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Thousands descend on Washington to protest war in Gaza ahead of Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Jul. 24, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of protesters condemning Israel's war in Gaza descended on Washington on Wednesday, chanting “Free, Free Palestine” as some tried to block streets ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress. Carrying signs with messages...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Netanyahu is in Washington to address Congress ahead of cease-fire talks

Jul. 24, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to address Congress on Wednesday. He has signaled that a cease-fire deal could be taking shape after nine months of war. Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters gathered near the U.S. Capitol to denounce Israel's war in Gaza. ...

Netanyahu seeks support for Gaza war in address to Congress that sparks large protests and boycotts

Jul. 24, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to bolster U.S. support for his country's fight against Hamas and other Iran-backed armed groups in a speech to Congress Wednesday that sparked boycotts by some top Democrats and drew thousands of protesters to the Capitol to...

Sudan paramilitary leader plans to attend cease-fire talks in Switzerland hosted by US, Saudi Arabia

Jul. 24, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Sudan's paramilitary leader has announced plans to attend cease-fire talks in Switzerland next month arranged by the United States and Saudi Arabia. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces fighting Sudan’s army, expressed hope on social media...

UN envoy to Yemen warns of a ‘devastating’ regional escalation, but points to glimmer of hope

Jul. 23, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned Tuesday that recent developments in the Red Sea, Israel and inside the country “show the real danger of a devastating region-wide escalation” — but he also pointed to a glimmer of hope. Hans Grundberg said Yemen’s...

Netanyahu is in Washington at a fraught time for Israel and the US. What to know about his visit

Jul. 23, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week is looming as a fraught one between the two allies, coming at a moment of extreme political flux in the United States and wariness among American leaders about Netanyahu's history of interjecting himself...

Family of aid worker detained in Central African Republic for alleged rebel contacts urge release

Jul. 23, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The family of a Portuguese-Belgian aid worker detained in the Central African Republic for allegedly being in touch with armed groups to plot a coup maintained his innocence and called for his release Tuesday, even as the African government said it had evidence to support...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Netanyahu signals cease-fire deal could be shaping up as deaths top 39,000

Jul. 23, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signaled that a cease-fire deal that would free dozens of hostages in Gaza could be taking shape. Netanyahu is in Washington, where he is to address Congress. The Israeli military has ordered the evacuation of part of a crowded area in...

Hamas and Fatah agree to form a government. What does it mean and who are these Palestinian groups?

Jul. 23, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian factions and bitter foes Hamas and Fatah signed a declaration in China vowing to form a unity government to govern the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip following the end of the Israel-Hamas war. The agreement announced in Beijing on Tuesday,...

Rivals Hamas and Fatah sign a declaration to form a future government as war rages in Gaza

Jul. 23, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed in Beijing to form a government together, the groups said Tuesday, in the latest attempt at resolving a longstanding rivalry that looms over any potential vision for the rule of Gaza after the war with Israel. ...