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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. ...

UN envoy says he's frustrated as Yemen truce talks derailed

May. 31, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Monday expressed frustration that his efforts to achieve a cease-fire in the war-torn country have been derailed by warring parties seeking gains on the battlefield. Martin Griffiths said ongoing fighting in...

Israel, Egypt talk truce with Hamas, rebuilding Gaza Strip

May. 30, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Israel held high-level talks in both countries Sunday to shore up a fragile truce between Israel and the Hamas militant group and rebuild the Gaza Strip after a punishing 11-day war that left parts of the seaside enclave in ruins. Egyptian Foreign...

Egypt invites Hamas, Palestinians, Israel for further talks

May. 27, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has invited Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority for separate talks that aim at consolidating the cease-fire that ended an 11-day war between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s militant Hamas rulers, an Egyptian intelligence official said Thursday. The talks would also...

UAE and Israel press ahead with ties after Gaza cease-fire

May. 27, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's top diplomat to the United Arab Emirates attended a ceremony in Dubai on the grounds of the Arabian Peninsula's first permanent exhibition to commemorate the Holocaust. Hours earlier, he'd attended an event establishing a joint venture between an...

Blinken claims progress in effort to boost Gaza truce

May. 26, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up a two-day Mideast mission on Wednesday, winning valuable diplomatic support and hundreds of millions of dollars of pledges from Arab allies as he moved to shore up the cease-fire that ended an 11-day war between Israel and the...