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'We survived': Kherson comes alive after Russian withdrawal

Nov. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — A week since the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson was liberated, residents can't escape reminders of the terrifying eight months they spent under Russian occupation. People are missing. There are mines everywhere, closed shops and restaurants, a scarcity...

Kherson celebrates Russian exit yet faces huge rebuilding

Nov. 13, 2022 10:55 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of Kherson celebrated the end of Russia’s eight-month occupation for the third straight day Sunday, even as they took stock of the extensive damage left behind in the southern Ukrainian city by the Kremlin’s retreating forces. A jubilant crowd...

Key UN committee seeks legal opinion on Israel's occupation

Nov. 11, 2022 14:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee approved a draft resolution Friday calling on the International Court of Justice to urgently issue its opinion on the legal consequences of denying the Palestinian people the right to self-determination as a result of Israel’s actions since the 1967...

Israel readies indictments in death of Palestinian-American

Nov. 10, 2022 15:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Thursday moved toward indicting two commanders over the death of a 78-year-old Palestinian-American man who was dragged from a car, bound and blindfolded after being stopped at a checkpoint. The Israeli military nonetheless played down the role...

Judges, ministers, now army chief: Settlers rise in Israel

Oct. 24, 2022 04:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military has long had a cozy relationship with Jewish settlers in the West Bank. Those ties are about to deepen. For the first time, a settler will serve as chief of staff of Israel's military, becoming the enforcer of Israel's open-ended occupation of...

UN experts decry Israeli occupation of Palestinian areas

Oct. 20, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Experts with the U.N.’s top human rights body on Thursday decried Israel’s occupation of territories Palestinians seek for their future state, saying it was “unlawful under international law” and increasingly entrenched. The experts, members of a special...

Ukraine gets more air defense pledges as Russia hits cities

Oct. 13, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s allies vowed Thursday to supply the besieged nation with advanced air defense systems as Russian forces attacked the Kyiv region with kamikaze drones and fired missiles elsewhere at civilian targets, payback for the bombing of a strategic bridge linking Russia...

Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount

Oct. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the final papers Wednesday to annex four regions of Ukraine while his military struggled to control the new territory that was added in violation of international laws. Ukrainian law enforcement officials, meanwhile,...

Palestinians: Israeli military kills 2 during West Bank raid

Oct. 03, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military shot and killed two Palestinians during a raid in the occupied West Bank early Monday, Palestinian officials said, deepening what has become the deadliest round of fighting in the territory in years. The military alleged that the men...

EU, Israel hold high-level talks for first time in a decade

Oct. 03, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Israel on Monday held high-level talks for the first time in a decade, with the Europeans pressing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid about how to put a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians into place. EU foreign policy...