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Syria says new wave of US sanctions is 'economic terrorism'The Syrian government is condemning a new wave of U.S. sanctions against the country as “economic terrorism” that will increase the suffering of the country's people
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this May 12, 2020 file, photo, Yemeni medical workers wearing masks and protective gear stand at the entrance of a hospital in Aden, Yemen. The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has reported a spike of deaths and infections from coronavirus, including health workers at a facility it runs in Aden. Residents of Aden had previously said several hospitals shut their doors as medical staffers feared contracting the virus while lacking protective equipment. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty, File)
UN: Yemen programs fighting virus might stop by end of JuneThe United Nations warned Wednesday its programs to fight the coronavirus and stave off starvation for hundreds of thousands of children in war-torn Yemen will be severely cut or stopped altogether by the end of the month unless donor countries provide an immediate injection of cash
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Syria activists: After 3 months, Russian strikes hit Idlib Syrian opposition activists say Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes for the first time in three months on the last remaining rebel-held territory, in and near the country's northwestern Idlib province
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Acquitted Iranian scientist, deported from US, returns homeAn Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case has returned to his homeland after being deported from America
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A year later, Sudanese raped in crackdown wait for justiceDozens of Sudanese women activists were raped a year ago, when security forces smashed apart a protest camp in the heart of Khartoum
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In Israel, protesters demonstrate against Floyd killingOver 200 demonstrators have protested outside the U.S. diplomatic mission in Tel Aviv to decry the killing of George Floyd
The Associated Press1 day ago
US court orders Iran, Syria liable for attacks in IsraelA U.S. court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation for American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing of a U.S. Army veteran
The Associated Press1 day ago
Officials say armed men killed journalist in southern YemenSecurity officials say a Yemeni journalist has been shot dead in the southern port city of Aden
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At the cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)
UN appeal for urgent Yemen aid falls $1B short amid virusA United Nations appeal for countries to fund emergency aid in Yemen, where more than five years of war have collapsed the country’s health care system, raised $1.35 billion
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan appoints new defense chief amid tensions with EthiopiaSudan has sworn in a new defense minister more that two months after the death of the former defense chief and amid tensions with neighboring Ethiopia
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's companySyria's stock market has suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by a cousin of the president and one of Syria’s richest businessmen
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case deportedAn Iranian scientist who was acquitted in a U.S. trade secrets case has been deported from the U.S. and is returning to Iran
The Associated Press1 day ago
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