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Biden’s approval over Gaza war gets lowest mark yet in new poll

The approval rating for US President Joe Biden’s handling of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip has dropped to its lowest point in a new survey, as the fighting continues in the besieged enclave.

Iran’s new Assembly of Experts convenes for 1st biannual meeting

The Assembly of Experts, a panel of clerics electing Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, convened its first session in Tehran on Tuesday morning.

US offers condolences to Iran over President Raisi’s demise

The United States has expressed condolences over the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and his accompanying delegation in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area of Iran's northwest.

North Korea’s leader sends condolence message to Iran over death of President Raisi

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a condolence message to Tehran over the demise of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, state media KCNA reported.

US lashes out after Israeli officials targeted with arrest warrants

US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken went on the offensive Monday after the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed arrest warrants against two top Israeli leaders over the war in the Gaza Strip which has so far killed more than 35,500 Palestinians.

Iraq’s Shia leader, Pope Francis send condolences on death of Iran’s president

Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior leaders in Shia Islam, and Pope Francis have offered their condolences over the deaths of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and all who died in a helicopter crash.

Hamas denounces ICC request for arrest warrants against three of group’s leaders

Palestinian group Hamas has censured a decision by the International Criminal Court, seeking arrest warrants for three of its leaders over the October 7 attacks on southern Israel.

Iranian presidential election to be held on June 28 following Raisi’s demise

Iran has declared that it would be holding an early presidential election on June 28 following the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

US claims there is no genocide in Gaza

US President Joe Biden has dismissed arguments that Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip can be described as genocide, reiterating Washington’s support for Tel Aviv as he hosted an event for Jewish American Heritage month at the White House.

Latin American leaders offer condolences over tragic death of Iran’s president

Leaders across Latin America have expressed condolences over the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

Russia says ready to assist Iran in late president copter crash investigation

Russian Security Council Secretary Sergei Shoigu has stated Moscow is ready to provide assistance to Iran’s investigation into the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Turkey extends condolences to Iran over death of Raisi

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed his condolences to the people of Iran over the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, stressing that Ankara will stand by Tehran “in these difficult and sad times".

ICC seeking arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Sinwar

The International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity" over the October 7 attacks on Israel and the subsequent Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, the court’s prosecutor Karim Khan told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Monday.

Baqeri Kani appointed as Iran’s acting foreign minister following death of Amirabdollahian

After the passing away of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, his deputy for political affairs, Ali Baqeri Kani, has been appointed as acting foreign minister.

Regional leaders express sympathy with Iran over death of President Raisi

Leaders across the Middle East have extended their condolences over death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and other officials, in a helicopter crash in Iran's East Azerbaijan Province on Sunday.

India says stands with Iran after death of President Raisi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a chopper crash on Sunday, and said that New Delhi stands with Tehran in its "time of sorrow".

China’s Xi says Raisi’s death ‘great loss’

China's President Xi Jinping on Monday paid tribute to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, describing his "tragic death" in a copter crash as "a great loss to the Iranian people".

Hamas, Houthis mourn death of Iran’s president

Iran-backed groups in Palestine and Yemen, Hamas and the Houthis, have sent condolences to Tehran over the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

Lebanon declares 3 days of mourning, Hezbollah condoles Raisi’s death in copter crash

Beirut announces three days of mourning over the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has stated.

Pakistan declares day of mourning after Iranian president’s death

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif declared a day of mourning after death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and several other officials in a helicopter crash.

Putin hails Raisi as an ‘outstanding’ leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday lauded Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi as an "outstanding politician" and said his death in a helicopter crash was an "irreplaceable loss".

UK says does not want ‘direct conflict with Russia’

The West has no appetite for a direct military confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, British Defenсe Secretary Grant Shapps has stated. He also suggested that Berlin is unwilling to provide its long-range missiles to Kiev for fear that they would be used to hit Russian targets in Crimea.

Biden says Gaza war is ‘a humanitarian crisis’, calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’

US President Joe Biden has urged an "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza while delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College, a historically Black, male-only institution in Atlanta. The US remains Israel's number one supporter worldwide in its months-long slaughter against Gaza which has killed around 35,500 Palestinians so far.

Iran’s health minister: President Raisi’s copter crash site is difficult to access due to fog

The site where a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed Sunday is very foggy, making it difficult for rescuers to search, Iranian Minister of Health Bahram Eynollahi has stated. A helicopter carrying Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and some other officials crashed while visiting a northern region and their condition is currently unknown.

Hamas says Netanyahu prefers own interests to Israeli soldiers’ lives

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has announced Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prefers his own interests to the lives of the regime’s soldiers.

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