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Israeli and Emirati film industries to cooperate after dealFilm agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced an agreement to collaborate on television production
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. An Israeli court on Monday, Sert. 21, 2020 approved the extradition of the former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, paving the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal battle. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
Israel court says woman can be extradited in child sex caseAn Israeli court has approved the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, potentially paving the way for her to stand trial after a six-year battle over her deportation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lawyers: Israel court agrees to extradite woman wanted on child sex abuse charges in Australia after 6-year legal battleLawyers: Israel court agrees to extradite woman wanted on child sex abuse charges in Australia after 6-year legal battle
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, Col. Todd Benson, the U.S. Air Force Central Command director of space forces, addresses members of the 379th Operations Support Squadron before they are sworn in as members of the Space Force at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Space Force, the first new U.S. military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947, now has some 20 members stationed at the Qatari base in its first foreign deployment. (Staff Sgt. Kayla White/U.S. Air Force via AP)
US Space Force deploys to vast new frontier: Arabian DesertMembers of the newly formed U.S. Space Force are deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thousands protest Netanyahu; many ignore Israeli virus rulesThousands of Israelis are protesting outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bahrain says it broke up militant attack plot in early 2020Bahrain says it broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran earlier this year to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet
The Associated Press1 day ago
Verdict against young artists in Sudan stirs controversyA Sudanese court's decision to send five young artists to prison is stirring  controversy both in Sudan and abroad
The Associated Press1 day ago
People spend their afternoon in a cafe in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Iran's president dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran dismisses US efforts for UN sanctions as currency dropsIran's president has dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on his country, as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever
The Associated Press2 days ago
Libyan official: Sarraj opposes oil deal with rival HifterLibyan officials say that the leader of the U.N.-supported government will not support a deal with his primary rival in the country’s civil war to lift a months-long blockade on its vital oil trade
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks at a pro-government rally, in Tehran, Iran. The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The guard’s website on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real.” U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top generalThe chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq
The Associated Press3 days ago
People hold a banner during a protest against normalizing relations with Israel, in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Despite a government ban on large gatherings aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, scores of Moroccans staged a protest outside parliament building in the capital Rabat on Friday to denounce Arab normalization agreements with Israel. Banner in Arabic reads "Palestine is a national cause, normalization is a betrayal." (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Moroccans protest Arab nations normalizing ties with IsraelMoroccans staged a protest outside parliament to denounce Arab countries’ agreements to normalize ties with Israel
The Associated Press3 days ago
Yemen's rival sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talksThe United Nations says Yemen’s warring sides have started U.N.-brokered peace consultations in Switzerland to exchange prisoners
The Associated Press3 days ago
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