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Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapistsIn a key step toward reform, Jordan is poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim
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A Muslim worshipper prays during Laylat al-Qadr, Night of Decree, on the 27th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan as pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, early Thursday, June 22, 2017. Laylat al-Qadr, is the night Muslims commemorate the revelation of the first verses of the Quran to their Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plotSaudi government says a suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces foiled a terror plot in Mecca
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Saudi TV shows footage of blasted house in MeccaSaudi government says a suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces foiled a terror plot in Mecca
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this image provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service and released on Friday, June 23, 2017, long-range Kalibr cruise missiles are launched by a Russian Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean. Russia's Defense Ministry said it fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State in Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in SyriaRussia says it has fired cruise missiles from Mediterranean Sea on positions of Islamic State group in Syria
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdownAl-Jazeera English manager denounces shutdown demands by Gulf Arab states involved in dispute with Qatar
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, background, listens to his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil, during a joint press conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 23, 2017. Wang is in Lebanon to meet with Lebanese officials as part of regional tour. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' returnChina's foreign minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missilesIran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays ballistic missiles, including the type fired at IS targets in Syria
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Home health care aide accused of trying to help terror groupA New York City home health aide has been charged with trying to aid the Islamic State group after prosecutors say he unwittingly planned his trip to Syria under the eye of law enforcement authorities
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Man charged with bid to help Islamic State groupProsecutors say a New York home health care aide who unwittingly planned a trip to Syria under the eye of law enforcement authorities has been charged with trying to help the Islamic State group
The Associated Press1 day ago
Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams'Up to 2,000 people are estimated to have disappeared in a network of secret prisons in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates and allied Yemeni forces, where former detainees say torture and abuse are rampant.
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. Iraq’s Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night on June 21, 2017. The mosque — also known as Mosul’s Great Mosque — is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called Islamic caliphate in 2014 shortly after the city was overrun by the militants and was seen as a key symbolic prize in the fight for Iraq’s second largest city.(AP Photo/Militant video, File)
Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'Iraqi officials say the destruction in Mosul of the historic 12th century al-Nuri Mosque and its iconic leaning minaret was an indication that the Islamic State's defenses are crumbling in the fight for the country's second=largest city
The Associated Press1 day ago
Holocaust survivor wins gender base case against El AlAn advocacy group said Thursday that it has won a case against Israel's national airline that will make it illegal to ask females passengers to move their seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox males
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: Israel gearing up to build in east JerusalemAn Israeli newspaper says the government is preparing to authorize construction of 7,000 new homes in Jewish areas of east Jerusalem _ a move that could complicate the efforts of U.S. envoy Jared Kushner to restart peace talks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanese man detained after returning from IsraelLebanon's state news agency says the military has detained a Lebanese national crossing into the country from Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel: Hezbollah uses NGO to conceal border postsIsrael has filed a complaint with the U.N. Security Council accusing the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of setting up observation outposts along the border on land purportedly used by an environmental advocacy group
The Associated Press1 day ago
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