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Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by ISSyrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led fighters take major town in last area held by Islamic State group
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State group in country's eastSyrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State group in country's east
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Lebanese wary as Israel destroys Hezbollah border tunnelsLebanese wary, curious as Israeli troops destroy what they say are border attack tunnels built by Hezbollah
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hamas official: Israeli troops arrest dozens in West BankHamas official in West Bank: Israeli forces arrest dozens of Hamas activists, including lawmakers, in overnight raids
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Protesters, police scuffle in anti-tax protests in JordanHundreds protest in Jordan against planned tax increases, high youth unemployment; some scuffle with riot police
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a defence industry meeting event in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Erdogan said Turkey will begin "within a few days" a new military operation to drive out U.S-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria, east of the Euphrates River. The move is likely to increase tensions between NATO allies, Turkey, and the United States. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Syrian Kurdish force: Turkey attack would impact war on ISSyrian Kurdish-led militia says threats by Turkey's president of new military operation in Syria will impact anti-IS fight
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A Palestinian looks at a damage after an Israeli raid killed Ashraf Naalweh during an arrest raid in the Asker refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Israel accuses Naalweh of shooting to death two Israelis and wounding another at an attack on a West Bank industrial zone in October. He fled the scene and Israeli forces have been searching for him since. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attackIsrael launches manhunt, beefs up West Bank troop levels after a Palestinian gunman kills two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop
The Associated Press14 hours ago
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press after returning from a visit to Syria, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Fore said Thursday that even though the fighting is winding down, 2 million children inside Syria are still out of schools and it will take years and a lot of funding to help children get over the scars of the seven-year conflict. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
UNICEF: 2 million children in Syria still out of schoolsThe head of the U.N. children's agency says even though the fighting is winding down, 2 million children inside Syria are still out of schools and it will take years and a lot of funding to help children get over the scars of the seven-year conflict
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A worker counts money at the Central Bank of Yemen's internationally recognized government in Aden, Yemen, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A sense of normalcy has returned to Aden, now the seat of power for Yemen's internationally recognized government, but many challenges remain for bringing a lasting peace to the Arab world's poorest country. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Yemen's port city of Aden shows challenge of peaceYemen's government nearly saw itself pushed into the sea by advancing rebels here three years ago
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A Palestinian looks at a damage after an Israeli raid killed Ashraf Naalweh during an arrest raid in the Asker refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Israel accuses Naalweh of shooting to death two Israelis and wounding another at an attack on a West Bank industrial zone in October. He fled the scene and Israeli forces have been searching for him since. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
The Latest: Israeli PM vows to 'settle the score' of attacksIsrael's prime minister has ordered a number of security measures in the West Bank in response to a Palestinian shooting attack that killed two Israeli soldiers
The Associated Press17 hours ago
EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraintsThe EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing more than 5 people and injuring more than 40 others, officials and news reports said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injuredTurkish officials say a high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing nine people and injuring 84 others
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Yemeni youths clean a street during a national cleanup campaign in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Yemen's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani said Wednesday in the Swedish town of Rimbo, where the current round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks is underway, that the next round of talks between the country's warring parties could take place at the end of January. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
The Latest: US welcomes progress from Yemen peace talksTrump administration welcomes progress made at Yemen peace talks
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Israeli rescue service chief says 2 killed, 2 wounded in shooting attack near West Bank settlementIsraeli rescue service chief says 2 killed, 2 wounded in shooting attack near West Bank settlement
The Associated Press1 day ago
CORRECTS LAST NAME TO ABDULSALAM, NOT AMDUSALEM - Head of delegation for rebel forces known as Houthis, Mohammed Abdulsalam during the Yemen peace talks closing media conference in Rimbo, north of Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Dec. 13, 2018. The United Nations secretary-general on Thursday announced that Yemen's warring sides have agreed after week-long peace talks in Sweden to a province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida. (Pontus Lundahl/TT News agency via AP)
Yemen's warring sides agree on truce in key port cityUN chief says Yemen's warring sides agreed at peace talks in Sweden to province-wide cease-fire in a key port city, withdrawal of troops
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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