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Israeli undercover forces dressed as women and medics storm West Bank hospital, killing 3 militants

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces disguised as civilian women and medics stormed a hospital Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, killing three Palestinian militants in a dramatic raid that underscored how deadly violence has spilled into the...

 

US blames group of Iran-backed militias for deadly drone attack in Jordan as it weighs reprisals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday attributed the drone attack that killed three U.S. service members in Jordan to the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iran-backed militias, as President Joe Biden weighs his options...

 

South Africa says Israel is already ignoring UN court ruling ordering it to prevent deaths in Gaza

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Israel has ignored the ruling by the U.N.'s top court last week by killing hundreds more civilians in a matter of days in Gaza, South Africa's foreign minister said Wednesday, adding that her country has asked why an...

 

A grainy sonar image reignites excitement and skepticism over Earhart's final flight

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A grainy sonar image recorded by a private pilot has reinvigorated interest in one of the past century's most alluring mysteries: What happened to Amelia Earhart when her plane vanished during her flight around the world in...

 

Gaza's Health Ministry blames Israeli troops for deadly shooting as crowd waited for aid

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry and witnesses said Israeli troops opened fire as a crowd of Palestinians gathered for humanitarian aid in Gaza City on Thursday, killing at least 20 and wounding dozens. The Israeli military said it...

 

Israel vows to fight Hamas all the way to Gaza's southern border. That's fueling tension with Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Israel faces a growing risk of damaging its peace with neighboring Egypt as its military pushes the offensive against Hamas further south in the Gaza Strip. Already, the two sides are in a dispute over a narrow strip of land between...

 

Top UN court orders Israel to prevent genocide in Gaza but stops short of ordering cease-fire

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court on Friday ordered Israel to do all it can to prevent death, destruction and any acts of genocide in Gaza, but the panel stopped short of ordering Jerusalem to end the military offensive...

 

Yemen Houthi rebels fire a missile at a US warship, escalating worst Mideast sea conflict in decades

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a missile Friday at a U.S. warship patrolling the Gulf of Aden, forcing it to shoot down the projectile, and struck a British vessel as their aggressive attacks on maritime traffic continue. The...

 

Key takeaways from UN court's ruling on Israel's war in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. world court on Friday came down hard on Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to "take all measures" to prevent a genocide of the Palestinians. But it stopped short of demanding an immediate cease-fire...

 

No diploma? No problem! Navy again lowers requirements as it struggles to meet recruitment goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is starting to enlist individuals who didn't graduate from high school or get a GED, marking the second time in about a year that the service has opened the door to lower-performing recruits as it struggles to meet...

 

Iran launches 3 satellites into space that are part of a Western-criticized program as tensions rise

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran said Sunday it successfully launched three satellites into space with a rocket that had multiple failures in the past, the latest for a program that the West says improves Tehran's ballistic missiles. The launch comes as...

 

US sees signs of progress on deal to release hostages, bring temporary pause to Israel-Hamas war

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. negotiators are making progress on a potential agreement under which Israel would pause military operations against Hamas in Gaza for two months in exchange for the release of more than 100 hostages who were captured in the O...

 

Embattled UN agency warns its aid operation in Gaza is 'collapsing' over a wave of funding cuts

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The head of the main U.N. aid agency in the war-battered Gaza Strip warned late Saturday that its work is collapsing after nine countries decided to suspend funding over allegations that several agency employees...

 

Enemy drone that killed US troops in Jordan was mistaken for a US drone, preliminary report suggests

WASHINGTON (AP) — An enemy drone that killed three American troops and wounded dozens of others in Jordan may have been confused with an American drone returning to the U.S. installation, two U.S. officials said Monday. As the enemy drone was...

 

Russian missiles strike Ukrainian cities again, killing at least 7 and wounding dozens

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles struck three Ukrainian cities Tuesday, including its two biggest, killing at least seven people and wrecking apartment buildings after Moscow shunned any deal backed by Kyiv and its Western allies to end the...

 

2 US-flagged ships with cargo for US Defense Department come under attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two American-flagged ships carrying cargo for the U.S. Defense and State departments came under attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday, officials said, with the U.S. Navy intercepting some of the incoming fire. The attacks...

 

UN court to issue ruling Friday on South Africa's request for order to halt Israel's Gaza offensive

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court will issue a decision Friday on South Africa's request for interim orders in a genocide case against Israel, including that Israel halt its offensive in Gaza. The decision is a... Full story

 

Cease-fire efforts for Israel-Hamas war gain steam. But an agreement still appears elusive

Efforts to reach a new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appear to be gaining steam. Egyptian and U.S. officials confirmed this week that they are actively pursuing ways to halt a war that has raged for over 110 days. An Egyptian official said...

 

Rifts emerge among top Israeli officials over how to handle the war against Hamas in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rifts are emerging among top Israeli officials over the handling of the war against Hamas in Gaza. A member of the country's War Cabinet cast doubt over the strategy for releasing hostages, while the prime minister rejected the...

 

NATO holds its biggest exercises in decades next week, involving around 90,000 personnel

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO will launch its biggest military exercises in decades next week with around 90,000 personnel set to take part in months of drills aimed at showing the alliance can defend all of its territory up to its border with Russia, top...

 

Netanyahu says he told the US that he opposes a Palestinian state in any postwar scenario

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday rejected calls from the United States to scale back Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip or take steps toward the establishment of a Palestinian state after the war, drawing an...

 

North Korea stresses alignment with Russia against US and says Putin could visit at an early date

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his willingness to visit the North at an unspecified "early date" as the countries continue to align in the face of their separate, intensifying...

 

Palestinian death toll soars past 25,000 in Gaza with no end in sight to Israel-Hamas war

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian death toll in Gaza from over three months of war between Israel and the territory's Hamas rulers has soared past 25,000, the Gaza Health Ministry said Sunday. At least 178 bodies were brought to Gaza's...

 

Iran is 'directly involved' in Yemen Houthi rebel ship attacks, US Navy's Mideast chief tells AP

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran is "very directly involved" in ship attacks that Yemen's Houthi rebels have carried out during Israel's war against Hamas, the U.S. Navy's top Mideast commander told The Associated Press on Monday. Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, the h...

 

Israel defends itself at the UN's top court against allegations of genocide against Palestinians

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Accused of committing genocide against Palestinians, Israel insisted at the United Nations' highest court Friday that its war in Gaza was a legitimate defense of its people and said that it was Hamas militants who...

 

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