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

Feb. 17, 2024 15:43 PM EST

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 militant group of not changing its...

What to know about the situation in the Middle East this week

Feb. 17, 2024 09:09 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — As Israel-Hamas cease-fire talks flounder, Israel is vowing to press ahead with its offensive in the southern Gaza Strip despite warnings from the U.S. to work harder to protect civilians. Violence spiked across the volatile Israel-Lebanon border. This is what happened in the Middle...

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

Feb. 16, 2024 14:28 PM EST

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 of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians...

Satellite photos show Egypt building a wall near Gaza Strip as Israeli offensive on Rafah looms

Feb. 16, 2024 11:00 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Egypt is building a wall and is leveling land near its border with the Gaza Strip ahead of a planned Israeli offensive targeting the border city of Rafah, satellite images analyzed Friday by The Associated Press show. Egypt, which has not publicly...

Leaders of Turkey and Egypt unite in efforts to stop Israel's looming offensive in Gaza's Rafah

Feb. 14, 2024 11:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Edrogan and Egypt’s leader united their efforts Wednesday in Cairo, calling for a halt to Israel’s looming offensive on a southern Gaza city in its war against Hamas. Erdogan's visit comes as ties between Ankara and Cairo are back...

Today in History: February 13, Bruno Richard Hauptmann found guilty of killing the Lindbergh baby

Feb. 13, 2024 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2023. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington, New Jersey, found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in...

Egypt is threatening to void its decades-old peace treaty with Israel. What does that mean?

Feb. 12, 2024 09:07 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was a warm handshake between the unlikeliest of statesmen, conducted under the beaming gaze of U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Sunlight streamed through the trees at Camp David, Maryland, as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin solidified a...

Today in History: February 11, Nelson Mandela freed after 27 years

Feb. 11, 2024 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2024. There are 324 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1990, South African Black activist Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity. ...

Special counsel alleged Biden couldn't recall personal milestones. His response: 'My memory is fine'

Feb. 08, 2024 21:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The longstanding concerns about President Joe Biden's age and memory intensified on Thursday after the release of a special counsel's report investigating his possession of classified documents. The report described the 81-year-old Democrat's memory as “hazy,”...

Rights group sees retaliation as the motive for jailing an Egyptian presidential challenger

Feb. 08, 2024 10:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading human rights group dismissed on Thursday the conviction of a prominent Egyptian political activist as an act of retaliation for his decision to challenge President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in last year’s presidential election. On Tuesday, a Cairo misdemeanor...