RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested 100 Hamas members in the West Bank in the biggest raid of its kind in years.
It was the biggest mass arrest in one night since 2007 when Palestinians split after the Islamic militant group Hamas violently ousted forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas from Gaza, leaving him governing just parts of the West Bank.
Hamas spokesman Husam Badran said in a statement the arrests were meant to...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle.
It said soldiers driving near Ramallah in the West Bank came under a hail of rocks and boulders Friday morning.
After a rock smashed their windshield, soldiers — fearing their lives were in danger — fired warning shots in the air and then fired at the lower extremities of their attackers, the military said. It...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):
An opinion poll shows Greeks almost evenly split over Sunday's referendum on recent creditor proposals, with 41.5 percent saying they will vote "yes" and 40.2 percent "no," with 10.9 percent undecided. The rest said they would abstain or leave their ballots blank. The difference between the "yes" and "no" votes is well within the...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's state investment fund 1MDB says it has never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, denying reports that entities linked to the fund had funneled $700 million ($2.6 billion) into Najib's personal accounts.
1MDB, which has accumulated 42 billion ringgit ($11.2 billion) in debt, is currently under government investigations for alleged impropriety. The Wall Street Journal and the Sarawak Report online news portal reported...
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket has successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
A Soyuz-U rocket blasted off as scheduled from Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, placing the Progress M-28M cargo ship into a designated orbit.
The previous Progress launch in April ended in failure, and on Sunday a U.S....
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations' food agency chief says the World Food Program is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to help Syrians feed themselves went unheeded.
The WFP appealed in May for a humanitarian pause in fighting to let farmers harvest a bumper wheat crop in the country's northeast, an Islamic State movement stronghold, and bring it to markets in Syria's west.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant's owner, was "hurtful and unfair" in his comments about Mexican migrants. But Paulina Vega of Colombia says she isn't giving up her crown.
Vega has been under pressure at home and from abroad to renounce her title over Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug traffickers into the U.S.
In her first public comments, Vega said Thursday that she wanted to...