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Israeli military tells Palestinians not to return to north Gaza after witnesses say troops killed 5

Apr. 15, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military renewed warnings on Monday for Palestinians not to return to northern Gaza, a day after witnesses and medical officials said Israeli troops opened fire and killed five people among throngs of displaced residents trying to walk back to their...

In war saga 'The Sympathizer,' Vietnamese voices are no longer stuck in the background

Apr. 15, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

Vietnamese journalist-turned-filmmaker Phanxinê remembers exactly when he decided to make movies in his native country rather than Hollywood. It was in 2008 but it could have been a satirical scene out of the Vietnam Era-novel “The Sympathizer.” Someone from a movie studio...

Gene Herrick, AP photographer who covered the Korean War and civil rights, dies at 97

Apr. 15, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

RICH CREEK, Va. (AP) — Gene Herrick, a retired Associated Press photographer who covered the Korean War and is known for his iconic images of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and the trial of the killers of Emmett Till in the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, died Friday. He was 97. ...

World donors pledge $2.1 billion in aid for war-stricken Sudan to ward off famine

Apr. 15, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — World donors pledged more than $2.1 billion in humanitarian aid for Sudan after a yearlong war that has pushed its population to the brink of famine, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday. Macron spoke at the end of an international conference in Paris aimed at...

French president says world donors are pledging 2 billion euros in aid for Sudan after a year of devastating war

Apr. 15, 2024 12:35 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French president says world donors are pledging 2 billion euros in aid for Sudan after a year of devastating war.

Analysis: Iran upends decades of shadow warfare in direct attack on Israel as tensions mount at home

Apr. 15, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's direct attack on Israel over the weekend upended decades of its shadowy warfare by proxy, something Tehran has used to manage international repercussions for its actions. But with both economic and political tensions at home boiling, the country's Shiite...

The trial of a former Syrian general over alleged role in war crimes starts in Stockholm

Apr. 15, 2024 05:38 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The trial of a former Syrian army general over his alleged role in war crimes committed in 2012 in his home country started at a Stockholm court Monday, a first according to a human rights organization. Syria has been ravaged by civil war for over 13 years. ...

The shadow war between Iran and Israel has been exposed. What happens next?

Apr. 15, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel early Sunday marked a change in approach for Tehran, which had relied on proxies across the Middle East since the start of the Israel-Hamas war in October. All eyes are now on whether Israel chooses to take further military action, while...

World paid little attention to Sudan's war for a year. Now aid groups warn of mass death from hunger

Apr. 14, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — On a clear night a year ago, a dozen heavily armed fighters broke into Omaima Farouq’s house in an upscale neighborhood in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. At gunpoint, they whipped and slapped the woman, and terrorized her children. Then they expelled them from the fenced...

Israel is quiet on next steps against Iran — and on which partners helped shoot down missiles

Apr. 14, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday credited an international military coalition with helping thwart a direct Iranian attack involving hundreds of drones and missiles, calling the coordinated response a starting point for a “strategic alliance” of regional opposition to Tehran....