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Israel's Netanyahu defuses coalition crisis on broadcasterIsrael's prime minister has clinched a deal with his finance minister defusing a coalition crisis over a new broadcasting authority that could have brought early elections
The Associated Press1 hour ago
IS claims deadly mid-March suicide attack in DamascusOnline IS-linked publication says 2 of group's Syrian members carried out mid-March suicide attacks in Damascus
The Associated Press2 hours ago
UN criticizes Hamas for closing crossing on Israel borderUN, rights groups accuse Gaza's Hamas rulers of endangering their own people by closing crossing with Israel
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Officials: Mysterious blast in east Lebanon kills 2 SyriansLebanese security officials: Mystery explosion near border with Syria kills 2 Syrians, wounds 3
The Associated Press4 hours ago
UN chief in Iraq backs fight against Islamic State groupUN chief offers support for Iraq's fight against IS even as humanitarian crisis grows amid months-long battle for Mosul
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Syria's opposition delegation leader Nasr al-Hariri arrives for meeting of Intra-Syria peace talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Xu Jinquan/Pool Photo via AP)
UNHCR: Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million markUN refugee agency says number of Syrians who have fled country's civil war has topped the 5-million mark
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Lebanese government reveals its first budget in 12 yearsLebanon's government reveals country's first budget in 12 years after political discord prevented past agreements
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, a U.S. fighter aircraft F-16 performs during the Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India. The Trump administration told Congress on Wednesday, March 29, that it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 dealTrump administration plans to approve sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without earlier human rights conditions
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Children stands on the second floor of their burned house as they returned home after the neighborhood was retaken by Iraqi security from Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Mosul shows difficulty of removing militants from urban areaAs the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the Iraqi and U.S. military backed by an international coalition 2½ years to dislodge militants from the cities they held
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israel extends arrest of teen suspected of US bomb threatsIsraeli court extends arrest of 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew suspected of US bomb threats
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017 photo, Israeli soldiers train with paintball guns during a drill at an Army base near Elyakim, Israel. Between myriad concrete buildings with Arabic graffiti that are designed to simulate a typical Lebanese village, dozens of Israeli officers are gearing up for their next battle with Hezbollah guerrillas. The drill at a base in northern Israel takes on added significance in the wake of rising tensions between the old adversaries. Arabic reads, "Hezbollah." (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israel prepares for next war with Hezbollah in mock villageBetween a collection of concrete buildings with Arabic graffiti that are designed to simulate a typical Lebanese village, dozens of Israeli officers are gearing up for their next battle with Hezbollah guerrillas
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Famed lawyer says Trump 'clearly' endorsed Palestinian stateProminent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Emirati academic gets 10 years in prison over tweetsAn Emirati academic held since August 2015 over his tweets has been sentenced to 10 years in prison
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Israel slashes dues to UN following anti-Israel votesIsrael announced Wednesday it is reducing its required payment to the United Nations by $2 million following recent "anti-Israel" votes
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A federal policeman takes a break from inspecting houses during fighting against Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Iraqi officials: Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in BaghdadIraqi officials say a suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing 15
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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