The Libyan warlord has consistently upped the ante, but only has a losing hand to show for it.
Tens of thousands of Britons pledged donations as Tom Moore, a retired army captain, pursued a his goal of finishing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30 to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The assassination of the top Iranian general is simply the next stage in the creep of hybrid war, which sees Iran and the US battle for influence and each try to bend the other to its will.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has an election around the corner and will be looking to prove to his opponents that he can 'handle' Hamas and the situation in Gaza.
US President Donald Trump announced last year his administration would relocate the embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Much of the international community condemned the move.
Palestine Liberation Organisation number two Saeb Erekat says the result of US decisions on Jerusalem would be "blatant provocation to all Arabs and Muslims."
Is the Trump administration finally shedding the US image of a neutral peace broker?
The international community has never recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or its unilateral annexation of a band of territory around the city's eastern sector.
Jewish-American bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman has expressed scepticism over the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also spoke of taking action against Iran.
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