Bombs are falling on Gaza again. Who are the hostages still remaining in the besieged strip?

JERUSALEM — A weeklong cease-fire that brought the exchanges of dozens of hostages held by Hamas for scores of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel gave way Friday morning to resumed fighting between Israel and Hamas. As mediators scuttle between the warring sides in a last-ditch effort to broker another swap, questions emerge on who remains … Read more

Israeli troops surround Gaza City and cut off northern part of the besieged Hamas-ruled territory

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops early Monday had surrounded Gaza City and cut off the northern part of the besieged Hamas-ruled territory as communications lost for several hours across Gaza overnight were being restored. Troops are expected to enter the city Monday or Tuesday, Israeli media reported, and militants who have prepared for … Read more

Mexico arrested 2 cartel suspects. Hundreds besieged a state capital.

Touch upon this storyComment MEXICO CITY — Hundreds of protesters, angered by the jailing of two alleged drug cartel members, besieged a state capital in southern Mexico, battling police and nationwide guard troops, taking authorities staff hostage, and crashing an armored automobile by the gates of the legislature. The violence in Chilpancingo, the capital of … Read more