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Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of US-Saudi talks

Jun. 23, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the U.S. secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran. Regional tensions have...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia reports deadly attack on airport

Jun. 23, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Saudi Arabia says one person has been killed and seven others wounded in an attack by Yemeni rebels on an airport in the kingdom's south. The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition at...

US economic plan for Mideast peace met by harsh criticism

Jun. 23, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When the Trump administration cut hundreds of millions of dollars of aid for Palestinians last year, the Parents Circle, a coexistence group of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families, lost 30% of its budget overnight. So members were shocked Sunday to learn that the White House is now...

Lebanon slams Trump administration's Mideast peace plan

Jun. 23, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Sunday that the country will not be "tempted" by money into giving up Palestinian rights, criticizing the Trump administration's $50 billion investment proposal that comes as part of its recently unveiled Middle East peace plan. Berri said in a...

White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

Jun. 22, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. The scheme, which calls for a mix of public...

The Latest: UN envoy: Illegal Israel settlements advancing

Jun. 20, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Israel and the Palestinians (all times local): 12:30 a.m. The U.N. Mideast envoy says Israel has taken "no steps" to stop illegal settlement activity as demanded by the Security Council and instead is moving ahead on nearly 6,000 housing units in...

Patriots owner pledges $20 million to fight anti-Semitism

Jun. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In his...

Hamas chief: Israel ignoring cease-fire terms for Gaza

Jun. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' chief Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday accused Israel of dragging its feet in carrying out its obligations under an indirect cease-fire for the Gaza Strip, saying the fragile deal was in danger of collapsing. Speaking to international journalists, Haniyeh said the 2 million...

Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

Jun. 16, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the...

Israeli court upholds Orthodox church land sales to settlers

Jun. 13, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has ruled against the Greek Orthodox Church in a long-running legal battle over the sale of three properties in predominantly Palestinian parts of Jerusalem's Old City to a Jewish settler group. The ruling handed down on Monday was part of a protracted dispute over...