By AMY TEIBEL and IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel expanded its fierce air assault on rocket operations in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday, striking security compounds, smuggling tunnels and a three-story apartment building after an unprecedented rocket
By AMY TEIBEL and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli aircraft pummeled rocket launching operations of Gaza militants on Friday, and as troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers massed near the Palestinian territory, signaling a ground invasion might be growing near.
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration struggled Thursday to deal with the biggest flare-up in Israeli-Palestinian violence in years, unable to call on its old ally, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, to negotiate an end to rocket attacks on the
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama walked a narrow path between ambition and realism, defiance and accommodation when he addressed reporters for the first time since winning a hard-fought election that gives him four more years to carve his place in
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations says a teacher who worked for a relief agency was killed in Gaza by Israeli air strikes.
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East said that Marwan Abu El Qumsan was killed Wednesday. El Qumsan was in his early 50s and taught
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian militants barraged Israel with more than 200 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. Three rockets
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations chief says one U.N. staffer was shot to death and another was injured during unrest around a mosque in the Abyei region, which is disputed by Sudan and South Sudan.
A spokesman for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that the U.N. chief condemned
By TIA GOLDENBERGAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Syrian rebels control almost all the villages near the frontier with the Israel-held Golan Heights, the Israeli defense minister said Wednesday, bringing the conflict dangerously close to the Jewish state and raising the possibility of an armed
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - A pair of Mexican drug smugglers in camouflage pants, bundles of marijuana strapped to their backs, scaled a 25 foot-high fence in the middle of the night, slipped quietly into the United States and dashed into the darkness.
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is back in town after the election to find a way around automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January. But first, lawmakers are dealing with 41 polar bear carcasses.
In its first roll call since September, the Senate voted