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The Latest | Israel says it will respond to Iran attack as world leaders urge restraint

Apr. 15, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

Israel’s military chief said Monday that the country will respond after Iran launched an attack involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. World leaders are urging Israel not to retaliate. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says “all sides must show...

Israel’s military chief says that Israel will respond to Iran’s weekend missile attack

Apr. 15, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military chief said Monday that his country will respond to Iran’s weekend attack, but he did not elaborate on when and how as world leaders urged against retaliation, trying to avoid a spiral of violence in the Middle East. The Iranian attack on...

Biden hosts Iraqi leader after Iran's attack on Israel throws Mideast into greater uncertainty

Apr. 15, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday hosted Iraq’s leader at the White House as his administration worked to prevent an escalation in Mideast hostilities following Iran’s weekend aerial assault on Israel. Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani was visiting for...

Stock market today: Wall Street slumps as rising yields crank up the pressure

Apr. 15, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped Monday after higher yields in the bond market caused by a strong U.S. economy cranked up the pressure on Wall Street. The S&P 500 tumbled 1.2%, following up on its 1.6% loss from last week, which was its worst since October. The Dow Jones...

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 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...

The Latest | Israel says 99% of drones and missiles launched by Iran were intercepted

Apr. 15, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Israel on Sunday praised the success of its defenses in the face of an attack by Iran involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles while tensions ran high over a possible Israeli counter-strike. An Israeli military spokesman said the launches numbered more...

US works to prevent an escalation across the Mideast as Biden pushes Israel to show restraint

Apr. 14, 2024 20:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Sunday highlighted its role in helping Israel thwart Iran's aerial attack as President Joe Biden convened leaders of the Group of Seven countries in an effort to prevent a wider regional escalation and coordinate a global rebuke of Tehran. The...

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....

Iran and Israel have a history of enmity. What key recent events led to Iran's assault on Israel?

Apr. 14, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Iran's dramatic aerial attack on Israel follows years of enmity between the countries and marks the first time Iran has launched a direct military assault on Israel. The hostility between the countries has only worsened in the six months since Hamas launched its attack on...