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King Abdullah II of Jordan, right, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left and their delegations have lunch at the Husseiniyeh Palace in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military payU.S. Vice President Mike Pence is blasting Congress for playing politics with military pay, telling U.S. soldiers stationed in the Middle East that the Trump administration would "demand that they reopen the government."
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Palestinians burn a poster of U.S. President Mike Pence as they protest his visit to Israel in Bethlehem, West Bank, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivotJordan's king has appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" in a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Yemeni deaths due to diphtheria likely to rise amid blockadeAn international aid group says deaths among Yemenis resulting from a diphtheria outbreak are "likely to rise" if the Saudi-led coalition blockade remains in place.
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes as he addresses his ruling party members in Bursa, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive from the region a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns that killed at least one refugee. The Turkish offensive on Afrin, which started Saturday, has raised tension in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatened to deepen strained ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.(Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern SyriaTurkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Plumes of smoke rise on the air from inside Syria, as seen from the outskirts of the border town of Kilis, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Turkish jets have begun an aerial offensive, codenamed operation "Olive Branch", against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin, in northwest Syria . A military statement says the operation launched Saturday aims to protect Turkey's borders, "neutralize" Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave and to save the local population from their "pressure and oppression." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: Russia warned Kurdish officials of Turkey attackThree Kurdish officials have said that Russian military officials have proposed handing over a Kurdish-ruled enclave in Syria's northwest to the Syrian government to avert a Turkish military offensive
The Associated Press1 day ago
Families of Islamist prisoners in Lebanon carry a portrait of hardline Sunni cleric Ahmad al-Assir, who is in jail, left, and a banner in Arabic, right, that reads, "We won't accept that our Sheiks be exempted, We won't accept that our youth are exempted, a general amnesty with no exemption," during a protest demanding that Islamist prisoners be part of a discussed general amnesty, in front the government palace in central Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Families of Islamist prisoners in Lebanon rally for amnestyHundreds of protesters have rallied in the Lebanese capital demanding that Islamist prisoners be part of a discussed general amnesty
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE-- In this Sept. 22, 2011 file photo, Iran's Revolutionary Guard members march during armed forces parade marking the anniversary of the start of the 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country's defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some of its vast holdings. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economyIran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners were killed in the Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siegeAfghanistan's Interior Ministry says 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners were killed in the Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN appeals for $3B in aid to war-battered YemenThe United Nations and its partners have appealed for nearly $3 billion in aid to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is at war with Iran-allied rebels known as Houthis
The Associated Press1 day ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen disembark the plane upon his arrival at Amman military airport, Jordan, Saturday, Jan 20, 2018. This is the second leg of his Middle East tour that will include Israel.  (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speechThe main Arab party in the Israeli Knesset says it will boycott Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the parliament on Monday
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo, a man walks by a billboard encouraging more women candidates in upcoming parliament elections reading in Arabic "Half the society, half the parliament," in downtown Beirut, Lebanon during a conference on women participation in politics. Lebanon is holding its first parliamentary elections in nearly ten years in May. The government and local groups, with help from the United Nations and the European Union, are campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to the parliament, a daunting task in this country that may look like the Middle East's most liberal. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanese push for more participation of women in politicsA new campaign is underway to boost the number of women in Lebanon's parliament in elections this spring, the country's first vote in nearly 10 years
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining ISAn Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman of Moroccan origin to death for joining the Islamic State group
The Associated Press1 day ago
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