U.S. says Iran sought help over fatal helicopter crash

Tokyo, 21 May, /AJMEDIA/ The United States said Monday that arch-enemy Iran sought assistance over a helicopter crash that killed president Ebrahim Raisi, as Washington meanwhile offered condolences despite saying… Read more

Airstrike kills 27 in central Gaza and fighting rages as Israel’s leaders are increasingly divided

Tokyo, 20 May, /AJMEDIA/ An Israeli airstrike killed 27 people in central Gaza, mostly women and children, and fighting with Hamas raged across the north on Sunday as Israel’s leaders… Read more

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch missile that strikes oil tanker in the Red Sea

Tokyo, 19 May, /AJMEDIA/ Yemen’s Houthi rebels hit an oil tanker in the Red Sea with a ballistic missile early Saturday, damaging the Panama-flagged, Greek-owned vessel in their latest assault… Read more

Gaza fighting worsens; Israel asks why armed men at U.N. site

Tokyo, 16 May, /AJMEDIA/ Israeli troops battled militants across Gaza on Wednesday, including in the southern city of Rafah that had been a refuge for civilians, in an upsurge of… Read more

Misery deepens in Gaza’s Rafah as Israeli troops press operation

Tokyo, 14 May, /AJMEDIA/ Aid workers struggled Monday to distribute dwindling food and other supplies to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by what Israel says is a limited military… Read more

Israel moves deeper into Rafah and fights Hamas militants regrouping in northern Gaza

Tokyo, 13 May, /AJMEDIA/ The exodus of Palestinians from Gaza’s last refuge accelerated Sunday as Israeli forces pushed deeper into the southern city of Rafah. Israel also pounded the territory’s… Read more

Death toll from Afghanistan’s floods exceeds 330

Tokyo, 12 May, /AJMEDIA/ More than 330 were killed as rainstorms and flash floods hit major parts of the provinces of Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Ghor of Afghanistan, Xinhua reports… Read more

Israel orders new evacuations in Gaza’s last refuge of Rafah as it expands military offensive

Tokyo, 12 May, /AJMEDIA/ Israel ordered new evacuations in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah on Saturday, forcing tens of thousands more people to leave as it prepared to expand its… Read more

Hamas accepts Gaza cease-fire; Israel says it will continue talks but launches strikes in Rafah

Tokyo, 7 May, /AJMEDIA/ Israel began striking targets in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, its leaders said Monday, hours after Hamas announced it had accepted an Egyptian-Qatari cease-fire proposal.… Read more

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister meets Director General of Islamic Organization for Food Security

Tokyo, 6 May, /AJMEDIA/ Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, participating in the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Banjul, met with Berek Eren, the Director-General of the… Read more