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For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital blissHundreds of young Gaza men struggle with crippling debt after taking loans to pay for their weddings
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Saturday May 18, 2019, photo, two U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornets fly alongside two AV-8B Harrier over the Arabian Sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are conducting joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, as Mideast tensions remain high between Tehran and the United States. (Lt. Logan Holshey/US Navy via AP)
The Latest: Iran supreme leader critical of FM in nuke dealIran's supreme leader has publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers
The Associated Press11 hours ago
As US tensions grow, Iran supreme leader says president, FM didn't act as he wished in implementing 2015 nuclear dealAs US tensions grow, Iran supreme leader says president, FM didn't act as he wished in implementing 2015 nuclear deal
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Fighting rages after Syria rebels retake northwest villageSyrian activists and rebels say opposition fighters have recaptured a village on the edge of their stronghold in northwestern Syria
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Tunisia frees United Nations expert suspected of espionageTunisia has freed a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against Libya who was held for nearly two months on suspicion of espionage
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Egypt refers 6 death sentences to religious authorityAn Egyptian court has referred the case of six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of terrorism to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, for a non-binding opinion on their execution
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing postponed till OctoberIsrael's attorney general postpones scheduled pre-indictment hearing for Prime Minister Netanyahu until October
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 photo, provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress, prepares to join up with Qatari Air Force Mirage 2000s and U.S. F-35A Lightning IIs to fly in formation over Southwest Asia to build military-to-military relationships, in an undisclosed location. The B-52H is part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to defend American forces and interests in the region. (Senior Airman Keifer Bowes/U.S. Air Force via AP)
Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tensionIran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agentsThe Russian military says al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria have launched an attack on Syrian government forces, including with tanks
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situationThe German government says Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the situation in Iran in a joint telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan generals, protesters split on who will lead transitionSudan's ruling generals, protesters divided over who will lead the country during its transition after al-Bashir's overthrow
The Associated Press1 day ago
This file frame grab from a Monday, May 20, 2019 video by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency shows Behrouz Kamalvandi, left, spokesman for Iran's atomic energy agency, listens to a man wearing a surgical mask, who was introduced by the newsreader only as an official with the Ahmadi Roshan nuclear site in Natanz, Iran, during a news conference. The official said, "The capacity of the country's enriched product, through some technical modifications, has been increased by nearly four times, without adding any new chains or centrifuges. The design information related to this has been submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency." (IRIB News Agency via AP)
Bomb-laden drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airportYemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels attack a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel expands Gaza fishing zone, implementing cease-fireIsrael says it is expanding the permitted fishing zone off Gaza's coast, the latest sign that a cease-fire deal with Palestinian militants is moving forward
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This April 18, 2017 file satellite image provided by the State Department and DigitalGlobe,  shows what the State Department described as a building in a prison complex in Syria that was modified to support a crematorium. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center, a Washington-based Syrian rights group said in a report, released Tuesday, May 21, 2019, that thousands of documents collected from abandoned Syrian government offices reveal the reach of President Bashar Assad's security agencies, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of his secretive apparatus. The documents include handwritten notes from top commanders to "do what is necessary" to quell anti-Assad protests. (State Department/DigitalGlobe via AP, File)
Documents shine rare light on Syrian government crackdownDocuments said to have been found in abandoned Syrian government offices reveal reach of Assad's security agencies
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Explains: How Yemen's rebels increasingly deploy dronesAP Explains: US once owned Yemen skies with its drones, now Iran-backed rebels increasingly use drones in civil war
The Associated Press1 day ago
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