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Key facts on Sri Lanka as it prepares to elect new president

Nov. 14, 2019 11:58 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka, which will elect a new president on Saturday, has had a tumultuous history. Since gaining independence from British colonial rule in 1948, the country has seen three major armed conflicts in which hundreds of thousands have died. It...

As Gaza truce begins, Israel could face questions on tactics

Nov. 14, 2019 6:42 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Residents say the airstrike came without warning: With fighting raging between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants throughout Gaza, two loud blasts shook the night, destroying the Abu Malhous home and killing eight members of the family in a split second. As Israel claims...

The Latest: Israel resumes strikes on Gaza after rocket fire

Nov. 14, 2019 6:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation between Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group and Israel (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Israel says it has resumed strikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after it fired a number of rockets into Israel. The announcement by the...

Israeli aircraft resume striking Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire that violated cease-fire

Nov. 14, 2019 6:17 PM EST
GAZA CITY (AP) — Israeli aircraft resume striking Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire that violated cease-fire.

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 14, 2019 7:53 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. A NEW REVEAL FROM A DIPLOMAT AS IMPEACHMENT GOES PUBLIC Democrats say the public session in the House revealed a striking account of Donald Trump abusing his office, something Republicans say the hearing...

Barrage of rockets are fired from Gaza into Israel hours after sides agree to cease-fire, setting off air raid sirens

Nov. 14, 2019 4:00 AM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Barrage of rockets are fired from Gaza into Israel hours after sides agree to cease-fire, setting off air raid sirens.

Israeli military spokesman says Gaza operation ‘is over,’ confirming cease-fire with Islamic Jihad militants

Nov. 14, 2019 2:23 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military spokesman says Gaza operation ‘is over,’ confirming cease-fire with Islamic Jihad militants.

Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue

Nov. 14, 2019 12:28 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue.

Islamic Jihad spokesman says cease-fire with Israel has been reached to end two days of Gaza fighting

Nov. 13, 2019 11:14 PM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Islamic Jihad spokesman says cease-fire with Israel has been reached to end two days of Gaza fighting.

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

Nov. 13, 2019 9:03 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose to 32...