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Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

Aug. 07, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The flare-up was the worst...

Egypt calls for cease-fire to start at 11:30 p.m. (2030 GMT; 4:30 p.m. EDT), signaling deal struck to end Gaza violence

Aug. 07, 2022 15:05 PM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt calls for cease-fire to start at 11:30 p.m. (2030 GMT; 4:30 p.m. EDT), signaling deal struck to end Gaza violence.

EXPLAINER: What is driving the current Israel-Gaza violence

Aug. 07, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip were exchanging fire Saturday in the worst bout of cross-border violence since an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas last year. Israeli airstrikes have killed 11 people, including a senior commander from...

Longtime AP correspondent, editor Marcus Eliason dies at 75

Aug. 06, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century, has died. He was 75. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, developed pneumonia...

Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24

Aug. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict. Gaza’s health ministry said 24 people had been killed so far in...

Juventus vs. Atlético Madrid canceled amid unrest in Israel

Aug. 06, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

TEL AVIV (AP) — A friendly between Juventus and Atlético Madrid scheduled to be played in Tel Aviv has been canceled after an outbreak of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinians, the two clubs said Saturday. The game was due to be held at the Bloomfield Stadium on Sunday...

Israeli TV shows at least two rockets intercepted after being fired from Gaza; air raid sirens sound in central Israel

Aug. 05, 2022 14:05 PM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli TV shows at least two rockets intercepted after being fired from Gaza; air raid sirens sound in central Israel.

Banksy painting sprayed in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

Aug. 05, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A long-lost painting by the British graffiti artist Banksy has resurfaced in a swank art gallery in downtown Tel Aviv, an hour’s drive and a world away from the concrete wall in the occupied West Bank where it was initially sprayed. The relocation of the...

ATP men's tennis tour cancels 4 China tournaments in 2022

Jul. 21, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The ATP men's tennis tour is canceling all four of its tournaments held in China this year, citing COVID-19 restrictions. The Rolex Shanghai Masters, China Open, Chengdu Open and Zhuhai Championships were called off by the ATP on Thursday. It is the third consecutive...

Biden delivers tough talk on Iran as he opens Mideast visit

Jul. 15, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday opened his first visit to the Mideast since taking office by offering anxious Israeli leaders strong reassurances of his determination to stop Iran’s growing nuclear program, saying he’d be willing to use force as a "last resort." ...