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Netanyahu says Israel is winding down its Gaza operations. But he warns a Lebanon war could be next

Jun. 24, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the current phase of fighting against Hamas in Gaza is winding down, setting the stage for Israel to send more troops to its northern border to confront the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. The comments...

Aerial drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels hits ship in the Red Sea, causing damage and injuries

Jun. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An aerial drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels struck and damaged a vessel in the Red Sea on Sunday, officials said, the latest attack by the group targeting shipping in the vital maritime corridor. The attack comes as the U.S. has sent the...

An Israel offensive into Lebanon risks an Iranian military response, top US military leader says

Jun. 23, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

ESPARGOS, Cape Verde (AP) — The top U.S. military officer warned on Sunday that any Israeli military offensive into Lebanon would risk an Iranian response in defense of the powerful Hezbollah militant group there, triggering a broader war that could put U.S. forces in the region in danger. ...

Under curfew, Ukrainians mark midsummer with bonfire jumping at a festival with pagan roots

Jun. 23, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

KHOTIV, Ukraine (AP) — Despite war-time restrictions, Ukrainians marked midsummer with festivals that featured frenetic folk dancing, flower decoration and jumping over bonfires. The festival of Ivana Kupala on Sunday was held as Ukrainians start their third summer at war, with...

Democrats wrestle with whether to attend Netanyahu's address to Congress as many plan to boycott

Jun. 23, 2024 09:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. Congress, nearly 60 Democrats skipped his speech nine years ago, calling it a slap in the face to then-President Barack Obama as he negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran. With Netanyahu...

Philippines says it won't back down, but won't start a war, after clash with Chinese Coast Guard

Jun. 23, 2024 02:17 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The president of the Philippines said Sunday his country would not yield to “any foreign power” after Chinese forces injured Filipino navy personnel and damaged at least two military boats with machetes, axes and hammers in a clash in the disputed South China Sea,...

Thousands of Iran-backed fighters offer to join Hezbollah in its fight against Israel

Jun. 23, 2024 01:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of fighters from Iran-backed groups in the Middle East are ready to come to Lebanon to join with the militant Hezbollah group in its battle with Israel if the simmering conflict escalates into a full-blown war, officials with Iran-backed factions and analysts say. ...

At least 39 people killed in Israeli strikes across northern Gaza, officials say

Jun. 22, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — At least 39 people were killed by Israeli strikes across northern Gaza on Saturday, as rescue workers scrambled to find survivors beneath the rubble, according to Palestinian and hospital officials. Fadel Naem, director of the al-Ahli Hospital in...

Israeli strikes on tent camps near Rafah kill at least 25 and wound 50, Gaza health officials say

Jun. 21, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces shelled tent camps for displaced Palestinians outside Gaza's southern city of Rafah on Friday, killing at least 25 people and wounding another 50, according to the territory's health officials and emergency workers. This was the...

The Latest | Gaza's Health Ministry says 25 killed, 50 wounded in Israeli strikes on tent camps

Jun. 21, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

At least 25 people were killed and another 50 wounded in attacks on tents for displaced Palestinians sheltering in southern Gaza, according to the territory’s Heath Ministry and emergency workers. Witnesses whose relatives died in one of the bombardments near a Red Cross field...