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As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

Aug. 08, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations Monday and Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions...

Analysis: Israeli PM's Gaza gamble seems to have paid off

Aug. 08, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s caretaker prime minister took a gamble with his preemptive strike against Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, less than three months before he is to compete in general elections to retain his job. Yair Lapid had counted on Gaza’s militant Hamas...

Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

Aug. 08, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The flare-up was the worst...

Scheduled cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants takes effect in bid to end nearly 3 days of violence

Aug. 07, 2022 16:38 PM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Scheduled cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants takes effect in bid to end nearly 3 days of violence.

Egypt calls for cease-fire to start at 11:30 p.m. (2030 GMT; 4:30 p.m. EDT), signaling deal struck to end Gaza violence

Aug. 07, 2022 15:05 PM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt calls for cease-fire to start at 11:30 p.m. (2030 GMT; 4:30 p.m. EDT), signaling deal struck to end Gaza violence.

Putin hosts Erdogan for talks on trade, Ukraine, Syria

Aug. 05, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russia Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin focusing on a grain deal brokered by Turkey and the U.N., prospects for talks on ending hostilities in Ukraine, the situation in Syria and growing economic ties between...

Troops of Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh clash; 3 killed

Aug. 03, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces reignited Wednesday in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where three soldiers were reported killed. Nagorno-Karabakh military officials said drone attacks carried out by Azerbaijani forces killed two...

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce

Aug. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring parties agreed Tuesday to renew an existing truce for two more months after concerted international efforts. The already 4-month-old cease-fire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the war began in the...

Ethiopia says ready for talks with Tigray forces 'anytime'

Jul. 28, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A senior Ethiopian official says the government is ready for talks with rival forces from the country’s northern Tigray region “anytime, anywhere” and without preconditions, in a notable break from the past. The announcement on Thursday by Redwan...

Sri Lanka president gets long-sought win, faces challenges

Jul. 23, 2022 04:24 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Six times Sri Lanka's prime minister, President Ranil Wickremesinghe had long aspired to the pinnacle of power, enduring setback after setback but always managing to recover from seemingly impossible defeats. He has moved quickly to consolidate his...