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Khashoggi's killing threatens Trump dreams for Mideast peace

Oct. 22, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In recent months, the Trump administration has repeatedly put off the release of its long-awaited Mideast peace plan. Now, the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi agents may put the plan into a deep freeze. Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin...

The Latest: 11 migrants, trafficker injured in Greece crash

Oct. 21, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Greek police say 11 migrants and one trafficker have been injured when the SUV that was carrying them at high speed overturned on a highway in northern Greece. Police say the car, which was carrying the migrants from the...

Migrants storm Spanish border enclave fence, 200 get in

Oct. 21, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Some 300 migrants attacked a fence separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Sunday, an effort that left one migrant dead and saw 200 others enter Spanish territory, authorities said. A representative of Spain's government in Melilla said the migrant...

Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

Oct. 21, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition...

Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

Oct. 20, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators gathered in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to express their disapproval with China's stance toward their island. China cut off contact with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's government shortly after her inauguration in 2016 and has been...

Protesters gather on Gaza frontier, Israeli fire wounds 77

Oct. 19, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory's Hamas rulers and Israel. The militant...

Egyptian mediators step up truce efforts with Israel, Hamas

Oct. 18, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A team of Egyptian mediators on Thursday shuttled between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers in a stepped-up effort to forge a cease-fire between the two enemies. The series of meetings came a day after Gaza militants fired a rocket that struck a home in southern Israel,...

US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration...

Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza

Oct. 17, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level Egyptian delegation on Wednesday held urgent talks with Gaza's Hamas rulers, seeking to restore calm after a rocket from the Palestinian area slammed into a home in southern Israel and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes on Hamas targets. The pre-dawn...

Analysis: Trump's Saudi bet has become much riskier

Oct. 17, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put a big and risky bet on Saudi Arabia and its 33-year-old crown prince. It's now become much riskier. From the early days of his presidency, Trump and his foreign policy team embraced the kingdom and Mohammed bin Salman as the anchors of their entire Middle East...