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Future rabbis plant with Palestinians, sow rift with IsraelPlanting olive trees, young American rabbinical students reach out to Palestinians on their year abroad in Israel
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Aid group says 62 die fleeing IS fightingThe International Rescue Committee says more than 60 people have died in recent weeks after making their way out of the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Suicide bomber kills 2 police by famed Cairo tourist marketEgypt's Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber killed two police officers and wounded three more while he was being pursued near Cairo's famed Khan el-Khalili tourist marketplace
The Associated Press8 hours ago
UN hoping for immediate pullout of forces from Yemen portsThe United Nations says it hopes Yemen's warring parties will immediately carry out an agreement to pull their forces out of the key port of Hodeida and 2 smaller ports as well as a U.N. facility holding enough grain to feed 3.7 million people for a month
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Israeli police arrest 5 Palestinians at flashpoint holy siteIsraeli police say they have arrested five Palestinians for allegedly "causing a disturbance" at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Yemeni combatants agree on first stage of Hodeida pullbackYemen's government and the Houthi rebels have agreed on the first stage of a mutual pullout of forces from the port city of Hodeida, a key entry point for humanitarian aid
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Saudi official fires back after Iran blames attack on RiyadhA senior Saudi diplomat has fired back after Iran initially blamed the kingdom for an attack last week that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Syrian opposition activists say twin bomb blasts in northwestern city of Idlib have killed at least 10 peopleSyrian opposition activists say twin bomb blasts in northwestern city of Idlib have killed at least 10 people
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Former Israeli FM Tzipi Livni retires from politicsFormer Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has announced her retirement from politics
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Israeli leaders' Nazi remarks scuttle summit with EuropeansNetanyahu's comments on Holocaust in Poland lead to shuttling of European summit in Israel
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Iranian president: US sanctions are 'economic war' on IranIran's president says US sanctions imposed on Iran are 'economic war' as he inaugurates new phase of oil refinery
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Destroyed homes are framed by damaged windows in a building taken by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State militants are surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists and a person close to the negotiations said Monday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in SyriaMore than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed forces and are trying to negotiate an exit
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A Humvee drives in a village recently retaken from Islamic State militants by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near Baghouz, Syria, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civiliansThe U.S.-backed militia fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says the militants are preventing more than a thousand civilians from leaving the tiny patch of land where the extremists are pinned down on the banks of the Euphrates River
The Associated Press1 day ago
Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workersTunisia's government says Libyan authorities helped free 14 Tunisian workers who were kidnapped by an armed group near Libya's capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian fundsThe Israeli Cabinet says it will withhold over 500 million shekels ($138 million) from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to the families of Palestinians imprisoned for carrying out attacks on Israelis
The Associated Press1 day ago
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