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US, allies step up pressure on Iran to return to nuke talks

Oct. 15, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its closest partners are stepping up pressure on Iran to return to stalled nuclear negotiations, warning that it will face greater international isolation, new economic penalties and possibly military action if it forges ahead with its atomic program....

Palestinian olive farmers attacked by big group of settlers

Oct. 15, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A group of Palestinian farmers harvesting their olive trees in the occupied West Bank were attacked Friday by around 30 settlers, leaving four people with minor injuries, Palestinian officials said. The attack, which comes amid an uptick in...

Work starting on 13,000-acre solar farm in northern Indiana

Oct. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

KNOX, Ind. (AP) — An Israeli company has started work to build a solar energy farm that’s planned to cover some 13,000 acres (5,261 hectares) across two northern Indiana counties when completed. Executives of Doral Renewables took part in a groundbreaking ceremony...

Israel quietly advances settlements with little US pushback

Oct. 15, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is quietly advancing controversial settlement projects in and around Jerusalem without making major announcements that could anger the Biden administration. Critics say the latest moves, while incremental, pave the way for rapid growth once the political climate...

US wins seat on UN rights council in uncontested election

Oct. 14, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that were criticized for guaranteeing spots to countries with abysmal rights records. ...

Israeli army says troops kill Palestinian firebomb suspect

Oct. 14, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday said that troops shot and killed a Palestinian who was throwing firebombs at cars on a main highway in the occupied West Bank. A military statement said that soldiers opened fire at two suspects spotted throwing...

AP Week in Pictures: Middle East

Oct. 14, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan between Oct. 7-13, 2021. This week’s selection includes scenes from across the region, centered around...

Talking trash: Jerusalem bin thanks you for not littering

Oct. 14, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — If all you ask is for a simple thanks in return for not littering, this is the trash can for you. A bin installed next to a bus stop in Jerusalem this week applauds those who use it. Drop a piece of trash in, and a recording of a child's voice says...

Syrian allies vow response to Israeli strike, also blame US

Oct. 14, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's defense ministry said on Thursday that one of its soldiers has been killed and three injured in an overnight Israeli airstrike on a telecommunication tower in the central province of Homs. A military official said the strike shortly...

US, Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran

Oct. 13, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel said Wednesday they are exploring a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Secretary of State Antony...