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Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Jul. 17, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel...

Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

Jul. 17, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions. Sara Gillesby, a New York-based video manager who led coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Sandy...

Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalation

Jul. 16, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a southern Israeli town bordering Gaza on Monday that was pummeled with rockets from the strip over the weekend and told community leaders there that Israel is engaged in a "lengthy battle." Netanyahu's visit to Sderot comes a day after an informal...

Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

Jul. 15, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border Sunday, indicating it had accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ended a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had threatened to devolve into all-out war. The military had shut down a popular beach and...

The Latest: Hamas says it agrees to ceasefire in Gaza

Jul. 15, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 2:00 a.m. Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza have announced that they have agreed to a cease-fire with Israel. The groups say Egyptian mediation efforts have succeeded in brokering a ceasefire ending an intense daylong...

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

Jul. 14, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian...

Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

Jul. 14, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — To dancing and cheers, Eritrea's longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. "This is a historic day for all of us," President Isaias Afwerki said. "Anyone who thinks the...

Palestinians say teenager killed in Gaza border violence

Jul. 13, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday that a 15-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire at a border protest. Thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Gaza border for a weekly protest. Some threw firebombs at Israeli forces from behind the thick black smoke of burning...

The Latest: Ukraine's leader backs Trump on German gas deal

Jul. 12, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV...

NATO insists it's united as Trump lashes allies over budgets

Jul. 12, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders pledged Thursday to stand united against foes like Russia despite a tumultuous summit that saw U.S. President Donald Trump rip into his allies for failing to boost defense spending, casting a dark cloud over the world's biggest security alliance. A year after fueling doubts...