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Saudi women have hit the roads for the first time in their country as the kingdom lifts ban on females driving.Saudi women have hit the roads for the first time in their country as the kingdom lifts ban on females driving.
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Iraqi PM al-Abadi announces coalition with elections winnerIraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr are announcing a political coalition amid talks to form a new government
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Egypt officer who thought to break Israeli Bar Lev line diesEgypt's state-owned media says the army officer credited with the idea to destroy the Bar Lev line on the Suez Canal's eastern bank during the 1973 Arab Israeli war has died
The Associated Press1 hour ago
IS demands release of Iraq women prisoners in hostage videoThe Islamic State group has released a hostage video demanding the release of all Sunni women prisoners from Iraqi jails
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In this June 22, 2018 photo, women and their children enjoy the entertainment at a road safety event for female drivers launched at the Riyadh Park Mall in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
As driving ban lifts, Saudi women in crosshairs of changeSaudi women in the crosshairs of progress and patriarchy as they prepare to drive for the first time
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Syria army widens offensive on rebel-held areas in southwestSyria state media and opposition activists say Syrian government troops are advancing on rebel-held areas in the country's southwestern region amid intense clashes in a widening offensive, shattering a U.S-backed truce
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William, laughs while with military veterans now working for the National Health Service as he visits Evelina London Children's Hospital in London. Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories,  for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy’s decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the world’s most sensitive spots. The prince kicks off his Middle East visit Sunday, June 24  in Jordan, before arriving in Jerusalem on Monday. (AP Photo/Daniel Leal Olivas, Pool)
Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visitPrince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to failThe Palestinian president's spokesman says any American peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail
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In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, meets with President Donald  Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, second left, and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, in Cairo, Egypt. (MENA via AP)
Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadershipTens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, former Spanish soccer international Carles Puyol arrives at the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. Iranian officials have denied the claim. The report on Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Jam-e Jam newspaper's TV affiliate quotes government TV official Morteza Mirbagheri as saying the issue was about money not hair. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)
Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from programThe former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair
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Report: Imprisoned Iranian rights lawyer rejects bailIran's semi-official ISNA news agency is citing the husband of a prominent human rights lawyer who says authorities have set bail at 6.5 billion-rial (around $152,500) for his imprisoned wife
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwestSyrian activists: Government forces keep up pressure on strategic southwest, drop barrel bombs on rebel-held areas
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: US condemns truce violations in southern SyriaThe U.S. envoy to the U.N. has condemned the reported cease-fire violations in southern Syria
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this June 21, 2018 photo, a child stands next to a car at the Al-Jazirah Ford showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lifting of the ban on women driving marks a milestone for women in the kingdom who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis and ride-hailing services to get to work, go shopping and simply move around. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roadsCar companies are looking to boost their sales in Saudi Arabia by pitching their brands to women, who'll be allowed to drive for the first time starting Sunday
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gaza officials: 20 Palestinians wounded at Israeli borderGaza's Health Ministry says 20 Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire along the border fence
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