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Qatari Foreign Ministry says Hamas has begun delivering medications to Israeli hostages in Gaza.

Feb. 20, 2024 13:39 PM EST
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatari Foreign Ministry says Hamas has begun delivering medications to Israeli hostages in Gaza.

More than 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war, Gaza Health Ministry says

Feb. 19, 2024 23:25 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s assault in Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7, the territory’s Health Ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in recent history. Israeli Prime...

Qatar frees 8 retired Indian navy officers whose death sentences over alleged spying were commuted

Feb. 12, 2024 05:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Qatar has freed eight retired Indian navy officers whose death sentences for alleged spying were commuted last year, India’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The eight men were accused of spying while working at Al Dahra, a consulting company in the oil-rich Gulf...

Texas A&M to close Qatar campus as school's board notes instability in Middle East as factor

Feb. 09, 2024 15:01 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University will close its 20-year-old Qatar campus by 2028, with board members noting “heightened instability" in the Middle East as a major reason to reconsider its presence in the country. Thursday's vote by Texas A&M's Board of Regents...

Blinken ends latest Mideast mission after new Israeli snub of proposed Gaza cease-fire plan

Feb. 08, 2024 06:42 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken left the Middle East on Thursday with public divisions between the United States and Israel at perhaps their worst level since Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza began in October. Wrapping up a four-nation Mideast...

Qatar gets 'positive' response from Hamas on cease-fire plan as group reiterates its broader demands

Feb. 06, 2024 17:40 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hamas' response to the latest plan for a cease-fire in Gaza and the release of hostages was “generally positive,” key mediator Qatar said Tuesday, as the militant group reiterated its demand for an end to the war, something Israel has thus far ruled out. ...

Live updates | Hamas reacts to cease-fire proposal as Blinken makes Mideast diplomacy tour

Feb. 06, 2024 16:45 PM EST

Qatar’s prime minister said Thursday that Hamas gave a “generally positive” answer to the latest plan for a cease-fire in Gaza. But the Palestinian militant group said it still seeks “a comprehensive and complete” cease-fire to end “the aggression against our people.” Israel has ruled...

Qatari prime minister says Hamas has given "generally positive" response to Gaza cease-fire proposal

Feb. 06, 2024 12:33 PM EST
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatari prime minister says Hamas has given "generally positive" response to Gaza cease-fire proposal.

Live updates | Hamas is expected to respond soon to a proposal that includes hostage releases

Feb. 02, 2024 19:06 PM EST

A senior Hamas official said Friday the group will respond “very soon” to a proposal that includes extended pauses in Gaza fighting and phased exchanges of Hamas-held hostages for Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. Hamas and other militants in Gaza are holding dozens of hostages,...

Top US diplomat set to return to the Mideast for 5th time since Gaza conflict began

Jan. 31, 2024 12:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will return to the Middle East later this week on his fifth urgent diplomatic mission since I srael’s war with Hamas began in October, the White House and a State Department official said Wednesday. National Security Council...