize Iranian arms

After an exhaustive search scouring 21,000 square miles off the coast of Somalia, two Navy SEALs reported missing during the boarding of a ship carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi fighters were declared dead by the Pentagon.

By Alex HortonJanuary 21, 2024

Gaza Health Ministry says 25,000 dead; U.S. prepares for military campaign against Houthis

The Biden administration is planning a sustained military campaign targeting the Houthis in Yemen, administration officials told The Washington Post.

By Niha Masih, Leo Sands and Nick ParkerJanuary 21, 2024

Iranian-linked militants strike Iraqi base housing U.S. troops

The attack against Ain al-Asad Air Base injured at least one Iraqi service member, Centcom said. Some U.S. personnel were evaluated for traumatic brain injuries.

By Justine McDaniel, Annabelle Timsit, Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa SalimJanuary 21, 2024

Growing Oct. 7 ‘truther’ groups say Hamas massacre was a false flag

Denial of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel is spreading. The untrue narrative seeded on social media from TikTok to Reddit is bleeding into the real world.

By Elizabeth DwoskinJanuary 21, 2024

American teen killed in West Bank, leaving mosque ‘devastated’ back home

Tawfic Hafeth Abdel Jabbar, a 17-year-old who grew up in the New Orleans area, was killed Friday in the West Bank, according to a relative.

By Heidi Pérez-Moreno, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Sufian TahaJanuary 21, 2024

Iran accuses Israel of deadly Syria strike

Most of the missiles fired at al-Assad Air Base in Iraq were intercepted by air defenses, while others landed on the base, according to U.S. officials.

By Andrew Jeong, Kelsey Ables, Victoria Bisset, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Justine McDanielJanuary 21, 2024

War in Gaza is making childbirth a nightmare

Doctors and aid workers say infant and maternal mortality have spiked.

By Louisa Loveluck, Heba Farouk Mahfouz and Hajar HarbJanuary 21, 2024

As Houthis vow to fight on, U.S. prepares for sustained campaign

U.S. officials say they don’t expect operations in Yemen to last years, but they acknowledge it’s unclear when the Houthis’ military capability will be eroded.

By Missy Ryan, John Hudson and Abigail HauslohnerJanuary 20, 2024

How Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea threaten Israel’s economy

In just a few months, Yemen’s Houthis have taken an outsize bite out of global shipping — and have begun to threaten economically their stated target, Israel.

By Bryan PietschJanuary 20, 2024

A kitchen table amputation without anesthetic in Gaza is one of many

The gruesome procedure highlights the daily horrors facing Gazans amid the collapse in their health-care system.

By Heba Farouk Mahfouz and Loveday MorrisJanuary 20, 2024

Zvi Zamir, Israeli spy chief amid war and tragedy, dies at 98

Mr. Zamir directed Mossad operations against Palestinian militants after 11 Israeli Olympic team members were killed at the 1972 Games in Munich.

By Brian MurphyJanuary 19, 2024

U.S. launches more strikes on Houthis; communications restored in Gaza after week-long outage

U.S. strikes in Yemen Friday targeted “Houthi missile launchers that were ready to launch attacks,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

By Kelsey Ables, Victoria Bisset, Itay Stern, Adam Taylor and Karen DeYoungJanuary 19, 2024

Deep divisions emerge in Israeli government over Gaza war strategy

A member of the war cabinet said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is selling “illusions.”

By Miriam Berger and Itay Stern January 19, 2024

How Israel’s war in Gaza became a tangled crisis spanning the Middle East

As strikes cascade in the Middle East, experts warn that a simple miscalculation in the “dangerous game” could quickly spiral out of control.

By Adam Taylor and Samuel GranadosJanuary 19, 2024

The high-stakes diplomatic scramble to avert an Israel-Lebanon war

As Israeli forces start to withdraw from Gaza, the U.S. is working to head off a full-scale war in Lebanon, with Israel warning that time for diplomacy is running out.

By Sarah Dadouch and John HudsonJanuary 19, 2024

The restive borderlands at the heart of Pakistan and Iran’s fight

For both Iran and Pakistan, Baluchistan, a region that straddles their border, presents a thorny security challenge.

By Ishaan TharoorJanuary 18, 2024

U.S. hits Houthi sites in Yemen; Israel steps up West Bank raids

Pakistan launched retaliatory strikes on Iran’s Baluchistan region, opening a new front in Middle East tensions.

By Frances Vinall, Adela Suliman, Miriam Berger, Adam Taylor, Karen DeYoung and Sammy WestfallJanuary 18, 2024