By The Associated Press
Prices for crude oil and other energy futures closed higher Wednesday as traders worried about supply disruptions because of escalating tensions in the Mideast.
Other commodities prices ended mixed. Metals prices were mostly higher, as were corn and soybeans. Copper and
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is giving full-throttled support to Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
In a statement, State Department spokesman Mark Toner denounces Hamas militants and others in Gaza for a barrage of rocket fire into southern
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
By IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The shadowy Hamas military chief killed in an Israeli missile strike Wednesday had long topped the Jewish state's most-wanted list for masterminding a string of deadly attacks.
One was the 2006 capture of an Israeli soldier in a
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