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US-backed Syrian fighters push into Islamic State-held townU.S.-backed Syrian fighters have pushed deeper into the Islamic State group's last remaining stronghold, capturing a hospital
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
FILE - In this Monday, April 4, 2016 file photo, smoke rises as people flee their homes during clashes between Iraqi security forces and members of the Islamic State group in Hit, Iraq, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.Iraq on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic StateIraq is marking the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Israel accepted into global financial watchdog groupIsrael accepted as a member in a global money laundering and terrorism financing watchdog group
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in BethlehemRenovation of the Church of the Nativity lifts Christmas spirit in biblical town of Bethlehem
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Yemen rebel leader seeks torture probe, cites AP reportA top leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels calls for probe after AP found evidence of extreme torture in rebel-run lockups
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Israeli officials: 7 wounded in shooting near settlementIsraeli officials say 7 people wounded, one critically, in a shooting outside a Jewish settlement in West Bank
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legsIn Gaza protests, Israeli troops confronting Palestinian demonstrators aim for one place more than any other: the legs
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Israeli military chief, UN commander in Lebanon talk tunnelsIsrael's military chief, commander of UN force in Lebanon discuss cross-border tunnels Israel says Hezbollah built
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Israeli military probes shooting of Palestinian in the backIsraeli military investigating death of 22-year-old Palestinian after video appears to show him being shot in the back
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap dealYemen's warring parties meet for fourth day at peace talks in Sweden, hammering out details of prisoner exchange deal
The Associated Press16 hours ago
UN sends aid to hundreds of thousands in war-torn SyriaUN begins sending desperately needed aid from Jordan to hundreds of thousands of civilians in war-torn Syria
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Qatar emir skips Saudi-hosted Gulf summit amid boycottQatar's emir skipping Gulf summit hosted by Saudi Arabia, which has led Arab boycott of tiny gas-rich country
The Associated Press20 hours ago
For Palestinian children in Gaza, an education in conflictFor some of the Palestinian children drawn into Gaza protests, an education in conflict translates into life-long injuries and trauma
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challengesAs Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement next week, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery and unsanitary conditions
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limitEgyptian lawyer files court case, seeking parliament debate on amending law barring president from third term
The Associated Press1 day ago
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