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Israel to begin human trials of coronavirus vaccineThe state-run Israel Institute for Biological Research says says it will begin human testing on its coronavirus vaccine next week
The Associated Press8 hours ago
UN: 11 migrants drown off Libya; third shipwreck in weekThe U.N. migration agency says at least 11 migrants trying to reach Europe, including a pregnant woman, drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Sudan says it will discuss trade, migration with IsraelSudan’s Foreign Ministry says it will hold meetings with Israeli officials in the coming weeks to discuss a package of cooperation deals
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Tear gas fired as thousands mark one year of Iraq protests Thousands of Iraqi protesters have taken to the streets to mark one year since mass anti-government demonstrations swept Baghdad and Iraq’s south
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Israeli government approves Bahrain normalization dealThe Israeli Cabinet has approved the normalization deal signed last week with the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain
The Associated Press15 hours ago
At least 14 civilians killed by booby traps in Egypt’s SinaiEgyptian officials say more than a dozen civilians, including women and children, were killed in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula over the past two weeks from explosive devices laid down in their homes by militants
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Egyptians vote in second day of parliamentary electionsEgyptians on Sunday trickled into polling stations on the second day of voting for the country’s parliamentary election amid a slight uptick in daily recorded coronavirus cases
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates, during a news conference in Jerusalem.  Israel says, Friday, Oct. 23,  it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East.  (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)
Israeli leader confirms consent to US arms sales to UAEIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have confirmed that Israel has given its consent for the United States to sell F35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates following a recent agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the Mideast countries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israelis press ahead with weekly anti-Netanyahu protestsThousands of Israelis have demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding the Israeli leader’s resignation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Head of Sudan’s largest party slams Trump and Israel dealSudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi has slammed an announcement by President Donald Trump that Sudan would start normalizing ties with Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran's top leader says fighting virus trumps other concernsIran’s supreme leader has urged authorities to prioritize public health above any economic or security concerns, amid the Mideast’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
People wait in line on the first day of the parliamentary election outside a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's parliamentary vote likely to tighten leader's grip Egyptians have begun voting in the first stage of a parliamentary election, in a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless lower chamber packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates, during a news conference in Jerusalem.  Israel says, Friday, Oct. 23,  it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East.  (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)
Israel drops objection to US sale of 'certain' arms to UAEIsrael says it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this January 26, 2010, Sheik Nabil Qaouk a member of Hezbollah's Central Council, attends the funeral of prominent businessman Hassan Tajeddine in the southern village of Hanaway, Lebanon.  On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, the U.S. Treasury has sanctioned two high-ranking Hezbollah officials,  Nabil Qaouk and Hassan al-Baghdadi, both members of Hezbollah's Central Council. The Council is responsible for electing members of the group's top decision-making body, the Shura Council.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
US sanctions 2 senior members of Lebanon's HezbollahThe U.S. Treasury has sanctioned two high-ranking Hezbollah officials, including a former military commander in the country’s south
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes Iraq's government is struggling to pay the salaries of its public sector employees, its coffers drained because of this year's plunge in oil prices
The Associated Press2 days ago
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