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Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes in Yemen's capitalThe Saudi-led coalition has launched a series of airstrikes against targets in Yemen's capital Sanaa, including a military base and drones facility
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Freelance journalist killed amid new round of Libya clashesA freelance journalist who contributed to The Associated Press and other news organizations was killed Saturday in the Libyan capital
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Egypt says kidnapped Christian man is police forensic expertEgyptian security officials say a Christian man who has been kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula is a police forensic expert
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, and U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham shake hands before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Graham has discussed the situation in Syria with Cavusoglu and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the United States prepares to withdraw troops.(Turkish Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, Pool)
Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaosU.S. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says a U.S. withdrawal from Syria without a plan would lead to chaos
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Airstrike on IS-held area in Eastern Syria kills 20An airstrike hit militants and civilians trying to flee the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Friday, killing at least 20, the country's state media and opposition activists reported
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Airstrike in IS-held area in Syria kills 20The Syrian opposition says the new U.N. special envoy for Syria has met with officials from the High Negotiations Committee
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan activists: 3rd protester dies from gunshot woundSudanese activists say a protester who suffered a gunshot wound during clashes with police has died, raising to three the death toll from the violence in the capital Khartoum
The Associated Press1 day ago
United Arab Emirates economy minister Sultan al-Mansouri, left, speaks with Mohammed al-Hashimi, right, the assistant and representative of the United Arab Emirates foreign minister, as they attend the opening session of the Arab foreign ministers meeting ahead of a weekend Arab Economic Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, or AESD, is being held in Lebanon for the first time amid sharp divisions in the country and among Arab countries. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanon calls for readmitting Syria to Arab LeagueArab ministers have begun meetings in Beirut ahead of a regional economic summit that most regional leaders will not attend
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Israeli forces deploy during a raid in the West Bank City of Ramallah. Israel has been launching raids into the heart of Ramallah, and the U.S. is cutting off aid and taking actions that many fear will obliterate any remaining hope for a two-state solution. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza borderThousands of Palestinians have gathered for a weekly protest along the fence between Gaza and Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2018 file photo, National Security Adviser John Bolton attends a meeting with President Donald Trump and senior military leadership at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. Iran’s foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser's calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. In a tweet Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both calling for strikes on Iran.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Iran's FM mocks John Bolton with '10-year challenge'Iran's foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser's calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinian forces soldier on amid Israeli raids, US neglectPalestinian security forces soldier on despite Israeli raids and a looming cutoff in US aid
The Associated Press1 day ago
Paiman Jebeli, deputy chief of Iran's state IRIB broadcaster gives a press briefing about American-born news anchor who works on Iranian state television's English-language service, Marzieh Hashemi, shown in banner, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Hashemi has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. The reported detention of Press TV's Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin of New Orleans, comes as Iran faces increasing criticism of its own arrests of dual nationals and others with Western ties, previously used as bargaining chips in negotiations with world powers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in courtIran's state-run English-language channel is reporting its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the funeral of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In Jan. 2019, with violent anti-government protests into their fourth week, Sudan appears headed toward political paralysis, with drawn out unrest across much of the country and a fractured opposition without a clear idea of what to do if their wish to see the country’s leader of 29 years go comes true. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Thousands protest against al-Bashir's rule across SudanThousands protest across Sudan against al-Bashir's 29-year rule, 2 reported killed in Khartoum
The Associated Press2 days ago
Abdel-Kader Murtada, center, the head of the Houthi rebel delegation, and delegates of the internationally recognized government meet for a second day for talks on implementing a prisoner exchange agreed to in Sweden last month, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The office of U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has described the two-day meeting as a "technical one." The International Committee of the Red Cross is also attending. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
UN says chief truce monitor in Yemen safe after shootingHead of UN mission charged with monitoring a cease-fire in Yemen's port of Hodeida, his team are safe after one vehicle is their convoy hit by small fire
The Associated Press2 days ago
Gaza zoo owner blames winter storm for lion cub deathsThe owner of a dilapidated Gaza zoo is blaming stormy weather for the death of four lion cubs
The Associated Press2 days ago
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