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Palestinians say Israeli fire kills 2 at Gaza-Israel fence

Mar. 22, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire at protests along the Gaza-Israel border fence. The ministry said Friday that those killed were 18 and 29 years old, without elaborating. It added that 55 protesters were wounded. Thousands...

The Latest: Indonesian president condemns mosque attacks

Mar. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Indonesia's president Joko has condemned the violence that took place in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city in which at least 49 people died. "Indonesia...

2 Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

Mar. 12, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian men were killed by Israeli fire on Tuesday in separate incidents in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The Israeli military said troops shot and killed a 37-year-old man who lunged toward them with a kitchen knife in what it described as an attempted...

Abbas picks ally as new Palestinian premier

Mar. 10, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president on Sunday chose a longtime adviser, Mohammed Ishtayeh as his new prime minister, a step that deepens the rift with the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas militant group. The official Wafa news agency made the announcement, saying "President Abbas has given...

Netanyahu campaign draws accusations of incitement

Mar. 9, 2019 6:42 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has run into political trouble in the past, he has lashed out at the media, the political opposition and Israel's Arab minority with incendiary and divisive language to galvanize his nationalist base. Ahead of April 9 elections, Netanyahu has zoned in...

Israeli fire kills Gaza protester; clashes in West Bank

Mar. 8, 2019 7:15 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops on Friday shot dead a Palestinian at the weekly protest along the fence bordering the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, and Palestinians and the Israeli military clashed in a West Bank village earlier in the day. Tamer Arafat, 23, was wounded in the head in southern Gaza...

Ministry: Israeli fire kills Gaza teen at border skirmishes

Mar. 6, 2019 7:31 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian has died from Israeli gunfire during nighttime skirmishes along Gaza-Israel frontier. Saif Abu Zaied was wounded in the head Wednesday and died at a hospital, the ministry said early Thursday. The circumstances were not...

Foreign leaders lavish Trump with diplomatic gifts

Mar. 6, 2019 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers. According to the State Department's annual accounting of such gifts, Chinese President Xi...

Palestinian president slams US administration from Baghdad

Mar. 4, 2019 9:05 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Top Iraqi officials have expressed support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who blasted the Trump administration during a visit to Baghdad. On Monday, Abbas held talks with President Barham Saleh a day after he met with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi. Both leaders expressed the...

Palestinian leader in Iraq for talks with officials

Mar. 3, 2019 11:25 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Iraq for talks with officials in Baghdad on the latest developments in the region. Abbas, who arrived Sunday, is scheduled to meet with Iraqi leaders including Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Iraqi President Barham Saleh during his one-day visit....