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Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrestIraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that saw riots last summer over acute water pollution and crippling power outages
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion, dies at 80An Iraqi archaeologist, who lent her expertise to rebuild the collection at the National Museum after it was looted in 2003, has died
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Emir of Qatar, Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, attends the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Lebanon used the summit Sunday to call for the start of return of Syrian refugees to safe areas in their war-torn country even before a solution is reached to end the nearly eight-year-old crisis that killed nearly half a million people. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' returnLebanon is using an Arab economic summit to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israeli leader visits Africa to restore relations with ChadIsrael's prime minister has departed to the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in SinaiEgyptian security forces say they've killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sudan police clash with demonstrators in fresh protestsSudan security forces deploy in large numbers in Khartoum, twin city in anticipation of fresh protests against al-Bashir
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Algerian ex-prime minister Benflis to run for presidencyAlgerian ex-Prime Minister Ali Benflis has announced he will run for president in next year's election
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid near DamascusSyrian state media is reporting that air defenses have repelled an Israeli airstrike south of the capital, Damascus
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Rival militias negotiate truce in Libya's TripoliLibyan security officials say a temporary cease fire has taken hold in the capital of Tripoli, after deadly fighting between rival militias that dominate the city flared up last week
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Blast aboard bus in northern Syria kills 3A Syrian war monitoring group says a blast aboard a bus in the northern Syrian town of Afrin has killed at least three people
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes in Yemen's capitalThe Saudi-led coalition has launched a series of airstrikes against targets in Yemen's capital Sanaa, including a military base and drones facility
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Iran denies allegations of spying on German armyIran has dismissed allegations by German prosecutors that an army employee was spying for Tehran
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Freelance journalist killed amid new round of Libya clashesA freelance journalist who contributed to The Associated Press and other news organizations was killed Saturday in the Libyan capital
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Egypt says kidnapped Christian man is police forensic expertEgyptian security officials say a Christian man who has been kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula is a police forensic expert
The Associated Press1 day ago
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, and U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham shake hands before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Graham has discussed the situation in Syria with Cavusoglu and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the United States prepares to withdraw troops.(Turkish Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, Pool)
Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaosU.S. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says a U.S. withdrawal from Syria without a plan would lead to chaos
The Associated Press1 day ago
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