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In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 handout photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52 bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wing of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, right, flies with Royal Saudi Air Force F-15s during a mission in the Middle East. The U.S. military said Wednesday it again flew a B-52 bomber over the Middle East "to deter potential aggression" amid tensions with Iran. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Roslyn Ward, via AP)
US B-52 bomber again flies over Mideast amid Iran tensionsThe U.S. military says it has again flown a B-52 bomber over the Middle East “to deter potential aggression” amid tensions with Iran
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Iran, Taliban officials say US pushing war in AfghanistanIranian state TV says Iranian and Taliban officials have met in Tehran and are accusing the U.S. of provoking the continuation of war in Afghanistan
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Report: Israeli settler population surged during Trump eraA pro-settler group says Israel’s West Bank settler population has grown at a far higher rate than the country as a whole over the last four years
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Iran's president criticizes prosecution of telecom ministerIranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized Iran's hard-liner dominated judiciary over last week’s prosecution of the country's telecommunications minister
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A man on a scooter passes a branch of the Hezbollah-run Qard al-Hassan Association, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. As more Lebanese fall into poverty in the country's economic crisis, increasing numbers are turning to the financial arm of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant group for help. Qard al-Hassan provides small, interest-free loans in dollars at a time when Lebanese are desperate for hard currency and commercial banks are not lending. Those seeking a loan must put up gold as collateral or bring in a guarantor and can receive a loan of up to $5,000. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Amid crisis, Hezbollah 'bank' a lifeline for some LebaneseAs more Lebanese fall into poverty in the country's economic crisis, increasing numbers are turning to the financial arm of the militant Hezbollah group for help
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Israel: 900 Holocaust survivors died of COVID-19 in 2020Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics says some 900 people who survived the Holocaust died from COVID-19 in Israel last year
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Lebanon surpasses record daily virus deaths amid protestsLebanon has hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown measures put in place to curb an exhausting surge in infections
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Israeli military chief warns of new plans to strike IranIsrael's military chief is warning the U.S. against rejoining the Iran nuclear deal even if the Biden administration succeeds in toughening it
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Tunisians protest arrests; government faces confidence voteHundreds of Tunisians are protesting outside parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote on a new government following a week of protests over poverty and a lack of jobs
The Associated Press1 day ago
Officials say Israeli minister visited Sudan to discuss tiesOfficials say an Israeli delegation headed by the country's intelligence minister quietly visited Sudan and met with the African nation's leaders
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Iran sentences Iranian-American to prison on spying chargesAn Iranian-American has been sentenced by Iran to 10 years in prison on spying charges
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a member of the U.S. Air Force stands near a Patriot missile battery at the Prince Sultan Air Base in al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. The U.S. military is exploring the possibility using a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and an additional two airfields there amid heightened tensions with Iran, the military  said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)
US exploring new bases in Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensionsThe U.S. military is looking into using a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and an additional two airfields in the kingdom amid heightened tensions with Iran
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli troops kill Palestinian attack suspect in West BankIsrael's military says troops have killed a Palestinian suspected of trying to attack soldiers at a West Bank intersection
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Iran: Biden won't have infinite time to rejoin nuclear dealIran is warning the Biden administration that it will not have an indefinite time period to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers
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Iran sentences brother of senior vice president to 2 years Iran has sentenced the brother of the country’s senior vice president to two years in prison on corruption charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
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