By ANNE FLAHERTY and JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. lawmakers are calling on Egypt and Turkey to take a central role in helping to end the bloody conflict in the Middle East, with one influential senator going so far as to say that American aid dollars were at risk if Egypt
By The Associated Press
"We don't accept Israeli conditions because it is the aggressor. We want a cease-fire along with meeting our demands." - Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in a statement as Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers traded fire and tough cease-fire proposals and threatened to
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil rose to $88 a barrel Monday as the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas showed no signs of abating, raising concerns about Middle East crude supplies.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for December delivery was up $1.09 to $88.01
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 100, as Israel broadened its targets in the
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Optimism over the progress of crucial U.S. budget talks combined with hopes that Greece will finally get its next batch of bailout cash to shore up markets Monday in spite of concerns over the fighting in the Middle East.
The advance followed a
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. NO LETUP IN VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS
Palestinian militants continued to barrage Israel with rockets, and Israel announced it was widening its offensive to
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil futures prices rose slightly in electronic trading Sunday night with the market apparently unaffected by fighting between Israel and Hamas.
In early trading, January benchmark crude futures rose less than 1 percent, by 60 to 70 cents per barrel, over Friday's close of $86.92
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - An Israeli missile ripped through a two-story home in a residential area of Gaza City on Sunday, killing at least 11 civilians, including four young children and an 81-year-old woman, in the single deadliest
By KARIN LAUB and LAUREN E. BOHNAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza's Hamas rulers are aiming high in the conditions they place on stopping rocket fire into Israel in indirect cease-fire talks launched this weekend. Emboldened by Arab support and confident in their arsenal,
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) - After days of incessant rocket fire, the largest city in southern Israel has been turned into a ghost town. Schools are closed, stores are shuttered and normally bustling streets are empty.
Aside from emergency errands, residents avoid the