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Yemen asks Saudis for $1B to save currency, prevent 'famine'Yemen's prime minister has called on the Saudi-led coalition allied with his government to deposit $1 billion in the central bank to save the local currency from "complete collapse."
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hundreds of Sudanese protest hike in bread pricesHundreds of people have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital to protest against rising bread prices after the government's devaluation of the local currency
The Associated Press2 days ago
Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against MuslimsIran's supreme leader has accused Saudi Arabia of "treason" against Muslims because of its alleged ties to Israel
The Associated Press2 days ago
Jordan shuts down illegal drug factoryJordan shuts down factory making an illegal amphetamine-based drug said to be popular in the Middle East, seizing enough material to make more than 100 million pills
The Associated Press2 days ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Al Thani's visit comes as the United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations promptly denied by a Doha official. (Yasin Bulbul /Pool Photo via AP)
Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha deniesBahrain releases radar tracks it says show Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners flying to Bahrain
The Associated Press2 days ago
Israel reopens Gaza crossing after Hamas tunnel destroyedIsraeli military says it's reopened key Gaza crossing after destroying tunnel built under it by Hamas militants
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Sunday Jan. 14, 2018 photo, a Palestinian rests on sacks of flour as he waits to receive food aid at a U.N. warehouse in the Shati refugee camp, Gaza City. From the Gaza Strip to Jordan and Lebanon, millions of Palestinians are bracing for the worst as the Trump administration moves toward cutting funding to the U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees across the region. The expected cuts could deliver a painful blow to some of the weakest populations in the Middle East and risk destabilizing the already struggling countries that host displaced Palestinian refugees and their descendants. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cutsAcross Mideast, millions of Palestinians who depend on UN relief brace for worst ahead of expected US funding cut
The Associated Press2 days ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Al Thani's visit comes as the United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations promptly denied by a Doha official. (Yasin Bulbul /Pool Photo via AP)
UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha deniesUAE claims Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace, charges denied by Qatar
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Sunday Jan. 14, 2018 photo, a Palestinian rests on sacks of flour as he waits to receive food aid at a U.N. warehouse in the Shati refugee camp, Gaza City. From the Gaza Strip to Jordan and Lebanon, millions of Palestinians are bracing for the worst as the Trump administration moves toward cutting funding to the U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees across the region. The expected cuts could deliver a painful blow to some of the weakest populations in the Middle East and risk destabilizing the already struggling countries that host displaced Palestinian refugees and their descendants. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cutsAcross the Middle East, millions of people who depend on the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants are bracing for the worst ahead of an expected U.S. funding cut
The Associated Press2 days ago
CORRECTS DATE - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)
Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speechIsraeli leaders slam Palestinian president over invective-filled speech against Trump and Israel
The Associated Press2 days ago
Tunisian soccer fans clash with police amid economic unrestTunisian soccer fans have clashed with police in the capital two days after a match was canceled amid nationwide economic protests
The Associated Press2 days ago
The Latest: UN defends work of Palestinian refugee agencyThe United Nations spokesman says the work of the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees "is critical" and if the United States or any other donor cuts its contributions "we will have to find other sources."
The Associated Press2 days ago
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