Latest Blockades News

The Latest: Tariff agreement hailed by business groups

May. 18, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mexico's National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry is congratulating the country's officials on the agreement reached with the United States on ending steel and aluminum tariffs. The chamber...

Security agents attack Sudanese sit-ins, 5 killed in clashes

May. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protesters said Tuesday that security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnight, setting off clashes that killed five people, including an army officer, and heightened tensions as the opposition holds talks with the military. Both the...

Berlin Airlift remembered, key moment in Cold War

May. 12, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berliners on Sunday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets lifted their blockade strangling West Berlin in the post-World War II years with a big party at the former Tempelhof airport in the German capital. Among the invited guests of honor was 98-year-old U.S. pilot Gail...

Venezuela opens sea, land access with Aruba, Brazil

May. 10, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government is seeking to ease the country's isolation, reopening borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off sea and land access in February to block the opposition from delivering humanitarian aid. However, neighboring Colombia accused Venezuela of supporting...

Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce

May. 10, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli gunfire killed one Palestinian at a weekly demonstration along the Gaza-Israel border fence, Gaza officials said Friday, in the first escalation after a cease-fire deal ended a bloody bout of fighting and saw Israel reopening the fishing zone off the Gaza coast. Last...

Israel's Gaza blockade under scrutiny after latest violence

May. 6, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For 12 years, Israel has maintained a blockade over the Gaza Strip, seeking to weaken the territory's militant Hamas rulers. And for 12 years, Hamas has remained firmly in power, developing a thriving homegrown weapons industry along the way. This weekend's violence, the worst in a string...

Gaza quiet after Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

May. 6, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war. The escalation had killed 25 on the Gaza side,...

Israel steps up strikes as Gaza rocket attacks intensify

May. 5, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. As Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes, the Palestinian death toll rose to 23, including...

The Latest: Hamas says it doesn't want a new war with Israel

May. 5, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The leader of Hamas says his group is "not interested in a new war" with Israel, after two days of heavy rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded territory. Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement...

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 6

May. 4, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 250 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of heavy fighting that broke a month-long lull between the enemies. Six Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her...