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Hamas and Fatah sign declaration in Beijing on ending yearslong rift as war rages in Gaza

Jul. 23, 2024 05:34 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a declaration in Beijing on ending a yearslong rift, Chinese state media said Tuesday, taking a step toward potentially resolving the deep divide between the sides as the war in Gaza rages on. The declaration by...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Netanyahu signals cease-fire deal could be shaping up as deaths top 39,000

Jul. 23, 2024 04:49 AM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signaled that a cease-fire deal that would free dozens of hostages from captivity in Gaza could be taking shape. Netanyahu is in Washington, where he was to meet with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The Israeli...

Biden aims for more achievements despite the bane of lame-duck presidents: diminished relevance

Jul. 23, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he's “determined to get as much done" as he possibly can in his final six months in the White House as he tries to beat back a defining force that his lame-duck predecessors struggled to vanquish: diminished relevance. Biden...

Netanyahu is in Washington at a fraught time for Israel and the US. What to know about his visit

Jul. 23, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week is looming as a fraught one between the two allies, coming at a moment of extreme political flux in the United States, and wariness among American leaders about Netanyahu's history of interjecting himself...

Israeli government quietly sends millions to unauthorized West Bank settler outposts

Jul. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has budgeted millions of dollars to protect small, unauthorized Jewish farms in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, underwriting tiny outposts meant to grow into full-fledged settlements, according to an anti-settlement monitoring group. ...

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Israeli military orders evacuation of part of humanitarian zone in Gaza

Jul. 22, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

The Israeli military has ordered the evacuation of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, while the Health Ministry in Gaza says over 39,000 Palestinians have now been killed in the nine-month war. The military said Monday it plans an...

Israel orders evacuation of part of Gaza humanitarian zone as war's toll passes 39,000 Palestinians

Jul. 22, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military ordered the evacuation Monday of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, saying it is planning an operation against Hamas militants there. The order triggered a new flight of Palestinians, many of whom...

Israel's Netanyahu walks political tightrope on Washington trip following Biden's exit from race

Jul. 22, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington on Monday, leaving behind a brutal war to make a politically precarious speech before the U.S. Congress at a time of great uncertainty following Joe Biden’s withdrawal from the presidential race. With...

Israel's latest airstrikes in Gaza kill at least 15 including children

Jul. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed at least 15 people, including women and children overnight in Gaza, according to hospital officials and a body count by an Associated Press journalist on Sunday. The latest strikes occurred as Israeli Prime Minister...