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Muslim leaders are 'out of words' as they tire of the White House outreach on the war in Gaza

Apr. 12, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama Siblani was sipping his morning coffee at the office when his phone buzzed with a message from one of President Joe Biden's advisers. As publisher of the Arab American News in Dearborn, Michigan, Siblani serves as an occasional sounding board, and the White House wanted to...

The Latest | Israel says it opened new aid crossing into hard-hit northern Gaza

Apr. 12, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

Israel said Friday it had opened a new crossing for aid trucks into hard-hit northern Gaza as it ramps up humanitarian deliveries to the besieged enclave. However, the United Nations says the surge of aid is not being felt in Gaza because of persistent distribution difficulties inside the war-torn...

Prominent surgeon says he was denied entry to Germany for a pro-Palestinian conference

Apr. 12, 2024 14:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent British-Palestinian surgeon who volunteered in Gaza hospitals during the first weeks of the Israel-Hamas war said he was denied entry to Germany Friday to take part in a pro-Palestinian conference — an event that police later ended early. Dr. Ghassan Abu...

Belgium launches probe into suspected Russian interference in upcoming EU elections

Apr. 12, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced on Friday an investigation into suspected Russian interference in June's Europe-wide elections, saying that his country’s intelligence service has confirmed the existence of a network trying to undermine support for Ukraine. ...

Several writers decline recognition from PEN America in protest over its Israel-Hamas war stance

Apr. 12, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several authors have turned down awards and awards nominations from PEN America, citing unhappiness with the literary and free expression organization's stance on the war in Gaza. This week, PEN announced its long lists in categories ranging from the $75,000 Jean...

Chinese President Xi meets former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou on pro-unification visit

Apr. 12, 2024 06:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing Wednesday in a bid to promote unification between the sides that separated amid civil war in 1949. Ma stepped down as president in 2016 and was largely excluded from the...

Sudan's war began a year ago. Children are among its most fragile survivors

Apr. 12, 2024 05:55 AM EDT

METCHE CAMP, Chad (AP) — The war in Sudan began a year ago. Here in a remote camp for tens of thousands of people who have fled into neighboring Chad, the anniversary is marked by near starvation. Assadig Abubaker Salih is a 42-year old mother of six. The family survived the hot,...

US-China competition to field military drone swarms could fuel global arms race

Apr. 12, 2024 05:44 AM EDT

As their rivalry intensifies, U.S. and Chinese military planners are gearing up for a new kind of warfare in which squadrons of air and sea drones equipped with artificial intelligence work together like a swarm of bees to overwhelm an enemy. The planners envision a scenario in which...

More aid is supposed to be entering the Gaza Strip. Why isn’t it helping?

Apr. 11, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under heavy U.S. pressure, Israel has promised to ramp up aid to Gaza dramatically, saying last week it would open another cargo crossing and surge more trucks than ever before into the besieged enclave. But days later, there are few signs of those promises...

Myanmar's ethnic Karen guerrillas claim to have seized the last army base defending key border town

Apr. 11, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Guerrillas from the Karen ethnic minority on Thursday claimed to have captured the last of the army’s outposts in Myawaddy township in eastern Myanmar, virtually clearing the way for them to take over the town of Myawaddy, the major crossing point for trade with Thailand. ...