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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters have demonstrated in Paris against the arrival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying his visit to meet French President Emmanuel Macron is not welcome, especially following this week's declaration by US President Donald Trump that Jerusalem is Israel's capital city. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decisionThe French and Israeli leaders have verbally sparred over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as new violence rippled across the region in the wake of the American move
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Riot policemen stand guard in front of the US embassy during a demonstration in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.  A few hundred demonstrators, including Palestinians, pelted security outside the embassy with stones and burned an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump in a protest to reject Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decisionIsrael's prime minister says the Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem being Israel's capital
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Tasneem Essader studies at a residence hall at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Dec. 2, 2017. The Adawia Alousi Scholars program, a scholarship for Muslim women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math with money from Alousi's family trust, is believed to be the first of its kind. The inaugural class of 11 recipients includes refugees, daughters of poor parents and the first in their families to go to college. (Gabriel Lima via AP)
Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientistThe family of an Iraq-born woman who developed a pioneering drug for congestive heart failure in the United States has created a scholarship for Muslim women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Britain's top diplomat raises detainee's case in Iran talksBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has raised the case of a detained dual national in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a two-day trip to Tehran
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Kuwait names ruler's son as defense minister in shakeupKuwait has announced new picks for Cabinet, with five out of 16 members hailing from the royal family, including the ruler's son who has been chosen to head the defense ministry
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi greets people during an Iraqi military parade in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.  Al-Abadi formally announced the victory of hte military over IS forces, in an address to the nation aired on Iraqi state television Saturday evening.(Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office pool via AP)
World leaders congratulate Iraq on defeating ISWorld leaders are congratulating Iraq following the prime minister's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group
The Associated Press11 hours ago
UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian childrenThe United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege that reportedly killed five because of lack of medical care
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniquesThe Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israel
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this May 21, 2017 file photo, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  An interfaith group from Bahrain is visiting Israel Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, on a trip amid turmoil there over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Bahrain faith group visits Israel amid Jerusalem tensionsAn interfaith group from Bahrain is visiting Israel amid turmoil there over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Israeli police: Security guard seriously wounded in stabbing at Jerusalem's central bus stationIsraeli police: Security guard seriously wounded in stabbing at Jerusalem's central bus station
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Saudi-backed forces push toward key rebel-held port in YemenYemen's official news agency is reporting that Saudi-backed forces are advancing toward the Red Sea port of Hodeida, which provides a lifeline to the Shiite rebels known as Houthis
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Iran says 'good relations' possible if Saudis changePresident Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain home after surgerySupporters say a prominent Shiite cleric who lost his citizenship and remains under house arrest in Bahrain has returned home after undergoing surgery
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Protesters, holding Turkish and Palestinian flags, chant anti-U.S. slogans during a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem at the capital of Israel, In Istanbul's Sultanahmet district, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Omer Kuscu)
Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decisionArab foreign ministers demand that Trump rescind recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Protesters, holding Turkish and Palestinian flags and a placard of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, chant anti-U.S. slogans during a rally in Istanbul, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem at the capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: Arab leader asks nations to recognize PalestineThe Arab League chief has called on world nations to recognize the State of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
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