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Islamic Jihad says cease-fire reached to end Gaza fighting

Nov. 14, 2019 1:57 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and the militant Islamic Jihad group in Gaza appeared to have reached a cease-fire on Thursday to end two days of heavy fighting that killed at least 34 Palestinians and paralyzed parts of Israel. Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab al-Berim said the Egyptian-brokered deal...

The Latest: Israeli foreign minister warns Gaza militants

Nov. 14, 2019 12:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation between Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group and Israel (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Israel’s foreign minister says his country intends to continue its policy of targeting Gaza militants with deadly strikes — a warning that came just a few...

Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue

Nov. 14, 2019 12:28 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue.

Islamic Jihad spokesman says cease-fire with Israel has been reached to end two days of Gaza fighting

Nov. 13, 2019 11:14 PM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Islamic Jihad spokesman says cease-fire with Israel has been reached to end two days of Gaza fighting.

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

Nov. 13, 2019 9:03 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose to 32...

The Latest: Palestinians say new Israeli airstrike kills 5

Nov. 13, 2019 7:13 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the new escalation between Israel and Gaza (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Palestinians say a new Israeli airstrike has killed five people from a single family in central Gaza Strip. Hamas’ al-Aqsa Radio reported early Thursday that the dead include parents and their...

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Nov. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told The Associated Press. The negotiations are taking place with Oman, a Gulf Arab country that borders both...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

Nov. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EST

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

Nov. 11, 2019 6:00 PM EST

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and...

UN urges South Sudan warring parties to fulfill peace deal

Nov. 6, 2019 9:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called on South Sudan's warring parties Wednesday to publicly reaffirm their commitment to fully implement a peace deal signed over a year ago that calls for a coalition government to be formed on Nov. 12. The U.N.'s most powerful body expressed concern in a...