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Egypt frees ex-diplomat who called for referendumAn Egyptian rights lawyer says a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government has been released from jail
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Trial of Navy SEAL accused of killing prisoner set for JuneCourt martial of SEAL accused of killing an Islamic state prisoner scheduled to start June 10
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric hold sit-ins against warThousands of supporters of an Iraqi populist Shiite cleric held sit-ins around Iraq saying their country should not be a battlefield between the United States and Iran
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Islamists in Sudan rally in support of Islamic ruleThousands of Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime are rallying to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US following deportation case of rights activist in IsraelThe U.S. State Department says it's closely following Israel's case against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who faces deportation under a law barring entry to those who have called for a boycott of Israel or its settlements in the West Bank
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Lebanese Cabinet agrees on 2019 austerity budgetA Lebanese Cabinet minister says the government has agreed on a 2019 budget, wrapping up weeks of haggling over an austerity budget that aims to cut public spending and reduce the deficit
The Associated Press18 hours ago
The Latest: Japan PM mulls Iran visit to mediate crisisThe Latest: Japanese media say Prime Minister Abe considering a visit to Iran next month to mediate crisis with US
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Yemen's president in letter to UN chief criticizes his envoyYemen's president, in letter to UN chief, criticizes his envoy of allegedly siding with Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spikeIsrael is bracing for renewed wildfires in the midst of a major heat wave that shows no signs of slowing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Libya confirms it rescued 290 migrants in MediterraneanLibya confirms it rescued 290 Europe-bound migrants off country's Mediterranean coast, following German group's report
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In this photo released by the Foreign Office, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, attends meeting with Pakistani officials at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zarif is in Pakistan Friday on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia as regional tensions escalate.(Pakistan Foreign Office via AP)
Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with USIran's foreign minister, under fire at home, in Pakistan on critically timed visit amid tensions with US
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Northwest Syria fighting damages schools, health facilitiesActivists say bombings by Syrian government forces have damaged two schools and a health facility in the rebel's last stronghold in the northwest
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lawyer: Synagogue massacre suspect wants plea dealA lawyer for the man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre says he still wants to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Wildfires sweep across Israel as heatwave grips regionIsraeli police have ordered the evacuation of several communities in southern and central Israel as wildfires rage amid a major heatwave
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Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraqi village near Syrian borderIraqi security official says a car bomb has exploded in a western village near the Syrian border, killing two people and wounding two others
The Associated Press1 day ago
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