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Cyprus plans to build a major naval base to play a larger geopolitical role, says defense minister

Jul. 17, 2024 08:33 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' defense minister said Wednesday that plans are in motion to build a major naval base on the east Mediterranean island nation's southern coast capable of hosting large ships from European Union countries and other nations to carry out a variety of missions including...

UN climate talks leader says financial help for poor nations is urgent goal of negotiations

Jul. 17, 2024 02:06 AM EDT

The head of upcoming climate negotiations told world leaders Wednesday that a new financial aid package for poor and disaster-struck nations is the urgent, make-or-break goal of United Nations talks this fall. “Time lost is lives, livelihoods and the planet lost,” said Mukhtar...

Far-right groups that block aid to Gaza receive tax-deductible donations from US and Israel

Jul. 16, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under American pressure, Israel has pledged to deliver large quantities of humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. But at the same time, the U.S. and Israel have allowed tax-deductible donations to far-right groups that have blocked that aid from being delivered. ...

After embrace at NATO summit, Zelenskyy takes his case for US military aid to governors

Jul. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Away from Washington, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought to broaden support for U.S. military aid by telling state governors Friday that the world’s leaders should see for themselves the carnage wrought since Russia invaded his country more than two years ago....

Head of US aid agency says Israel has pledged to improve safety for humanitarian workers in Gaza

Jul. 11, 2024 22:30 PM EDT

ASHDOD, Israel (AP) — The head of the U.S. agency overseeing American humanitarian assistance worldwide on Thursday said she has received Israeli pledges to allow aid workers to move more quickly and safely throughout the war-battered Gaza Strip. In an interview with The Associated...

Pakistan will consider expelling hundreds of thousands more Afghans in a continued clampdown

Jul. 11, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will consider a plan to expel hundreds of thousands more Afghans who have been living in the country for years, the foreign ministry said Thursday, the latest in a monthslong government clampdown on undocumented migrants. The plan is still in the works,...

Yemen's Houthi rebels target a US-flagged container ship in the Gulf of Aden

Jul. 10, 2024 02:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted United States-flagged container ship in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, officials said, the latest assault by the group on the crucial maritime trade route. The captain of the ship reported an explosion in close...

US-built pier will be put back in Gaza for several days to move aid, then permanently removed

Jul. 09, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pier built by the U.S. military to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza will be reinstalled Wednesday to be used for several days, but then the plan is to pull it out permanently, several U.S. officials said. It would deal the final blow to a project long plagued by bad weather,...

Yemen's Houthi rebels could free a rival political leader held incommunicado since 2015, UN says

Jul. 08, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels could free a political leader with ties to the internationally recognized government who has been detained for nearly a decade, under a preliminary prisoner swap deal announced by the United Nations on Monday. Mohamed Qahtan is the...

Gaza soccer stadium is now a shelter for thousands of displaced Palestinians

Jul. 06, 2024 05:37 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of displaced Palestinians in northern Gaza have sought refuge in one of the territory’s largest soccer arenas, where families now scrape by with little food or water as they try to keep one step ahead of Israel's latest offensive. Their...