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Yemen's warring sides meet over flashpoint port cityYemen's warring sides meet for first time in months to discuss redeployment from flashpoint port city
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The Latest: Israeli PM: EU-Iran deal same as bowing to NazisIsrael's prime minister has responded to the European Union's efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by comparing it to 'European appeasement in the 1930s' of Nazi Germany
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Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local heroPalestinians have denounced President Donald Trump's attack on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people
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Workers recover hundreds of bodies from Syrian mass graveA local official in Syria's Raqqa says workers have unearthed 313 bodies from a mass grave since it was discovered last month near the northern city
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Hamas rebuffs leader's call for worldwide attacks on JewsThe militant Hamas group is distancing itself from a leader who called for the slaughter of Jews worldwide
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Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push backIn Iran, few daring women are taking off mandatory headscarves, risking arrest and drawing ire of hard-liners
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Sudan protesters delay signing deal with army for 2nd timeSudan's pro-democracy movement postponed a scheduled meeting with the country's ruling generals for a second time on Sunday, saying "further consultations" were needed before they would sign a power-sharing deal with the military
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran says ready to negotiate if US lifts sanctionsIran's president says his country is ready to negotiate with the United States if Washington lifts its economic sanctions
The Associated Press1 day ago
This undated Ministry of Defence handout shows the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, which will relieve HMS Montrose in the region as Iran threatens to disrupt shipping. Iran on Friday, July 12, 2019 demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a “dangerous game” and threatening retribution. British media reported a second warship, the destroyer HMS Duncan, was being sent to the Persian Gulf to operate alongside the Royal Navi’s HMS Montrose frigate and American forces, and would be there in a few days. The British Ministry of Defense refused to comment. (Stu Hill/Ministry of Defence via AP)
UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be releasedBritain's foreign secretary says the U.K. would facilitate the release of an Iranian tanker seized by Britain's Royal Marines if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria
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Syria says militant attack shuts down gas pipelineMilitants have targeted a gas pipeline in government-controlled central Syria, putting it out of order, and insurgents in the country's northwest fired missiles at the government-controlled city of Aleppo, killing seven civilians and injuring 25 others
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Israel's Education Minister Rafi Peretz arrives to attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)
Israeli minister's remarks on gays widely condemnedIsrael's new education minister's remarks in favor of "conversion therapy," a controversial technique that seeks to turn gays into heterosexuals, came under widespread criticism and led hundreds to protest Sunday.
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Lebanon lawmaker in violent standoff with ex-son-in-lawA leaked police report says a Lebanese lawmaker from the Hezbollah group and a dozen gunmen attempted to storm a police station following a family dispute involving a high-speed car chase
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Israel threatens 'crushing' response to any Hezbollah strikeIsrael's prime minister says it will deliver a "crushing" strike against Hezbollah if the Lebanese militant group attempts to attack
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A crowd gathers as Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, speaks during a military-backed tribe's rally, in the Nile River State, Sudan, Saturday, , on July 13, 2019. . (AP Photo/Mahmoud Hjaj)
Sudan activists call for 'justice' for killed protestersTens of thousands of Sudanese have flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in
The Associated Press2 days ago
Libya says it intercepts boat with 53 migrants off coastLibya's coast guard says it has intercepted a rubber boat carrying 53 African migrants bound for Europe, including 10 women and a child, off its Mediterranean coast
The Associated Press2 days ago
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