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Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance Iraq is enforcing positions along the border with Turkey to try to prevent a Turkish military advance deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Iran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasonsIran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasons
The Associated Press8 hours ago
This photo released Nov. 5, 2019, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows centrifuge machines in the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman in a report published Thursday, July 2, 2020 by the state-run IRNA news agency, said an “incident” has damaged an under-construction building near Iran’s Natanz nuclear site, but there was no damage to its centrifuge facility. Kamalvandi said authorities were investigating what happened.   (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File)
Iran declines to disclose cause of mysterious nuke site fireA top Iranian security spokesman says the cause of a fire at the Natanz nuclear site is known, but will not be made public at this time due to “security reasons.”
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 15, 2020 file photo, a motorcycle delivery man rides past a billboard urging people to stay home over the coronavirus pandemic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. G42, an Abu Dhabi-based company specializing in artificial intelligence and cloud computing, has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Israeli, UAE technology firms pen deal on virus researchA government-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major state-owned Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Saudi-led coalition launches new strikes on Yemeni capital The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen says it's unleashed a new air campaign on the capital, Sanaa, and on other provinces, in retaliation for drone attacks on Saudi Arabia claimed by the rebels
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanese major retailers to shut down amid economic crisisMajor retailers in Lebanon announced they will temporarily close in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Lebanese pound plunges against the dollar
The Associated Press1 day ago
New mass grave unearthed in Iraq's north from brutal IS ruleIraqi authorities have uncovered a new mass grave site left by the Islamic State group in northern Iraq this week, believed to contain more than 100 bodies
The Associated Press1 day ago
Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging onThe family of a Palestinian man with autism who was fatally shot by Israeli police says it took a month for authorities to confirm the existence of security-camera footage of the shooting
The Associated Press1 day ago
US-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facilityUS-based analysts tell the AP they believe fire at Iran nuclear site struck new centrifuge production facility
The Associated Press1 day ago
Two Algerian major opposition figures released from jailTwo of the most prominent figures in Algeria's anti-government protest movement have been released from prison after courts ruled in their favor
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Libya envoy accuses Security Council of 'hypocrisy'A former U.N. envoy to Libya has accused the Security Council of “hypocrisy” and of undermining his efforts to bring peace to the war-torn North African country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: Detainees at high virus risk in crowded Yemen jail A leading rights group has accused secessionist Yemeni authorities of holding detainees in an overcrowded detention center in Aden, exposing them to “serious health risks” amid the global pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
A fire has burned a building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials say it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation.;
Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facilityU.S.-based analysts have told The Associated Press that they believe a fire at an Iran nuclear site struck a new centrifuge production facility
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamagedIran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan's bid to ban genital mutilation sparks hope, cautionSudan's transitional government is preparing to outlaw female genital mutilation
The Associated Press1 day ago
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