Face paint and folklore transform Chicago bride for traditional wedding in Kosovo

By Fatos Bytyci DONJE LJUBINJE, Kosovo - For Bosniaks in the Kosovan village of Donje Ljubinje, a wedding ceremony is an art form. Maintaining a centuries-old tradition, the two-day event is a...

Israeli forces kill two Palestinian gunmen in battle; teen killed in clashes

NABLUS, West Bank - Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian militant commander and another fighter in a gunbattle in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the military said, triggering further...

China races to contain COVID outbreaks in tourism hubs Tibet, Hainan

SHANGHAI/BEIJING -China raced on Tuesday to stamp out COVID-19 outbreaks in the tourist hubs of Tibet and Hainan, with the authorities launching more rounds of mass testing and closing venues to...

Abortion in focus in Wisconsin, Minnesota midterm primary voting

By Joseph Ax - A week after Kansas voters firmly rejected an attempt to restrict abortion, the issue will play a key role in Wisconsin and Minnesota midterm primaries on Tuesday as Republican...

Away from Gaza, Islamic Jihad digs in against Israel on West Bank

By James Mackenzie and Ali Sawafta JENIN, West Bank - For the masked gunmen in Jenin refugee camp, Israel's unannounced strike against Islamic Jihad in Gaza on Friday can have come as little...

Misfired rockets may have killed over a dozen in Gaza battle

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the...

Ceasefire Between Israel And Palestine Holds After 3-Day Conflict

Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli airstrikes, including two of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group’s leaders.

Ceasefire Holds In Gaza After 44 Killed In 3-Day Israeli Bombardment

Ceasefire Holds In Gaza After 44 Killed In 3-Day Israeli Bombardment Following the major flare-up in fighting between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), which saw Israel...

Israel, Islamic Jihad enact cease-fire after deadly weekend of strikes

Israel and Islamic Jihad agreed Sunday to a cease-fire after a weekend of Israeli airstrikes and intercepted Islamic Jihad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. The Egypt-brokered ceasefire, which...

Israel re-opens Gaza crossings as truce with Palestinians holds

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and James Mackenzie GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel reopened border crossings into Gaza on Monday following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with the militant Islamic Jihad group that...

Palestinians sift through rubble at Gaza camp hit in Israeli strike

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA - When Israeli rockets slammed into her neighbourhood in a crowded refugee camp in the Gaza strip on Saturday night, 9-year-old Leen Matar said she was so scared that...

Efforts to reach ceasefire deal in Gaza underway as death toll rises to 31

Senior Israeli officials said Sunday that Israel is working with Egypt and the UN on a comprehensive ceasefire deal in Gaza, as the death toll from the fighting climbed to more than 30.Why it...

Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

The rockets caused no casualties, but signaled new reach and resolve as Israel pressed air strikes in the Gaza Strip and admitted Jewish visitors to a contested mosque compound.

Shameful' delay in cabinet formation causing Lebanon's decay, top Christian cleric says

BEIRUT - Lebanon's top Christian cleric said on Sunday it is "shameful" that politicians have yet to form a new cabinet nearly three months after elections, blaming their chronic feuding for the...

Timeline: Major flare-ups between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza

- Israeli air strikes hit Gaza and the militant Islamic Jihad group fired rockets into Israel on Sunday, the third day of violence that has killed about 30 Palestinians and sent Israelis in...

Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Four more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country's Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia...

China launches long-range airstrike drills around Taiwan on fourth day of military exercises

Chinese forces took part in drills focused on land attacks and long-range airstrikes around Taiwan on Sunday, its military said, on what was expected to be the final day of extensive exercises...

Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM - Sirens sounded and explosions were heard on the western outskirts of Jerusalem on Sunday, signalling longer-range Palestinian rocket attacks...

Gaza militants fire rockets at Israel after air strikes kill 12

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza for 2nd Day; Militants Respond With Rockets

No cease-fire appeared imminent, despite early mediation efforts by international actors, including the United Nations. The death toll from the fighting grew to at least 24, Palestinian health...

News Wrap: Indiana passes new law banning nearly all abortions

In our news wrap Saturday, Indiana has passed new legislation banning nearly all abortions, the U.S. Senate is working to pass a major health, climate and tax reform bill, President Biden tests...

Canada jury convicts Dutch man of sexually extorting Canadian teen

By Kanishka Singh - A Canadian jury on Saturday found Dutch national Aydin Coban guilty on all charges of sexually extorting a teenager from British Columbia whose video of her online harassment...

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at the border

PRISTINA - Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday it has arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion that she could be a spy, and security authorities were searching “for her...

U.S. readies new $1 billion Ukraine weapons package

By Idrees Ali and Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration's next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to be $1 billion, one of the largest so far, and include...

15 Dead As Israel Pounds Gaza, Military Prepares For "Week Of Fighting"

15 Dead As Israel Pounds Gaza, Military Prepares For "Week Of Fighting" Since the start of Friday's fresh Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, ostensibly toward decapitating the leadership of...

Air strikes, rocket attacks push Israel, Gaza into second day of fighting

Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets deep into Israel on Saturday, a day after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad militant group set off a cross-border...

Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly airstrikes kill 12 in Gaza

Israeli jets pounded militant targets in Gaza on Saturday and rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted, raising fears of an escalation after a wave of Israeli airstrikes on the coastal...

Egypt, U.N. Press for Cease-Fire as Israel, Palestinian Militants Battle

Israel’s military carried out airstrikes targeting what it said were Palestinian Islamic Jihad members and sites across the Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 people, including a senior militant...

Explainer: Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the group targeted by Israel in Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israeli officials say air strikes on Gaza have targeted the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement rather than Hamas, the militant group which rules the enclave. What is the...

Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly strikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted, raising fears of an escalation in a conflict that has killed...

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