Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A long-awaited postwar plan from Israel’s prime minister shows his government’s commitment to open control over security and civil affairs in the Gaza Strip. That was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders on Friday and goes against Washington’s view on it ravaged by war enclave. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Israeli strikes in Gaza kill 48

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes overnight killed at least 48 people in southern and central Gaza, half of them women and children, health officials said Thursday. European foreign ministers and UN agencies called for a ceasefire, prompting alarm bells to ring the worsening humanitarian crisis and possible famine in the area. Tensions also … Read more

Chinese hacking documents offer glimpse into state surveillance

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor tied to the country’s top police agency and other parts of the government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activities and tools to spy on both Chinese and foreigners. The obvious targets of the stricken company’s … Read more

Israel orders new evacuations in northern Gaza

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The World Food Program said Tuesday it has suspended food deliveries to isolated northern Gaza due to mounting chaos across the area, raising fears of possible famine. A study by the UN children’s agency warned that one in six children in the north is acutely malnourished. According to UN figures, … Read more

Gaza Health Ministry: Over 29,000 Palestinians killed in Israel-Hamas war

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli attack on Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since October 7, the territory’s health ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in recent history. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue the offensive until a “total … Read more

Alexei Navalny: Over 400 detained as Russia mourns

More than 400 people were arrested in Russia while paying tribute opposition leader Alexei Navalnywho died in a remote penal colony in the Arctic, a prominent rights group said Sunday. The sudden death of 47-year-old Navalny was a crushing blow to many Russians, who had pinned their hopes for the future on President Vladimir Putin’s … Read more

Israel strikes across Gaza as US says it will block cease-fire resolution at UN

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes in Gaza killed at least 18 people overnight, according to medics and witnesses, while the United States said it would veto another draft of a UN ceasefire resolution. The US, Israel’s main ally, is instead hoping to broker a ceasefire deal and the release of hostages between Israel … Read more

Israeli troops storm main Khan Younis hospital after ordering its evacuation

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces stormed the main hospital in southern Gaza on Thursday, hours after Israeli fire killed a patient and wounded six others at the complex. The Israeli army said it was searching for the remains of hostages taken by Hamas. The raid on Nasser Hospital came after troops laid siege … Read more

Red flags, missed clues: How accused US diplomat-turned-Cuban spy avoided scrutiny for decades

MIAMI (AP) — Manuel Rocha was well known in Miami’s elite circles for an aristocratic, almost regal, bearing that seemed fitting for an Ivy League-educated career U.S. diplomat who held top posts in Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba and the White House. “Ambassador Rocha,” as he preferred to be called, demanded and got respect. So former CIA … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Israeli hostage rescue in Rafah kills 67

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces rescued two hostages and stormed a heavily guarded apartment in a densely populated Gaza Strip city early Monday. Gaza Strip Airstrikes to cover the attack killed more than 60 Palestinians, including women and children. The Rafah rescue operation briefly shocked Israelis, who were shocked by the fate of … Read more