A brief pause

In the fragile landscape of the Israeli-Hamas conflict, a temporary ceasefire has tentatively pierced the clouds of war hanging over Gaza.

Israeli PM hopeful of finalising hostage deal ‘soon’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed hope that a deal to free hostages held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip would be finalised "soon" and called for special cabinet meetings in response to "developments" related to the emerging deal.

Striking a balance

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) finds itself walking a delicate tight-rope as it strives to maintain diplomatic ties with Israel amid the Gaza conflict.