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Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agentsThe Russian military says al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria have launched an attack on Syrian government forces, including with tanks
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situationThe German government says Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the situation in Iran in a joint telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Sudan generals, protesters split on who will lead transitionSudan's ruling generals, protesters divided over who will lead the country during its transition after al-Bashir's overthrow
The Associated Press8 hours ago
This file frame grab from a Monday, May 20, 2019 video by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency shows Behrouz Kamalvandi, left, spokesman for Iran's atomic energy agency, listens to a man wearing a surgical mask, who was introduced by the newsreader only as an official with the Ahmadi Roshan nuclear site in Natanz, Iran, during a news conference. The official said, "The capacity of the country's enriched product, through some technical modifications, has been increased by nearly four times, without adding any new chains or centrifuges. The design information related to this has been submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency." (IRIB News Agency via AP)
Bomb-laden drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airportYemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels attack a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Israel expands Gaza fishing zone, implementing cease-fireIsrael says it is expanding the permitted fishing zone off Gaza's coast, the latest sign that a cease-fire deal with Palestinian militants is moving forward
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - This April 18, 2017 file satellite image provided by the State Department and DigitalGlobe,  shows what the State Department described as a building in a prison complex in Syria that was modified to support a crematorium. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center, a Washington-based Syrian rights group said in a report, released Tuesday, May 21, 2019, that thousands of documents collected from abandoned Syrian government offices reveal the reach of President Bashar Assad's security agencies, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of his secretive apparatus. The documents include handwritten notes from top commanders to "do what is necessary" to quell anti-Assad protests. (State Department/DigitalGlobe via AP, File)
Documents shine rare light on Syrian government crackdownDocuments said to have been found in abandoned Syrian government offices reveal reach of Assad's security agencies
The Associated Press13 hours ago
AP Explains: How Yemen's rebels increasingly deploy dronesAP Explains: US once owned Yemen skies with its drones, now Iran-backed rebels increasingly use drones in civil war
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Iraqi PM says he wants to end tensions between Iran and USState-run Iraqi media is quoting Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi as saying that Baghdad will send delegations to the U.S. and Iran to help end tensions between the two countries
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Egypt says security forces kill 16 militants in SinaiEgypt says its police forces have killed 16 militants in raids in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Egypt to hike electricity prices in JulyEgypt says it will raise electricity prices for households and businesses by an average of 15 percent, the latest in a series of austerity measures aimed at boosting the economy
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, attends the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon. Al Khalifa defended his country's decision to host a White House-engineered summit to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying Bahrain's only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people". He tweeted Tuesday, May 21, 2019, that it also respects the Palestinian leadership's steadfast position safeguarding Palestinian rights. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meetingBahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people."
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Libyan capital, under siege, gets water back after 2 daysLibyan capital, under siege by commander Hifter's forces, gets water back after gunmen shut the pipes this week
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Hifter's rule brings security to eastern Libya, at a costLibya's eastern city of Benghazi finally feels safe again but security has come at a staggering cost
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, Sailors scrub the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP)
Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uraniumNuclear officials say Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Saudi says Yemen rebels launch new drone attackThe Latest: Saudi Arabia says Yemen's Houthi rebels launch new drone attack targeting civilian site in kingdom
The Associated Press1 day ago
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