MIDDLE EAST CRISIS UPDATE

In today's Daily Update (CLICK HERE TO READ), we the breaking news that a US drone strike has killed a Kataib Hezbollah commander in Baghdad, and continued coverage of the tragic Israel-Gaza war.

Some of the key headlines this morning:

  • THREE DEAD AS US DRONE STRIKE TARGETS IRAN-LINKED MILITIA LEADER IN BAGHDAD

  • NETANYAHU REJECTS HAMAS'S PROPOSED CEASEFIRE TERMS

  • NORWAY DONATES $26M TO UNRWA

  • KING ABDULLAH SAYS JORDAN WILL KEEP UP SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIANS

  • US VERY CONCERNED ABOUT POSSIBLE ISRAELI GROUND OPERATION IN RAFAH

  • ISRAELI FORCES KILL THREE PALESTINIANS IN RAID ON WEST BANK REFUGEE CAMP

  • EFFORTS INTENSIFY TO BRING CALM TO THE LEBANON-ISRAEL BORDER IN PARALLEL WITH GAZA CEASEFIRE TALKS

Today's edition also collates links to a broad range of expert comment, opinion and analysis by Haid Haid, Jeremy Bowen, Gershon Baskin, Jeremy Scahill, Alex Maxia and K. Oanh Ha.