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U.N. secretary-general tours damage in Gaza, Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – As residents of the Gaza Strip continued to sift through the rubble and mourn their dead, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon toured the seaside …


Cleanup of Gaza begins

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Uniformed Hamas security teams emerged on Gaza City’s streets Monday as leaders of the Islamic militant group vowed to restore order in the shattered Palestinian …


Mideast cease-fire holds, but resolution elusive

JERUSALEM – Israeli soldiers flashed the victory sign Sunday as they began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip. Shellshocked Palestinians emerged from shelters and counted their dead. But as a tenuous …


Israelis call halt to Gaza offensive

JERUSALEM – Israel implemented a unilateral cease-fire early today in its 22-day offensive that turned Gaza neighborhoods into battlegrounds and dealt a stinging blow to the Islamic militants of Hamas. …


Gaza truce may be at hand

JERUSALEM – After one of the most violent days of Israel’s nearly three-week-old war against the Hamas movement in Gaza, the conflict appeared late Thursday to be moving toward a …


Trudy Rubin: Hamas’ defeat requires truce

At her confirmation hearings Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted President-elect Barack Obama would not give up on Mideast peace – even though the region’s problems seem “intractable.” Nothing seems more …


Cease-fire would call for 10-day truce

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt and Hamas are close to a deal for a 10-day cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group in Gaza, where the death toll from the …


Weakened Hamas still dangerous, Israel warns

JERUSALEM – The military power of Hamas has been weakened and its political leadership is divided over plans for a possible cease-fire, but an Israeli intelligence official said Tuesday that …


Israeli troops enter Gaza City suburbs

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli troops advanced into Gaza suburbs for the first time early Tuesday, residents said, hours after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned Islamic militants of an …


Groups accuse Israel of ignoring civilians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel’s offensive in Gaza has forced as many as 90,000 Gazans to abandon their homes, and thousands more may soon have to flee in search …


Fighting rages amid diplomatic efforts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel resumed its Gaza offensive Wednesday, bombing heavily around suspected smuggling tunnels near the border with Egypt after a three-hour lull to allow in humanitarian …


On Israel, Obama remains reticent

President-elect Barack Obama has so far said nothing about the war raging between Israel and Hamas in Gaza because he has nothing to gain and much to lose by making …


Current battle can be traced to 1967 war

After days of bombing and bloodshed, the violence between Israel and Hamas seems no closer to resolution. Here are answers to some of the key questions associated with the crisis. …


Egypt, France propose truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza – France and Egypt announced an initiative to stop the fighting in Gaza late Tuesday, hours after Israeli mortar shells exploded near a U.N. school sheltering hundreds …


Israel pledges to keep fighting

JERUSALEM – Israel brushed aside an intensified effort by European envoys to broker a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip on Monday even as casualties mounted and aid organizations warned of …


Israeli army pushes deeper into Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM – Israeli soldiers and tank columns bisected the Gaza Strip on Sunday, isolating its largest city amid fierce clashes on multiple fronts with militant fighters. At least 35 Palestinians …


Israeli ground forces enter Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and infantry entered Gaza after nightfall Saturday, launching a ground offensive that the military said would be a “lengthy operation” in a …


Israeli official declares ‘all-out war’ on Hamas

JERUSALEM – Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak declared “an all-out war against Hamas” on Monday as fighter jets raked the Gaza Strip with bombs for the third straight day and …


Gaza violence could derail Obama’s peace plans

WASHINGTON – Spiraling violence between Israel and Hamas has raised new obstacles to President-elect Barack Obama’s ambitious Arab-Israeli peace initiative and his broader effort to improve relations between the U.S. …


Israelis widen assault on Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding smuggling tunnels and government strongholds, sending more tanks and artillery toward the Gaza …


Israeli strikes on Gaza kill more than 200

JERUSALEM – Waves of Israeli airstrikes on security compounds in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip killed more than 200 people on Saturday, sending tremors through the Middle East and inflaming the …


World in brief: Israel moves closer to Gaza invasion

Israel moved closer to invading Gaza, saying Thursday it had wrapped up preparations for a broad offensive after Palestinian militants fired about 100 rockets and mortar shells across the border …


Christmas in Bethlehem peaceful, merry

BETHLEHEM, West Bank – Christians celebrated Bethlehem’s merriest Christmas in eight years Wednesday, with hotels booked solid, Manger Square bustling with families and Israeli and Palestinian forces cooperating to make …


Man who armed Israel pardoned

WASHINGTON – In a gesture of forgiveness for a decades-old offense, President Bush on Tuesday granted a pardon posthumously to a man who broke the law to supply aircraft to …


World in brief: Israeli strike kills three Palestinians

Israeli forces killed three Palestinian militants on the Gaza border Tuesday, the military and Israeli media said, in the deadliest clash since a truce between Israel and the Islamic Hamas …


Netanyahu May Drop West Bank Fence Plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for economic “openness” with the Palestinians, said Tuesday he was not committed to the previous government’s plan to fence off the West Bank. Netanyahu, who …


Poll Shows More Support For Peres

A public opinion poll published Friday showed growing support for Prime Minister Shimon Peres, far ahead of opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu. A survey by the Gallup organization for the daily …