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Once-eased US economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first set of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect early Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Do...

Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever. The aide to Abbas, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with protocol, sa...

Israel PM praises Trump for Iran deal pullout, army on alert

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday praised President Trump's "historic move" for withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday while the military said forces are on high aler...

Palestinian president apologizes over anti-Semitic remarks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has issued an apology following a speech he made this week widely condemned as anti-Semitic. Abbas had said it was the Jews' "soc...

4 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gunfire from Israeli soldiers across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as seve...

Global school security measures vary, but no arming teachers

The United States is in the midst of a national debate over school security after the mass shooting at a Florida school. To President Donald Trump and some gun supporters, the soluti...

Kushner's clearance downgrade could leave him 'flying blind'

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has lost his access to the nation's deepest secrets. His credibility as a negotiator may be next. Kushner's loss of his top...

AP Explains: How past wounds fuel debate over Polish law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president said Tuesday he will sign legislation that imposes prison terms of up to three years for falsely and intentionally attributing the crimes of Nazi Germany to Po...

AP Explains: How historic wounds fuel Polish-Israel dispute

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic dispute has erupted between Poland and Israel over pending Polish legislation that imposes prison terms of up to three years for falsely attributing the crimes of Na...

Israel PM visits Russia for talks on Iran's actions in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia on Monday for talks focused on Syria, warning that Israel will not accept Iran's growing military presence there and in neighbori...

Analysis: Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S....

Israeli reporter says Netanyahu apologized for mocking him

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli TV reporter says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to him in a phone call after mocking him in a speech. Netanyahu mimicked veteran journalist ...

Israeli army says ready to help Druze under attack in Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel issued a rare warning Friday that it would intervene militarily if necessary to defend a Druze village on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights after it came under attack. ...

Israeli leader at odds with security team over Iran deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — If President Donald Trump moves to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Israel's nationalist government can be expected to be the loudest — and perhaps only — major playe...

Around the world, flags and anthems can divide nations

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's clash with the scores of professional football players who knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner last weekend has set off a heated debate over proper etiquett...