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The Latest | Hezbollah rocket barrage ups pressure on Israel as Gaza cease-fire negotiations drag on

Jun. 12, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah fired hundreds of rockets toward northern Israel on Wednesday, hours after an Israeli airstrike killed a senior commander — the hightest-ranking member of the group to die in eight months of fighting. The Israeli military said some of the 215...

UCLA names new chancellor as campus is still reeling from protests over Israel-Hamas war

Jun. 12, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Miami was chosen Wednesday to become the next chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles, where the retiring incumbent leaves a campus roiled by protests over Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza. Dr. Julio Frenk, a...

Hezbollah vows to intensify attacks against Israel after senior military commander is killed

Jun. 12, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah vowed Wednesday to intensify its attacks along the Lebanon-Israel border to avenge the killing of its most senior military commander by Israel since the latest round of violence began eight months ago. “Our response after the martyrdom of Abu Taleb will be...

Blinken says some of Hamas' proposed changes to a cease-fire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

Jun. 12, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that mediators would keep trying to close an elusive cease-fire deal for Gaza after Hamas proposed changes to a U.S.-backed plan, some of which he said were “workable” and some not. The back-and-forth laid bare...

What are the main sticking points in the cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas?

Jun. 12, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

The latest proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza has the support of the United States and most of the international community, but Hamas has not fully embraced it, and neither, it seems, has Israel. Hamas this week accepted the broad outline but requested “amendments." Prime Minister...

Report by UN-backed experts cites crimes by Israeli forces, Palestinian militants starting 0ct. 7

Jun. 12, 2024 03:25 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed human rights experts say in a report issued Wednesday that Israeli forces and Palestinian militants engaged in sexual and gender-based violence during the first months of the Israel-Hamas war. The independent experts, in a detailed chronicling of events...

Hamas responds to Gaza cease-fire plan seeking some changes. US says it's 'evaluating' the reply

Jun. 11, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hamas said Tuesday that it gave mediators its reply to the U.S.-backed proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza, seeking some “amendments” on the deal. It appeared the reply was short of an outright acceptance that the United States has been pushing for but kept negotiations alive over...

Dozens arrested in new pro-Palestinian protests at University of California, Los Angeles

Jun. 11, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police thwarted attempts by pro-Palestinian demonstrators to set up a new encampment at the University of California, Los Angeles, where officers cleared a previous camp this spring after it was attacked by counterprotesters. Officers arrested 27 people late...

The Latest | Hamas responds to Gaza cease-fire plan with 'amendments,' and US is evaluating

Jun. 11, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

Hamas responded Tuesday to the U.S.-backed proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza, saying it wants some “amendments” on the deal. The militant group's reply apparently fell short of an outright acceptance that the United States has been pushing for but kept negotiations alive over an elusive halt to...

Palestinian players continue push for World Cup qualification amid war back home

Jun. 11, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Mohammed Rashid once worked as a forklift driver in a Chicago warehouse. Fast forward to these grim times and Rashid, along with his Palestinian soccer teammates, carry a heavier weight knowing success on the field offers a little respite from the war raging...