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In this June 21, 2018 photo, a child stands next to a car at the Al-Jazirah Ford showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lifting of the ban on women driving marks a milestone for women in the kingdom who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis and ride-hailing services to get to work, go shopping and simply move around. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roadsCar companies are looking to boost their sales in Saudi Arabia by pitching their brands to women, who'll be allowed to drive for the first time starting Sunday
The Associated Press2 days ago
Gaza officials: 20 Palestinians wounded at Israeli borderGaza's Health Ministry says 20 Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire along the border fence
The Associated Press2 days ago
Corbyn: Labour government would quickly recognize PalestineBritish opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says that a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rights group warns blocking aid in Yemen endangers millionsAn international rights group says Yemen's warring parties are obstructing crucial aid to the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis
The Associated Press2 days ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Israeli Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman, right, during the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace planPresident Donald Trump's Mideast team has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss its plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians
The Associated Press2 days ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, looks at a book in a classroom where Lebanese and Syrian displaced students studying togather, during her visit to a Lebanese public school, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 22, 2018. Merkel is visiting Jordan and Lebanon, both neighbors of war-torn Syria, amid an escalating domestic row over migration. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'German Chancellor Angela Merkel says an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a "first exchange" toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN dismayed by reports of 220 migrants drowning off LibyaUN refugee agency says survivors have reported that some 220 migrants drowned off Libya in recent days
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Chief Justice Medhat al-Mahmoud, center, consults with his aides in the Supreme Court building in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Iraq's Supreme Court on Thursday endorsed a manual recount of all ballots from last month's national elections, but rejected the invalidation of ballots from abroad and from voters displaced by recent conflict. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted resultIraq's Supreme Federal Court has issued a ruling that endorses manual recount for all ballots from last month's national elections as stipulated by a law passed by parliament in response to complaints of widespread fraud
The Associated Press2 days ago
Trump's Mideast team arrives in EgyptEgyptian airport officials say President Donald Trump's Mideast team has arrived in Egypt on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal
The Associated Press3 days ago
Syria shells rebel-held areas ahead of possible offensiveSyrian state media say government forces have shelled rebel-held areas in the south, in new violence that further undermined an international de-escalation agreement backed by the United States
The Associated Press3 days ago
The Latest: UN 'deeply concerned' about Syrians in the southA spokesman says the U.N. is "deeply concerned" about the safety of an estimated 750,000 people in southern Syria amid an unraveling cease-fire
The Associated Press3 days ago
Lebanese Prime Minister designate, Saad Hariri, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, review an honor guard at the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Merkel is visiting Jordan and Lebanon, both neighbors of war-torn Syria, amid an escalating domestic row over migration. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled JordanGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel promises $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures had forced prime minister to resign
The Associated Press3 days ago
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