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Netanyahu to leave prime minister's residence by July 10

Jun. 20, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his family will leave the country's official prime minister's residence no later than July 10, Netanyahu and Israel's new prime minister said. Netanyahu was unseated as prime minister earlier this month....

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Jun. 20, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. ...

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

Jun. 18, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants. The measures announced late Friday by President Yoweri Museveni include a ban on private and...

Palestinians call off 1M dose vaccine exchange with Israel

Jun. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority called off an agreement whereby Israel would transfer 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to it in exchange for a similar number later this year, hours after the deal was announced on Friday. The Palestinians said the...

Palestinian Authority calls off million-dose vaccine exchange with Israel, says doses sent by Israel expire too soon

Jun. 18, 2021 13:22 PM EDT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority calls off million-dose vaccine exchange with Israel, says doses sent by Israel expire too soon.

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

Jun. 18, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians protested after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem and briefly clashed with Israeli police, leaving three demonstrators wounded. A series of far more violent clashes at the site in April and May helped ignite last...

Israel says it will transfer some 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority

Jun. 18, 2021 04:51 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will transfer some 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority.

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires incendiary balloons

Jun. 17, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month's 11-day war. The strikes came after activists mobilized by Gaza's militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day....

Israeli officer charged in killing of autistic Palestinian

Jun. 17, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged a border police officer with reckless manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem’s Old City last year. The indictment came just over a year after the shooting of Eyad Hallaq,...

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...