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A girl pulls water from a well in the home of Ahmed al-Kawkabani, leader of the southern resistance unit in Hodeida, in al-Khoukha, Yemen Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusiveA cease-fire has halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US hints at Trump Mideast peace plan: lots to like, some notU.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has given a hint of the Trump administration's peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, saying it's long, takes advantage of new technology, and has a lot both sides will like and things they won't like
The Associated Press4 hours ago
UAE backs Saudi rebuke of US Senate over Khashoggi killingThe United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind Saudi Arabia's rebuke of the U.S. Senate, which passed a resolution last week blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, center, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, leave the room  after a joint statement following the consultations on Syria, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. High-level representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet with the UN Special Envoy for Syria on the situation in Syria. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
Major powers report progress on new Syria constitution bodyRussia's foreign minister says the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to convene the first session of a committee to draft a new Syrian constitution early next year
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Poll shows Hamas leader would win Palestinian electionsA public opinion poll shows that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would lose to the leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas if elections were held today
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israel says more than 130 arrested in search for attackerIsrael's prime minister says more than 130 people have been arrested in Israel's search for a suspect wanted in a deadly drive-by shooting in the West Bank
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Iraqi parliament confirms 3 new ministers, 5 seats unfilledIraq's parliament confirms three ministers to Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's government, leaves other key posts, including ministers of Defense and Interior,
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this June 23, 2018 file photo, women hold their daughters as they visit the Four Seasons Skyline Tower, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Salman has extended monthly allowances for government employees, military personnel, pensioners, social security recipients and students into next year. The announcement, carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, comes on the same day the kingdom's 2019 budget is scheduled to be unveiled. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
Saudi spending to hit record high as oil prices resume slideSaudi Arabia's expenditures will hit a record-high in 2019 as the government plans to increase state spending by 7 percent to reach $295 billion despite plunging oil prices
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editors' picks for 2018 from the Middle EastAP PHOTOS: Editors' picks of the best feature photos in 2018 from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In 2019, Mideast economic troubles loom as wars wind downAs Mideast ushers in 2019, ruinous conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq seem to be winding down
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Cease-fire in Yemen's port goes into force after fightingYemeni officials say a cease-fire has gone into force in Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida after intense fighting between government-allied forces and Shiite rebels erupted shortly before the U.N.-brokered truce took hold in the contested city
The Associated Press23 hours ago
2 Scandinavian women found dead in Morocco's Atlas MountainsAuthorities in Morocco say the bodies of two Scandinavian women have been found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination
The Associated Press1 day ago
Turkey sees 'positive' signals from US on northern SyriaTurkey's leader says he received "positive answers" from President Donald Trump on the situation in northern Syria, where Turkey has threatened to launch a new operation against American-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truceU.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon say two of the four tunnels discovered by Israel and allegedly dug by the Hezbollah militant group cross the border in violation of the cease-fire agreement that ended the 2006 war
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rona Ramon, widow of Israeli space shuttle victim, diesRona Ramon, whose husband was killed in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster and who later lost a son in a military plane crash, has died
The Associated Press1 day ago
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