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Libyan coast guard intercepts 450 migrants bound for EuropeLibya's coast guard has intercepted some 460 African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
A Jordanian army officer inspects the honor guard in preparation for the arrival of Britain's Prince William, at Marka Airport in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Britain's Prince William kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. He plans to meet with young people, refugees and political leaders in a tumultuous region Britain had controlled between the two world wars. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan tiesBritain's Prince William praises 'historic ties and friendship' with Jordan as he kicks of historic, politically delicate five-day Mideast tour
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Iraq elections commissions prepares for partial recountIraq's elections commission says it has directed its branches to send ballot boxes possibly affected by fraud to Baghdad for a recount
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Activists: US tells rebels in Syria not to expect supportSyrian government forces have advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa under the cover of airstrikes entering new villages
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mabkhoutah al-Mari drives to work for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. "It feels beautiful. It was a dream for us so when it happens in reality, I am between belief and disbelief -- between a feeling of joy and astonishment," said Mari as she pulled up to order a drive-thru coffee on her way to work. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is liftedIt's a historic day for women in Saudi Arabia. They are now free to get in a car and drive themselves where they want to go.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, meets with President Donald  Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, second left, and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, in Cairo, Egypt. (MENA via AP)
Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy, says the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Egypt extends its state of emergency for another 3 monthsEgypt has extended its state of emergency for yet another three months
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israel's El Al faces scrutiny after moving female passengersThe Israeli airline El Al is under scrutiny after moving female passengers at the request of ultra-Orthodox men
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE- In this March 27, 2017 file photo, Israeli Opposition Leader and Zionist Union Chairman Isaac Herzog speaks at the AIPAC Policy Conference 2017 in Washington. Herzog was unanimously elected head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization that works closely with the Israeli government to promote relations with Jewish communities worldwide and encourage Jewish immigration to Israel. The organization announced the appointment in a statement  issued Sunday, June, 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Israel opposition leader named head of Jewish AgencyIsraeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog is unanimously elected head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization that works closely with the Israeli government to promote Jewish immigration to Israel
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, an Uber employee shows the mobile application at the official launch of the car-hailing service, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses. El-Sisi's approval was reported in the country's official gazette on Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)
Egypt's president approves law for ride-hailing appsEgypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE- In this Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, two visitors from Arab Gulf states visit  the cockpit of a new Etihad Airways A380 unveiled during anevent in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi-based long-haul carrier Etihad will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based Emirates under a new program. Emirates acknowledged the program in a statement Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline EmiratesThe Abu Dhabi-based long-haul carrier Etihad will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based Emirates under a new program
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Libya's UN-backed government says 3 abducted Turks releasedLibya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli has said three Turkish workers who were kidnapped last year in a southern Libyan town have been released
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Israel fires missile at drone near Syria frontierThe Israeli military says it fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Egypt raises military pensions amid austerity measuresEgypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has raised pensions for military personnel and salaries for civil servants by 15 percent amid a wave of price hikes linked to austerity measures
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In about-face, Iraq's maverick al-Sadr moves closer to IranIraq's mercurial Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's move to join forces with an Iran-backed coalition of powerful Shiite militias boosts Tehran's interests in Iraq and gives it more leverage over the formation of the next government
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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