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

Ukraine claims it downed another Russian early warning and control plane in a major blow to Moscow

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian warning and control plane on Friday, the air force chief said, a major victory for the country as the military fights to fend off continued Russian attacks along the front lines. the war is entering its third year. Gen. Mykola Oleshchuk thanked Ukraine’s military intelligence … Read more

A World War II bomb prompted an evacuation in England before being taken to sea to be blown up

An unexploded World War II bomb has been safely transported through the eerily empty streets of the southwestern English port city of Plymouth By means of PAN PYLAS Associated Press February 23, 2024, 8:33 am ET • 3 minutes reading LONDON — An unexploded World War II bomb was safely transported through the eerily empty … Read more

Ship ablaze in Gulf of Aden as Israel shoots down fire in suspected Houthi attacks

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Thursday launched attacks on both Israel and a ship sailing through the Gulf of Aden, setting the ship on fire and once again demonstrating their ability to carry out attacks despite US-led airstrikes on their forces. The rebels’ supreme leader, Abdul Malik al-Houthi, announced an “escalation … 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

Attacks on ships and US drones show Yemen’s Houthis can still fight despite US-led airstrikes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Despite a month of U.S.-led airstrikes, Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels remain able to launch significant attacks. This week they seriously damaged a ship in a crucial situation and apparently shot down a US drone worth tens of millions of dollars. The Houthis’ continued attacks on shipping through the crucial … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: US vetoes UN resolution for Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday vetoed an Arab-backed and widely supported U.N. resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas in the disputed Gaza Strip. free hostages kidnapped in Israel. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13 to 1, with Britain abstaining, reflecting strong … 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

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

Israel-Hamas war: ICJ to begin hearing on Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court on Monday opens historic hearings on the legality of Israel’s 57-year occupation of land sought for a Palestinian state, putting the 15 international judges back at the heart of the decades-long Israeli conflict is dumped. -Palestinian conflict. Six days of hearings are planned at the … Read more