By DAN PERRY and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Since Israel completed a devastating military offensive in the Gaza Strip four years ago, military officials have warned it was only a matter of time before the next round of fighting. Violence erupted this week with little
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 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 MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Wednesday night about rocket attacks being launched from Gaza into Israel and escalating violence in the Gaza Strip.
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 DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A radical Islamist cleric described by prosecutors as a key al-Qaida operative in Europe was jeered by protesters Tuesday after he was freed from prison following a court ruling that he cannot be deported to Jordan to face terrorism charges.
By BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United Arab Emirates set stricter Internet monitoring and enforcement codes Tuesday that include giving authorities wider leeway to crack down on Web activists for offenses such as mocking the country's rulers or calling
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 JAMAL HALABYAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan's energy minister arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for two days of talks aimed at resuming natural gas supply to the kingdom, after months of disruption some have blamed on the new, Islamist-led government in Cairo.
Concern has been
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Gunmen killed the brother of Syria's parliament speaker in a hail of bullets as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state news agency said, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.