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Rebels in Syria's south brace for onslaught, fear wider warRebels in southern Syria who were once backed by the United States fear a new offensive by President Bashar Assad's forces, one that risks igniting a wider conflict
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Video of woman's violent arrest sparks outrage in IranIran has ordered an investigation after a video surfaced showing police pushing and pulling a young woman who was resisting arrest for not adhering to the Islamic dress code
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Egypt exhibiting previously unseen Ptolemaic artifactsEgypt is exhibiting artifacts from the Ptolemaic period for the first time in The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Paratroopers drop into the Mediterranean Sea during Independence Day celebrations marking 70 years since the founding of the state in 1948, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Israel celebrates its 70th birthday with parties and BBQ'sIsrael is celebrating 70 years since the modern Jewish state was created
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Russian soldiers and Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation of rebel fighters from the Army of Islam and their families from the town of Dumayr, northeast of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Syrian state media said Thursday that hundreds of rebel fighters in Dumayr, have handed in their weapons and started to leave the area under an evacuation deal moving them to opposition-held areas in the north, effectively surrendering their turf to government forces. (SANA via AP)
Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near DoumaSyrian state media: Hundreds of rebels hand over weapons, start leaving another town northeast of Damascus
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The Latest: Russia: Syria found German chlorine in GhoutaRussia's Foreign Ministry says Syrian troops found chlorine of German origin in the Eastern Ghouta region
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Yemeni officials: 2 al-Qaida fighters killed in south regionYemeni tribal leaders: Security forces kill 2 suspected al-Qaida operatives in southern Abyan province
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern IranUS Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This file  image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through a respirator following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. It is now attempting to investigate, but its experts have not yet been able to visit the scene. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)
UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack siteInternational inspectors are still waiting to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, as the U.S. accuses the Syrian government and its ally Russia of trying to cover up the evidence
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Syrians sit in front a shop with a shutter painted like the national flag, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, Syrian state media reported Tuesday, after they had waited for days in the capital for permission from Syrian and Russian authorities. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The Latest: UN says more security needed at Douma siteThe Latest: U.N. says further steps are needed to secure the suspected site of a chemical attack in Douma and a security team will need to make another visit before a fact-finding mission can go there
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensionsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issues a veiled warning to Iran, saying in a Memorial Day speech that his country will defend itself against anyone that tries to harm it
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Saudi Arabia heralds opening of cinemas, screening Hollywood's "Black Panther" in country's first movie theaterSaudi Arabia heralds opening of cinemas, screening Hollywood's "Black Panther" in country's first movie theater
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from LebanonHundreds of refugees in a southeastern Lebanese town returned to Syria in what they say is a voluntary decision to return to homes in the war-torn country
The Associated Press21 hours ago
The Latest: Trump sends best wishes on Israeli independencePresident Donald Trump sends his best wishes to the Israeli people and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the nation's marks 70 years of independence
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Egypt sentences 3 to life, 36 to 10 years on terror chargesEgyptian court sentences three Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on terror-related charges
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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