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Netanyahu is in Washington at a fraught time for Israel and the US. What to know about his visit

Jul. 23, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week is looming as a fraught one between the two allies, coming at a moment of extreme political flux in the United States and wariness among American leaders about Netanyahu's history of interjecting himself...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Netanyahu signals cease-fire deal could be shaping up as deaths top 39,000

Jul. 23, 2024 06:58 AM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signaled that a cease-fire deal that would free dozens of hostages from captivity in Gaza could be taking shape. Netanyahu is in Washington, where he was to meet with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The Israeli...

Hamas and Fatah sign declaration in Beijing on ending yearslong rift as war rages in Gaza

Jul. 23, 2024 06:45 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a declaration in Beijing on ending a yearslong rift, the groups said Tuesday, taking a step toward resolving a deep divide which has lingered for years despite repeated attempts at unifying the sides. The two...

Jon Stewart pushes VA to help veterans sickened after post-9/11 exposure to uranium

Jul. 23, 2024 04:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart is pressing the Biden administration to fix a loophole in a massive veterans aid bill that left out some of the first U.S. troops who responded after the Sept. 11 attacks and got sick after deploying to a base contaminated with dangerous levels of uranium. ...

Israeli government quietly sends millions to unauthorized West Bank settler outposts

Jul. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has budgeted millions of dollars to protect small, unauthorized Jewish farms in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, underwriting tiny outposts meant to grow into full-fledged settlements, according to an anti-settlement monitoring group. ...

Ukraine's largest music festival returns with a break from the inescapable reality of war

Jul. 22, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — This year, Ukraine’s largest music festival struck a different chord. Gone were the international headliners, the massive performance halls and the hundreds of thousands of visitors. Instead, beloved local artists graced the stage this past weekend at the...

UN envoy warns that threat of terrorism is `resurging' with attacks by Islamic State extremists

Jul. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy for Syria told the Security Council on Monday that the threat of terrorism is “resurging” with attacks by Islamic State extremists set to double this year, endangering civilians already facing a “protracted state of displacement and dire humanitarian...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Israeli military orders evacuation of part of humanitarian zone in Gaza

Jul. 22, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

The Israeli military has ordered the evacuation of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, while the Health Ministry in Gaza says over 39,000 Palestinians have now been killed in the nine-month war. The military said Monday it plans an...

Biden’s withdrawal from the US presidential race spells new uncertainty for Ukraine

Jul. 22, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to end his campaign for reelection brings a new element of uncertainty for Ukraine, which is struggling to fend off Russian military advances even as it worries about the future of American support. The prospect of victory...

A gunman has killed 6 people including his mother at a nursing home in Croatia, officials say

Jul. 22, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

DARUVAR, Croatia (AP) — A gunman entered a nursing home in a quiet Croatian town on Monday and opened fire, killing six people including his mother, officials said. The dead were mostly in their 80s and 90s, the prime minister said. The national police chief, Nikola Milina, said...