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IS vows to attack Israel and blasts US Mideast planThe spokesman for the Islamic State group has vowed in an audio message that the extremists will start a new phase of attacks that will focus on Israel
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 3, 2019 file photo, debris covers the ground and an emergency vehicle after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya. The United Nations revealed on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 new details about an airstrike that smashed into a migrant detention center in Libya, killing at least 50 people. The July attack, which ranked among the deadliest assaults on civilians since the start of Libya’s civil war, sparked international condemnation and accusations of war crimes.  (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed, File)
UN report: Chilling details of Libya migrant center strikeThe United Nations has revealed new details about a deadly airstrike that killed at least 50 people when it hit a migrant detention center in Libya
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
US military says it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in AfghanistanUS military says it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Egyptian court gives life sentence for 8 IS-linked militantsAn Egyptian court has sentenced eight people to life in prison, after they were convicted of joining a local affiliate of the Islamic State group spearheading an insurgency in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A woman lights candles for protesters who have been killed in ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 1Staff at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad say a rocket attack the previous day injured at least one member of the embassy's personnel
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Clashes in crisis-hit Lebanon as lawmakers pass budgetLebanese lawmakers have passed a controversial state budget for 2020 that aims to tackle the country's crippling financial crisis, as angry protesters threw stones at security forces massed outside the Parliament
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Aging Iran airliner crash-lands on highway, injuring only 2An aging Iranian passenger airliner carrying 144 people crash-landed on a runway and skidded onto a major highway next to an airport, injuring two people
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. The downing of a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran highlights the limits of the civilian arm of Iran's government against the absolute power of the Shiite theocracy and the paramilitary forces beneath it. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woesThe downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, killing 176 people, has revealed wider woes facing the Islamic Republic
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Three Jordanians charged for IS-inspired attack in courtThree Jordanian men appeared in court Sunday in connection to a stabbing attack inspired by the Islamic State group targeting a popular Jordanian archaeological site that left eight people wounded
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Close Netanyahu ally, Likud lawmaker faces bribery chargesIsrael's Justice Ministry has announced bribery charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's close ally David Bitan
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad attend a meeting Sunday, Jan.26, 2020 in Algiers. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Algeria for talks on the conflict in neighbouring Libya. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region's stabilityThe visiting president of Turkey tells Algeria it is important for regional stability
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Anti-government protesters run as security forces fire tear gas to disperse them during a clashe in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streetsIraqi officials say hundreds of anti-government protesters have clashed again with security forces in a key Baghdad square and in southern Iraq
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syrian troops reach outskirts of key rebel-held townSyrian state media and opposition activists say government forces have reached the outskirts of a key rebel-held town
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel to allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia Israel's Interior Ministry says it will now allow Israelis to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious or business visits, if they receive a visa to enter the kingdom
The Associated Press1 day ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, front second left, waits for the arrival of leaders prior to a group photo at a conference on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Front row left to right, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, French President Emmanuel Macron, and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Back row left to right, European Council President Charles Michel, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Fighting rages as Libya force pushes toward key western cityOfficials from Libya's two rival governments say fighting has erupted as the country's east-based forces advance toward the strategic western city of Misrata
The Associated Press1 day ago
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