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Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bidA rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt's presidential election says bureaucrats loyal to the government are obstructing efforts to get him on the ballot
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Syrian Kurds appeal to UN as Turkey prepares to attackSyrian Kurds appeal to U.N. Security Council as Turkey prepares to attack their enclave
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Refugees protest against the U.S. for withholding $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, in front of the UNRWA offices in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donationsThe U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants says it is launching a global fund-raising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The reconstructed Khaled Bin al-Waleed Mosque is framed by a damaged building, in the old city of Homs, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. It has been almost four years since the last remaining rebels and civilians withdrew from the remaining strongholds in the ancient heart of Homs in Syria. But few people have returned, and large parts of the once vibrant old city are still abandoned and destroyed, as if time had stood still since the guns fell silent. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandonedNearly 4 years on and with no funds for rebuilding, much of Syria's 'revolution capital' Homs is still abandoned ruins
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Palestinian teen to be held until trial for slapping troopsAn Israeli military court has denied bail for a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, ordering her held until her trial on charges that she slapped and pushed two Israeli soldiers
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing NileEthiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a conference on Jerusalem at the Al-Azhar Conference Center, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Abbas blasted Trump again over Jerusalem, saying the U.S. leader's decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "sinful." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'Palestinian leader blasts Trump again over Jerusalem, saying decision to recognize it as Israel's capital was 'sinful'
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, women display paper currency after receiving cash support from UNICEF, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen, a day after the war-torn country's Saudi-backed prime minister called on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." Saudi Arabia said in a statement on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that funds would be deposited in Yemen's Central Bank to help address the "deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen pleaSaudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion to Yemen following appeal to save the local currency from 'complete collapse'
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 photo, a man cleans a blue 1964 Chevrolet parked in front of the owner Saad al-Nuaimi's coffee shop in the northern Azamiyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. The promise of better days after Iraq’s victory against the Islamic State group is rekindling interest in classic cars. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in classic carsPromise of better days after Iraq's victory against Islamic State group fuels interest in classic cars
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion to Yemen following appeal to save the local currency from 'complete collapse'Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion to Yemen following appeal to save the local currency from 'complete collapse'
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Qatar: Exiled sheikh promoted by Saudi Arabia now in KuwaitQatar: Exiled sheikh once promoted by Saudi Arabia as opposition leader amid dispute with Doha is now in Kuwait
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Indian workers put up a hoarding with a photograph of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) near Bavla in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netanyahu are expected to inaugurate a start-up support center iCreate in presence of nearly 1000 top industrialists on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Netanyahu says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this yearIsraeli PM says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year, much sooner than Trump administration estimated
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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