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Iran's president calls Arab League 'worn-out' bodyIran's President criticizes "worn-out" Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia and its role in Yemen
The Associated Press1 hour ago
His country a smoldering ruin, but Assad still in his seatSyrians are getting ready for a new round of diplomacy intended to forge a path forward for a political transition in the country after six years of war
The Associated Press2 hours ago
UN envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agreeThe U.N.'s Mideast envoy warned Monday that if reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas fail there will most likely be "another devastating conflict."
The Associated Press13 hours ago
This photo provided on Nov. 17, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows people inspecting damage from airstrikes hit in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while government media reports three civilians were killed by rebel mortars. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
Syrian opposition leader quits ahead of new round of talksA senior Syrian opposition leader has quit his post a week before a new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Arab Foreign Ministers meet at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Saudi Arabia is asking fellow Arab nations to take a “serious and honest” stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran will only encourage it to press on with its “aggression“ and "meddling" in the internal affairs of Arab countries. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi from YemenThe leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Monday categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to Yemen or that it was responsible for a ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels in Yemen that was intercepted near the Saudi capital, Riyadh
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Dozens support Algerian newspaper director on hunger strikeDozens of Algerian journalists and human rights activists have gathered in support of a newspaper editor, who has been on a hunger strike for a week
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci poses for a photograph after an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Scaramucci told The Associated Press on Monday that although he has not spoken to Donald Trump in over a month, he talks to the president's inner circle "regularly" and considers himself a media "surrogate" for the administration. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
AP Interview: Scaramucci says don't rule out beltway returnAP Interview: Washington may not have seen the last of 'The Mooch' as he plans role in Trump's re-election campaign
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Israeli PM to discuss Iran, Hezbollah with France's MacronIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December to discuss threats against Israel from Hezbollah and Iran and "ideas to stabilize the situation in Lebanon"
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mountIran says a statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah is "full of lies" and the product of Saudi "pressure and propaganda."
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Iran's supreme leader visits quake-hit area, urges more aidIran's supreme leader visits quake-hit region along border with Iraq, urges more aid for those affected by the tragedy
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Turkey says Kurds attack post in Syria, no casualtiesTurkey's state-run news agency says Syrian Kurdish fighters have attacked a Turkish observation post in the northern Syrian province of Idlib with mortar rounds, without causing casualties
The Associated Press22 hours ago
World Food Program fears more Yemen deaths amid blockadeWorld Food Program chief in Yemen warns millions at risk, more deaths certain as blockade remains in place
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Iraqi court opens way for Kurds to annul independence voteIraq's top court paves way for self-ruled Kurdish region to step back from its controversial independence referendum
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - A Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 file photo of Moroccan women filling up containers with water from a hose, in Zagora, southeastern Morocco. Experts blame poor choices in agriculture, growing populations and climate change for the water shortages in towns like Zagora, which has seen repeated protests for access to clean water in recent weeks. Moroccan state TV channel 2M reports that at least 15 people have died and 5 others have been injured in a stampede Sunday Nov. 19, 2017 as food aid was being distributed in the village of Sidi Boulalam, in the southern province of Essaouira. (AP Photo/Issam Oukhouya, File)
15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in MoroccoMorocco's Interior Ministry says at least 15 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a stampede as food aid was being distributed in a village
The Associated Press1 day ago
Seated at the table from right to left are Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, during a meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The foreign ministers of four Arab nations are meeting in Cairo to discuss a draft Saudi declaration on countering Iranian influence in Arab affairs. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little actionArab foreign ministers deliver a tirade of criticism against Iran, Hezbollah, but little action against either
The Associated Press1 day ago
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