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Hospitals in Syria's rebel area reduce services amid virusHospitals in Syria’s overcrowded opposition-held enclave are suspending non-emergency procedures and outpatient services following the detection of the first case of coronavirus
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israeli troops kill Palestinian accused of hurling firebombsIsraeli troops have shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank who they say was throwing firebombs at a guard post
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israelis angry at Netanyahu over new outbreak, economic painOne of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants was dispatched to a TV studio to calm the nerves of a jittery nation over an unprecedented new surge in virus cases
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defense systemsIranian state TV is reporting that Iran’s military chief has signed an agreement with Syria’s president to reinforce Syria’s air defense systems as part of a military cooperation agreement
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Sudan reshuffles government, hoping to appease protestersSudan’s transitional government has announced a major Cabinet reshuffle, hoping to defuse public discontent over the economic collapse and other crises that have tested the country's path toward democracy
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Fear of disaster if UN cuts aid entering rebel-held SyriaIn Syria’s opposition-held enclave, a new kind of panic is setting in
The Associated Press23 hours ago
VIRUS DIARY: In Saudi Arabia, a photographer finds new focusOne Associated Press photographer moved to Saudi Arabia to document a national awakening
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, people gather at a reopened beach on the first weekend after lockdown measures were lifted in Sale, Morocco. Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns, which trapped tourists inside the country and left thousands of Moroccans stranded abroad and unable to come home. Only Moroccan citizens and expatriates living in Morocco will be allowed to travel in the first stage of the reopening starting July 14. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, file)
Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdownMorocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns
The Associated Press1 day ago
Virus projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillanceEfforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalationA powerful Iran-backed militia says there will be “escalation” if Iraq’s prime minister continues to clamp down on armed groups, as tensions spiked in the country following the killing of a prominent analyst
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hottest commodity in Lebanon's economic chaos: The US dollarLebanon's financial meltdown has thrown its people into a frantic search for dollars as the local currency's value evaporates
The Associated Press2 days ago
Hezbollah supporters scuffle with Lebanese army soldiers while protesting the visit by Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, outside ​​the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanese man who financed Hezbollah in US returns homeLebanese media are reporting that a Lebanese businessman who was serving a five-year prison sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to the militant Hezbollah group has arrived in Beirut after being relesaed early
The Associated Press2 days ago
Wedding season brings new virus outbreak in West BankThe Palestinian Authority, which governs parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, is grappling with a renewed coronavirus outbreak that authorities blame on the summer wedding season
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lebanon's rising power cuts add to gloom of economic crisisLebanese are buying candles in bulk, turning to traditional kerosene lamps and throwing away rotten food because of prolonged power cuts that plunged the country into darkness this week, adding to the gloom of a deepening economic crisis
The Associated Press3 days ago
Outspoken Iraqis fear rogue groups after analyst killed The killing of a prominent security analyst who had received threats from Iran-backed militias has struck fear in the hearts of outspoken Iraqis concerned that they, too, could be targeted by armed groups
The Associated Press3 days ago
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