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Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisisQatar has restored full diplomatic relations with Iran, ignoring the demands of Arab nations now trying to isolate the energy-rich country
The Associated Press8 minutes ago
In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, poses for a photo with White House adviser Jared Kushner, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. El-Sissi and Egypt's foreign minister have met with Kushner just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns. Kushner, who is also President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was in Cairo as part of a Middle East tour aimed at exploring ways to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which last collapsed in 2014. (MENA via AP)
Egypt angered by US aid cut over human rights concernsEgypt has reacted angrily to the U.S. decision to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over concerns about Cairo's human rights record, a surprise decision given the countries' close ties since President Donald Trump took office
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this July 26, 2013, file photo opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi wave Egyptian flags and hold a poster depicting then general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, while another holds an modified image of then President Barack Obama, showing him bearded and turbaned, near the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Washington’s surprise decision on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and disappointment on both sides. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Trump administration calls out Egypt on human rightsWashington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record
The Associated Press6 hours ago
UN force in Lebanon pushes back after US, Israeli criticismThe head of the U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon says his force has no evidence that weapons are being illegally transferred to the country's south, pushing back against U.S. and Israeli criticism of the mission
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Iraqis cite progress in driving IS from Tal AfarIraqi forces say they have captured two neighborhoods on the edge of the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2017 file photo, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, left, talks with Col. Khanullah Shuja, commander of the national mission brigade of the Afghan special operations force, and U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan . The three officers attended the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
US commander visits Yemen border for firsthand look at warThe top U.S. commander for the Middle East has gotten a first-hand look at Saudi Arabia's fight against Yemen's rebels in a rare American visit to the volatile border area
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Lebanon PM says victory over Islamic State is nearLebanese PM visits troops near border with Syria, says victory against Islamic State group is near
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A victim is carried from the site of an airstrike on a hotel in Arhab, Yemen Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The Saudi-led coalition carried out several airstrikes in Yemen early on Wednesday, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of Shiite Houthi rebels and civilians, Yemeni officials and witnesses said. (Al-Masira TV via AP)
Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen hotel, killing at least 41An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition has struck a hotel near Yemen's capital, killing at least 41 people as the alliance stepped up airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies in and around Sanaa
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this May 21, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, holds a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Riyadh. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has cancelled a meeting with senior White House advisor Jared Kushner after the U.S. announced aid cuts and delays to Egypt earlier. Kushner arrived on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 on top of U.S. delegation that includes Jason Greenblatt, envoy for international negotiations, and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
The Latest: Egypt leaders meet US envoy despite aid cutsEgypt's president and foreign minister have met with White House envoy Jared Kushner hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Saudi teen released after dancing 'Macarena' in the streetSaudi police release 14-year-old boy filmed dancing to the 'Macarena' at an intersection in Red Sea city of Jiddah
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Libyan official says IS beheads 11 in checkpoint attackLibya's self-styled national army in the east says Islamic State militants beheaded 11 people in an attack on a checkpoint
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Yemen officials, witnesses: Saudi-led strikes hit a hotel near the capital, Sanaa, killing dozens of rebels, civiliansYemen officials, witnesses: Saudi-led strikes hit a hotel near the capital, Sanaa, killing dozens of rebels, civilians
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Turkey again warns against holding Iraqi Kurdish referendumTurkey's top diplomat reiterates Ankara's demand that Iraqi Kurds cancel their scheduled referendum for independence.
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Egypt: Trump adviser Kushner's meeting with Egyptian president still on; only meeting with foreign minister cancelledEgypt: Trump adviser Kushner's meeting with Egyptian president still on; only meeting with foreign minister cancelled
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Egypt cancels meetings with Trump adviser Jared Kushner in Cairo after U.S. decision to cut aid to EgyptEgypt cancels meetings with Trump adviser Jared Kushner in Cairo after U.S. decision to cut aid to Egypt
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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