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Israel: Projectile from Gaza lands in southern IsraelThe Israeli military says a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip has landed in southern Israel
The Associated Press2 hours ago
UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegationsWith soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Visitors are seen at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, June 26, 2017. A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu in protestJewish groups cancel events with Netanyahu to protest decision to scrap plans for mixed-gender prayer area at Western Wall
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Israeli minister: Trump pressure on settlements disappointsA senior Israeli Cabinet minister is expressing some disappointment with the White House, saying the election of Donald Trump has not brought about the boom in West Bank settlement construction many had expected
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US-backed forces seize new district from IS in RaqqaSyrian Kurdish officials say they have seized a new district from the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital
The Associated Press6 hours ago
IS fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighborhoodIraq: Islamic State fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighborhood previously declared free of IS
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Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd dayThe Israeli military says it has attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nationsIran's president Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that the "siege of Qatar is not acceptable for us," according to the office of the presidency's website
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE -- In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Jewish men pray at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, during Jerusalem Day celebrations. An Israeli official said Sunday, June 25, 2017 that the government has frozen a long-overdue plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
In about face, Israel freezes Western Wall mixed prayer planIsrael's government has frozen a long-overdue plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall, a major policy reversal that infuriated the liberal streams of Judaism that represent most Jews in the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
UAE president appears in video over 3 years after strokeThe president of the United Arab Emirates has made a rare public appearance on state media to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran mocks reports its Syria missile strikes fell shortIran says the two-stage missiles it fired at Islamic State targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short
The Associated Press1 day ago
Assad decamps from Syrian capital for holiday prayersSyrian President Bashar Assad has travelled to one of Syria's core cities to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers, in a rare departure from his capital stronghold
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain and Sen. Jack Reed, D- R.I., are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. McCain and Reed, called the reports "deeply disturbing." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)
Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, USYemen's internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports U.S. military interrogators worked UAE forces accused of torturing detainees in Yemen
The Associated Press2 days ago
Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of EidThe Syrian government released Saturday hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad on the eve of a major Muslim holiday
The Associated Press2 days ago
Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pactEgypt's president has ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
The Associated Press2 days ago
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