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Iran Israel News HIGHLIGHTS: Israeli Soldiers Finish Military Exercise Near Lebanon Border

Iran-Israel Tensions HIGHLIGHTS: Iran on Saturday launched a barrage of explosive drones and missiles in its first-ever direct attack on Israel. Israel's military said more than 100 drones were launched from Iran, with US officials saying that the American military forces had shot some down.

Iran Israel News HIGHLIGHTS: Israeli Soldiers Finish Military Exercise Near Lebanon Border

Iran Israel News HIGHLIGHTS: Israeli Soldiers Finish Military Exercise Near Lebanon Border

Iran has launched an aerial attack on Israel, the Israel Defense Forces and Iranian officials confirmed. Tel Aviv said its forces were on high alert and "monitoring all targets". Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden held separate meetings with their security advisors. The US and UK are shooting down drones. "In accordance with our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security, US forces in the region continue to shoot down Iranian-launched drones targeting Israel. Our forces remain postured to provide additional defensive support and to protect US forces operating in the region," a US official said.
Apr 17, 2024 06:40 IST

Iran Israel News LIVE: Israeli Soldiers Finish Military Exercise Near Lebanon Border

Israeli reservists finished a combat readiness drill at the Lebanese border on Tuesday, according to the Israel Defense Forces, despite ongoing tensions with Iran. Cyber exercises, simultaneous warfare in Syria and Lebanon, and a change from regular to emergency conditions were all incorporated in the drills.
Apr 17, 2024 05:07 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict: Israel Lauds 'Positive' EU Move To Impose Sanctions Against Iran

Israel Foreign Minister Israel Katz praised the EU's decision at the foreign minister's meeting to impose sanctions on Iran. In a post on X, Katz called the EU's "positive trend" towards adopting sanctions against Iran's missile project "an unprecedented achievement for Israel in the European Union."
Apr 17, 2024 03:45 IST

Iran-Israel War Live | No Missiles Or Drones Launched From Iraq During Iran's Attack On Israel: Iraq PM

Iraq PM Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said that no missiles and drones were launched from Iraq during Iran's attack on Israel on April 13. “Our position is clear, and we will not allow Iraq to be thrown into the arena of conflict,” al-Sudani said in a statement. The response from al-Sudani comes in the backdrop of IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi saying missiles were launched towards Israel on April 13 from Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Iran.
Apr 16, 2024 22:41 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict: More Than 80 Attack Drones Destroyed By US: US Central Command

"On April 13 and the morning of April 14, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces, supported by U.S. European Command destroyers, successfully engaged and destroyed more than 80 one-way attack uncrewed aerial vehicles (OWA UAV) and at least six ballistic missiles intended to strike Israel from Iran and Yemen," the US CENTCOM said in a press release.
Apr 16, 2024 22:37 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict: Japan Prime Minister Condemns Iran's Attack On Israel

The Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday said he "strongly condemns" Iran's missile and drone attack on Israel. "(The attack) further aggravates the current situation in the Middle East. We are deeply concerned and strongly condemn such an escalation," Kishida said.
Apr 16, 2024 19:58 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict: Iran Will Be Held Responsible If Any Action Is Taken Against US or Israel : US Deputy Ambassador To UN

“Let me be clear, if Iran or its proxies take actions against the US or further action against Israel, Iran will be held responsible,” US Deputy Ambassador to the UN Robert Wood said on Sunday. The United States is “not seeking escalation, our actions have been purely defensive in nature.” “Best way to prevent such escalation is an unambiguous condemnation of the council of Iran’s unprecedented large-scale attack,” he added.
Apr 16, 2024 11:02 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict Live: IAEA Chief Raises Concerns Over Potential Israeli Strike on Iranian Nuclear Sites

The head of the UN nuclear agency is concerned that Israel might attack Iran's nuclear sites. Inspections of Iran's facilities by the agency will start again soon. Israel's military leader said they would retaliate against Iran for a missile and drone attack over the weekend. Iran's attack was in response to an alleged Israeli airstrike on its embassy in Damascus on April 1. Allies are urging everyone to calm down to prevent the situation from getting worse in the Middle East.
Apr 16, 2024 09:44 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict Live: What IDF Said On Recent Iranian Attack

General Herzi Halevi, the chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, conveyed a firm stance regarding recent hostilities. He stated, as quoted by BBC, "Israel is considering its next steps, and the launch of so many missiles and drones to Israeli territory will be answered with retaliation," as also reported by an Axios journalist.
Apr 16, 2024 07:23 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict Live: Why Did Iran Attack Israel?

The Iranian attack on Saturday came in response to a suspected Israeli strike two weeks earlier on an Iranian consular building in the Syrian capital of Damascus that killed two Iranian generals. It marked the first time Iran has launched a direct military assault on Israel despite decades of enmity dating back to the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Apr 16, 2024 06:32 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict Live: IDF Says Iran's Attack 'Will Be Met With Response'

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff said Iran's attack on Saturday "will be met with a response", following the country's war cabinet held discussions on the situation.
Apr 16, 2024 04:44 IST

Israel-Iran Conflict Live: UN Nuclear Watchdog IAEA Chief 'Concerned' About Israel Targeting Iranian Nuclear Facilities

Rafael Grossi, chief of the UN's Nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expressed concern that Israel could attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Grossi's remarks came amidst the IAEA inspection of Iranian nuclear facilities, which could not take place Monday due to potential security threats. “We are going to resume tomorrow,” Grossi told the media in NYC, adding, “this has not had an impact on our inspection activity.”
Apr 16, 2024 03:55 IST

Israel-Iran War Live: Netanyahu Urges International Community To 'Stand United' Against Iranian Aggression

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office released a statement urging the international community to "stand united" against Iran's April 13 aerial attack on Israel. “Directly and through its terror proxies Hamas and others, Iran is conducting a full-scale campaign of aggression that threatens not only Israel but the entire Middle East,” the Israeli PM said in the statement. He also asked the international community to watch Iran's actions closely, alleging that it threatens world peace.
Apr 16, 2024 02:33 IST

Israel-Iran War: US Military To Stay In Middle East As Israel Mulls Iran Response, Pentagon Confirms

As Israel debates a response to the April 13 attack by Iran, the Pentagon has said that US military assets deployed in the Middle East before April 13 will remain in place. Major General Pat Ryder said Monday that the US will take "necessary measures" to protect US military assets amidst escalating tensions in the region, while also staying firm in its commitment to defend ally Israel against any attack, the CNN reported.
Apr 16, 2024 02:24 IST

Iran-Israel War Live: Netanyahu Told Ministers Privately That Israel Must Respond To Iran 'Wisely'

Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud party ministers in a private meeting Monday that Israel must respond to Iran's April 13 attack "wisely" and "not from the gut," according to a report by Israel's public broadcaster Kan. A senior Israeli official told the outlet that Israel will certainly respond to the attack, it is only a question of when and where. The report also states that Israel is keeping the United States updated about its action, after Washington expressed anger over not being informed about the April 1 attack by Israel on the Iranian embassy in Syria.
Apr 16, 2024 00:58 IST

Iran Israel News LIVE: Netanyahu Aware Of White House' Desire Of Not Seeing War

US President Joe Biden has distanced himself from actively taking part in what was described as a wider conflict between Iran and Israel. “He is certainly not looking for a war with Iran and I am confident that Prime Minister Netanyahu is aware of the president’s concerns,” White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said.
Apr 15, 2024 22:36 IST

Israel-Iran War Live: Germany, France, Belgium Summon Iranian Ambassadors Over Iran's Attack on Israel

In a recent development, Germany, France, and Belgium all called in their Iranian ambassadors as part of the ongoing strong condemnation by European nations of Iran's weekend attack on Israel. All the three countries has summoned Iranian ambassdor.
Apr 15, 2024 20:40 IST

Israel-Iran Live: Israel's War Cabinet Meeting Ends

Israel’s war cabinet meeting led by President Benjamin Netanyahu concluded half an hour ago on Monday. The decisions of the discussion are not yet determined, reported CNN. The meeting was aimed at discussing the timing and extent of a potential response to Iran's recent attack on Israel. Alongside potential military actions, diplomatic strategies to increase Iran's isolation on the global platform were also under consideration.
Apr 15, 2024 20:35 IST

Israel-Iran War Live: US Working to Prevent Escalation After Iran's Attack on Israel, Says Blinken

Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that the US has been actively coordinating a diplomatic response over the past 36 hours to prevent further escalation following Iran's strike on Israel over the weekend on Monday. In what appeared to be an implicit plea for Israel to exercise restraint, Blinken noted the importance of balancing strength with wisdom. He mentioned ongoing communication with regional counterparts and committed to continuing these efforts in the coming hours and days.
Apr 15, 2024 20:33 IST

Israel-Iran Live Updates: One Dead, Four Injured In Isareli Gunfire in Nablus

Israeli gunfire in Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on Monday resulted in the death of one person and left another critically wounded, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Health. As per the CNN, the ministry stated that the other individual sustained a critical chest injury "as a result of gunfire from occupation forces in Nablus."
Apr 15, 2024 17:34 IST

Israel-Iran Live Updates: 'Netanyahu Is Using Iran As Distraction From Gaza,' Accuses Jordanian Foriegn Minister

Jordan's foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, stated that he believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is using the conflict with Iran as a distraction from the situation in Gaza, as per CNN. Safadi suggested that Netanyahu has long sought a confrontation with Iran. He added that with international pressure mounting on Israel to halt its actions in Gaza, Netanyahu may see escalating tensions with Iran as a way to deflect that pressure and shift the focus away from Gaza.
Apr 15, 2024 16:43 IST

Israel-Iran Live Updates: German Chancellor Condemns Iran's Attack on Israel

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has cautioned Tehran against escalating tensions in the Middle East following Iran's assault on Israel. Scholz remarked, "The attack represents a significant escalation of the situation and is utterly unacceptable, unjustifiable, and intolerable.""We vehemently denounce the Iranian assault and urge against any further escalation. Iran must refrain from pursuing this course. Simultaneously, we affirm our unwavering solidarity with Israel, which retains the right to self-defense in the aftermath of the devastating Hamas attack on Israeli civilians last October," he said, as per CNN.
Apr 15, 2024 14:01 IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Israeli PM Netanyahu Will Reconvene His War Cabinet At 2 PM Local Time, Says Reports

Latest updates are coming in that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will reconvene his war cabinet at 2 pm local time (4:30 pm IST), say reports.
Apr 15, 2024 13:16 IST

Israel-Iran Updates LIVE: UK Foreign Secy Says 'Countries Have Right To Respond, But...'

Speaking on Iran's attack on Israel that the former said was result of 'self-defence' action, UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron said that countries have a right to respond but "when they feel they’ve suffered an aggression, of course they do. But look at the scale of that response. Had those weapons not been shot down. There could have been thousands of casualties, including civilian casualties. I think that’s a really important point to take into account."
Apr 15, 2024 12:45 IST

Israel-Iran News Live: Dutch Embassy In Tehran To Remain Closed

According to a CNN report, the Dutch embassy in Iran’s capital, Tehran, will remain closed to the public as a precautionary measures amid escalating tensions between Iran and Israel.
Apr 15, 2024 12:22 IST

Israel-Iran News Live: IDF Lifts Iran-Strike Restrictions A Day Earlier

Israel Defence Forces on Monday lifted the Iran-strike restrictions on gatherings a day earlier than originally planned, reported The Times of Israel.
Apr 15, 2024 12:17 IST

Iran Israel News LIVE Updates: At UN, Israel Says Iran Has Exposed Its True Face

At an overnight UN Security Council session, Israel envoy Gilad Erdan said that the mask of Iranian deniability has been removed. "No more hiding and no more bluffing. No more shirking of responsibility. Iran has attacked Israel from its own sovereign territory, publicly and proudly. The mask is off." He said, "Iran, the number one world sponsor of terror, has exposed its true face as the destabilizer of the region and the world…"
Apr 15, 2024 05:19 IST

Replug: EAM S Jaishankar Spoke With Iran and Israel Foreign Ministers

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar dialed his Israeli, and Iranian counterparts on Sunday. Expressing concerns over the situation in the Middle East, the Minister in his message asked Iran's Foreign Minister H Amirabdollahian to "exercise restraint."
Apr 15, 2024 04:16 IST

Iran Israel News LIVE Updates: Israel Jammed GPS Signals Before Iranian Attacks

To foil any attacks on residential areas, Israel reportedly deployed its GPS jamming tactics before the Iranian attacks on Saturday. For a brief period, the residents of Tel Aviv were shown on Google Maps to be in Cairo or Beirut. By 'jamming' the 'GPS signals', Israel acted to confuse the UAV drones and long-range missiles launched by Tehran, as per a new report.
Apr 15, 2024 03:55 IST

Where Is Yair Netanyahu? Anger Grows Against Benjamin Netanyahu's Son

Yair Netanyahu is facing the heat from Israeli citizens online, who claim that the Israeli Prime Minister's son is 'missing from action'. Merely a day after Iran attacked Israel, several posts purportedly made online claimed that Benjamin Netanyahu's son was in the United States' Florida. The claims were unverified as there were no credible reports to tell the whereabouts of the podcaster, who moved to Miami last year. Read More Here.
Apr 15, 2024 02:50 IST

Iran Israel News LIVE: Israel To 'Soon' Launch Attack On Iran, Says Report

Israel is expected to 'soon' launch strikes on Iran, as per a new report. This comes a day after Tehran launched a massive attack on Tel Aviv using UAV drones, and long-range missiles. The new report is based on the information provided by three high-ranking Western officials.
Apr 15, 2024 01:39 IST

Iran Israel News LIVE: US President Speaks To Jordan's King Abdullah II

Joe Biden had a telephonic conversation with Jordan’s King Abdullah II about the situation in the Middle East, said the White House. The US President raised concern about the threat to "Jordan and Jordanian people," following the attack launched by Iran. Both leaders to remain in touch.
Apr 14, 2024 21:53 IST

Iran Israel News: "Iranian regime has led the entire Middle East to the edge of the abyss": German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock

"The Iranian regime has led the entire Middle East to the edge of the abyss with its eyes wide open," Baerbock said in a statement.The foreign minister credited Israel's defensive capabilities for being able to contain the situation.
Apr 14, 2024 21:46 IST

Iran Israel News: "Israel Will Exact A Price From Iran" : Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz

Israel will “exact a price from Iran in a way and time that suits us,” Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz said on Sunday, responding to the Iranian drone and missile attack.
Apr 14, 2024 21:38 IST

Iran Israel News: Israeli War Cabinet Meets To Address Iran Attack And Current Situation

The Israeli War Cabinet convened today to address the recent attack and decide on retaliation. The war cabinet consists of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and Benny Gantz, the leader of the National Union party and former Defense Minister. Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, Gadi Eisenkot and Aryeh Deri are observers in the cabinet.
Apr 14, 2024 21:29 IST

Iran Israel News: 'Neighbouring Countries Informed 72 Hours Before Attack On Israel,' said Iran

Iran's Foreign Ministry has said that neighbouring countries were informed 72 hours before the attack on Israel. Citing the attack's defensive nature, the Ministry also stated that it prioritizes the security of its neighbours and the region.
Apr 14, 2024 18:03 IST

Iran Israel News: G7 Leaders To Discuss Iran Attack In Meeting

The leaders of the G7 countries on Sunday are set to discuss the Iran attack in a video conference. Italy, the current president of the G7, has called for the meeting.
Apr 14, 2024 14:04 IST

Iran Israel News: 'We Intercepted...Together We Shall Win,' Writes Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed his country would achieve victory after the military said it shot down almost all the more than 300 drones and missiles launched by Iran in a sharp escalation of the Middle East conflict. "We intercepted, we repelled, together we shall win," Netanyahu posted on X.
Apr 14, 2024 13:31 IST

Iran Israel News: UN Chief Says 'World Can't Afford Another War'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Iran's attack on Israel, saying that he urges "all parties to exercise maximum restraint". "I urge all parties to exercise maximum restraint to avoid any action that could lead to major military confrontations on multiple fronts in the Middle East," he said in a statement. Further, he stated, "I have repeatedly stressed that neither the region nor the world can afford another war."
Apr 14, 2024 12:25 IST

Iran Israel News: Indian Embassy Issues Advisory

The Indian Embassy in Israel issued an important advisory for its citizens after the country was attacked by hundreds of missiles by Iran on Saturday night. The Indian Embassy issued helpline numbers for the Indian citizens and urged them to "stay calm." Check the advisory here.
Apr 14, 2024 12:08 IST

Iran Israel News: Sweden Condemns Iran's Attack On Israel

"Sweden strongly condemns Iran's attack on Israel. This brings very serious consequences for an already deteriorating regional security situation. We are following the situation very closely," a statement read.
Apr 14, 2024 11:27 IST

Iran Israel News: Japan Condemns Attack On Israel By Iran

Japan strongly condemned a retaliatory attack by Iran on Israel, calling it an escalation of events and saying it was deeply concerned at the situation, in a statement released by the foreign minister on Sunday. "This attack is one that further worsens the current Middle East situation. We are deeply concerned and strongly condemn this sort of escalation," the statement said.
Apr 14, 2024 10:54 IST

Iran Israel News: Israel Reopens Airspace After Iranian Attack

After seven hours, Israel reopened its airspace as of 7:30 a.m. (0430 GMT), the country’s airports authority said following an overnight attack by hundreds of Iranian missiles and drones.
Apr 14, 2024 10:42 IST

Iran Attacks Israel: Iran Launched More Than 300 Drones And Missiles

Iran has launched more than 300 drones and missiles at Israel - 99% of which were shot down, the Israeli military said.
Apr 14, 2024 10:20 IST

Iran Attacks Israel: Iran's Warning For Israel: 'Would Not Hesitate To...'

In an official statement, Iran’s foreign ministry said that the attack was a result of the country “exercising its inherent right of self-defense” and a response to the airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, resulting in the death of 12 people. However, Israel has not officially confirmed or denied its involvement in the attack. Read the full statement here.
Apr 14, 2024 09:56 IST

Iran Attacks Israel: Kamala Harris' First Response After Iranian Attack On Israel

US Vice President Kamala Harris said on X, "President Biden and I met with our national security team following Iran’s attacks against Israel. Our support for Israel’s security is ironclad, and we stand with the people of Israel in defense against these attacks."
Apr 14, 2024 09:42 IST

Iran Attacks Israel: China 'Deeply Concerned' As Iran-Israel Tensions Escalate

In a statement released on Sunday, China said it was "deeply concerned about the current escalation", adding that it called on "relevant parties to remain calm and restrained to avoid further escalation of tensions".
Apr 14, 2024 09:22 IST

Iran Attacks Israel: US 'Helped Israel Take Down Drones, Missiles' Fired By Iran

President Joe Biden on Saturday condemned Iranian attacks on military facilities in Israel, pledged a coordinated G7 diplomatic response and said the United States had helped Israel take down "nearly all" of the attacking drones and missiles. Biden, who cut short a trip to Delaware and returned to Washington earlier on Saturday to meet with advisers about the attack, said U.S. forces and facilities had not been hit. Read more here.
Apr 14, 2024 08:53 IST

Iran Attacks Israel: 'Will Remain Vigilant To All Threats', Says Joe Biden

In a statement, US President Joe Biden said, "Tomorrow, I will convene my fellow G7 leaders to coordinate a united diplomatic response to Iran’s brazen attack. My team will engage with their counterparts across the region. And we will stay in close touch with Israel’s leaders. And while we have not seen attacks on our forces or facilities today, we will remain vigilant to all threats and will not hesitate to take all necessary action to protect our people."
Apr 14, 2024 08:44 IST

Iran Attacks Israel: What Joe Biden Told Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu On Call

'Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks – sending a clear message to its foes that they cannot effectively threaten the security of Israel', US President Joe Biden's office said in a statement that elaborated on his call with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Apr 14, 2024 08:27 IST

Iran Attacks Israel: 'Closely Monitoring The Situation', Says India

"We call for immediate de-escalation, exercise of restraint, stepping back from violence and return to the path of diplomacy. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation. Our Embassies in the region are in close touch with Indian community," India said in a statement.
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