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In cold weather, anti-Netanyahu protests continue in IsraelHundreds of protesters braved a cold night in Jerusalem to press on with their calls for the Israeli prime minister to step down over corruption charges against him
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
UN says breakthrough achieved in Libya transition talksThe top U.N. official for Libya says an advisory committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum has agreed on a mechanism for choosing a transitional government that would lead the conflict-stricken country to elections late this year
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Explainer: Road to Palestinian vote full of obstaclesPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the first presidential and parliamentary elections since 2006 will be held later this year
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A Journalist visits Terra, The Sustainability Pavilion, during a media tour at the Dubai World Expo site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. With the inauguration of Expo 2020 Dubai, the next world's fair, nine months away amid the raging global pandemic that forced its postponement, organizers unveiled the site's signature pavilion to reporters for the first time on Saturday.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Expo 2020 unveils key pavilion in Dubai as pandemic surgesOrganizers of Expo 2020 Dubai have unveiled the site's signature pavilion to reporters for the first time with the event nine months away amid the raging global pandemic
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Deadly clashes kill 32 in Sudan's DarfurA local medical official in Sudan's West Darfur province says that clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs have killed at least 32 people and wounded 79 others
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this photo released on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, missiles are launched in a drill in Iran. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. (Iranian Revolutionary Guard/Sepahnews via AP)
Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill State media says Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has conducted a drill using anti-warship ballistic missiles in the Indian Ocean
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II fighter jet prepares to taxi and take off from Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, on April 24, 2019. The United States called Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates "major security partners" early Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, a previously unheard of designation for the two countries home to major American military operations. (Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski/U.S. Air Force via AP)
US calls Bahrain, UAE 'major security partners'The United States has called Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates “major security partners."
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this May 19, 2020 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads a leadership meeting at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.  Abbas has issued a decree setting parliamentary and presidential elections for later this year, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. It would be the first vote of its kind since 2006, when the Islamic militant group Hamas won a landslide victory. (Alaa Badarneh/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Abbas decrees first Palestinian elections in 15 years Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a decree setting parliamentary and presidential elections for later this year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines as virus hits new recordLebanon’s parliament has approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the tiny nation hit a new record in case numbers and more hospitals reported they were at full capacity
The Associated Press1 day ago
Billionaire right-wing patron Adelson buried in JerusalemSheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who made prolific donations to right-wing politicians and causes in the United States and Israel, has been laid to rest in Jerusalem
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syrian Air makes 1st Aleppo to Beirut flight since 2011Syrian Air has conducted its first flight in a decade between the northern city of Aleppo and Lebanon’s capital Beirut
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, by the Imamedia, shows drones flying during a drill. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces on Friday held a military exercise involving ballistic missiles and drones in the country's central desert, state TV reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. (Imamedia via AP)
Iranian Guard drones in drill mirror those in Saudi attacksIran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has conducted a drill that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 Egyptian women to stand new trial over TikTok dance videosAn Egyptian judge has overturned an acquittal verdict of two young women jailed last year for posting “indecent” videos on the video app TikTok
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli politician Gideon Saar speaks at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Saar is promising "new hope" for voters ahead of March elections, and a different approach to relations with the United States after the four-year lovefest between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
AP Interview: Netanyahu challenger pledges change with BidenIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s top challenger in upcoming elections is promising a tough line toward Iran and the Palestinians
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sparse trees, little work for woodcutters in squeezed GazaWoodcutters in Gaza are looking for work as the population climbs and trees disappear in the blockaded Palestinian territory
The Associated Press1 day ago
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