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Car bombs in Yemen's Aden kill 6, wound dozens: officialsYemeni security officials say two car bomb explosions have killed at least six people in the southern city of Aden
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, left, speaks to Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari in the Security Council chambers after a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded was postponed, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Airstrikes on suburbs of Syrian capital claim more livesSyrian opposition activists are reporting a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus leaving 22 people dead and more than a dozen wounded raising the death toll in the area in one week to 500
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, protesters picket the Senate at the start of the probe in the death of an overseas worker in Kuwait, Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine president says a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers "suffer brutal treatment and human degradation."  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in LebanonLebanese security and judicial officials say authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man who is suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Overturned bus in northern Egypt catches fire, killing 8Egypt's official news agency says a bus carrying workers has burst into flames after it overturned west the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in EgyptEgypt's Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Egypt court fines leading activist over insulting judiciaryEgyptian court fines leading activists behind the 2011 uprising 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($565) during his re-trial over insulting the judiciary
The Associated Press8 hours ago
This photo released on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian citizens at a street market in Damascus, Syria. As the Syrian government steps up its attacks on the opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating by sending volleys of mortar shells into the capital, killing more than 25 civilians in the past two weeks and spreading fear among its four residents. (SANA via AP)
As deadly shells fall, fear spreads anew in Syrian capitalAs the Syrian government escalates attacks on opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating with mortar shells and rockets, killing more than 25 civilians in the past two weeks
The Associated Press10 hours ago
This photo released on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolutionOpposition activists say Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, killing 32 people as the death toll from a week of bombing soared over 400
The Associated Press20 hours ago
This photo released on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a part of an airstrike missile lies on a street, as Syrian government airstrikes continue hit Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
The Latest: UN delays vote on 30-day Syria cease-fireThe U.N. Security Council has delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria in hopes of trying to close a gap over when a halt to fighting should take place
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Autopsy aside, Israeli army says tear gas killed PalestinianThe Israel military says an initial inquiry suggests a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinian president says he is in good health after testsPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has undergone medical tests while in the United States and that he is in good health
The Associated Press1 day ago
Reports say Iran temporarily bans ATR aircraft after crashReport: Iran temporarily bans ATR aircrafts in wake of deadly crash that killed 65
The Associated Press1 day ago
Djibouti seizes control of DP World's container terminalDjibouti has seized control of a container terminal run by Dubai-based port operator DP World, the latest move in a long-running legal dispute in the East African nation over the facility
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 photo, African migrants gather during a protest in front of the Rwanda embassy in Herzeliya, Israel. Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers, nearly all from dictatorial Eritrea and war-torn Sudan, fear their stay in Israel is coming to an abrupt end. The Israeli government has given them until April 1 to leave the country for an unnamed African destination -- known to be Rwanda -- in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket, or they will be incarcerated indefinitely. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced IsraelTens of thousands of African asylum seekers fear their stay in Israel is coming to an abrupt end
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 photo, The Qatari envoy, Mohammed Al-Emadi, attends a press conference at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Gaza. Al-Emadi told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018  that Gaza is "on the verge of collapsing" and that if things do not improve, another war could break out between its Hamas rulers and Israel.  Al-Emadi, Qatar's point man for the Gaza Strip, is calling on the world to send humanitarian aid urgently to the war-torn territory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to GazaAP Interview: Qatar's point man for Gaza calls for urgent aid to war-torn territory, warns of possible new conflict
The Associated Press2 days ago
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