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

Jun. 23, 2024 21:25 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. ...

Heads of churches say Israeli government is demanding they pay property tax, upsetting status quo

Jun. 23, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Leaders of major churches have accused Israeli authorities of launching a “coordinated attack” on the Christian presence in the Holy Land by initiating tax proceedings against them. While Israeli officials have tried to dismiss the disagreement as a routine...

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

Jun. 23, 2024 17:40 PM 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...

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...

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. ...

Yemen's Houthi rebels target ship in the Gulf of Aden as the Eisenhower aircraft carrier heads home

Jun. 22, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted a commercial ship traveling through the Gulf of Aden but apparently caused no damage, authorities said Saturday, in the latest strike on the shipping lane by the group. The Houthi attack comes after the...

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...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in New York's state primaries

Jun. 21, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions within the Democratic Party about President Joe Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war are playing out in a key New York primary race on Tuesday. Rep. Jamaal Bowman faces Westchester County Executive George Latimer in Tuesday's highly contentious...