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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah in Kuwait, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP)
US' Pompeo boosts Israel prime minister ahead of electionUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is praising the White House's warm ties with Israel during a visit to the country, giving a public boost to Israel's prime minister at the height of a tight re-election campaign
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Algerians march with banners and flags during a protest in Algiers, Algeria, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Thousands of students, doctors, dentists and veterinarians have marched in the Algerian capital to demand that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protestersThe acting head of Algeria's governing party says the FLN party is throwing its support behind mass protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
The Associated Press7 hours ago
UN envoy urges Libya rivals to unite at April conferenceThe U.N. envoy for Libya is urging its rival factions to seize the "crucial opportunity" of a National Conference next month to unite the country and chart a roadmap to peace after years of division and chaos
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The Latest: Pompeo visit gives boost to Israel PMU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has given Israel's leader a welcome boost at the height of a tight re-election campaign
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Sunday, March 17, 2019, photo, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance. On Tuesday, a spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are in control of an encampment in the village of Baghouz where IS militants have been besieged for months. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
US-backed Syrian fighters search tunnels in last IS pocketU.S.-backed Syrian forces are searching tunnels a day after seizing an encampment where Islamic State militants had been making their last stand in Syria
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Iranians prepare for Nowruz, the Persian new yearIranians are preparing for the annual Nowruz holiday that marks the Persian new year and the arrival of spring
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Egyptian author concerned about lawsuit reports against himEgyptian novelist concerned about reports of lawsuit against him based on lawyer's complaint
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Israeli army: 2 Palestinians killed in clashes with troopsIsraeli military says 2 Palestinians shot and killed after attacking troops in West Bank city
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Iranians light fireworks during a celebration, known as "Chaharshanbe Souri," or Wednesday Feast, marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in in Tehran, Iran. Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke on Tuesday as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festivalIranians are celebrating the Festival of Fire, a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition that this year offers a brief escape from the country's economic woes
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Israeli army kills Palestinian suspected of West Bank attackIsrael's army says troops have killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a weekend stabbing and shooting attack that left two Israelis dead near a West Bank settlement
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel campaign ad models 'Fascism' perfume to mock the leftIsrael's right-wing justice minister has released a headline-grabbing political advertisement ahead of April elections in which she mocks her critics by modeling a faux perfume called "Fascism."
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over GazaHamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gaza parrot gets treatment from Israeli animal rights groupAn ailing parrot in the blockaded Gaza Strip has received treatment from an Israeli animal rights group after its Palestinian owner appealed for help via Facebook
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Interview: Yemen's rebels say they won't give up portA senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen says his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the Saudi-backed government
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel, US intercept long-range missiles during joint drillIsrael and the U.S. have successfully intercepted a series of medium to long-range ballistic missiles in a joint drill
The Associated Press1 day ago
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