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In Israel, protesters demonstrate against Floyd killingOver 200 demonstrators have protested outside the U.S. diplomatic mission in Tel Aviv to decry the killing of George Floyd
The Associated Press5 hours ago
US court orders Iran, Syria liable for attacks in IsraelA U.S. court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation for American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing of a U.S. Army veteran
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Officials say armed men killed journalist in southern YemenSecurity officials say a Yemeni journalist has been shot dead in the southern port city of Aden
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At the cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)
UN appeal for urgent Yemen aid falls $1B short amid virusA United Nations appeal for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country’s health care system, raised $1.35 billion
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Sudan appoints new defense chief amid tensions with EthiopiaSudan has sworn in a new defense minister more that two months after the death of the former defense chief and amid tensions with neighboring Ethiopia
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's companySyria's stock market has suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by a cousin of the president and one of Syria’s richest businessmen
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Iran scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case deportedAn Iranian scientist who was acquitted in a U.S. trade secrets case has been deported from the U.S. and is returning to Iran
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Iran's foreign minister says on Instagram that Iranian scientist imprisoned in US is now on his way back to IranIran's foreign minister says on Instagram that Iranian scientist imprisoned in US is now on his way back to Iran
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2013 file photo, Egyptian interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi speaks during a news conference at the headquarters of the Egyptian prime ministry in Cairo, Egypt. Mohammed Soltan, a 32-year-old U.S. citizen now living in Virginia, used a little-known federal statute to accuse former Egyptian prime minister el-Beblawi of crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Egypt's ex-PM faces torture allegation in American's lawsuitMohamed Soltan never thought he’d get a chance to fight back against his tormentors, let alone make it out of an Egyptian prison alive
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli scientists dig up cannabis traces in ancient templeIsraeli archaeologists say they’ve made a dope discovery, finding cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern Israel
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Israel's Gantz tells army to prep for annexing West BankIsrael’s defense minister has urged its military to hasten preparations for the country’s planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank
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Iranian lawmaker says 230 killed in November protestsAn Iranian lawmaker says that 230 people were killed November's anti-government protests in Iran, which were among the worst the country has seen since its 1979 Islamic Revolution
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019 file photo, a mortally wounded fighter of the 'Shelba' unit, allied with the U.N.-supported Libyan government, is moved by comrades after being shot at the Salah-addin neighborhood front line in Tripoli, Libya. The head of Libya’s internationally recognized government Tuesday, May 5, 2020, called for a renewal of U.N.-brokered talks to end divisions in the oil-rich country, amid escalating military clashes and increasing tensions between the main players in the capital Tripoli. (AP Photo/Ricard Garcia Vilanova, File)
UN: Libya's warring sides have agreed to restart peace talksThe United Nations says Libya’s warring factions have agreed to resume cease-fire talks
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases needAid organizations are making an urgent plea for donations to shore up their operations in war-torn Yemen
The Associated Press1 day ago
World Bank: Palestinian economy could shrink by 11%The World Bank says the Palestinian economy could shrink by as much as 11% in the coming year as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts yet another blow to the Palestinian Authority’s already shaky finances
The Associated Press1 day ago
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