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Israel intercepts an apparent Houthi attack near the port city of Eilat

Feb. 22, 2024 03:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel intercepted what appeared to be an attack launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Thursday near the port city of Eilat, as the group escalates its assaults over Israel's war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, authorities said. Sirens sounded...

Live updates | Attackers open fire in the West Bank, killing 1 Israeli and wounding others

Feb. 22, 2024 02:12 AM EST

Israeli police say three gunmen opened fire on the road near a checkpoint in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, killing one Israeli and wounding at least eight, as violence persists in the territory. Benny Gantz, a member of Israel’s War Cabinet, said late Wednesday that new attempts...

Desperate for soldiers, Ukraine weighs unpopular plan to expand the draft

Feb. 22, 2024 00:22 AM EST

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — When the Russian army mounted a full-scale invasion two years ago, Ukrainian men zealously rushed to recruitment centers across the country to enlist, ready to die in defense of their nation. Today, with Russia in control of roughly one-quarter of Ukraine and...

AP PHOTOS: War-themed murals in Kyiv honor Ukraine's fallen soldiers

Feb. 22, 2024 00:15 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Set against the blue and yellow of Ukraine’s flag, the vast image of a masked fighter holding a grey-and-white cat towers over a street on the side of an apartment block in Kyiv. The painting depicts volunteer Oleksiy Movchan, a 49-year-old who was killed by...

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage attack after explosions strike a natural gas pipeline

Feb. 21, 2024 22:31 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli sabotage attack on an Iranian natural gas pipeline last week caused multiple explosions on the line, Iran's oil minister alleged Wednesday, further raising tensions between the regional archenemies against the backdrop of Israel's war on Hamas in the...

Robert Port, who led AP investigative team that won Pulitzer for No Gun Ri massacre probe, dies

Feb. 21, 2024 19:45 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — J. Robert Port, who led The Associated Press investigative team when it won a Pulitzer for the Korean War No Gun Ri massacre probe, has died at age 68. Port died Saturday in Lansing, Michigan, according to his sister, Susan Deller. He had been treated for...

Live updates | New attempts at Gaza cease-fire are underway, Israel's Gantz says

Feb. 21, 2024 19:13 PM EST

New attempts are underway to reach a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas that could pause the war in Gaza, a member of Israel’s War Cabinet said late Wednesday. “Initial signs indicate a possibility of moving forward,” said Benny Gantz, a former military chief and defense...

Police search a car and find cocaine -- and a US Army rocket launcher

Feb. 21, 2024 16:16 PM EST

A police detective says he was unnerved to find a U.S. Army rocket launcher along with crack cocaine when searching a suspicious truck in central Massachusetts. Det. Alex Sinni from the Sutton Police Department told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his first concern after...

An attempt by UK lawmakers to vote on a cease-fire in Gaza descended into chaos

Feb. 21, 2024 15:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. lawmakers called Wednesday for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war — but only after dozens walked out of the House of Commons in protest at how the vote was handled. Lawmakers had been debating three separate resolutions related to the war. All were largely...

Why isn't desperately needed aid reaching Palestinians in Gaza?

Feb. 21, 2024 14:17 PM EST

From the earliest days of the Israel-Hamas war, the United States and much of the international community have pressed Israel to allow more humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. But as the fighting rages on with no end in sight, the humanitarian catastrophe there has only worsened. ...