Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza
A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis.
Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24
Israeli airstrikes have flattened homes in Gaza and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel are persisting for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict.
Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly strikes
Israeli jets pounded militant targets in Gaza early Saturday as rockets rained on southern Israel, hours after a wave of Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclave killed at least 11 people, including a senior militant and a 5-year-old girl.
Israeli strikes in Gaza kill senior militant leader and at least 9 others
The attacks followed several days of threats from militants in Gaza after Israel arrested an Islamic Jihad leader in the West Bank earlier in the week.
ISIS targets Shiites in Afghanistan, further roiling Taliban rule
The clash came at a moment of particular tension and vulnerability for the country’s rulers, who were already facing an economic and humanitarian crisis.
US has spent nearly $800 million in Afghanistan since evacuation, special inspector general says
“Because we still have an interest there, and there are still a lot of Afghans our government wants to help,” said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.
Russia to launch spy satellite for Iran but use it first over Ukraine
Russia's Roscosmos space agency announced an Aug. 9 launch date for the satellite in fulfillment of a deal negotiated with Iran over nearly four years.
Airman charged in April insider attack at US base in Syria
Tech. Sgt. David D. Dezwaan Jr. has been charged with six crimes in connection with an explosives attack in April that wounded four service members on a U.S. military base in Syria, the Air Force said Thursday.
Iran nuclear talks in Vienna as Tehran expands enrichment
Negotiators from Iran, the U.S. and the European Union resumed monthslong, indirect talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal Thursday, as international inspectors reported that the Islamic Republic is expanding its uranium enrichment.
Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan
The Taliban said Thursday they are investigating what they described as "claims" that al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Afghan capital.
Ukraine urges Lebanon to block ship with grain from leaving
Ukraine’s ambassador to Lebanon on Wednesday insisted a Syrian ship docked at a Lebanese port is carrying stolen Ukrainian grain and urged Lebanon to block the vessel from leaving.
OPEC Plus minimally boosts production after Biden’s Saudi visit
The OPEC Plus group of oil-producing nations plans to increase production by a scant 100,000 barrels daily, a move that is unlikely to have a major effect on U.S. gas prices despite the considerable political capital that President Joe Biden expended to push the consortium in that direction.
Iran, US, EU to send envoys to Vienna for nuclear talks
Iran, the United States and the European Union said they would send senior representatives to Vienna amid what appears to be a last-ditch effort at reviving talks over Tehran's tattered 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
A look at the missile that killed al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri
Although U.S. officials have not publicly confirmed which variant of the Hellfire was used, experts and others familiar with counterterrorism operations said a likely option was the highly secretive Hellfire R9X — know by various nicknames, including the “knife bomb” or the “flying Ginsu.”
Taliban facing backlash after U.S. drone strike against al-Qaida leader
The U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri also struck a humiliating blow to the Taliban regime.
The downside: US strike shows Afghanistan still terror base
Before the strike, U.S. military officials had said al-Qaida was trying to reconstitute in Afghanistan, where it faces limited threats from the now-ruling Taliban.
UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce
The United Nations said Yemen’s warring parties agreed to renew an existing truce for two more months after concerted international efforts.
4th Pfizer dose slashes risk of catching omicron in study
The findings published Tuesday in the American Medical Association's open access journal are the latest to confirm the benefits of a second booster against breakthrough infections caused by omicron.
Harboring of al-Qaida chief deals further blow to Taliban’s calls for recognition and aid
The death of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri following a U.S. drone strike on a safe house in Kabul may also mean the death of the Taliban’s chances to gain wide international recognition as a legitimate government.