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A Hezbollah supporter holds up portraits of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, right, and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, during activities to mark the ninth of Ashura, a 10-day ritual commemorating the death of Imam Hussein, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Hassan Nasrallah says his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict, particularly after a recent Russian-Turkey agreement that prevented an offensive on the last rebel stronghold. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters thereThe leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia says his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pakistan's new PM, Imran Khan, visits Saudi Arabia, UAEPakistan's new prime minister, former cricket player Imran Khan, has visited Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on his first official overseas trip
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Medics and protesters evacuate a wounded youth during a protest at the entrance of Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade failsPalestinian protests are escalating after the failure of Egyptian-led efforts to broker a deal between the Islamic militant group Hamas and Israel to ease the Gaza blockade
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Thousands back home in north Syria after Russia-Turkey dealSyrian opposition activists say thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that averted a government offensive on the last major rebel stronghold
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Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activistAn Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals
The Associated Press12 hours ago
UN agency warns time running out to prevent Yemen famineUN food agency says time running out to prevent devastating famine in warn-torn Yemen
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker speaks at a press conference during the Arabian Travel Market Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Qatar Airways said Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 that it suffered a loss of $69 million this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid a boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this yearQatar Airways announces $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid boycott of Doha by Arab quartet
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Palestinian schools strive to modernize classroomsPalestinians try to shake up stodgy education system, hoping use of technology, arts will create new opportunities
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, welcomes Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prior to their talks at the Bocharovy Ruchei residence, in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib dealSyria welcomes Turkey-Russia deal declaring a de-militarized zone around Idlib but vows to keep up its campaign against 'terror,' either through military action or reconciliation deals with the opposition
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Irani UN ambassador says Idlib deal 'right step'Iran's U.N. ambassador is calling the Russia-Turkey agreement on the last major rebel stronghold in Idlib the "right step" toward fighting terrorism and restoring peace to Syria without hurting civilians
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel says police kill Palestinian attacker in JerusalemIsraeli police say officers shot and killed a Palestinian who attacked a Jewish worshipper in Jerusalem and then charged at them
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza borderGaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Amnesty decries Houthi prosecution of Bahais in YemenAmnesty International decries prosecution of 24 Yemeni Bahais including eight women and a teenager by Houthi rebel court, on charges of espionage
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, supporters of 21 activists on trial stand on wooden court benches chanting, "Down with military rule," after the activists were sentenced to prison terms over an unauthorized street protest in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt. Amnesty International launched a campaign called "Egypt, an Open-Air Prison for Critics" on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, saying Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression has reached "alarming" levels, and called for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for criticsAmnesty International says Egypt's crackdown on critics reaches "alarming" levels, calls country open-air prison
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over SyriaIsrael says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria
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