- Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai Updated: Jul-01-15 5:59 pm
EL-ARISH, Egypt - Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers.
- The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):
- Israelis protest against deadly Palestinian attacks Updated: Jul-01-15 3:35 pm
JERUSALEM - Several hundred Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem Wednesday evening, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to act against a recent surge in deadly attacks carried out by Palestinians.
- Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106 Updated: Jul-01-15 2:47 pm
LONDON - He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization.
- Israeli family discovers ancient treasure under living room Updated: Jul-01-15 11:14 am
JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities said Wednesday they have identified a rare, well-preserved 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath hidden under the floorboards of a home in Jerusalem.
- Israeli court rules Kafka works to go to National Library Updated: Jul-01-15 5:01 am
JERUSALEM - An Israeli court has stripped an Israeli family of a collection of Franz Kafka manuscripts, ruling that they be transferred to the country's National Library.
- NYPA gets $900,000 grant to study transformer outages Updated: Jul-01-15 3:08 am
ALBANY, New York - The New York Power Authority and an Israeli software development firm have been awarded a grant to develop a system that can rapidly detect malfunctioning power transformers before they cause larger problems on the electric grid.
- State Dept: Trade bill can't defend Israel's territories Updated: Jun-30-15 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON - One day after President Barack Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation, his administration took issue with language meant to discourage boycotts of Israel.
- France's Orange prepares possible split from Israeli partner Updated: Jun-30-15 2:56 pm
PARIS - French telecommunications group Orange has reached a deal with its Israeli partner that could lead the way to their split, amid controversy and growing calls for companies to boycott Israel.
- Israel deports Gaza flotilla activists Updated: Jun-30-15 2:56 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel has deported a group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a former Tunisian president, who tried to breach its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
- Angry protesters whitewash rainbow flag on West Bank barrier Updated: Jun-30-15 2:17 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian protesters whitewashed a rainbow flag of gay rights that was painted by a Palestinian artist on six slabs of the West Bank separation barrier.
- Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks in Israeli spy expo Updated: Jun-30-15 12:42 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel - An exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology has offered a rare peek into the secretive world of Israeli espionage and special forces operations.
- US church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians Updated: Jun-30-15 12:13 pm
NEW YORK - The United Church of Christ has voted to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
- A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows Updated: Jun-30-15 7:38 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am
Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight
- The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining Updated: Jun-30-15 4:29 am
VIENNA - World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.
- UN condemns fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights Updated: Jun-29-15 11:02 pm
- For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart Updated: Jun-29-15 3:17 pm
CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.
- France: Israeli-Palestinian conflict can explode at any time Updated: Jun-29-15 1:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - France's foreign minister warned Monday that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can explode "at any moment" and the Islamic State extremist group can interfere at any time.
- 2 solar farms proposed near Bend Updated: Jun-29-15 1:08 pm
BEND, Oregon - The abundance of sunshine east of the Cascade Mountains makes Central Oregon a prime location for generating solar power.
- Hezbollah member pleads guilty to 8 charges in Cyprus Updated: Jun-29-15 11:05 am
LARNACA, Cyprus - A Cyprus criminal court on Tuesday sentenced a member of the militant group Hezbollah to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to all eight charges against him in connection with the seizure of 9 tons of a chemical compound that can be converted into an explosive.
- Israel to build fence along part of border with Jordan Updated: Jun-29-15 7:46 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet has approved funding for a fence to be built along part of the country's eastern border with Jordan.
- Report: World Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust level Updated: Jun-28-15 3:19 pm
JERUSALEM - The world's Jewish population has grown to be nearly as large as it was before the Holocaust, an Israeli think tank said in its annual report Sunday.
- Vatican signs treaty with "State of Palestine" Updated: Jun-26-15 7:50 am
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Mideast countries.
- Photographer Heidi Levine honored by women's media group Updated: Jun-25-15 3:26 pm
BERLIN - Freelance photographer Heidi Levine, who has made a career of covering conflicts, was honored Thursday with the inaugural award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan.