By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel and Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip began indirect talks Monday in Egypt aimed at forging a new era of relations between the bitter enemies following a cease-fire that ended the heaviest fighting in nearly four years.
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil dipped slightly to below $88 a barrel on Monday as a truce between Israel and the militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip appeared to hold despite a confrontation late last week.
By around early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for January
By IBRAHIM BARZAKAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A leading Islamic cleric in the Gaza Strip has ruled it a sin to violate the recent cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas militant group that governs the Palestinian territory - according a religious legitimacy to the truce and
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Gaza's ruling Hamas will not stop arming itself because only a strong arsenal, not negotiations, can extract concessions from Israel, the No. 2 in the Islamic militant group told The Associated Press in an interview
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinians say the situation in Gaza is "extremely fragile" and Israel's cease-fire violations and other illegal actions risk undermining the calm that was just restored.
In a letter to the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinian U.N. observer Riyad Mansour said
By DALIA NAMMARI and KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week, his
By AYA BATRAWY and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed Friday in the worst violence since he took office, while he defended a decision to give himself near-absolute power to root out what he called "weevils eating away at the
By KARIN LAUB and SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward Israel's border fence Friday, killing one person but leaving intact the fragile two-day-old cease-fire between Hamas and the Jewish state.
The truce, which calls for an
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices climbed Friday after Israeli troops fired on crowds in Gaza surging toward the border fence, killing one Palestinian.
Benchmark crude ended the trading day up 90 cents to $88.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In Egypt we trust.
In frantic diplomacy, the Obama administration helped seal a cease-fire that puts heavy responsibility on Egypt's young Islamist government to ensure the end of Hamas rockets from the Gaza Strip. If