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Iraq: Militia leader returns as national security adviserFormer head of Iraq's Iran-linked Popular Mobilization militias returns to dual posts as chairman of the militias and national security adviser to Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, a father gives water to his malnourished daughter at a feeding center in a hospital in Hodeida, Yemen. Officials in Yemen said a cease-fire took effect at midnight Monday, Dec. 18, 2018, in the Red Sea port of Hodeida after intense fighting between government-allied forces and Shiite rebels erupted shortly before the U.N.-brokered truce. Yemen's civil war, in which a Saudi-led coalition is fighting on the government’s side against the rebels, has pushed much of the country to the brink of famine. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Fighting in Yemeni city dies down as cease-fire takes holdYemeni officials say key port city of Hodeida calm, hours after U.N.-mediated cease-fire went into effect between government-allied forces and rebels
The Associated Press1 hour ago
AP PHOTOS: Editors' picks for 2018 from the Middle EastAP PHOTOS: Editors' picks of the best feature photos in 2018 from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In 2019, Mideast economic troubles loom as wars wind downAs Mideast ushers in 2019, ruinous conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq seem to be winding down
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Cease-fire in Yemen's port goes into force after fightingYemeni officials say a cease-fire has gone into force in Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida after intense fighting between government-allied forces and Shiite rebels erupted shortly before the U.N.-brokered truce took hold in the contested city
The Associated Press13 hours ago
2 Scandinavian women found dead in Morocco's Atlas MountainsAuthorities in Morocco say the bodies of two Scandinavian women have been found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Turkey sees 'positive' signals from US on northern SyriaTurkey's leader says he received "positive answers" from President Donald Trump on the situation in northern Syria, where Turkey has threatened to launch a new operation against American-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters
The Associated Press18 hours ago
UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truceU.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon say two of the four tunnels discovered by Israel and allegedly dug by the Hezbollah militant group cross the border in violation of the cease-fire agreement that ended the 2006 war
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Rona Ramon, widow of Israeli space shuttle victim, diesRona Ramon, whose husband was killed in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster and who later lost a son in a military plane crash, has died
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Israeli military partially destroys home of alleged militantIsraeli military partially demolishes home of slain Palestinian accused of killing 2 Israelis
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Roadside bombs hit police convoy in Egypt's Sinai, kill 2Egyptian officials: 2 roadside bombs hit police convoy in northern Sinai, killing 2 conscripts
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: Iranian steel mill workers detained after protestsReport: Iranian authorities detain unspecified number of steel mill workers after weeks of protests over salary delays
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2011, file photo, Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks on his cellphone at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday Dec. 17, 2018, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing it as interference in the kingdom's affairs. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate's 'interference' in kingdomSaudi Arabia rejects US Senate resolution blaming its crown prince for the killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, fleeing Iraqi civilians walk past the heavily damaged al-Nuri mosque as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in Iraq's Old City of Mosul. Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosqueIraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, meets with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 in Damascus. Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport Sunday by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria was expelled from the 22-member Arab League soon after war broke out in 2011. (SANA via AP)
Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leaderSudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago
The Associated Press1 day ago
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