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Iran minister: Neither Iran nor Saudis can dominate MideastIran's foreign minister says neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for the eight countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other _ not about each other
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Saudi-led airstrike at Yemen wedding killed at least 20Health officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, killing at least 20 people
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Report: Iran officially bans use of cryptocurrenciesA newspaper says Iran's Central Bank has officially banned the use of cryptocurrencies in financial transactions in order to prevent money laundering and terrorism.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The Latest: UN chief says retreat 'cooled' Syria tensionsU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says a retreat in Sweden with members of the deeply divided Security Council had "cooled down" tensions over Syria, stressing that all 15 members fully support a political solution
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The Latest: Yemen rebels say strike kills senior officialYemen's Houthi rebels say their acting head of state has been killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Yemen's rebels say airstrike by Saudi-led coalition has killed the head of their presidential councilYemen's rebels say airstrike by Saudi-led coalition has killed the head of their presidential council
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, smoke rises after Syrian government airstrikes and shelling hit in Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood held by Islamic State militants, southern Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 22, 2018. Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants with warplanes, helicopters and artillery in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week. (SANA via AP)
Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battleSyrian state media say government forces have moved to cut off Islamic State militants in southern Damascus from nearby rebel-held suburbs in an attempt to force the extremists to surrender or evacuate the district
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Fearing Ethiopian dam, Egypt bans water-intensive cropsEgypt's parliament has passed a law banning the cultivation of crops that require a large amount of water, amid fears that a massive Ethiopian dam being built upstream could cut into the country's share of the Nile
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Iran police's assault on woman over headscarf stirs debateVideo of police assaulting woman over her loose headscarf stirs debate on mandatory hijabs in Islamic Republic
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Yemen detainees in UAE-controlled prison start hunger strikeDozens of prisoners at UAE-run prison in southern Yemen start hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Watchdog warns of humanitarian crisis in Egypt's SinaiRights group warns of humanitarian crisis in Egypt's Sinai amid military campaign against militants
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Qatar denies UAE, Bahrain allegation over military jetsQatar is denying an allegation by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain that it sent military fighter jets dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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