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Rocket from Gaza kills 2; Israel topples 6-story building

May. 18, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket launched from Gaza killed two Thai workers in southern Israel on Tuesday, police said, hours after Israeli airstrikes toppled a six-story building in the Palestinian territory that housed bookstores and educational centers. With the war showing no sign...

EU seeks Mideast cease-fire, concerned conflict will spread

May. 18, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers called Tuesday for a cease-fire to end days of heavy fighting between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants, but said that a longer-term political solution must be found to end decades of conflict between them. ...

The Latest: Netanyahu says Hamas dealt 'unexpected blows'

May. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Palestinian militants have been dealt “unexpected blows” in more than a week of Israeli bombardments in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu’s office released a video of the prime minister speaking in front of an...

Rockets from Gaza rain havoc on Israeli cities in latest war

May. 18, 2021 05:15 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sirens wailed just before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot began on Sunday evening, sending Chen Farag and her family once again running for cover as they have dozens of times over the past week since the latest war between Palestinian militants in Gaza and the Israeli...

EXPLAINER: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza?

May. 18, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a week into their fourth war, Israel and the Hamas militant group already face allegations of possible war crimes in Gaza. Israel says Hamas is using Palestinian civilians as human shields, while critics say Israel is using disproportionate force. ...

ICC prosecutor urges Libya to hand over Gadhafi's son

May. 17, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Libya’s new interim government Monday to arrest the son of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi and called for mercenaries and foreign fighters to leave the North African nation without delay, warning that...

Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

May. 17, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes Monday on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. International diplomacy to end the weeklong war that has killed hundreds appeared to make...

The Latest: Biden expresses 'support' for Gaza cease-fire

May. 17, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Joe Biden has expressed “support” for a cease-fire during a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A statement says the leaders spoke Monday, which was the eighth day of Israeli-Palestinian fighting. ...

Erdogan: High-ranking PKK militant killed in Iraq operation

May. 17, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces have killed an alleged high-ranking Kurdish militant in an operation in northern Iraq, Turkey’s president said Monday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after a Cabinet meeting that the slain militant was allegedly responsible for...

EU vows to boost efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian fighting

May. 17, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will redouble its efforts to end the surge in violence between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants, and seek progress during a special meeting of its foreign ministers on Tuesday. The EU also called the weekend destruction...