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Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstaclesOn Mideast tour, Trump administration officials get close-up view of towering obstacles to yet-to-be-released blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian peace deal
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Imprisoned Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in spy caseA prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain who led a now-shuttered opposition party has been acquitted of spying charges with two colleagues
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trustIsraeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Sara Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister's wife, charged with fraud, breach of trustSara Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister's wife, charged with fraud, breach of trust
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
CORRECTION: CORRECTS NAME OF KING TO ABDULLAH II -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
Merkel pledges $100M loan for troubled JordanGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel promises $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures had forced prime minister to resign
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Trump's Mideast team arrives in EgyptEgyptian airport officials say President Donald Trump's Mideast team has arrived in Cairo on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Iraqi court endorses manual recount for May electionIraq's Supreme Federal Court has issued a ruling that endorses manual recount for all ballots from last month's national elections as stipulated by a law passed by parliament in response to complaints of widespread fraud
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Syria shells rebel-held areas ahead of possible offensiveSyrian state media say government forces have shelled rebel-held areas in the south, in new violence that further undermined an international de-escalation agreement backed by the United States
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in YemenHundreds of Yemeni men held without trial in secret prisons run by the United Arab Emirates, a key U.S. ally, are being subjected to sexual abuse in southern Yemen
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Yemeni prisoners say Emirati officers sexually torture themEmirati officers are engaged in sexually torturing and abusing hundreds of Yemeni men held without trial in secret prisons run by the United Arab Emirates, a key U.S. ally
The Associated Press1 hour ago
East Libya forces say regain control over oil portsLibya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after an armed group attacked them a week ago
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Libya's coast guard rescues 80 African migrantsLibya's coast guard says it has rescued some 80 African migrants, including four women and two children, and recovered one body in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Iran lists demands for improving relations with USIran has announced a list of 15 demands for improving relations with the United States, including a U.S. return to the 2015 nuclear accord, in response to a similar list of demands made by Washington last month
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in YemenHundreds of Yemeni men held without trial in secret prisons run by the United Arab Emirates, a key U.S. ally, are being subjected to sexual abuse in southern Yemen
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abusesAn AP investigation has found that Yemeni detainees in UAE-controlled prisons are sexually abused and tortured routinely
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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