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UN: Yemen's warring sides to swap more than 1,000 prisonersThe United Nations says Yemen’s warring sides have agreed to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Qatar Airways says losses reach $1.9B amid pandemic, boycottLong-haul carrier Qatar Airways is reporting revenue losses of $1.9 billion for the past year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic, its liquidation of shares in Air Italy and the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations for the major losses
The Associated Press12 hours ago
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks towards the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city ahead of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Sunday during a three-week nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdownThe solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, is taking place in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Former Lebanese FM, president's son-in-law, has coronavirusA former Lebanese foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun has tested positive for the new coronavirus
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Lebanese army: Shooting in north Lebanon kills 2 soldiersThe Lebanese army says gunmen in a car have opened fire on an army post in the country's north
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Cairo, Egypt.  An Israeli official says, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020,  the country will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute. The official says  Steinitz will lead the Israeli delegation in talks mediated by the United States. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Israel to hold US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea borderAn Israeli official says the country will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli police watch protesters gather in the square outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, during a three-week nationwide lockdown in Israel to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Thousands of Israelis protest in Jerusalem, despite lockdownThousands of Israelis are protesting outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand his resignation, pressing ahead with weeks of protests against the embattled Israeli leader despite a strict new lockdown order
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Adib has resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he was appointed to the job. The announced by Adib deals a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. (Dalati Nohra/Lebanese Government via AP)
Lebanese nominated premier resigns, in blow to Macron planLebanon’s prime minister-designate has resigned amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he was appointed to the job
The Associated Press1 day ago
Prime minister-designate resigns in crisis hit Lebanon amid political impasse over government formationPrime minister-designate resigns in crisis hit Lebanon amid political impasse over government formation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egyptian police disperse rare, small protests; 10 arrestedAn Egyptian security official says police have dispersed exceptionally rare, small street protests that erupted in a northeastern province and arrested 10 demonstrators
The Associated Press2 days ago
Egyptian arrested for smuggling narcotics in box of datesPolice at Cairo’s international airport say they've arrested an Egyptian man returning from France with over 600 narcotic pills and two packs of marijuana stuffed into a carton of dates
The Associated Press2 days ago
A injured Palestinian man is tended to by demonstrators during clashes as they protest against Israeli Jewish settlements in Asira al-Qibliya near the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in UN speechPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conference early next year to launch a "genuine peace process.”
The Associated Press2 days ago
Israeli leaders bicker as virus lockdown goes into effectIsraeli lawmakers cannot agree on legislation governing a tightened nationwide lockdown, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to propose a state of emergency that would halt weekly demonstrations against him
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN: At least 16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coastA U.N. agency says at least 16 migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya
The Associated Press2 days ago
Israeli Dr. Ronni Gamzu speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office near the central Israeli city of Lod, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Gamzu is a cancer survivor. It was that personal battle that readied him for his greatest professional challenge: steering Israel's troubled coronavirus response. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
AP Interview: Israeli virus czar fights outbreak, politicsA leading Israeli public health expert, who was named the country's coronavirus czar in mid-July, has been hailed as Israel’s best hope for halting a fast-growing number of cases
The Associated Press2 days ago
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