By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of oil rose Wednesday on new concerns about possible supply disruptions in the Middle East after Israel launched airstrikes in Gaza.
Benchmark oil rose 94 cents to finish at $86.32 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international
By ARON HELLER and IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel killed the commander of the Hamas military wing in one of some 20 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Wednesday, the worst barrage on the Palestinian territory in four years in retaliation for renewed rocket fire on
By AMY TEIBELAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is considering resuming its contentious practice of assassinating militant leaders in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in an effort to halt intensified rocket attacks on Israel's south, according to defense officials.
That Israel might renew a
By The Associated Press
Syria's neighbors are increasingly being drawn into the country's civil war in a variety of ways, whether militarily or due to an exodus of Syrians fleeing the fighting at home. The spillover has raised concerns that the nearly 20-month-long conflict between
By IAN DEITCHAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Gaza militants pummeled southern Israel with rockets for a third day in a row on Monday, increasing internal pressure on the Israeli government to retaliate.
A million Israelis are in range of the rockets. Israeli leaders have warned they won't
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel was drawn into the fighting in neighboring Syria for the first time Sunday, firing warning shots across the border after an errant mortar shell landed near an Israeli military installation in the Golan Heights.
While Israel appeared
By ELAINE GANLEYAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - When the blighted housing projects ringing major French cities exploded in nationwide riots, France pledged quick action to fix them. Seven years on, the suburban projects remain islands of despair, lofty promises of rebirth largely forgotten. So a
By ARON HELLER and IBRAHIM BARZAK
JERUALEM (AP) - Israeli forces struck targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing one Palestinian and wounding more than 30 others as militants launched dozens of rockets in some of the heaviest fighting the area has seen in months.
The flare-up increased
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering a new approach in negotiations to curb Iran's nuclear program that would ease economic sanctions faster than previously offered if Tehran makes greater concessions than it has ever
CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago man who was convicted of lying about a Hamas shooting of an American teen has been removed from the U.S. government's "specially designated terrorist" list.
Bridgeview resident Muhammad Salah's attorney tells the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/StYJv6) that