Israel Weighs Response to Iran Attack: Middle East Live Updates

[ad_1] Diplomats on Tuesday were pushing to temper any Israeli retaliation against Iran, seeking to head off an escalation and broader confrontation following Tehran’s weekend attack. Israel’s war cabinet, some of whose members met again on Tuesday, has been weighing how to respond to Iran’s large-scale missile and drone assault. Several options — ranging from … Read more

Lebanese Official Blames Israel’s Spy Agency for Killing Near Beirut

[ad_1] A Lebanese money changer hit with U.S. sanctions over his alleged role as a financial middleman between Hamas and Iran was found shot to death at a villa just outside Beirut, Lebanon’s state news agency reported. Lebanon’s interior minister, Bassam Mawlawi, speaking to a Lebanese TV network on Sunday, said the initial findings suggested … Read more

Microsoft Makes High-Stakes Play in Tech Cold War With Emirati A.I. Deal

[ad_1] Microsoft on Tuesday plans to announce a $1.5 billion investment in G42, an artificial intelligence giant in the United Arab Emirates, in a deal largely orchestrated by the Biden administration to box out China as Washington and Beijing battle over who will exercise technological influence in the Gulf region and beyond. Under the partnership, … Read more