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Group of swing state Muslims vows to ditch Biden in 2024 over his war stance

Dec. 02, 2023 15:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Muslim community leaders from several swing states pledged to withdraw support for U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday at a conference in suburban Detroit, citing his refusal to call for a ceasefire in Gaza. Democrats in Michigan have warned the White House that...

Israeli offensive shifts to crowded southern Gaza, driving up death toll despite evacuation orders

Dec. 02, 2023 15:32 PM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel pounded targets in crowded southern Gaza on Saturday and ordered more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect civilians a day after a truce collapsed. ...

Harris focuses on shaping a post-conflict Gaza during a diplomatic blitz in Dubai with Arab leaders

Dec. 02, 2023 14:30 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris engaged in a speed round of diplomatic talks with Arab leaders on Saturday where she focused on shaping the outlook for a post-conflict Gaza while calling on Israel to do more to protect Palestinian civilians from the...

Live updates | Israeli strikes kill over 175 people in Gaza after cease-fire ends, officials say

Dec. 01, 2023 23:00 PM EST

Israeli strikes on houses and buildings have killed at least 178 people throughout the Gaza Strip in the first hours of fighting after a weeklong truce collapsed Friday, according to the Health Ministry there. Israel said it struck more than 200 Hamas targets. Militants in Gaza...

Israel’s war with Hamas resumes with airstrikes in Gaza after a weeklong truce ends

Dec. 01, 2023 21:48 PM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s war with Hamas erupted again Friday, as airstrikes hit houses and buildings in the Gaza Strip minutes after a weeklong truce expired. Health authorities in the besieged territory reported dozens of Palestinians killed and Israel dropped leaflets over Gaza...

The AP Interview: Ukraine's Zelenskyy says the war with Russia is in a new phase as winter looms

Dec. 01, 2023 16:27 PM EST

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the war with Russia is in a new stage, with winter expected to complicate fighting after a summer counteroffensive that failed to produce desired results due to enduring shortages of weapons and ground forces. ...

Blinken sees goals largely unfulfilled in Mideast trip, even as Israel pledges to protect civilians

Dec. 01, 2023 16:23 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken returned to the Mideast this week pressing for agreements to extend the Gaza cease-fire, step up the release of hostages held by Hamas and limit Palestinian civilian casualties if fighting with Israel resumed. He left...

Mediators scrambling for Israel-Hamas truce extension, as hostages-for-prisoners swaps get harder

Dec. 01, 2023 09:07 AM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mediators were scrambling to extend an Israel-Hamas truce set to expire after daybreak Friday, as the two sides appeared to be struggling to agree on how to continue the daily exchanges of hostages held by Hamas for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel that have...

The Taliban's new ambassador arrives in China as Afghanistan's rulers court foreign investment

Dec. 01, 2023 08:32 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban government's new ambassador to China arrived in Beijing on Friday — the first time Afghanistan's rulers have officially sent an ambassador to another country since returning to power more than two years ago. No country recognizes the Taliban...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 01, 2023 07:19 AM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. November 25, 2023. Editorial: Doing their part The members of Vermont’s congressional delegation took some hard line positions this week on the Israeli-Hamas war. U.S. Rep. Becca Balint was the first Jewish member of the...