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A Palestinian boy sells bananas on a donkey carte in an alley in the Shati refugee camp, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Israel's blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and caused its poverty and unemployment rates to skyrocket, a U.N. report said Wednesday, as it called on Israel to lift the 13-year closure. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

UN agency: Israel's Gaza blockade has devastated economy

Nov. 25, 2020 4:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a U.N. report said Wednesday, as it called on Israel to lift the closure. The report by the U.N. Conference on...

Israel strikes Hamas sites in Gaza Strip after rocket attack

Nov. 22, 2020 1:34 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft on Sunday struck multiple sites in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired earlier from the Palestinian territory, Israel's military said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. While several militant groups operate out of the Palestinian enclave, Israel holds...

Israeli army says Gaza militants fired a rocket at Israel

Nov. 21, 2020 4:24 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket toward Israel on Saturday night, setting off air-raid sirens in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, the Israeli military announced. Israeli police said the rocket caused damage to a structure in the Ashkelon area, roughly 10...

An attendee stands in a sterilizer as a precaution against the coronavirus as he arrives for a defense expo, DX Korea 2020, in Goyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. South Korea has recorded its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three months as it gets set to tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S Korea begins stronger limits in some areas

Nov. 18, 2020 8:59 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 300 new coronavirus cases for a second consecutive day as authorities begin enforcing toughened social distancing rules in some areas to fight a resurgence of small-scale clusters of infections. The 343 new cases announced Thursday raised the...

Israeli military strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets

Nov. 15, 2020 6:36 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after militants fired two rockets from the Palestinian territory. In a statement, the military said fighter jets, attack helicopters and tanks hit Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts. It said...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz holds his a face mask behind plexiglass shields before a media conference as they commemorate the terror attack one week ago, at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.  Several shots were fired shortly after 8 p.m. local time on Monday, Nov. 2, in a lively street in the city centre of Vienna. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Austrian authorities raid suspected Islamic radicals

Nov. 9, 2020 12:56 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Investigators in several Austrian regions carried out raids early Monday on people and organizations suspected of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas groups, prosecutors said. Authorities said there was no link between Monday's action against suspected Islamic radicals and the attack...

This undated photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Robert Solomon. Solomon and Benjamin Ryan Teeter who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group, who toted guns on Minneapolis streets during unrest following the death of George Floyd and spoke about shooting police, blowing up a courthouse and killing politicians, have been charged with federal terrorism counts. (Sherburne County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Alleged Boogaloo Bois face weapons charges in Minneapolis

Nov. 6, 2020 1:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Weapons counts have been added to the charges against two men who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group who toted guns in Minneapolis during unrest following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors announced Friday. Michael Robert Solomon, 30, of New Brighton,...

Natan Zach, influential Israeli poet, dies at 89

Nov. 6, 2020 7:45 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Natan Zach, an Israeli writer who had a major impact on the development of modern Hebrew poetry, has died, Israel's culture minister said in a statement. He was 89. Zach published more than two dozen books, including several that were translated into other languages, and won a number of...

Supporters of religious group burn a representation of a French flag during a rally against French President Emmanuel Macron and republishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricatures of Islam's most revered prophet. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

Oct. 30, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president's vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim...

Rights group: Hamas frees Gazan man who met Israelis on Zoom

Oct. 26, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas authorities on Monday released three Palestinian peace campaigners who were jailed last April for holding an online video conference with Israeli participants, a rights group and the main defendant's family said. Rami Aman, 39, was detained in April along with...