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Saudi Arabia says 4 gunmen killed in attempted attackSaudi Arabia says four gunmen were killed and three security officers were wounded in an attack on a security building north of the capital, Riyadh
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activistsThousands of demonstrators in Morocco are condemning prison sentences given to the leader of the Hirak Rif anti-poverty movement and dozens of other activists
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 21, 2017 file photo, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The king reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted amid a crackdown on dissent on the island. The surprise royal decree, announced Sunday, April 21, 2019, by the state-run Bahrain News Agency, gave no explanation for his decision. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Bahrain king reinstates citizenship of 551 amid mass trialsBahrain's king has reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted amid a crackdown on dissent on the island
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Bahrain's king reinstates citizenship of 551 people convicted amid crackdown on dissent in island kingdomBahrain's king reinstates citizenship of 551 people convicted amid crackdown on dissent in island kingdom
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
A voter prepares to cast her ballot on constitutional amendments during the second day of three-day voting at polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Egyptians are voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-SissiEgyptian pro-government media are urging a 'yes' vote on the 2nd day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030
The Associated Press2 hours ago
File - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, Palestinian women wait near a section of Israel's separation barrier covered in graffiti, one depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Qalandiya checkpoint , between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel's election this month may have dimmed hopes for a two-state solution with the Palestinians as a way of resolving one of the Middle East's most intransigents conflicts. The vote, in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory, left no doubt that peace talks with the Palestinians won't be on the agenda anytime soon. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solutionAfter Netanyahu's victory in Israeli elections, hopes dim for 2-state solution with Palestinians
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A man's face is painted as Sudanese protesters chant slogans during a rally outside the army headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Sudan's military ousted President Omar al-Bashir following four months of street protests against his rule, then appointed a military council it says will rule for no more than two years while elections are organized. Protesters fear the army, dominated by al-Bashir appointees, will cling to power or select one of its own to succeed him.(AP Photo)
Sudanese to name civilian council in bid to pressure armySudanese protest organizers say they will announce a civilian transitional council in a bid to "exert more pressure" on the military to hand over power following the overthrow of long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Voters line up to enter a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Egyptians are voting on constitutional amendments that would allow el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi's ruleEgyptians have gone to the polls for the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role
The Associated Press19 hours ago
New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozensYemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen's southern Dhale province pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 85 people
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Activist: Sudan protest leaders meet with military rulersA Sudanese activist says leaders of the protest movement are holding talks with the ruling military council
The Associated Press22 hours ago
UN: 220 killed in battles for Libya's capital last 2 weeksA spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army says fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli has escalated in the past couple of days
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Young Algerian protester dies of injuries; police accusedA young Algerian protester has died from head injuries that his family and friends believe were caused by a police beating
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and IranA summit organized by Iraq is bringing together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran to bridge relations and invest in Iraq
The Associated Press22 hours ago
A voter rides his bicycle past a poster supporting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi near a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Egyptians are voting on constitutional amendments that would allow el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's ruleEgyptians are voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030
The Associated Press1 day ago
Separate militant attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiersA Syria war monitoring organization says an Islamic State group attack in the country's center has killed scores of government troops
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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