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Palestinian dies from shot by Israeli troops in West Bank

Jul. 03, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank died of his wounds on Sunday, Palestinian officials said. The Israeli military said soldiers came under attack “during routine security activity near the town of Jaba” in the northern...

Romanian woman killed in 2nd Egypt shark attack in days

Jul. 03, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a tourist from the country was killed in a shark attack while vacationing in Egypt, making it the second shark attack death there in recent days. A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday after losing an arm...

Israel's caretaker PM Lapid holds first Cabinet meeting

Jul. 03, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid held his first Cabinet meeting on Sunday since taking over as leader, promising a functional government despite the political instability that is sending Israel to its fifth elections in less than four years. ...

Today in History: July 3, Union wins at Gettysburg

Jul. 03, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2022. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held...

UN condemns protesters' storming of Libya's parliament

Jul. 02, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.N. official for Libya on Saturday condemned the storming of the parliament's headquarters in the east of the oil-rich country as part of protests in several cities the previous day against the political class and deteriorating economic conditions. Hundreds...

Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

Jul. 02, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Saturday said it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts, taking a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into her death. The announcement came...

Israel shoots down Hezbollah drones over Mediterranean

Jul. 02, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Saturday said it shot down three unmanned aircraft launched by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah heading toward an area where an Israeli gas platform was recently installed in the Mediterranean Sea. The launch of the aircraft appeared to...

Popular Pakistani restaurant stands test of time in Dubai

Jul. 02, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a city boasting champagne brunches with views of the sea, Michelin star restaurants, and endless high-end Asian food options, a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant with plastic chairs and metal tables is one of Dubai’s go-to spots. Ravi...

Egypt closes coastal area after shark kills Austrian swimmer

Jul. 02, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Saturday closed off a stretch of the country's Red Sea coastline, a day after a shark attack killed an Austrian woman swimming near the resort of Hurghada. The 68-year-old woman, who lost a leg and an arm in the shark attack, died shortly after...

Iran's top diplomat in Syria, slams Israel, Turkish threats

Jul. 02, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran’s top diplomat condemned on Saturday Israel’s latest airstrike on Syria and criticized recent threats from Turkey about another planned incursion by Ankara into northern Syria. Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian's remarks came at the start of...