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Court allows case over forced gynecological exams at Qatar airport to go ahead against operator

Apr. 11, 2024 07:52 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian court has rejected a case brought by five women seeking compensation from Qatar Airways over invasive gynecological examinations conducted on passengers at Doha’s airport in 2020, but their case against the airport's operator is going ahead. ...

Biden urges Egypt, Qatar leaders to press Hamas to come to agreement for Israeli hostages in Gaza

Apr. 05, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday wrote to the leaders of Egypt and Qatar, calling on them to press Hamas for a hostage deal with Israel, according to a senior administration official, one day after Biden called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to redouble efforts to...

Biden urges Egypt, Qatar leaders to press Hamas for hostage deal with Israel, after pushing Netanyahu for cease-fire

Apr. 05, 2024 15:56 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden urges Egypt, Qatar leaders to press Hamas for hostage deal with Israel, after pushing Netanyahu for cease-fire.

Israel clears way to expel Al Jazeera. Channel says Netanyahu's incitement claim is a dangerous lie

Apr. 02, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed to shut down Al Jazeera’s operations in Israel, calling it a “terror channel” that spreads incitement, after parliament passed a law clearing the way for the closure. Netanyahu’s pledge escalated Israel’s...

The Latest | Netanyahu says Israel will return to table for cease-fire talks with Hamas

Mar. 29, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will return to the table for cease-fire talks with Hamas. Friday’s announcement marks yet another attempt to reach a deal to pause Israel’s devastating war in Gaza against Hamas in exchange for the release of Israeli hostages. Efforts...

Blinken says an Israeli assault on Gaza's Rafah would be a mistake and isn't needed to defeat Hamas

Mar. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday a major Israeli ground assault on the southern Gaza town of Rafah would be “a mistake” and “unnecessary” to defeating Hamas, underscoring the further souring of relations between the United States and Israel. ...

The Latest | Blinken says he'll talk with Israelis about alternatives to Rafah ground assault

Mar. 21, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he will share alternatives to Israel's planned ground assault into the southern Gaza town of Rafah when he meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his War Cabinet on Friday. Blinken and Arab leaders on Thursday discussed efforts...

Cease-fire talks with Israel and Hamas are expected to resume on Sunday in Qatar

Mar. 16, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Stalled talks aimed at securing a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war are expected to resume in earnest in Qatar as soon as Sunday, according to Egyptian officials. The talks would mark the first time both Israeli officials and Hamas leaders join the indirect...

The Latest | Israeli strikes kill at least 67 Palestinians in Gaza as Ramadan begins

Mar. 11, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

With no end to the war sight, Palestinians in Gaza began fasting Monday for the holy month of Ramadan as hunger worsens across the strip and pressure is raised on Israel over the growing humanitarian crisis. The United States, Qatar and Egypt had hoped to broker a cease-fire ahead of...

DeAndre Yedlin embraces Cincinnati after stint with Lionel Messi and Inter Miami

Mar. 08, 2024 13:10 PM EST

Defender DeAndre Yedlin wears No. 91 for his new team, FC Cincinnati, in tribute to uncle Dylan Walton-Yedlin, who played American football. Yedlin said his uncle — a standout defensive lineman at Union College in New York — was “like a father” to him. In fact, Yedlin has a...