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Gazans left stranded abroad by Israeli-Palestinian standoffDozens of Palestinian families from the Gaza Strip have found themselves stranded abroad because of a dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Israel approves law to curb protests during virus lockdownIsrael’s parliament has passed a law that would allow the government to curtail public protests during the country’s nationwide virus lockdown
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
UN: Libya rivals reach preliminary pact on prisoner exchangeThe United Nations says talks between Libyan rivals in Egypt have concluded with preliminary agreements to exchange prisoners and open up air and land transit across the country’s divided territory
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Hezbollah leaders tell French president to change approachThe leader of the militant Hezbollah group says they still welcome the French initiative to help Lebanon out of its crisis but said Paris has to change its approach in dealing with local factions and not blame everyone for the failure of forming a new Cabinet
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheik Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attends the closing session of the 25th Arab Summit in Bayan Palace in Kuwait City. Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah became the oil-rich nation's new ruling emir Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, state media reported, reaching the highest post in the country after decades in its security services. (AP Photo/Nasser Waggi, File)
Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emirKuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has become the oil-rich nation’s new ruling emir
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Kuwait's Cabinet says oil-rich nation's crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has been sworn in as ruling emirKuwait's Cabinet says oil-rich nation's crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has been sworn in as ruling emir
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A man inspects the aftermath of a deadly Katyusha rocket attack inside his home near the international airport in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Several Iraqi civilians were killed and two severely wounded Monday after the Katyusha rocket hit near Baghdad airport, Iraq military said. It was the first time in months an attack caused civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
US 'outraged' by rocket attack that killed women, childrenThe U.S. State Department has condemned a rocket attack that killed Iraqi civilians and called on the government to take action amid an impending diplomatic crisis between Baghdad and Washington
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Death of Kuwait ruler Sheikh Sabah draws outpouring of griefThe death of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the leader of Kuwait, is drawing an outpouring of grief from across the Arab world
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Kuwait state television says its 91-year-old ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has diedKuwait state television says its 91-year-old ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, has died
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 file photo released by Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, middle, receives by Kuwaiti officials after his arrival from the U.S. in Kuwait. Kuwait state television said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the country's 91-year-old ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, had died. ( KUNA via AP, File)
Kuwait ruler, longtime diplomat Sheikh Sabah, dies at age 91Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the ruler of Kuwait who drew on his decades as the oil-rich nation’s top diplomat to push for closer ties to Iraq after the 1990 Gulf War and solutions to other regional crises, has died
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests Hundreds of Israeli motorists have protested in Jerusalem against a proposed measure to curtail public demonstrations during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Iranian parliament approves new trade and industry ministerIran’s parliament has approved President Hassan Rouhani’s nominee for trade and industry minister
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Carlos Ghosn launches initiative to help his native LebanonFormer Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has made a new public appearance in Lebanon during which he launched an initiative with a local university to help the country that is undergoing a severe economic and financial crisis
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Aid group warns that 700,000 children in Syria risk hungerAn international aid group is warning that an additional 700,000 children in Syria face hunger because of the country's badly damaged economy and the impact of coronavirus restrictions
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In this photo made available from the twitter account of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Emirati officials brief Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum about a possible moon mission, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter that his country plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024. (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Twitter account via AP)
United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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