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A ship earlier hit by Yemen's Houthi rebels sinks in the Red Sea, the first vessel lost in conflict

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel's war against H...

 

Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira pleads guilty to leaking military secrets

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to leaking highly classified military documents about the war in Ukraine and other national security secrets. Teixeira's plea agreement w...

 

Biden and party leaders implore Speaker Johnson to help Ukraine in 'intense' Oval Office meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders emerged from an "intense" Oval Office meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday speaking optimistically about the prospects for avoiding a partial government shutdown, but with new uncertainty about aid for U...

 

US Army is slashing thousands of posts in major revamp to prepare for future wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army is slashing the size of its force by about 24,000, or almost 5%, and restructuring to be better able to fight the next major war, as the service struggles with recruiting shortfalls that made it impossible to bring i...

 

A deal between Israel and Hamas appears to be taking shape. What would it look like?

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas are inching toward a new deal that would free some of the roughly 130 hostages held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a weekslong pause in the war, now in its fifth month. U.S. President Joe Biden says a deal could go i...

 

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants' surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set f...

 

Western leaders rally around Kyiv to mark 2 years since Russia's full-scale invasion

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed Western leaders to Kyiv Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion, as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and foreign aid hangs in the balance. Allies f...

 

Israeli officials to meet on a proposed pause in Gaza while the Cabinet is set to OK a Rafah plan

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli officials will meet Saturday night on the next steps after the latest talks with the United States, Egypt and Qatar in search of a deal on pausing the fighting in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N...

 

What would a new Palestinian government in the West Bank mean for the war in Gaza?

The Palestinian Authority's prime minister announced his government's resignation on Monday, seen as the first step in a reform process urged by the United States as part of its latest ambitious plans to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But...

 

Israel's defense chief says military 'thoroughly planning' offensive in crowded Gaza border town

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's defense minister on Friday said Israel is "thoroughly planning" a military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, signaling determination to move ahead despite growing international concerns about the safety o...

 

Russia takes control of a city in eastern Ukraine after Ukrainian troops withdraw

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia said its forces took complete control Saturday of a city in eastern Ukraine that was the focus of intense combat for months, a development that Moscow could use to boost morale as the second anniversary of its f...

 

Mediator says talks on Gaza not 'progressing as expected' after momentum in recent weeks

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Talks on a potential cease-fire deal in Gaza "have not been progressing as expected" in the past few days after good progress in recent weeks, key mediator Qatar said Saturday, as Israel's prime minister accused the Hamas m...

 

Ukrainian forces don't have enough artillery to battle Russia. A key withdrawal Saturday shows that

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Dwindling ammunition threatens Ukraine's hold on the 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) front line under withering assault by Russian artillery. Defensive lines are in jeopardy. Ukrainian forces withdrew from the city of Avdiivka in t...

 

Israel strikes across Gaza as US says it will block another cease-fire resolution at the UN

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes across Gaza killed at least 18 people overnight into Sunday, according to medics and witnesses, while the United States said it would veto another draft U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire. The U.S., Isra...

 

Gaza Health Ministry says over 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's assault in Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7, the territory's Health Ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in re...

 

Israel and Hamas are making progress in cease-fire and hostage-release talks, officials say

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas are making progress toward another cease-fire and hostage-release deal, officials said Tuesday, as negotiations went on and Israel threatened to expand its offensive to Gaza's southern edge, where some 1.4 million Palest...

 

An apparent Israeli drone strike in Lebanon kills 2 in one of the deepest hits in weeks

BEIRUT (AP) — An apparent Israeli drone strike hit a car near Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon on Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding two others, security officials said. The strike came as tensions across the Middle East grow w...

 

31 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes in Rafah after Netanyahu says invasion there is inevitable

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed at least 31 Palestinians in Rafah early Saturday, hours after Israel's prime minister said he asked the military to plan for the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from the southern Gaza c...

 

Suspected drones used by Yemen's Houthi rebels attack 2 more ships in Mideast waters

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Two ships traveling in Middle East waters were attacked by suspected Yemen Houthi rebel drones early on Tuesday, authorities said, the latest assaults in the Iranian-backed fighters' campaign of targeting vessels over I...

 

Israeli strikes kill 13 in a southern Gaza town that could be the next target in the war

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed over a dozen people overnight and into Thursday in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Hamas' cease-fire terms and vowed to expand the offensive into t...

 

Blinken ends latest Mideast mission after new Israeli snub of proposed Gaza cease-fire plan

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken left the Middle East on Thursday with public divisions between the United States and Israel at perhaps their worst level since Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza began in October. W...

 

Analysis shows destruction and possible buffer zone along Gaza Strip's border with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Satellite photos show new demolition along a 1-kilometer-deep path on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, according an analysis by The Associated Press and expert reports. The destruction comes as Israel has said it wants to establi...

 

US begins strikes on militias in Iraq, Syria, retaliating for fatal drone attack, officials tell AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military launched an air assault on dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria used by Iranian-backed militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds force Friday, in the opening salvo of retaliation for the drone strike that k...

 

US, Britain begin new strikes on Yemen's Houthis, retaliating for attacks by Iran-backed militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Britain struck at least 30 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday in a second wave of assaults meant to further disable Iran-backed groups that have relentlessly attacked American and international interests in t...

 

Israel issues its most detailed warning yet to Hezbollah, while the war in Gaza marks 4 months

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's military on Saturday issued its most detailed warning yet to Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon that it would be "ready to attack immediately" if provoked, as it recounted its actions along the northern border d...

 

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