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Clarification: United Nations-Palestinians-Israel storyClarification: United Nations-Palestinians-Israel story
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
The Latest: Sweden, Kuwait call for UN vote on SyriaThe Latest: France has added its voice to a call for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria's rebel-held eastern Ghouta region and says that a "robust surveillance mechanism" should be put in place to monitor it
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group, searches for victims under the rubble of a destroyed house that attacked by Syrian government forces airstrike, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbsDoctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus say they are unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, and killed and wounded hundreds of people
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Egypt arrests 6 on a farm owned by Islamist politicianEgypt says police arrest 6 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members on a farm of detained Islamist politician
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves during the opening ceremony for a bomb-proof emergency room in a hospital in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption caseNetanyahu's close confidant turns state witness, marking milestone in allegations threatening Israeli PM
The Associated Press6 hours ago
President says Egypt 'scored a goal' with Israel gas dealEgypt's president says his country 'scored a goal' with $15 billion Israeli gas deal
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, activist Nabeel Rajab strokes his pet bird at his home following an interview with The Associated Press in Bani Jamra, Bahrain. A court in Bahrain sentenced Rajab to five years in prison over a series of tweets on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prisonBahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison over tweets alleging torture, criticizing Saudi war in Yemen
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied by his wife Sara cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for a bomb-proof emergency room in a hospital in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
A look at the scandals surrounding Israel's prime ministerA look at the scandals engulfing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life while denying any wrongdoing
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 photo, a woman walks home after collecting wood and tree leaves in Tighanmin, a Middle Atlas village near Azilal, central Morocco. Bitter temperatures and heavy snowfall has beleaguered several regions in Morocco, disrupting schools, cutting off villages and national highways. The effects are starkest in the remote villages in the Middle Atlas region. Where once the hostile mountain range protected local Amazigh tribes from attackers, they now isolate villages during winter, often for months on end.  (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Snow isolates Moroccan mountain villages more used to sunBitter temperatures and heavy snowfall has beleaguered several regions in Morocco, disrupting schools, cutting off villages and national highways
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Oct. 27, 2010 file photo, a Boeing 737 being delivered to FlyDubai is seen in Seattle. Budget carrier FlyDubai said Wednesday its earnings and profits have increased, with revenue reaching 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion) in 2017 compared to 5 billion dirhams ($1.37 billion) in 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Budget carrier flydubai sees profits and revenue increaseBudget carrier flydubai says its earnings and profits have increased from the year before, with revenue reaching 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion) and profits at 37.3 million dirhams ($10 million) last year
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Court in Bahrain sentences prominent activist Nabeel Rajab to 5 years in prison over tweetsCourt in Bahrain sentences prominent activist Nabeel Rajab to 5 years in prison over tweets
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 photo, Lebanese talk show host Marcel Ghanem, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Beirut, Lebanon. A string of criminal suits against Lebanese journalists, researchers and even late night comedy hosts has jolted the small country, long seen as an island of free speech in a region dominated by autocrats. Lebanese authorities are cracking down on criticism of the military, politicians and foreign leaders ahead of national elections. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of electionsA string of criminal suits against Lebanese journalists and researchers has jolted this small country that is accustomed to styling itself as the main forum for ideas in the Middle East
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution.
The Associated Press22 hours ago
This photo released Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a man who was killed during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 100 people since Monday in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, via AP)
Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100Government forces bomb the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive that could spell catastrophe for the 400,000 residents trapped under siege
The Associated Press1 day ago
President of the Syria Negotiation Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The Syrian Negotiation Commission are in Brussels to meet with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, EU Ambassadors and other senior officials to press their European allies to protect civilians and address the humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
AP Explains: Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attackAP Explains: Syria's starved rebellious suburbs east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are under attack
The Associated Press1 day ago
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