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Iranian airliner skids into street; all 150 passengers safeAn Iranian passenger airliner carrying some 150 passengers has skidded off the runway and into a street outside the airport in a southern city
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. The downing of a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran highlights the limits of the civilian arm of Iran's government against the absolute power of the Shiite theocracy and the paramilitary forces beneath it. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woesThe downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, killing 176 people, has revealed wider woes facing the Islamic Republic
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Three Jordanians charged for IS-inspired attack in courtThree Jordanian men appeared in court Sunday in connection to a stabbing attack inspired by the Islamic State group targeting a popular Jordanian archaeological site that left eight people wounded
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Close Netanyahu ally, Likud lawmaker faces bribery chargesIsrael's Justice Ministry has announced bribery charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's close ally David Bitan
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad attend a meeting Sunday, Jan.26, 2020 in Algiers. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Algeria for talks on the conflict in neighbouring Libya. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region's stabilityThe visiting president of Turkey tells Algeria it is important for regional stability
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Anti-government protesters run as security forces fire tear gas to disperse them during a clashe in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streetsIraqi officials say hundreds of anti-government protesters have clashed again with security forces in a key Baghdad square and in southern Iraq
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Syrian troops reach outskirts of key rebel-held townSyrian state media and opposition activists say government forces have reached the outskirts of a key rebel-held town
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Israel to allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia Israel's Interior Ministry says it will now allow Israelis to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious or business visits, if they receive a visa to enter the kingdom
The Associated Press19 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front second left, waits for the arrival of leaders prior to a group photo at a conference on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Front row left to right, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, French President Emmanuel Macron, and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Back row left to right, European Council President Charles Michel, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western cityOfficials from Libya's two rival governments say fighting has erupted as the country's east-based forces advance toward the strategic western city of Misrata
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz arrives to address media in Tel Aviv, Israel.  A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace. President Donald Trump said he would likely release his long-awaited Mideast peace plan a little before he meets Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
Trump peace plan could boost embattled Israeli leader Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to “make history” as he prepared to meet President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Gen. Frank McKenzie, center front, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, walks as he visits a military outpost in Syria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. McKenzie made the unannounced visit to Syria, traveling to five different military outposts to meet with troops, hear from commanders and talk with the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against ISThe top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances that the U.S. remains committed to its mission in Syria
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza sites after balloon launches The Israeli military says its aircraft struck several sites for Gaza militants in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier shakes hands with Blue and White Leader Benny Gantz during a dinner reception in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  Dozens of world leaders have descended upon Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism.  (Heidi Levine/Pool photo via AP)
Israel's Gantz to meet Trump before peace plan unveilingIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief political rival says he has accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to Washington
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanese protesters rally downtown despite enhanced securityHundreds of Lebanese have gathered outside Beirut's central government building to reject the newly formed Cabinet, with some protesters breaching tight security erected around it
The Associated Press1 day ago
Libya says oil shutdown caused over $255 million in lossesLibya's national oil company says the closure of the country's major oil fields and production facilities has resulted in losses of more than $255 million in the six-day period ending Jan. 23
The Associated Press1 day ago
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