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Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad in the Kremlin as tensions rise in the Middle East

Jul. 25, 2024 04:29 AM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin met President Bashar Assad of Syria in the Kremlin, video distributed by the Kremlin press service on Thursday showed. Putin told Assad he was concerned that tensions are rising in the Middle East, but neither leader provided further details on their...

FACT FOCUS: A look at Netanyahu's claims about Israel, Hamas and Iran during his speech to Congress

Jul. 24, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his country's conduct in the devastating Gaza war, urged the U.S. to support the fight against Hamas and ridiculed protesters during a scathing address to Congress. But he also cited an unverified intelligence report and...

Germany carries out raids and bans a group accused of links to Iran and support for Hezbollah

Jul. 24, 2024 08:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday banned an organization accused of being an “outpost” of Iran's theocracy, promoting the ideology of its leadership and supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group. Police raided 53 properties around the country, including a prominent mosque...

UN envoy warns that threat of terrorism is `resurging' with attacks by Islamic State extremists

Jul. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy for Syria told the Security Council on Monday that the threat of terrorism is “resurging” with attacks by Islamic State extremists set to double this year, endangering civilians already facing a “protracted state of displacement and dire humanitarian...

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

US says Iran moving forward on a key aspect of developing a nuclear bomb

Jul. 19, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Iran is talking more about getting a nuclear bomb and has made strides in developing a key aspect of a weapon since about April, when Israel and its allies overpowered a barrage of Iranian airstrikes targeting Israel, two top Biden administration officials said Friday. ...

Drone strike by Yemen's Houthi rebels kills 1 person and wounds at least 10 in Tel Aviv

Jul. 19, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Iranian-made drone sent by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck Tel Aviv on Friday, leaving one person dead and at least 10 wounded in the group’s first lethal strike into Israel. The aerial strike rumbled through the center of the city near the U.S. Embassy,...

30 years after attack on Argentina's Jewish center, Milei makes promises. But the anguish remains

Jul. 18, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — On each passing anniversary of the deadly 1994 attack against Argentina's largest Jewish community center, Diana Malamud said she endures a brutal “Groundhog Day.” In her version of the Kafkaesque nightmare that traps her in the same day over and...

Former Trump defense secretary urges Biden to do more to stop Iran's threats on officials

Jul. 17, 2024 20:47 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, one of the Trump administration officials under constant security because of Iranian threats, said Wednesday that it was time for the Biden administration “to do better than just playing defense.” His remarks were some of...

The Latest | Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 17, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to press ahead with cease-fire talks, as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That’s according to three Egyptian airport officials who did not provide further details. International mediators are pushing Israel and Hamas toward a phased deal...