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Palestinian medics say Israeli airstrikes kill 35 in Gaza's Rafah as displaced people are hit

May. 26, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian health workers said Israeli airstrikes killed at least 35 people Sunday and hit tents for displaced people in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, and “numerous” others were trapped in flaming debris. Gaza's Health Ministry said women and children made...

Christian group temporarily opens beaches it has closed on Sunday mornings as court fight plays out

May. 26, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — For the first time in generations, beachgoers were out on the sand in a New Jersey shore community on the Sunday morning before Memorial Day as a Christian religious group fights the state over its regular beach closures there during Sunday services. The...

Palestinian medics say 22 are killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that hits tents for displaced people

May. 26, 2024 15:37 PM EDT
DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian medics say 22 are killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that hits tents for displaced people.

Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city

May. 26, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than two weeks of fighting between Sudan’s military and a notorious paramilitary group over a major city in the western Darfur region killed at least 123 people, an international aid group said Sunday. The fighting in el-Fasher, the provincial capital of North...

Yemen’s Houthi rebels freed over 100 war prisoners, the Red Cross says

May. 26, 2024 05:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen on Sunday released more than 100 war prisoners linked to the country’s long-running conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. The unilateral release came more than a year after Yemen’s warring sides freed...

Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts

May. 26, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Living in a tent in rebel-held northwestern Syria, Rudaina al-Salim and her family struggle to find enough water for drinking and other basic needs such as cooking and washing. Their encampment north of the city of Idlib hasn't seen any aid in six months. ...

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

May. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small U.S. military vessel and what...

Car bomb in the Syrian capital kills one. Drone strike near Lebanon border targets two vehicles

May. 25, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb attached to a car exploded early Saturday in the western part of the Syrian capital that is home to several diplomatic missions, killing one person and causing material damage, state media reported. Damascus’ Mazze neighborhood houses the Iranian consulate,...

Colombia's ex-President Uribe charged with witness tampering in polarizing legal battle

May. 24, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe was charged Friday in a long-running witness tampering investigation. Uribe was formally charged with witness tampering and bribery for his efforts to discredit a political opponent who was digging into Uribe’s...

Defense secretary tells US Naval Academy graduates they will lead 'through tension and uncertainty'

May. 24, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be leading future sailors and Marines “through tension and uncertainty,” noting how two graduates from last year were just aboard the USS Carney in the Red Sea, where they helped shoot...