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Israeli police arrest 19 protesters at Jerusalem holy siteIsraeli police say they have arrested 19 Palestinians as clashes broke out at a contested Jerusalem holy site.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Destroyed homes are framed by damaged windows in a building taken by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State militants are surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists and a person close to the negotiations said Monday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclaveDozens of trucks have arrived at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in the militants' last patch of territory along the Euphrates River
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Suicide bombing kills 3 policemen near Cairo's famed bazaarEgyptian official: Death toll in Cairo suicide bombing rises to 3 after police officer dies of wounds
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to USAn Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online wants to return to the United States
The Associated Press4 hours ago
US voices concern over Hezbollah's role in Lebanese CabinetThe U.S. ambassador to Lebanon has expressed concerns over the militant Hezbollah group's growing role in the new Cabinet, saying it does not contribute to stability
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Egypt detains, expels NY Times reporter entering at airportEgyptian authorities have detained and expelled a New York Times journalist upon his arrival at Cairo international airport, the latest move in the country's crackdown on free speech and the media
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Slovakia's Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, left, speaks as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens after their meeting in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
Israel hosts east European leaders after summit scrappedIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hosting his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts in a series of sit-downs that replaced a high-profile summit in Jerusalem that was cancelled over a rift with Poland
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Iran says suicide bomber was a Pakistani nationalAn Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander says the suicide bomber who carried out last week's deadly attack on the elite military force was a Pakistani national
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Brother of Iran's president goes on trial for corruptionThe trial has begun for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's brother and close confidante, who faces corruption allegations brought by hard-liners who dominate the country's judiciary
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Future rabbis plant with Palestinians, sow rift with IsraelPlanting olive trees, young American rabbinical students reach out to Palestinians on their year abroad in Israel
The Associated Press17 hours ago
The Latest: Aid group says 62 die fleeing IS fightingThe International Rescue Committee says more than 60 people have died in recent weeks after making their way out of the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria
The Associated Press19 hours ago
UN hoping for immediate pullout of forces from Yemen portsThe United Nations says it hopes Yemen's warring parties will immediately carry out an agreement to pull their forces out of the key port of Hodeida and 2 smaller ports as well as a U.N. facility holding enough grain to feed 3.7 million people for a month
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli police arrest 5 Palestinians at flashpoint holy siteIsraeli police say they have arrested five Palestinians for allegedly "causing a disturbance" at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site
The Associated Press1 day ago
Yemeni combatants agree on first stage of Hodeida pullbackYemen's government and the Houthi rebels have agreed on the first stage of a mutual pullout of forces from the port city of Hodeida, a key entry point for humanitarian aid
The Associated Press1 day ago
Saudi official fires back after Iran blames attack on RiyadhA senior Saudi diplomat has fired back after Iran initially blamed the kingdom for an attack last week that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard
The Associated Press1 day ago
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