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Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks

By JOSEF FEDERMAN | February 23, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who...

Pope cautions against ‘unfair’ Middle East peace plans

By FRANCES D'EMILIO | February 23, 2020

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.In a speech Sunday during a visit to the Italian southern port city of Bari to reflect on peace in countries bordering...

Spain: Morocco saves 14 migrants, 14 others feared drowned

By RENATA BRITO | February 19, 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Moroccan authorities rescued only 14 migrants from a boat carrying 28 people that capsized off the Western Sahara coast, raising fears that the others drowned, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday.The news came after...

Virus cases rise as experts question China’s numbers

By KEN MORITSUGU | February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Infections and deaths from the new virus in China ballooned for a second straight day Friday, on paper at least, as officials near the epicenter of the outbreak struggled to keep up with a backlog of patients’ lab work.The acceleration...

Health concerns meet politics amid Taiwan’s WHO exclusion

By RALPH JENNINGS | February 14, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization is pitting health concerns against geopolitics during the current crisis over the new illness known as COVID-19.Taiwan has called repeatedly for it to be allowed to participate...

UN list targets firms linked to Israeli settlements

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and JAMEY KEATEN | February 12, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. human rights office on Wednesday released a list of more than 100 companies it said are complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank — a first-ever international...

Architect of US peace plan blames Palestinians for violence

By EDITH M. LEDERER | February 6, 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The chief architect of the U.S. blueprint to resolve the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Thursday blamed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for soaring tensions and violence in the occupied West Bank...

Israeli-Palestinian violence spikes a week after Trump plan

By TIA GOLDENBERG | February 6, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in clashes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and a third in Jerusalem after he opened fire at a police officer, hours after a car-ramming attack elsewhere in the city wounded 12 Israeli soldiers.Tensions...

This week’s American turmoil, seen through allies’ eyes

By The Associated Press | February 6, 2020

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of the Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most contentious chapter of all — the nation’s third-ever...

Proposed UN resolution would reject US Mideast peace plan

By EDITH M. LEDERER | February 5, 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian supporters have circulated a draft U.N. resolution that would reject the recently launched U.S. plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it violates international law and Security Council demands for a two-state...

Trump aide ties Israeli settlements to rising anti-Semitism

By DEB RIECHMANN | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Palestinians on Wednesday that Israeli settlements will continue to expand because rising anti-Semitism around the world means more Jews will immigrate to Israel.Addressing...

UN chief warns ‘a wind of madness is sweeping the globe’

By EDITH M. LEDERER | February 4, 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that “a wind of madness is sweeping the globe,” pointing to escalating conflicts from Libya and Yemen to Syria and beyond.At a wide-ranging news conference, he said, “All...