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Israel's military intelligence chief resigns over failure to prevent Hamas attack on Oct. 7

Apr. 22, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The head of Israeli military intelligence resigned on Monday because of Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, becoming the first senior figure to step down over his role in the stunning failure to anticipate or quickly respond to the deadliest assault in Israel's history. ...

Biden will send Ukraine air defense weapons, artillery once Senate approves, Zelenskyy says

Apr. 22, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday the U.S. will send badly needed air defense weaponry once the Senate approves a massive national security aid package that includes $61 billion for Ukraine. Zelensky said in a posting on X...

Myanmar’s figurehead vice president, a rare holdover from Suu Kyi's civilian government, steps down

Apr. 22, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Vice President Henry Van Thio, who served in the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and then continued in the position after the military ousted her to seize power in 2021, is stepping down for unspecified health reasons, state media said Monday. ...

Chinese general takes a harsh line on Taiwan and other disputes at an international naval gathering

Apr. 22, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

QINGDAO, China (AP) — One of China's top military leaders took a harsh line on regional territorial disputes, telling an international naval gathering in northeastern China on Monday that the country would strike back with force if its interests came under threat. The 19th biennial...

Satellite photos suggest Iran air defense radar struck in Isfahan during apparent Israeli attack

Apr. 22, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Satellite photos taken Monday suggest an apparent Israeli retaliatory strike targeting Iran's central city of Isfahan hit a radar system for a Russian-made air defense battery, contradicting repeated denials by officials in Tehran of any damage in the assault. The...

European nations with Patriot missiles hesitate to give the air defense systems to Ukraine

Apr. 22, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries possessing Patriot air defense systems gave no clear signal on Monday whether they might be willing to supply them to Ukraine, which is desperately seeking at least seven of the missile batteries to help fend off Russian air attacks. ...

The US is expected to block aid to an Israeli military unit. What is Leahy law that it would cite?

Apr. 22, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel expects its top ally, the United States, to announce as soon as Monday that it's blocking military aid to an Israeli army unit over gross human rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied West Bank before the war in Gaza began six months ago. The move would mark...

Aid approval brings Ukraine closer to replenishing troops struggling to hold front lines

Apr. 22, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian commander Oleksiy Tarasenko witnessed a frightening shift last month in Russia's efforts to punch through Kyiv’s defense of the industrial region known as the Donbas. Standing against Russia’s unyielding advance in the strategic front-line town of...

US and Philippine forces launch combat drills in the disputed South China Sea

Apr. 22, 2024 03:30 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American and Filipino forces launched their largest combat exercises in years Monday in a show of allied firepower near the disputed South China Sea that has alarmed Beijing. The annual exercises by the longtime treaty allies will run until May 10 and...

Head of Israeli military intelligence resigns over Oct. 7 failures, first senior figure to step down over Hamas’ attack

Apr. 22, 2024 03:20 AM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Head of Israeli military intelligence resigns over Oct. 7 failures, first senior figure to step down over Hamas’ attack.