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Israel expands Gaza fishing zone, implementing cease-fire

May. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it is expanding the permitted fishing zone off Gaza's coast, the latest sign that a cease-fire deal with Palestinian militants is moving forward. COGAT, the Israeli defense body responsible for Palestinian civilian affairs, said Tuesday that it had expanded the fishing zone to...

Aid groups say conditions in northwest Syria at crisis point

May. 17, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. officials and dozens of international aid groups warned Friday that humanitarian conditions in Syria's northwest have reached a new "crisis point," as government troops push to retake the rebels' last stronghold. The violence has effectively shattered a cease-fire negotiated by Russia...

ETA's bloody history: 853 killings in 60 years of violence

May. 16, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The most-wanted member of the Basque separatist militant group ETA, who had been on the run for 17 years, was caught by police on Thursday in the French Alps. José Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, was a longtime chief of ETA and connected to some of its...

EU calls for Libya ceasefire, warns of threat to security

May. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called on Monday for a cease-fire in Libya, saying the conflict around the capital of Tripoli is a threat to international peace and security. The self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched an offensive on Tripoli last month. His...

UN envoy to Mideast warns of war between Israel, Hamas

May. 13, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. envoy to the Mideast said Monday that the recent ceasefire between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel was the "last chance" to prevent an all-out conflict. A Qatari envoy arrived the same day in the Palestinian enclave with cash to help cement the truce, which halted the...

UN monitoring rebel withdrawal from Yemen's Hodeida

May. 12, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. said Sunday it is monitoring the redeployment of rebel forces from three key ports in Yemen after the government dismissed the withdrawal as a "farce." The rebels, known as Houthis, said Saturday they began the long-delayed redeployment of their forces from the key port of Hodeida, as...

Houthi rebels claim to begin withdrawal from key Yemen ports

May. 11, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The government described the Houthi...

The Latest: 11 UN council nations urge Idlib cease-fire

May. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Eleven members of the U.N. Security Council are urging fighters in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in Idlib province to honor last September's cease-fire arrangements. A statement read Friday on behalf of Germany, Kuwait,...

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...

UN says more displaced likely if Syria violence mounts

May. 10, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. food agency warned Friday of a worsening humanitarian situation in Syria's last rebel stronghold in the country's northwest as rebel groups battled government forces to regain territory they lost earlier this week. The latest wave of fighting, which began 10 days ago, is the most...