Portugal urges Iranian ambassador to release container ship MSC Aries

Portugal’s foreign ministry summoned Iran’s ambassador on Tuesday to condemn Saturday’s attack on Israel by Tehran and to demand the immediate release of a Portuguese-flagged container ship, the MSC Aries, that was seized by Iran on April 13. The ministry said in a statement after the meeting that it “will await the results of […]

Russia demands release of hostages in talks with Hamas

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov demanded the release of hostages held in Gaza in telephone calls on Sunday and Monday with Hamas and other Palestinian factions, the Russian foreign ministry said. The statement followed a series of meetings and calls between President Vladimir Putin and Middle East leaders in the past week. The […]

Pro-Israel protesters in London demand Hamas release hostages

Pro-Israel protesters in London demand Hamas release hostages

About 20,000 people rallied in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday to demand the release of more than 200 hostages taken by Hamas during their Oct. 7 incursion from Gaza into Israel in which 1,400 Israelis were killed. Waving the blue and white Israeli flag adorned with the Star of David, several participants wept as the […]