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Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital KabulAn Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Gunmen attack the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul; no word yet on casualtiesGunmen attack the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul; no word yet on casualties
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspects a military honour guard before addressing his supporters in Usak, western 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." (Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in SyriaTurkish jets have bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria, as Turkey promised to expand its military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group
The Associated Press1 hour ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Pence arrived in Cairo hours after the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump failed to reach agreement on a plan to avert a partial federal closure. Pence went ahead with his four-day trip to the Middle East, citing national security and diplomatic reasons. (Khaled Desouki/Pool Photo via AP)
VP Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with EgyptVice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi are pledging a united front on security and counterterrorism issues
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaks during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt. On Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, the former general has announced he will run for a second, four-year term in elections due in March. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
Sure to win, Egypt's president seeks re-electionEgypt's leader says he will seek re-election in a March vote he's sure to win
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Officials say UN migration agency employee abducted in YemenYemeni security officials say unidentified gunmen have abducted an employee at the U.N. migration agency in the capital, Sanaa
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Egypt's el-Sissi says he will run for a second termEgyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has announced he will run for a second, four-year term in elections due in March
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A Syrian man uses his mobile phone to take a picture of his friends in front of a huge banner showing Syrian President Bashar Assad in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in SyriaAs Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says he will run for a second, four-year term in March electionEgyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says he will run for a second, four-year term in March election
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, FSA, fighters tour in the Syrian town of Azez near the border with Turkey, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday in Ankara that his country is determined to carry out a military offensive against an enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters there pose a "real" and ever increasing threat to Turkey. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
Turkey says no turning back from offensive in SyriaTurkey's defense minister says country determined to carry out a military offensive against enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters pose ever increasing threat to Turkey
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinian demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes following a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners in Nabi Saleh near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
AP PHOTOS: Selections from the past week in the Middle EastAP PHOTOS: Selected pictures from this week in the Middle East, Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel to name Jordan envoy after settling spat: reportPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will soon decide on Israel's new ambassador to Jordan a day after the two countries agreed to put a monthslong diplomatic spat behind them
The Associated Press1 day ago
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