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China coast guard uses water cannon against Philippine boats

Nov. 18, 2021 03:22 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese coast guard ships blocked and sprayed a powerful stream of water at two Philippine boats carrying supplies to troops at a disputed South China Sea shoal, prompting Manila to order Beijing’s ships to back off and warn that its supply vessels are covered...

Spanish woman admits to aiding banned Palestinian group

Nov. 10, 2021 16:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Spanish woman admitted Wednesday under a plea bargain reached in an Israeli military court that she raised large sums of money that were diverted to a banned militant group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Israel seized on the...

Palestinians, Israel spar over US mission in Jerusalem

Nov. 07, 2021 08:00 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Palestinians on Sunday slammed Israel for rejecting the promised reopening of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, a move that would restore Washington's main diplomatic mission for the Palestinians in the contested city. Israeli Prime Minister...

Israeli dossier on rights groups contains little evidence

Nov. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidential Israeli dossier detailing alleged links between Palestinian human rights groups and an internationally designated terrorist organization contains little concrete evidence and failed to convince European countries to stop funding the groups. ...

Sites where Germans killed Jews are dedicated in Poland

Oct. 18, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

WOJSLAWICE, Poland (AP) — The Polish witnesses of the German crime in Wojslawice lived for decades with the memories of their Jewish neighbors executed in 1942. They remembered a meadow that flowed with blood, a child who cried out for water from underneath a pile of bodies, arms and legs...

Frustrated Abbas gives Israel ultimatum in harsh UN address

Sep. 24, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state. He threatened to withdraw recognition of Israel — a cornerstone of three decades of failed peace efforts —...

Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that...

Lawyers say Palestinian prisoners were beaten after capture

Sep. 15, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Lawyers for two Palestinians who were captured after escaping from an Israeli prison last week said Wednesday their clients were badly beaten during their arrest, with the most well-known of the prisoners suffering a broken jaw and two broken ribs while in...

Theater kid turned militant stars in Israeli prison break

Sep. 09, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly two decades, Zakaria Zubeidi has been an object of fascination for Israelis and Palestinians alike, who have seen his progression from a child actor to a swaggering militant, to the scarred face of a West Bank theater promoting “cultural resistance” to...

EXPLAINER: What was, and is, al-Qaida?

Sep. 08, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Born out of the 1980s war against the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan, the terror group al-Qaida under Osama bin Laden grew into a generational threat to America that culminated in its Sept. 11, 2001, attack that brought down the World Trade...