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The Latest | Israel says it opened new aid crossing into hard-hit northern Gaza

Apr. 13, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

Israel said Friday it had opened a new crossing for aid trucks into hard-hit northern Gaza as it ramps up humanitarian deliveries to the besieged enclave. However, the United Nations says the surge of aid is not being felt in Gaza because of persistent distribution difficulties inside the war-torn...

Argentine court blames Iran and Hezbollah for deadly 1994 Jewish center bombing

Apr. 12, 2024 05:04 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s highest criminal court reported a new development Thursday in the elusive quest for justice in the deadliest attack in the country's history — the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center headquarters — concluding Iran had planned the attack and...

The Latest | Israel vows to defend itself if Iran responds to attack on its consulate

Apr. 11, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

Israel’s military said Thursday it is prepared to defend the country and strike back if Iran retaliates for a deadly airstrike on the Iranian Consulate in Syria. Tehran holds Israel responsible for the attack earlier this month, which the U.S. military believes Israel carried out....

Afghanistan's Taliban leaders issued different messages for Eid. Experts say that shows tensions

Apr. 11, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Messages by two influential Taliban leaders in Afghanistan this week showed tensions between hardliners and more moderate elements who want to scrap harsher policies and attract more outside support, experts said Thursday. The messages for Eid al-Fitr...

The Latest | Israeli strike kills 3 sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

Apr. 10, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, according to Israel's army and the militant group's official media, with Haniyeh accusing Israel of acting in “the spirit of revenge and murder.” The Israeli military confirmed it carried out the...

A Lebanese man sanctioned by the US over alleged Hamas links is found shot dead near Beirut

Apr. 10, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man sanctioned by the U.S. for his alleged links with the Palestinian group Hamas was found dead Wednesday after he went missing for a week, Lebanese state media and judicial officials said. Mohammad Srour, 57, was sanctioned by the U.S. in August 2019 for...

Israel threatens to strike Iran directly if Iran launches attack from its territory

Apr. 10, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister threatened Wednesday that his country's forces would strike Iran directly if the Islamic Republic launched an attack from its territory against Israel. His comments came amid heightened tensions between the rival powers following the...

Iran frees 4 conservationists who worked to save cheetahs before being convicted of espionage

Apr. 09, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran released four conservationists who had worked to save the endangered Asiatic cheetah before they were convicted on espionage charges and spent five years in prison, local media reported on Tuesday. The Tehran newspaper Etemad said authorities released on...

Gunmen kill 6 policemen in an ambush in southeastern Iran, media reports say

Apr. 09, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen ambushed a police convoy in Iran's restive southeast on Tuesday, killing six policemen, media reports said. The attack on a road in Sistan and Baluchistan province also left two other policemen wounded, according to yjc.ir, a website affiliated with the...

Iran's foreign minister accuses US of giving Israel 'green light' to attack consulate in Syria

Apr. 08, 2024 20:38 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran's foreign minister Monday accused the United States of giving Israel the “green light” for a strike on its consulate building in Syria that killed seven Iranian military officials including two generals. Hossein Amirabdollahian reiterated Tehran's...