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Israel-Hamas war latest: Netanyahu is in Washington to address Congress ahead of cease-fire talks

Jul. 24, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to address Congress on Wednesday. He has signaled that a cease-fire deal could be taking shape after nine months of war. Palestinians displaced by the Israeli military’s latest order to leave parts of the southern Gaza city...

2024 Election Latest: Trump and Harris hit campaign trail as Biden prepares to address the nation

Jul. 24, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

After dropping out of the presidential race, Joe Biden will address the nation on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Vice President Kamala Harris has accepted Biden’s endorsement and is building momentum ahead of the DNC in Chicago. On the campaign trail, Harris will head to the solidly...

Netanyahu looks to boost US support in a speech to Congress but faces protests and lawmaker boycotts

Jul. 24, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before Congress on Wednesday in hopes of bolstering U.S. support for continuing Israel’s offensives against Hamas and other adversaries. But boycotts of his appearance by some Democratic lawmakers and expected protests outside...

Netanyahu visit sparks wave of protests in DC, with all sides criticizing the Israeli PM

Jul. 24, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The arrival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has touched off a flurry of protests in the nation’s capital, including a sit-in at a congressional office building that ended with multiple arrests. Some of the demonstrations have condemned Israel but others have...

Demonstrators stage mass protest against Netanyahu visit and US military aid to Israel

Jul. 23, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters against the Gaza war staged a sit-in at a congressional office building Tuesday ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, with Capitol Police making multiple arrests. Netanyahu arrived in Washington Monday for a visit...

UN envoy to Yemen warns of a ‘devastating’ regional escalation, but points to glimmer of hope

Jul. 23, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned Tuesday that recent developments in the Red Sea, Israel and inside the country “show the real danger of a devastating region-wide escalation” — but he also pointed to a glimmer of hope. Hans Grundberg said Yemen’s...

Netanyahu is in Washington at a fraught time for Israel and the US. What to know about his visit

Jul. 23, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week is looming as a fraught one between the two allies, coming at a moment of extreme political flux in the United States and wariness among American leaders about Netanyahu's history of interjecting himself...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Netanyahu signals cease-fire deal could be shaping up as deaths top 39,000

Jul. 23, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signaled that a cease-fire deal that would free dozens of hostages in Gaza could be taking shape. Netanyahu is in Washington, where he is to address Congress. The Israeli military has ordered the evacuation of part of a crowded area in...

Hamas and Fatah agree to form a government. What does it mean and who are these Palestinian groups?

Jul. 23, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian factions and bitter foes Hamas and Fatah signed a declaration in China vowing to form a unity government to govern the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip following the end of the Israel-Hamas war. The agreement announced in Beijing on Tuesday,...

Biden aims for more achievements despite the bane of lame-duck presidents: diminished relevance

Jul. 23, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he's “determined to get as much done" as he possibly can in his final six months in the White House as he tries to beat back a defining force that his lame-duck predecessors struggled to vanquish: diminished relevance. Biden...