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Syrian media: 2 besieged pro-government villages evacuatedSyrian state media: Over 7,000 civilians in pro-government villages besieged by rebels evacuated under deal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Knesset member Oren Hazan takes a selfie with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and MP David Bitan, right of Netanyahu, after a Knesset session that passed of a contentious bill, in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation early Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Opponents and rights groups have criticized the legislation, warning that it will sideline minorities such as the country's Arabs. (AP Photo/Olivier Fitoussi)
Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation billIsrael's parliament approves controversial legislation defining the country as nation-state of Jewish people
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israeli police detain liberal rabbi over 'illegal' weddingsIsraeli police briefly detain liberal rabbi in Haifa on charges of performing 'illegal' Jewish weddings
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protestFarmers in central Iran turn to protests as drought, government mismanagement of water destroy their livelihoods
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Iran indicates talks with US on nuclear program unlikelyIranian President Rouhani's chief of staff claims the president rejected 8 requests from Trump last year for talks
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'Israel's Netanyahu calls visiting Hungarian PM 'true friend of Israel' despite Orban's remarks said to be anti-Semitic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Yemen rebels claim to target Saudi oil refinery in RiyadhYemen's Shiite rebels claim attacking Saudi Aramco refinery in Riyadh; oil giant says 'minor fire' was due to 'operational incident'
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Saudi Aramco evaluating stake in SABIC chemical firmSaudi Aramco says it's evaluating possible purchase of a stake in Saudi petrochemical maker SABIC
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Chinese president visits UAE amid push to increase influenceChinese president visiting Abu Dhabi as the two countries look to strengthen trade ties, expand investment
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Under Assad's grip, uneasy co-existence with Syria ex-rebelsIn Syria under President Assad's grip, uneasy co-existence between military, former rebel fighters who surrendered
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018, photo, Syrian policemen check IDs at a checkpoint in the town of Rastan, Syria. Rastan and nearby Talbiseh were among the first Syrian towns to carry weapons against the government when the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in 2011. As the Syrian government reasserts control over opposition strongholds, co-existence between the military and former rebel fighters who surrendered is the new reality. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Under Assad's grip, uneasy co-existence with former rebelsAs the Syrian government reasserts control over opposition strongholds, co-existence between the military and former rebel fighters who surrendered is the new reality
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Hungary's hard-line PM Orban visits Israel amid criticismHungary's hard-line Prime Minister Orban arrives in Israel for 2-day visit that has drawn some criticism
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A Syrian policeman stand guard at a check point on the entrance of the central Syrian town of Rastan, Homs province, Syria, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Syrian forces' bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdoutSyrian government unleashes 'frenzied' bombing after talks to cede largest rebel holdout in country's southwest fail
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Gaza startup struggles to recover after Israeli airstrikePalestinian startup touted as rare Gaza success story struggles to recover after Israeli airstrike damaged its office
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Yemeni military commander dies in central provinceYemen's Shiite rebels claim they killed prominent military commander; government says he died in a drill
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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