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Biden calls congressional leaders, urges them to pass aid to allies

President Biden held a phone call with the top four congressional leaders on Sunday and stressed the “urgent need” for the House to pass the national security supplemental, as Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) faces mounting pressure to bring the Senate-passed foreign aid package to the floor for a vote.

Arab nations express need for restraint following Iranian attack on Israel

Governments across the Arab world called for de-escalation in tensions between Israel and Iran on Sunday, after Iran launched a large-scale missile barrage on Israel Saturday evening.

Christians in Africa face worrying rise in killings, persecution and displacement

According to one group Christians are being persecuted, killed and displaced in 28 of Africa’s 54 countries. Nigeria is one country that has seen a massive rise in attacks against the faithful.

Republicans trust Trump on Ukraine more than twice as much as journalists who are there: Poll

Republicans say they trust former President Trump for information on the Ukraine-Russia conflict more than they do any other news or government source, according to a new survey released Sunday.

More civilians die in Ukraine as a think tank warns delays in US aid will hamper Kyiv's forces

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More civilians died across Ukraine Sunday as analysts warned that delays in U.S. military assistance would see Kyiv struggle to fight off Russian offensives.

Several countries come to Israel’s aid to stop Iran barrage

Countries from around the world played a role in helping Israeli forces fend off an attack that saw Iran launch over 300 drones and missiles at the Jewish state.

Unfazed by danger and power, Guatemalan cardinal keeps up fight for migrants and the poor

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala (AP) — As more than 100 men carrying an elaborate float of Jesus halted before him, Cardinal Álvaro Ramazzini lost no time in calling for social justice — the hallmark of the Catholic bishop’s decades-long frontline ministry.

Iran's attack on Israel raises fears of a wider war, but all sides have also scored gains

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The unprecedented attack by Iran on Israel early Sunday ratcheted up regional tensions, confirming long-held fears about the Israel-Hamas war spiraling into a broader conflagration. But Iran, Israel, the United States and Hamas also walked away with some gains.

US judge tosses out lawsuits against Libyan commander accused of war crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge has tossed out a series of civil lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in Virginia and was accused of killing innocent civilians in that country's civil war. At a court hearing Friday, U.S.

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Iran 'will be held responsible' for any further actions against the US or Israel, says deputy ambassador

U.S. Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Robert Wood on Sunday strongly condemned the Iranian attack on Israel and warned that Iran will be held responsible for any further actions taken against the United States, Israel or their allies.

Anti-Muslim bias incident reports hit record levels: Report

CAIR says it took in 8,061 bias reports last year, with nearly half of them coming after the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel.

World leaders collectively condemn Iran's 'reckless' attack against Israel: 'We support Israel'

International world leaders condemned Iran's attack on Israel on Saturday evening, standing in supporting of Israel's security and their right to defend themselves.

How can Israel respond to Iran’s brazen attack?

After an unprecedented Iranian attempt to attack Israel with over 300 drones and missiles, attention has turned to how Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will respond.

Former US ambassador sentenced to 15 years in prison for serving as secret agent for Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — A former career U.S. diplomat was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison after admitting he worked for decades as a secret agent for communist Cuba, a plea agreement that leaves many unanswered questions about a betrayal that stunned the U.S. foreign service.

Israel's multilayered air-defense system protected it from Iran's drone and missile strike

JERUSALEM (AP) — An incoming attack by more than 300 Iranian drones and ballistic missiles was the latest challenge to Israel’s air defense system, which already has been working overtime to cope with incoming rocket, drone and missile attacks throughout the six-month war against Hamas.

Chaos at a Sydney mall as 6 people stabbed to death, and the suspect fatally shot

A man stabbed six people to death at a busy Sydney shopping center Saturday before he was fatally shot, police said, with hundreds fleeing the chaotic scene.

Officer, bystanders hailed for confronting and stopping a man who killed 6 at a Sydney shopping mall

A police officer and several bystanders are being hailed for running “towards danger” to confront the attacker who stabbed and killed six people at a suburban Sydney shopping center.

McCaul says 'important' for Johnson to talk Ukraine with Trump: 'He has tremendous influence over my conference'

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said Sunday that it bodes well for Ukraine aid that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) discussed the matter with former President Trump, noting the former president still has “tremendous influence” in shaping the party’s policy positions.

Sydney serial stabbing suspect suffered from mental health issues, police and family say

Joel Cauchi, 40, was identified as the suspect who killed six people during a stabbing spree at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction in Sydney.

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The shadow war between Iran and Israel has been exposed. What happens next?

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel early Sunday marked a change in approach for Tehran, which had relied on proxies across the Middle East since the start of the Israel-Hamas war in October.

Venezuelans living abroad want to vote for president this year but can't meet absentee requirements

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Giovanny Tovar left Venezuela five years ago in search of a job after his country came undone under the watch of President Nicolás Maduro. He now sells empanadas and tequeños in the streets of Peru’s capital, where he pushes around a small cart outfitted with a deep fryer.

Woman recalls being nearly beaten to death by Venice canal attacker

On April 6, the victim, Mary Klein, 54, was walking near her home at around 10:30 p.m. when a man suddenly ambushed her from behind.

There's a 10-day stretch of palindrome dates this month

Here's an interesting fact - there's a 10-day stretch of palindrome dates happening later this month.

Biden calls congressional leaders, urges them to pass aid to allies

President Biden held a phone call with the top four congressional leaders on Sunday and stressed the “urgent need” for the House to pass the national security supplemental, as Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) faces mounting pressure to bring the Senate-passed foreign aid package to the floor for a vote.

Arab nations express need for restraint following Iranian attack on Israel

Governments across the Arab world called for de-escalation in tensions between Israel and Iran on Sunday, after Iran launched a large-scale missile barrage on Israel Saturday evening.

Christians in Africa face worrying rise in killings, persecution and displacement

According to one group Christians are being persecuted, killed and displaced in 28 of Africa’s 54 countries. Nigeria is one country that has seen a massive rise in attacks against the faithful.

Republicans trust Trump on Ukraine more than twice as much as journalists who are there: Poll

Republicans say they trust former President Trump for information on the Ukraine-Russia conflict more than they do any other news or government source, according to a new survey released Sunday.

More civilians die in Ukraine as a think tank warns delays in US aid will hamper Kyiv's forces

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More civilians died across Ukraine Sunday as analysts warned that delays in U.S. military assistance would see Kyiv struggle to fight off Russian offensives.

Several countries come to Israel’s aid to stop Iran barrage

Countries from around the world played a role in helping Israeli forces fend off an attack that saw Iran launch over 300 drones and missiles at the Jewish state.