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UN food program announces service cuts to PalestiniansThe United Nations' World Food Program says it will be cutting services to nearly 200,000 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip due to a lack of funding
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
AP investigation: Children fight on front lines of Yemen warAn AP investigation has found that thousands of children have been recruited by Yemen's Houthi rebels to fight in the country's civil war
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
A crew member of a cargo ship that ran aground off the Black Sea coast of Sile, Turkey, is rescued with the help of a winch system extended from the shore, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Turkish coastal safety teams have rescued 16 crew members from the in a dramatic operation that lasted several hours. The Comoros-flagged ship, Natalia, ran aground in rough seas early on Wednesday en route to Istanbul from Russia. (Akin Celiktas/DHA via AP)
16 crew rescued from cargo ship that ran aground off TurkeyTurkish coastal safety teams have rescued 16 crew members from a cargo ship that ran aground off the Black Sea coast of Sile in a dramatic operation that lasted several hours
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)
Israeli leader calls on UN to condemn Hezbollah over tunnelsIsrael's prime minister calls on U.N. Security Council to condemn "wanton acts of aggression" by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, designate it a terrorist organization and heighten sanctions on it
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Ahmed Rashid Mokbel, a severely malnourished 7-month-old Yemeni boy, is given formula by his mother at the Al-Sadaqa Hospital in Aden, Yemen. Oxfam, an international aid group, said Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, that more than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the "double threat" of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in. Oxfam said that some 530,000 displaced people are in mountainous areas, many living in makeshift shelters with no insulation or weatherproofing. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen's capitalThe Saudi-led coalition has bombed an air base in Yemen's rebel-held capital, as a local cease-fire holds around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Children fight, kill and die in Yemen's civil warAn AP investigation has found that thousands of children have been recruited by Yemen's Houthi rebels to fight in the country's civil war
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Texas AG, universities face suit over Israel boycott lawAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Texas files a lawsuit against the state's attorney general and others over a law requiring contractors to certify they do not boycott Israel
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A girl pulls water from a well in the home of Ahmed al-Kawkabani, leader of the southern resistance unit in Hodeida, in al-Khoukha, Yemen Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusiveA cease-fire has halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis
The Associated Press18 hours ago
US hints at Trump Mideast peace plan: lots to like, some notU.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has given a hint of the Trump administration's peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, saying it's long, takes advantage of new technology, and has a lot both sides will like and things they won't like
The Associated Press19 hours ago
UAE backs Saudi rebuke of US Senate over Khashoggi killingThe United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind Saudi Arabia's rebuke of the U.S. Senate, which passed a resolution last week blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, center, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, leave the room  after a joint statement following the consultations on Syria, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. High-level representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet with the UN Special Envoy for Syria on the situation in Syria. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
Major powers report progress on new Syria constitution bodyRussia's foreign minister says the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to convene the first session of a committee to draft a new Syrian constitution early next year
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Poll shows Hamas leader would win Palestinian electionsA public opinion poll shows that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would lose to the leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas if elections were held today
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Israel says more than 130 arrested in search for attackerIsrael's prime minister says more than 130 people have been arrested in Israel's search for a suspect wanted in a deadly drive-by shooting in the West Bank
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Iraqi parliament confirms 3 new ministers, 5 seats unfilledIraq's parliament confirms three ministers to Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's government, leaves other key posts, including ministers of Defense and Interior,
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this June 23, 2018 file photo, women hold their daughters as they visit the Four Seasons Skyline Tower, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Salman has extended monthly allowances for government employees, military personnel, pensioners, social security recipients and students into next year. The announcement, carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, comes on the same day the kingdom's 2019 budget is scheduled to be unveiled. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
Saudi spending to hit record high as oil prices resume slideSaudi Arabia's expenditures will hit a record-high in 2019 as the government plans to increase state spending by 7 percent to reach $295 billion despite plunging oil prices
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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