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The Latest: Israeli PM: Campaign against Hamas to continue

May. 15, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the...

The Latest: Israeli airstrike on Gaza house kills at least 7

May. 14, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza City has killed at least seven Palestinians. The airstrike...

Turkish tourism video sparks outcry, unequal treatment claim

May. 14, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A video promoting tourism in Turkey amid the pandemic has caused an uproar on social media for showing tourism employees wearing masks that read “Enjoy, I’m vaccinated.” The video, in English, was published Thursday on the social media accounts of...

Jewish group condemns 'pure antisemitism' in German protests

May. 13, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leading Jewish group on Thursday sharply condemned protests in front of a synagogue in the western city of Gelsenkirchen as “pure antisemitism.” Several other German cities including Berlin, Hamburg and Hannover have seen anti-Israeli...

Virus, Mideast turmoil stifle Eid al-Fitr celebrations

May. 13, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations on the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. In the embattled Gaza Strip, the call to prayer...

Syrian family reunited, against the odds, in Greece

May. 13, 2021 06:27 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Torn apart in the deadly chaos of an air raid, a Syrian family of seven has been reunited, against the odds, three years later at a refugee shelter in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki, a centuries-old melting point of cultures overlooking the Aegean Sea. ...

The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting

May. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign: ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is condemning the “anarchy” of Jewish-Arab violence in...

Europe rights body worried by claims Greece ejects migrants

May. 12, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe's top human rights body has expressed “deep concern” at persistent allegations that Greek authorities have on several occasions illegally forced back migrants trying to clandestinely enter from neighboring Turkey. In a letter to...

The Latest: Israeli aircraft strike another building in Gaza

May. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians, sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem and as Israel has signaled it's widening its military campaign: JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft have attacked another building in Gaza...

Iran: Clash near Turkey kills 2 Guard troops, 7 militants

May. 11, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard forces on Tuesday killed seven militants and dismantled their cell in the country's northwest near the border with Turkey, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. Two Guard members were also killed in the shootout. ...