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Iraqi expert on armed groups shot dead in BaghdadA leading Iraqi expert on the Islamic State and other militant groups has been shot dead in Baghdad after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Hezbollah, Hamas blast Israel's annexation plansLebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and the Palestinian Hamas have blasted Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank as an “aggression against the Palestinian people” calling for unity to confront the Israeli move
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Israeli airline El Al reaches bailout deal with governmentIsraeli airline El Al says it has reached a bailout deal with the Israeli government that could lead to its nationalization after being crippled by the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreakEgyptian security agencies have tried to stifle criticism about the handling of the coronavirus health crisis by President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's government
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctionsSyrian families are hoping that newly imposed U.S. sanctions will force Damascus to reveal news about their loved ones who disappeared into government prisons during the country's civil war
The Associated Press17 hours ago
This photo released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran shows a building after it was damaged by a fire at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File)
With a view toward Iran, Israel launches spy satelliteIsrael says it has successfully launched a new spy satellite as its leaders hint that Israel was behind a massive fire at an Iranian nuclear site last week
The Associated Press17 hours ago
This photo released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran shows a building after it was damaged by a fire at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Iran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File)
Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facilityIran has confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center
The Associated Press1 day ago
Airstrikes hit Libya base held by Turkey-backed forcesLibyan officials in the capital of Tripoli say overnight airstrikes hit a key military base on the city’s outskirts that was recently retaken by Turkey-backed forces
The Associated Press1 day ago
Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek, Lebanon, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Dubbed "an act of cultural resilience," the concert aims to send a message of unity and hope to the world amid the coronavirus pandemic and an unprecedented economic and financial crisis in Lebanon. For the first time since the Baalbek International Festival was launched in 1956, this year's concert is being held without an audience, in line with strict COVID-19 guidelines. Instead, it is being broadcast live on local and regional TV stations and live-streamed on social media platforms. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisisLebanon is hosting its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience for the first time
The Associated Press1 day ago
Prominent Israeli journalist, Netanyahu critic, loses TV jobA prominent Israeli journalist known for breaking diplomatic scoops and critical coverage of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been told that he is being dismissed
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli military says Gaza militants fire 3 rocketsThe Israeli military says three rockets have been fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan protesters remain camped in Darfur, seeking securitySudan's state media says a government delegation has arrived in Central Darfur province for talks with hundreds of protesters camped outside a government building
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran mandates masks as public shrugs off resurgent virusIran has instituted mandatory mask-wearing as fears mount over newly spiking reported deaths from the coronavirus, even as its public increasingly shrugs off the danger
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, traditional abra boats navigate the Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
UAE orders government shakeup as virus erodes economic gainsThe United Arab Emirates has announced a wide-ranging government shakeup
The Associated Press1 day ago
People cool off from the summer heat under an open air shower on a street in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures childThe Iraqi military says a rocket aimed at Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child
The Associated Press1 day ago
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