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An Israeli airstrike in Gaza's south kills at least 9 Palestinians in Rafah, including 6 children

Apr. 20, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah killed at least nine people, six of them children, hospital authorities said Saturday, as Israel pursued its nearly seven-month offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory. Israel's...

After Congress finally does pass new funding, this is how the US can rush weapons to Ukraine

Apr. 20, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon could get weapons moving to Ukraine within days once Congress passes a long-delayed aid bill. That's because it has a network of storage sites in the U.S. and Europe that already hold the ammunition and air defense components that Kyiv desperately needs. ...

Biden avoids a further Mideast spiral as Israel and Iran show restraint. But for how long?

Apr. 20, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden can breathe a bit easier, at least for the moment, now that Israel and Iran appear to have stepped back from the brink of tipping the Middle East into all-out war. Israel's retaliatory strikes on Iran and Syria caused limited damage. The...

Iraq investigates a blast at a base of Iran-allied militias that killed 1. US denies involvement

Apr. 20, 2024 08:45 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities said Saturday that they were investigating an explosion that struck a base belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces, a coalition of Iran-allied militias, killing one person and injuring eight. Militia officials had initially described the...

As Russia edges toward a possible offensive on Kharkiv, some residents flee. Others refuse to leave

Apr. 20, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 79-year-old woman makes the sign of the cross and, gripping her cane, leaves her home in a quaint village in northeast Ukraine. Torn screens, shattered glass and scorched trees litter the yard of Olha Faichuk's apartment building in Lukiantsi, north of...

Israel and Iran's apparent strikes and counterstrikes give new insights into both militaries

Apr. 20, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel demonstrated its military dominance over adversary Iran in its apparent precision strikes that hit near military and nuclear targets deep in the heart of the country, meeting little significant challenge from Iran's defenses and providing the world with new insights into...

A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Apr. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance and death. Mabil, who lived...

Sudan's horrific war is being fueled by weapons from foreign supporters of rival generals, UN says

Apr. 19, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The year-old war in Sudan between rival generals vying for power has sparked “a crisis of epic proportions” fueled by weapons from foreign supporters who continue to flout U.N. sanctions aimed at helping end the conflict, the U.N. political chief said Friday. ...

Israel, Iran play down apparent Israeli strike. The muted responses could calm tensions -- for now

Apr. 19, 2024 19:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Iran on Friday both played down an apparent Israeli airstrike near a major air base and nuclear site in central Iran, signaling the two bitter enemies are ready to prevent their latest eruption of violence from escalating into a full-blown regional war. ...

Northern Ireland prosecutor says UK soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday won't face perjury charges

Apr. 19, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fifteen British soldiers who allegedly lied to an inquiry into Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long Northern Ireland conflict, will not face perjury charges, prosecutors said Friday. There was insufficient evidence to convict the soldiers or a...