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Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to OmanYemeni island of Socotra pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, on a path to strike Oman this weekend
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Iraq says suicide bomber kills 7 in northern Baghdad parkIraqi security officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a Baghdad park packed with families, killing at least seven people, including a policeman
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army postsSyrian government-run media outlet is reporting that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this June 9, 2017 photo provided by Roger Anis, prominent activist and blogger Wael Abbas signs a copy of his book, “The theory of leaving the bowl,” in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security officials said Abbas, known for documenting police abuse, was detained, Wednesday, May 22, 2018, the latest in a new wave of arrests since elections earlier this year. The officials said Abbas was held on accusations of disseminating false news and joining an outlawed group, among other charges. (Roger Anis via AP)
Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrestsEgyptian security officials say a prominent activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse has been detained, the latest in a new wave of arrests since elections earlier this year
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Iran's Khamenei criticizes US over hard-line stanceIran's Supreme Leader criticizes the U.S. over its hard-line stance toward the country since President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Western powers
The Associated Press10 hours ago
People walk past a currency exchange shop in a market in Istanbul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Turkey's currency has fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country's ability to manage the situation. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkish central bank raises key rate and helps lift currencyTurkey's currency, the lira, had fallen to a record low against the dollar
The Associated Press10 hours ago
US Ambassador to Israel says Trump peace plan months awayThe U.S. Ambassador to Israel says the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan is months away
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawalSyria dismisses US calls for withdrawal of Iranian troops, Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from war-torn country
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Arab League severs ties with Guatemala over embassy moveThe Arab League says it will no longer cooperate on any level with Guatemala because of the country's decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
The Associated Press12 hours ago
UN envoy urges quick action to avoid Israel-Palestinian warThe U.N.'s Mideast envoy is calling for urgent action to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war sparked by the violence in Gaza
The Associated Press12 hours ago
The Latest: Syria's Assad meets with Putin envoySyrian state media says Assad meets with Putin's special envoy after Russia says Iran should withdraw its forces from Syria
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Egypt top prosecutor refers 40 to trial on human traffickingEgypt's chief prosecutor has referred 40 people to trial in a criminal court on charges of forming criminal network for human trafficking and migrants smuggling
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Truck drivers in Iran on strike over low wagesReport: Iranian truckers in several provinces on strike over low wages
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Islamic State claims bombing in Libya that killed 2The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least two security personnel
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Lebanese longtime parliament speaker re-elected to postLebanese lawmakers overwhelmingly re-elect longtime parliament speaker Nabih Berri to the post
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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