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Spain, Ireland and Norway say they will recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

May. 22, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway said Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that came amid international outrage over the civilian death toll and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. ...

Bosnian Serb leader reiterates threat to secede from Bosnia ahead of UN vote on genocide

May. 22, 2024 10:24 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia's Serb territory reiterated his threat to secede from the Balkan country Wednesday, a day ahead of a planned U.N. vote on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs. ...

Biden is honoring Kenya with state visit as the East African nation prepares to send police to Haiti

May. 22, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is welcoming Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House for a three-day state visit as the East African nation prepares to deploy forces to Haiti as part of U.N.-led effort to try to calm a spiraling security crisis in the Caribbean country. ...

Baltic Sea nations react warily to a reported Russian proposal to revise its maritime border

May. 22, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Leaders around the Baltic Sea reacted warily Wednesday to reports that Russia could revise the borders of its territorial waters in the region, with Lithuania's foreign minister calling it an "obvious escalation” that must be met with an "appropriately firm...

How 2 debunked accounts of sexual violence on Oct. 7 fueled a global dispute over Israel-Hamas war

May. 22, 2024 03:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Chaim Otmazgin had tended to dozens of shot, burned or mutilated bodies before he reached the home that would put him at the center of a global clash. Working in a kibbutz that was ravaged by Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, Otmazgin — a volunteer commander with ZAKA, an...

UN halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

May. 21, 2024 20:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations suspended food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Tuesday due to a lack of supplies and an untenable security situation caused by Israel’s expanding military operation. The U.N. warned that humanitarian operations across the territory were nearing...

UN food agency warns that the new US sea route for Gaza aid may fail unless conditions improve

May. 21, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday the new U.S. $320 million pier project for delivering aid to Gaza may fail unless Israel starts ensuring the conditions the humanitarian groups need to operate safely. The operation was halted for at least two days after crowds looted aid...

UN warns that US sea route for Gaza may fail after chaotic launch to $320 million pier operation

May. 21, 2024 14:42 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — UN warns that US sea route for Gaza may fail after chaotic launch to $320 million pier operation.

Analysis: Iran's nuclear policy of pressure and talks likely to go on even after president's death

May. 21, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Iran's nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog into the country for...

United Nations halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

May. 21, 2024 13:12 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — United Nations halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city.