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Official: Syrian militants dug up graves to find IsraelisA Syria-based Palestinian official says insurgents have excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing for decades
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Egypt arrests prominent activist, latest in wider crackdownEgyptian security officials say a prominent activist has been detained, the latest in a new wave of arrests since presidential elections earlier this year
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Russia says 4 of its soldiers have been killed in SyriaThe Russian Defense Ministry says four of its soldiers have been killed in a clash with "terrorists" in northeastern Syria
The Associated Press6 hours ago
New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozensYemeni officials and witnesses say heavy fighting between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels in recent days has killed more than 150 people
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israeli strike on Gaza kills 3 Palestinian militantsPalestinian officials say an Israeli strike has killed two Gaza militants, after Israel's military says it targeted a militant observation post in response to an explosive device placed along the border
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdownLebanon's LGBT community has made striking gains over the past decade, but an attempt to hold Pride celebrations last week sparked a backlash by authorities
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Abbas doctor says Palestinian leader to stay in hospitalPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' doctor says the 83-year-old is staying in the hospital, abruptly reversing a previous announcement that he would be discharged
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A man visits the flooded area after Cyclone Merkunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Merkunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula on Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines and leaving at least one person dead and 40 missing, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 6 dead, 30 missingCyclone Mekunu, more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman, slams into country and neighboring Yemen
The Associated Press16 hours ago
The Latest: Oman says 4th person killed by Cyclone MekunuThe Latest: Oman says 4th person killed by Cyclone Mekunu, raising the storm's overall death toll to 6
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Yemeni officials say airstrike in Sanaa kills at least 4Yemeni security officials say a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the capital has killed at least four civilians and wounded more than 10 others
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Fire started by rioting inmates in Iraqi jail kills 7Fire started by rioting inmates trying to escape an Iraqi jail kills 7, hurts 12
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Israeli soldier badly wounded in West Bank arrest raid diesThe Israeli military says a soldier who was seriously wounded in action this week has died
The Associated Press1 day ago
US warns Syrian government not to advance on southThe United States warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces move against rebels there
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syria says it has named a constitutional committeeSyria's Foreign Ministry says it has handed a list of the members it has named to a committee to review the national constitution to the Russian and Iranian ambassadors in Damascus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Detained Iranian-British woman to face 'security charges'Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran is to face trial on "security charges."
The Associated Press1 day ago
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