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World Bank: Palestinian economy to contract 8% in 2020The World Bank says the Palestinian economy is expected to contract by about 8% in 2020 as it copes with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, an already struggling economy and a political standoff with Israel
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Locals want Syrians evicted from Lebanese town after killingLocals in a northern Lebanese town have called on authorities to evict all Syrians from the area after a Syrian citizen allegedly shot dead a local in a personal dispute
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Egyptian celeb faces backlash over photo with Israeli singerAn Egyptian celebrity has sparked an uproar after a photo of the actor-singer with an Israeli pop star was posted online
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 18 killedAn opposition war monitor and a Kurdish news agency say clashes between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed opposition gunmen in northern Syria have left at least 18 fighters dead
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israel's Netanyahu says he will pay a visit to Bahrain soonIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will visit the Gulf state of Bahrain soon, just a month after the two countries formally established diplomatic ties
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Oil-rich Kuwait faces reckoning as debt crisis loomsKuwait, one of the world’s wealthiest countries, is facing a debt crisis
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch listEgypt's official journal reports that an Egyptian court has placed nearly 30 people, including a leading pro-democracy activist and an Islamist politician, on a terrorism watch list over accusations they joined the banned Muslim Brotherhood
The Associated Press1 day ago
Qatar: Police face 3-year sentences over invasive searchesProsecutors in Qatar say that the airport police officers who ordered forced vaginal examinations of female passengers after an abandoned newborn was discovered in a trash can face possible three-year prison sentences
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, people walk past the U.S.A Pavilion at the site of Dubai Expo 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The UAE has relaxed and removed a range of limits on foreign ownership of companies, state-run media reported Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in the country’s latest bid to boost its global status and attract foreign investors. The dramatic changes come as the UAE has spent billions of dollars preparing to host some 25 million visitors for the World Expo, which was pushed to 2021 due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
UAE eases limits on foreign ownership to attract investorsThe United Arab Emirates has relaxed and removed a range of limits on foreign ownership of companies in the country’s latest bid to boost its global status and attract foreign investors
The Associated Press1 day ago
Libya’s rivals meet to discuss transitional governmentThe U.N. says Libya’s rivals have begun a second round of talks on a mechanism to choose a transitional government that would lead the conflict-stricken country to elections in December next year
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a new coronavirus lab at Ben-Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media reported Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 that Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown princeIsraeli media are reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. annotated by TankerTrackers.com, shows a damaged tank and fire-suppressing foam on the ground at a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)
Yemen rebels' missile strikes Saudi oil facility in JiddahYemen’s Houthi rebels say they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinians may limit Christmas celebrations in BethlehemThe Palestinian Health Ministry has recommended strict limits on Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem this year due to the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press1 day ago
Netanyahu rival launches probe, testing partnershipIsrael’s defense minister has appointed a committee to investigate the government’s controversial purchase of German submarines several years ago — a step that further strains his already poor relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
The Associated Press2 days ago
Syria's Assad names new FM to replace late diplomatSyria’s President Bashar Assad has named a new foreign minister
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