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Israeli forces struck the southern Gaza town of Rafah twice overnight, sowing fear in one of the last places where civilians can seek refuge.
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A man arrested for firing gunshots outside a Jewish temple in upstate New York been federally charged.
Palestinian health officials say Israeli forces stormed into a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank to arrest Palestinian militants and unleashed fighting with local gunmen in which six Palestinians were killed.
Israel has designated a safe zone in southern Gaza, but its widening air and ground offensive has left Palestinians packed together in dire humanitarian conditions.
Israeli troops round up Palestinian men in northern Gaza as U.N. warns aid operation āin tattersā
Desperate Palestinians fleeing Israelās expanding ground offensive crowded into an ever-shrinking area of the Gaza Strip as the Israel-Hamas war entered its third month.
U.S. and Iraqi officials say a rocket attack at the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has caused minor damage but no casualties.
Bloodshed, fear, hunger, desperation: Palestinians try to survive warās new chapter in southern Gaza
In recent days, Israeli tanks have rumbled into southern Gaza, starting with Khan Younis. It marks a grim new chapter in the war that the Gaza Health Ministry says has already killed over 17,000 Palestinians and the United Nations estimates has displaced 1.9 million people.
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, says American Jews are āfeeling aloneā and āin painā as he denounces rising antisemitism in the U.S. and abroad, particularly amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
Officials say a man fired a shotgun twice outside a Jewish temple in upstate New York, then said āFree Palestineā as he was taken into custody. Gov.
A Greek official says construction of the 1.9 billion euro ($2.05 billion) section of an electricity cable that will connect the power grids of Greece and Cyprus is slated to begin in the new year.
Germanyās chancellor lights first Hanukkah candle on a huge menorah at Berlinās Brandenburg Gate
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has expressed his unwavering support for the Jewish people as he lit the first Hanukkah candle on a huge menorah in front of Berlinās iconic Brandenburg Gate.
The White House is encouraging Mideast allies to join the Combined Maritime Forces, a partnership that exists to counter malign action by non-state actors in international waters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in the Kremlin. That meetings continues a blitz round of Middle East diplomacy a day after he visited the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Legal and human rights groups have filed a legal challenge with Britainās High Court, calling for the U.K. to stop granting licenses for weapons exports to Israel.
Two international human rights groups say two Israeli strikes that killed a Reuters videographer and wounded six other journalists in south Lebanon nearly two months ago were apparently deliberate and a direct attack on civilians.
The Israeli military hit Rafah in southern Gaza overnight, residents say, as United Nations officials warn there are no safe places left in the besieged territory.
Who are the Houthis and why hasnāt the US retaliated for their attacks on ships in the Middle East?
When Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched missiles and hit three commercial ships in the Red Sea, it triggered an immediate question: Will the U.S. military strike back?
War and natural disasters ravaged an increasingly unsettled Middle East throughout 2023, further straining countries already hit by worsening economic conditions and affected by extreme weather fueled by climate change.
President Joe Biden is getting slightly more support among Democrats for his handling of the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
Senior UN official denounces āblatant disregardā in Israel-Hamas war after many UN sites are hit
The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says thereās no safe haven in Gaza for civilians ā not even U.N. shelters and āsafe zonesā designated by Israel.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom wonāt host an in-person Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the state Capitol this year.
The president of the University of Michigan has barred students from voting on two resolutions related to the Israel-Hamas war.
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department is investigating the deaths and kidnappings of Americans during the Hamas attack against Israel on Oct. 7.
A pro-Israel Democrat has announced he will challenge U.S. Rep. Jamaal Brown in the primary race for his congressional seat next year.
Preparing for Hanukkah feels uniquely somber yet defiant this year for the Jewish communities in and around Miami Beach.
Fighting between Israel and Hamas rages in Gazaās second-largest city, blocking aid from population
Israeli troops say they are battling Hamas militants in the center of the Gaza Stripās second-largest city, Khan Younis.
The center of Gazaās second-largest city has seen fighting amid Israelās widening air and ground offensive in the southern part of the territory that has displaced tens of thousands more Palestinians and worsened dire humanitarian conditions.
The release of Palestinian prisoners under the Israel-Hamas cease-fire agreement last week has touched nearly everyone in the occupied West Bank, where 750,000 Palestinians have been arrested since 1967.
New signs emerge of āwidespreadā sexual crimes by Hamas, as Netanyahu alleges global indifference
New testimony and evidence gathered by a rights groups indicate that Hamas militants carried out widespread sexual and gender-based crimes during their Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel.
The United Nations food agency says itās stopping food distribution in areas of war-torn Yemen controlled by the Houthi rebels, a move that will impact millions of people.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai urges world to confront Talibanās āgender apartheidā against women
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says the world needs to recognize and confront the Talibanās āgender apartheidā against women and girls in Afghanistan.