US Punishes Lebanese Bank for Links to Hezbollah

Africa 08/30/19, 14:58

The United States sanctioned a Lebanese bank on Thursday for facilitating the financial activities of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Treasury Department accused the Jammal Trust Bank, and its subsidiaries, of "brazenly enabling" the financial activities of the organization that operates in Lebanon and has links with Iran. Through an official statement, ...

Palestinians mark anniversary of mass displacement

World 05/15/19, 10:29

Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.Thousands of people streamed to the Gaza-Israel frontier as the militant Hamas group, which controls Gaza, announced a general strike, closing schools and ...

Qatar to send money for West Bank, Gaza after Israel truce

Asia & Pacific 05/07/19, 06:43

Qatar on Tuesday said it is sending $480 million to Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip after a cease-fire deal ended the deadliest fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants since a 2014 war.Qatar's Foreign Ministry said $300 million would support health and education programs of the Palestinian ...

Israel’s Gaza blockade under scrutiny after latest violence

World 05/06/19, 14:36

For 12 years, Israel has maintained a blockade over the Gaza Strip, seeking to weaken the territory's militant Hamas rulers. And for 12 years, Hamas has remained firmly in power, developing a thriving homegrown weapons industry along the way.This weekend's violence, the worst in a string of flare-ups since a ...

Gaza quiet after Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

World 05/06/19, 13:06

The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war.The escalation had killed 25 on the Gaza side, both militants and ...

Israel army lifts restrictions, signals cease-fire with Gaza

Asia & Pacific 05/06/19, 00:14

The Israeli army says it has lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel, signaling a cease-fire agreement has been reached with Palestinian militants in Gaza to end the bloodiest fighting between the sides since a 2014 war.In another sign of quiet, Hamas' Al Aqsa radio station also is reporting ...

Update: Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Gaza militants

Asia & Pacific 05/05/19, 07:37

The Latest on Israeli-Palestinian violence in Gaza (all times local):3:35 p.m.Gaza's Health Ministry says three Palestinians have been killed in a pair of Israeli airstrikes.An airstrike on a car Sunday killed one man, identified by residents as Hamed al-Khoudary, a Hamas commander. Earlier, Islamic Jihad confirmed the deaths of two ...

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 4

Asia & Pacific 05/04/19, 18:28

Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 200 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke a month-long lull between the bitter enemies. Four Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby daughter, were killed, while three ...

Update: Rescue agency says rocket wounds Israeli woman

Asia & Pacific 05/04/19, 08:07

The Latest on developments in the Israel-Palestinian conflict: (all times local):4 p.m.A rescue agency says rockets fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have wounded an Israeli woman.Women look at the damage caused by a rocket fired from Gaza that hit a house in a moshav in Israel near the border ...

4 Palestinians killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Gaza flare-up

Asia & Pacific 05/03/19, 17:43

Four Palestinians, including two Hamas militants, were killed in an Israeli airstrike and protests Friday as gunshots from the Gaza Strip wounded two Israeli soldiers, officials said, in a new flare-up that shattered a monthlong easing of hostilities that was mediated by Egypt.The calm along the Gaza-Israel frontier was in ...

Despite setbacks, Hamas’ grip on Gaza has never been tighter

World 04/01/19, 01:15

Over the weekend, Gaza's Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade. Rocket attacks brought a wave of Israeli airstrikes and unprecedented protests broke out against the Islamic militants' increasingly unpopular rule.And yet Hamas' control over Gaza is tighter than ever.The ...

Rocket fired toward Israel after Gaza crossings open

World 03/31/19, 10:46

A rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel on Sunday, the Israeli army said, just hours after Israel reopened its two main crossings with the territory in a sign that cease-fire talks were progressing between Israel and Hamas.The Israeli army said that a projectile launched from the Gaza ...

Tens of thousands of Gaza protesters join anniversary march

Africa 03/30/19, 08:13

Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered Saturday at rallying points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops fired tear gas and opened fire at small crowds of activists who approached the border fence. At least 10 protesters were ...

Cease-fire talks continue ahead of Gaza anniversary rally

Asia & Pacific 03/29/19, 10:41

Cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas progressed Friday, the leader of the Islamic militant group said, as the Gaza Strip braced for renewed violence on the eve of the first anniversary of its weekly protests along the frontier with Israel.The anniversary event could prove combustible, coming days before the Israeli ...

Egyptian cease-fire mediators shuttle between Israel, Gaza

Asia & Pacific 03/28/19, 09:28

Egyptian mediators headed to Israel on Thursday to discuss a proposal for a new cease-fire plan between between Israel and Hamas following a fresh round of fighting this week.Three Hamas officials familiar with the negotiations said the Egyptians offered the organization a series of measures to ease the Egyptian-Israeli blockade ...

Calm appears to hold in Gaza despite exchange of fire

Asia & Pacific 03/27/19, 03:35

An unofficial cease-fire appeared to be holding Wednesday between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers despite limited exchanges of fire. Schools reopened in southern Israel and residents resumed their daily routines after a few overnight rocket attacks from Gaza that set off air-raid sirens, breaking a daylong lull. The Israeli military struck ...

Update: Israel warns Hamas against further attacks

Asia & Pacific 03/26/19, 14:22

The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):9:15 p.m.Israel's U.N. ambassador is warning Gaza's Hamas rulers that if attacks against Israel continue Hamas leaders will face the "might" of the Israeli military and "be buried in the tunnels of Gaza."Palestinians walk over the damage of the offices of Hamas ...

Hamas reveals weak spot in Netanyahu re-election campaign

Asia & Pacific 03/26/19, 13:26

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu locked in a tight race for re-election, the Hamas militant group has suddenly emerged as a major vulnerability for the Israeli leader. This week's outbreak of fighting between Israel and Hamas, sparked by a rocket strike on a home in central Israel, was the latest reminder ...

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