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Prosecutors say terror suspect doesn't qualify for immunityFederal prosecutors say a former California college student charged with providing material support for a terrorist group isn't entitled to the sort of immunity often bestowed upon soldiers in national armies during wartime
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Libyan navy rescues 263 migrants, recovers 11 bodiesLibya's navy says it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 263 others in two separate operations off Libya's western coast
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FILE- In this April 19, 2009, Tehran former prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi speaks to the media at a news conference in Tehran, Iran. Iran's official judicial news agency is reporting that police have arrested the former Tehran prosecutor who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following the country's 2009 protests. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture caseReport: Iran detains former prosecutor who faces 2-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners in 2009
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a convoy of buses carrying rebels and their family leaving the towns of Ruhaiba in the eastern Qalamoun region in the Damascus countryside, Syria, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Syrian state media says several buses have left the towns of Ruhaiba, Jayroud, and al-Nasriya carrying hundreds of rebels and their families to opposition territory in north Syria. (SANA via AP)
Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in DamascusSyrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Merkel says an imperfect nuclear deal with Iran is preferable to no deal, and that her country will "watch very closely" to ensure it is being fulfilled. Merkel spoke to Israel TV's Channel 10 in an interview broadcast Sunday, April 22. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no dealGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says an imperfect nuclear deal with Iran is still preferable to no deal, and that her country will "watch very closely" to ensure it is being fulfilled
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos accused of helping runaway maidsKuwaiti police have arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers' homes
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UAE accuses Qatar fighters of flying near passenger jetThe United Arab Emirates again has accused Qatari military fighter jets of coming dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner coming in to land in Bahrain
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militantsA spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Smoke rises from the tip of the Almas Tower in Dubai's Jumeirah Lake Towers neighborhood, Sunday, April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
High-rise tower in Dubai catches fire; no injuries reportedA fire breaks out atop a high-rise building in Dubai, though no injuries reported
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in EgyptEgypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan
The Associated Press7 hours ago
US, Jordan troops practice response to hazardous materialsU.S., Jordanian forces in protective suits practice response to chemical, biological and nuclear materials
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Libyan airstrikes target 'terrorist sites' east of MisrataThe self-styled Libyan National Army says it has carried out airstrikes against "terrorist sites" near the city of Misrata, which is controlled by a rival militia
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raidThe Israeli military says it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid
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State media: Saudi security forces respond to small droneSaudi state media is reporting that security forces responded to a small drone flying over a neighborhood in the kingdom's capital after online videos circulated purporting to offer the sound of small-arms fire the area
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, April 20, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deathsIsrael's defense minister says Hamas rulers are the "only culprits" in Gaza bloodshed, as demands grow for investigating the Israeli military's use of lethal force
The Associated Press1 day ago
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