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An Israeli airstrike in Gaza's south kills at least 9 Palestinians in Rafah, including 6 children

Apr. 20, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah killed at least nine people, six of them children, hospital authorities said Saturday, as Israel pursued its nearly seven-month offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory. Israel's...

Biden avoids a further Mideast spiral as Israel and Iran show restraint. But for how long?

Apr. 20, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden can breathe a bit easier, at least for the moment, now that Israel and Iran appear to have stepped back from the brink of tipping the Middle East into all-out war. Israel's retaliatory strikes on Iran and Syria caused limited damage. The...

Venice Biennale titled 'Foreigners Everywhere' platforms LGBTQ+, outsider and Indigenous artists

Apr. 20, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Outsider, queer and Indigenous artists are getting an overdue platform at the 60th Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition that opened Saturday, curated for the first time by a Latin American. Brazilian curator Adriano Pedrosa’s main show, which...

Iraq investigates a blast at a base of Iran-allied militias that killed 1. US denies involvement

Apr. 20, 2024 08:45 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities said Saturday that they were investigating an explosion that struck a base belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces, a coalition of Iran-allied militias, killing one person and injuring eight. Militia officials had initially described the...

Bulgaria seizes heroin worth nearly $8.5 million in truck heading from Iran to Western Europe

Apr. 20, 2024 08:24 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian customs officials say they have seized 403 kilograms (about 887 pounds) of heroin found in a truck with Turkish registration en route from Iran to Western Europe. The heroin in 618 packages hidden inside the officially declared 156 sleeping...

Israel and Iran's apparent strikes and counterstrikes give new insights into both militaries

Apr. 20, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel demonstrated its military dominance over adversary Iran in its apparent precision strikes that hit near military and nuclear targets deep in the heart of the country, meeting little significant challenge from Iran's defenses and providing the world with new insights into...

Israel, Iran play down apparent Israeli strike. The muted responses could calm tensions -- for now

Apr. 19, 2024 19:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Iran on Friday both played down an apparent Israeli airstrike near a major air base and nuclear site in central Iran, signaling the two bitter enemies are ready to prevent their latest eruption of violence from escalating into a full-blown regional war. ...

The Latest | World leaders call on Iran and Israel to avoid allowing conflict to worsen

Apr. 19, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

World leaders called on Iran and Israel to try to avoid escalating tensions following the apparent Israeli airstrike on Friday near an Iranian air base and nuclear facility. Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting in Italy warned of new sanctions against Iran for its drone and...

Thai plastics firm will pay $20 million to settle with U.S. over Iran sanctions violations

Apr. 19, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Bangkok -based plastics firm has agreed to pay $20 million to settle with the U.S. over 467 “egregious” violations of Iran sanctions, the U.S. Treasury announced on Friday. SCG Plastics Co. used U.S. banks to process $291 million in sales of Iranian...

Israel gave US last-minute warning about drone attack on Iran, Italian foreign minister says at G7

Apr. 19, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

CAPRI, Italy (AP) — The United States told the Group of Seven foreign ministers on Friday that it received “last minute” information from Israel about a drone action in Iran, but didn't participate in the apparent attack, officials said. Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani,...