Latest Cease fires News

Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Nov. 15, 2019 7:24 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said early Friday it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after overnight rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce. The Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, who kept to the sidelines of this...

Amid Gaza fighting, Israel could face questions on tactics

Nov. 15, 2019 12:49 AM 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...

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...

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.