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Yemeni officials: 2 al-Qaida fighters killed in south regionYemeni tribal leaders: Security forces kill 2 suspected al-Qaida operatives in southern Abyan province
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern IranUS Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This file  image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through a respirator following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. It is now attempting to investigate, but its experts have not yet been able to visit the scene. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)
UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack siteInternational inspectors are still waiting to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, as the U.S. accuses the Syrian government and its ally Russia of trying to cover up the evidence
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Syrians sit in front a shop with a shutter painted like the national flag, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, Syrian state media reported Tuesday, after they had waited for days in the capital for permission from Syrian and Russian authorities. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The Latest: UN says more security needed at Douma siteThe Latest: U.N. says further steps are needed to secure the suspected site of a chemical attack in Douma and a security team will need to make another visit before a fact-finding mission can go there
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensionsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issues a veiled warning to Iran, saying in a Memorial Day speech that his country will defend itself against anyone that tries to harm it
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Saudi Arabia heralds opening of cinemas, screening Hollywood's "Black Panther" in country's first movie theaterSaudi Arabia heralds opening of cinemas, screening Hollywood's "Black Panther" in country's first movie theater
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from LebanonHundreds of refugees in a southeastern Lebanese town returned to Syria in what they say is a voluntary decision to return to homes in the war-torn country
The Associated Press16 hours ago
The Latest: Trump sends best wishes on Israeli independencePresident Donald Trump sends his best wishes to the Israeli people and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the nation's marks 70 years of independence
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Egypt sentences 3 to life, 36 to 10 years on terror chargesEgyptian court sentences three Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on terror-related charges
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Looming battle to drive IS from Syrian capitalSyrian troops and allied Palestinian fighters are massing around the last Islamic State bastion in the capital, preparing for an all-out offensive if talks on an evacuation deal fall through
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stageAs Israelis mark 70 years as a country this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Minnesota man convicted in death of Saudi Arabian studentA Wisconsin jury has convicted a Minneapolis man of battery in the death of a student from Saudi Arabia but acquitted him on a more serious murder charge
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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