1. Israel airstrike kills Hezbollah commander in Lebanon just days after Iranian missile attack puts Middle East 'on the brink'

    By Georgina Cutler A Hezbollah commander has been killed in an Israeli strike in Lebanon, the IDF claims. Ismail Yusaf Baz is believed to be dead after an aircraft launched an attack on the Ain Ebel area of Lebanon. The commander of Hezbollah's coastal sector was a senior official i
  2. Israel says ground forces operating across Gaza Strip as offensive builds

    By: Arafat Barbakh and Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) -The Israeli military said its ground forces were operating against Hamas across the Gaza Strip on Sunday, its clearest indication yet that a planned ground offensive in the enclave's heavily crowded south had begun as