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Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solutionPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging the international community to protect the two-state solution as Israel expands settlement construction
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Iraqi Commander: Troops push further into western MosulA senior Iraqi police commander says troops have taken control of the western side of a key bridge in Mosul amid intense clashes with the Islamic State group
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Christian women who fled el-Arish in Sinai, due to fighting, rest at a youth guest house, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians flee volatile part of Sinai Peninsula after surge in militant killings of Copts
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Bomb targets bus in Bahrain, wounding 5 police officersBahrain says 5 police officers wounded in bomb attack that targeted a bus
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Egyptian Christian Ezzat Yaacoub Ishak, who fled el-Arish in North Sinai with his family two days ago due to fighting, stands in his newly rented apartment, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Israeli hospitals demand funds to continue treating SyriansAn Israeli health official says Israel's hospitals will stop treating Syrian patients in non-emergency cases next week unless the Israeli government fully reimburses the hospitals for years of medical treatments to those wounded in the Syrian civil war
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UN suspends Gaza staffer amid allegations of Hamas tiesThe U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees has suspended a Palestinian employee following Israel allegations that he was elected to a leadership position with the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip
The Associated Press14 hours ago
The Latest: Representative calls for unity among oppositionA representative of the Moscow-backed Syria opposition says opposition groups need to form a single delegation if they are to enter talks with representatives of the Damascus government in Geneva
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of HormuzIran's navy has begun an annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremonyThe father of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing
The Associated Press17 hours ago
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura waves as he arrives for Syria peace talks with Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee, HNC, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central citySyrian opposition activists say government warplanes have pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs killing at least three and wounding dozens
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Displaced civilians, who were injured by mortars fired by Islamic State militants as they fled their homes, wait to be taken to a hospital after receiving first aid in a field clinic, in western Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 26. 2017. Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held MosulAs Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul, the assault is bringing a surge of casualties _ at least 30 Iraqi security forces and more than 200 civilians killed or wounded in the last three days
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Saudi king visits Malaysia as he begins Asia tourSaudi King Salman has arrived in Malaysia to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Israel to Amazon: Stop selling Holocaust-denying literatureIsrael's official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of 6 million Jews in World War II and otherwise promotes anti-Semitism
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Poll: Israelis believe Gaza policies hurting securityA new poll shows that 67 percent of Israelis believe that the government's policies in the Gaza Strip have worsened security over the past decade
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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