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On the first day of a four-day Gaza cease-fire agreement, Hamas released 24 hostages abducted by militants from southern Israel seven weeks ago.
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An Israeli-owned ship was targeted in suspected Iranian attack in Indian Ocean, US official tells AP
A container ship owned by an Israeli billionaire came under attack by a suspected Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean as Israel wages war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Gaza cease-fire enters second day with more hostages to be exchanged and critical supplies delivered
Hamas is expected to swap more of its hostages for prisoners held by Israel on the second day of a cease-fire.
More than three dozen Palestinian prisoners have returned home to a hero’s welcome in the occupied West Bank following their release from Israeli prisons as part of a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.
Hamas freed 10 Thai nationals who were seized in the group’s surprise attack on southern Israel last month.
The cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas will bring relief to dozens whose relatives are being held captive.
Gaza has always been a small, crowded space with no exits. Now the world for Palestinians there has shrunk to the size of whatever refuge they can find: a jammed shelter, a car, the walls of a shared apartment, or floors and benches in hospital corridors.
The militant Hezbollah group has fired more than 50 rockets at military posts in northern Israel. The waves of rockets sent over the border represented one of the most intense bombardments since Hezbollah started attacking Israeli posts in the country’s north at the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war
Hundreds of police officers are searching the properties of Hamas members and followers in Germany with the majority of the raids taking place in Berlin.
A four-day cease-fire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas will begin a day later than originally planned.
Israeli military officials have shown a group of international journalists a small living quarters they found in a tunnel underneath Shifa Hospital, claiming that the space had been used by Hamas militants.
Negotiations to free the hostages held by Hamas hardly ran smoothly. Hamas resisted as Israel laid waste to huge areas of Gaza.
Since Hamas fighters carried out the deadliest attack on Israel in decades, Israeli officials have vowed to crush the Palestinian militant group and its enigmatic leader in Gaza.
International aid groups that have lined up thousands of aid trucks for Gaza say they’re ready to move quickly to send in food, water and other supplies if a pause in the fighting between Hamas and Israel takes hold.
The Maryland Attorney General has suspended a member of the state’s new commission aimed at addressing hate crimes after she posted on social media criticizing the recent actions of Israel in Gaza.
The Associated Press is publishing an updated visual analysis of the deadly Oct. 17 explosion at Gaza’s Al-Ahli Hospital.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed a cease-fire in Gaza that’s expected to enable the release of dozens of hostages taken by Hamas.
Pope Francis has met separately with relatives of Israeli hostages in Gaza and Palestinians living through the war and set off a firestorm by using words that Vatican diplomats usually avoid: “Terrorism” and according to the Palestinians “genocide.”
Israel’s national security adviser says cease-fire talks with the Hamas militant group are ongoing, and a hostage release will not take place before Friday.
A cease-fire to facilitate the release of dozens of people taken hostage during Hamas’ raid on Israel is expected to bring the first respite to war-weary Palestinians in Gaza and a glimmer of hope to the families of the captives.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s national security adviser says a planned hostage-for-prisoner swap with Hamas has been delayed until at least Friday.
A major Iranian-backed militant group in Iraq has warned it may strike additional U.S. targets after U.S. warplanes killed multiple militants in response to the first use of a short-range ballistic missile against U.S. forces at Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq.
The websites of two government ministries in Bahrain have briefly became inaccessible after a cyberattack took them down, purportedly over the island kingdom’s stance on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
India and Australia say they’re committed to boosting economic and strategic ties as their top diplomats shared concerns over China, regional security and the Israel-Hamas war.
A Beirut-based pan-Arab TV channel says an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon killed two of its journalists who were covering the violence along the Lebanon-Israel border.
The helicopter-borne Houthi attack on an Israel-linked ship in the Red Sea highlights the danger now lurking in one of the world’s key shipping routes as the Israel-Hamas war rages, as well as the rebels’ tactics mirroring those of its chief sponsor, Iran.
South African leader accuses Israel of war crimes. Putin and Xi strike more cautious note at meeting
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has accused Israel of war crimes and genocide in Gaza during a virtual meeting of leaders of developing countries including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.
German authorities have raided the homes of 17 people in the state of Bavaria accused of spreading antisemitic hate speech and threats targeting Jews online.
Israel’s Cabinet has approved a cease-fire agreement with the Hamas militant group that would bring a temporary halt to a devastating war that has continued for more than six weeks.
Qatar announces Israel-Hamas truce-for-hostages deal that would pause Gaza fighting and bring more aid
Qatar has announced a truce-for-hostages deal between Israel and Hamas that would bring a four-day halt in fighting in a devastating six-week war.
A Utah man has been charged with threatening a Palestinian rights organization in Washington. The case was unsealed Monday as tensions rise in the U.S. from the devastating war between Israel and Hamas.