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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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