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Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Jun. 16, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes hit militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, and Palestinians responded by sending a series of fire-carrying balloons back across the border for a second straight day — further testing the fragile cease-fire that ended last month’s war...

Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Jun. 15, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire ended the war with Hamas last month. The airstrikes targeted facilities used by Hamas militants for...

UN envoy regrets failure to mediate a Yemen cease-fire

Jun. 15, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s outgoing special envoy for Yemen expressed “deep regret” Tuesday that he failed to mediate a cease-fire and peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties, but said he hoped a recent diplomatic effort by Oman “will bear fruit.” ...

New Israel government vows change, but not for Palestinians

Jun. 15, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

BEITA, West Bank (AP) — Israel's fragile new government has shown little interest in addressing the decades-old conflict with the Palestinians, but it may not have a choice. Jewish ultranationalists are already staging provocations aimed at splitting the coalition and...

Activists call for 21-day cease-fire to Kansas City violence

Jun. 14, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Clergy and civil rights advocates in Kansas City are promoting a 21-day cease-fire with offers of conflict resolution and on-call spiritual counseling in a city that's undergoing yet another deadly year of gun-related violence. The cease-fire, which...

Yemen officials say Houthi rebel missile hits city, kills 17

Jun. 05, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday killed at least 17 people in a government-held city, including a 5-year-old girl, officials said, as a U.S. envoy to the country accused the rebels of failing to try to reach peace in the war-wrecked...

Jerusalem evictions that fueled Gaza war could still happen

Jun. 04, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A long-running campaign by Jewish settlers to evict dozens of Palestinian families in east Jerusalem is still underway, even after it fueled weeks of unrest and helped ignite an 11-day Gaza war. An intervention by Israel's attorney general at the height...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 02, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 31 The Wall Street Journal on ‘melodrama’ in Texas Legislature: As the Texas legislative session drew near its end Sunday, lawmakers appeared set to pass a...

Germany, UN to host conference on Libya in Berlin on June 23

Jun. 01, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United Nations plan to host a conference on Libya this month in Berlin, a gathering that aims to bring together powers with interests in the North African country and its transitional government. The agenda for the June 23 conference...

After Gaza war, Hamas chief calls for Israel prisoner swap

May. 31, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas's top leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday expressed optimism about reaching a prisoner exchange with Israel, while Egyptian mediators seek to hammer out a long-term cease-fire following an 11-day war in the Gaza Strip earlier this month. ...