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Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza city of Rafah kills at least 9 Palestinians, including 6 children

Apr. 20, 2024 06:18 AM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza’s southernmost city killed at least nine people, six of them children, hospital authorities said Saturday, as Israel pursued its nearly seven-month offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory. Israel's war...

House on the brink of approving Ukraine and Israel aid after months of struggle

Apr. 20, 2024 00:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is preparing in a rare Saturday session to approve $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, Democrats and Republicans joining together behind the legislation after a grueling months-long fight over renewed American support for repelling...

Israel and Iran's apparent strikes and counterstrikes give new insights into both militaries

Apr. 20, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel demonstrated its military dominance over adversary Iran in its apparent precision strikes that hit near military and nuclear targets deep in the heart of the country, meeting little significant challenge from Iran's defenses and providing the world with new insights into...

USC cancels graduation keynote by filmmaker amid controversy over decision to drop student's speech

Apr. 19, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California further shook up its commencement plans Friday, announcing the cancelation of a keynote speech by filmmaker Jon M. Chu just days after making the controversial choice to disallow the student valedictorian from speaking. The...

Israel, Iran play down apparent Israeli strike. The muted responses could calm tensions -- for now

Apr. 19, 2024 19:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Iran on Friday both played down an apparent Israeli airstrike near a major air base and nuclear site in central Iran, signaling the two bitter enemies are ready to prevent their latest eruption of violence from escalating into a full-blown regional war. ...

The Latest | World leaders call on Iran and Israel to avoid allowing conflict to worsen

Apr. 19, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

World leaders called on Iran and Israel to try to avoid escalating tensions following the apparent Israeli airstrike on Friday near an Iranian air base and nuclear facility. Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting in Italy warned of new sanctions against Iran for its drone and...

Ukraine, Israel aid advances in rare House vote as Democrats help Republicans push it forward

Apr. 19, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With rare bipartisan momentum, the House pushed ahead Friday on a foreign aid package of $95 billion for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and humanitarian support as a robust coalition of lawmakers helped it clear a procedural hurdle to reach final votes this weekend. Friday’s vote...

House advances a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, teeing up final votes this weekend

Apr. 19, 2024 11:09 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House advances a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, teeing up final votes this weekend.

Israel gave US last-minute warning about drone attack on Iran, Italian foreign minister says at G7

Apr. 19, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

CAPRI, Italy (AP) — The United States told the Group of Seven foreign ministers on Friday that it received “last minute” information from Israel about a drone action in Iran, but didn't participate in the apparent attack, officials said. Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani,...

Israel's long-term credit rating is downgraded by S&P, 2nd major US agency to do so, citing conflict

Apr. 19, 2024 08:30 AM EDT

Israel's long-term credit rating is being downgraded by S&P, which cited the risk of military escalation with Iran. It is the second major U.S. credit ratings agency to do so. There was an apparent drone attack at a major air base and a nuclear site near the central city of...