New tunnels leave Gazans in a state of fear, again

Background: Israel-Gaza relations, Gaza conflict, Palestinian issue. The attack tunnels Hamas has constructed running from Gaza into Israel have long sown deep fears in the communities on the Israeli side of the border fence. The tunnels were the prime rationale Israel gave for its ground invasion of Gaza during the 2014 battle with Hamas. A […]

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India pays part of Iran oil dues ahead of Modi visit

Background: India-Iran relations, Energy ties, US sanctions on Iran. Indian refiners have cleared part of the $6.4 billion owed to Iran for crude oil imports in euros through Turkey’s Halkbank. This is the first payment to Iran by India since the lifting of Western sanctions against the Persian Gulf nation earlier this year and comes […]

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