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Iraqi military: 5 dead, 2 wounded in Baghdad rocket attackIraq's military says five Iraqi civilians have been killed and two severely wounded after a Katyusha rocket hit near Baghdad airport
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Iraqi security officials say 3 civilians killed, 2 seriously wounded in rocket attack outside Baghdad airportIraqi security officials say 3 civilians killed, 2 seriously wounded in rocket attack outside Baghdad airport
The Associated Press2 hours ago
EU concerned over resignation of Lebanon's PM-designateThe European Union is expressing “disappointment and concern” about the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister-designate over the weekend and urged the country’s leaders to do their best to form a Cabinet
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec 31, 2019  file photo, pro-Iranian militiamen and their supporters damage property inside the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq. The Trump administration has signaled it could close its diplomatic mission in Baghdad if measures are not taken to control rogue armed elements responsible for a recent spate of attacks against U.S. and other interests in the country, Iraqi and U.S. officials said Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
US warns Iraq of Baghdad embassy closure if attacks continueU.S., Iraqi and other officials say the Trump administration has warned Iraq that it will close its embassy in Baghdad if the government does not take swift and decisive action to end persistent rocket and other attacks by Iranian-backed militias and rogue armed elements on American and allied interests in the country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A woman walks past a banner showing Saudi King Salman, right, and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, outside a mall in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, June 15, 2020. This was supposed to be Saudi Arabia's year to shine as host of the prestigious G20 gathering of world leaders. Instead, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the gathering this November will likely be a virtual meet-up, stripping its host of the pomp that would have accompanied televised arrivals on Riyadh's tarmac.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi Arabia: G-20 gathering of world leaders to be virtualSaudi Arabia, which is presiding over the Group of 20 countries this year, says the upcoming November gathering of world leaders will be held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Emad Abdeljawwad sells hot dogs and beverages out of a converted van in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The coronavirus crisis has hit West Bank restaurants hard. But one part of the dining sector is bucking the trend: food trucks. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Food trucks provide rare bright spot in hard-hit West BankThe coronavirus crisis has hit West Bank restaurants hard
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rabbis ponder COVID-19 queries of ultra-Orthodox Jewish lifeFor Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews, coronavirus restrictions have raised numerous questions about how to maintain their religious lifestyle during the outbreak
The Associated Press11 hours ago
UN: Yemen's warring sides to swap more than 1,000 prisonersThe United Nations says Yemen’s warring sides have agreed to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners
The Associated Press1 day ago
Qatar Airways says losses reach $1.9B amid pandemic, boycottLong-haul carrier Qatar Airways is reporting revenue losses of $1.9 billion for the past year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic, its liquidation of shares in Air Italy and the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations for the major losses
The Associated Press1 day ago
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks towards the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city ahead of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Sunday during a three-week nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdownThe solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, is taking place in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Lebanese FM, president's son-in-law, has coronavirusA former Lebanese foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun has tested positive for the new coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanese army: Shooting in north Lebanon kills 2 soldiersThe Lebanese army says gunmen in a car have opened fire on an army post in the country's north
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Cairo, Egypt.  An Israeli official says, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020,  the country will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute. The official says  Steinitz will lead the Israeli delegation in talks mediated by the United States. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Israel to hold US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea borderAn Israeli official says the country will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli police watch protesters gather in the square outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, during a three-week nationwide lockdown in Israel to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Thousands of Israelis protest in Jerusalem, despite lockdownThousands of Israelis are protesting outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand his resignation, pressing ahead with weeks of protests against the embattled Israeli leader despite a strict new lockdown order
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Adib has resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he was appointed to the job. The announced by Adib deals a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. (Dalati Nohra/Lebanese Government via AP)
Lebanese nominated premier resigns, in blow to Macron planLebanon’s prime minister-designate has resigned amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he was appointed to the job
The Associated Press2 days ago
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