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Nobel winner remembers childhood in Pittsburgh

Oct. 23, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joshua Angrist suspects that his childhood in Shadyside in the 1960s and ’70s wasn’t like those of other people who have won the Nobel Prize. He rode his bike around the city at all hours, stopping home for dinner before heading out again with his...

Syria buries former lawmaker shot near Israeli border

Oct. 18, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A former Syrian lawmaker allegedly felled by Israeli sniper fire was laid to rest Monday in an official funeral attended by hundreds of people near Damascus. Midhat Saleh, a well-known figure in Syria, was fatally shot Saturday in Ein el-Tineh, a...

Israeli officer punished for violence against protesters

Oct. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it has reprimanded an officer who was found to have used excessive force against protesters in the occupied West Bank, including pushing a 65-year-old Israeli peace activist to the ground. The army said the officer, a...

Shooting in Syria could mark new phase in Israeli campaign

Oct. 17, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The death of a former Syrian Druse lawmaker, allegedly by Israeli sniper fire, could mark a new phase in what Israel calls its war against Iranian entrenchment in neighboring Syria. Syria’s state-run news agency said that Midhat Saleh was fatally shot...

Israeli army says troops kill Palestinian firebomb suspect

Oct. 14, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday said that troops shot and killed a Palestinian who was throwing firebombs at cars on a main highway in the occupied West Bank. A military statement said that soldiers opened fire at two suspects spotted throwing...

Syrian allies vow response to Israeli strike, also blame US

Oct. 14, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's defense ministry said on Thursday that one of its soldiers has been killed and three injured in an overnight Israeli airstrike on a telecommunication tower in the central province of Homs. A military official said the strike shortly...

Syria reports Israel airstrikes on central province of Homs

Oct. 13, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses responded Wednesday to an Israeli airstrike targeting areas close to the historic Syrian town of Palmyra in the central province of Homs, state television reported. The reported quoted an unidentified military official as...

Former Israeli soldier assaulted outside station in Berlin

Oct. 09, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Israeli soldier was assaulted in Germany's capital in what police described Saturday as an antisemitic incident. The assault took place Friday evening outside the Noeldnerplatz commuter train station in an eastern district of Berlin. The...

Syria says 6 troops wounded in airstrike in Homs province

Oct. 08, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian air defenses responded on Friday night to an Israeli strike targeting a military airbase in the country's central province of Homs, Syrian state media said. The airstrike wounded six soldiers, the report said. The report quoted an unnamed military...

Israel, Palestinian militants use bodies as bargaining chips

Oct. 08, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

ABU DIS, West Bank (AP) — More than a year after his son was killed by Israeli forces under disputed circumstances in the occupied West Bank, Mustafa Erekat is still seeking his remains. It is one of dozens of cases in which Israel is holding the remains of Palestinians...