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A pair of glasses lie in the street at the scene of the assassination of Iraqi activist Soad al-Ali, who has been involved in organizing protests demanding better services, in the southern city of Basra, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. A police official said masked gunmen shot dead al-Ali, a mother of four, outside a supermarket. The gunmen fled the scene after shooting at her and her husband in their car. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of BasraPolice official says masked gunmen have shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in the southern city of Basra
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Watchdog urges Egypt to reverse seizure of newspaperA press freedoms group has called on Egyptian authorities to reverse their decision to take over a daily newspaper a day after security forces stormed its headquarters
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Syrian official vows that government will retake IdlibA Syrian official says the government will retake the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, either by force or through peaceful means
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen. In a statement Monday, Sept 24, 2018, Human Rights Watch accused the Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention. HRW said United Arab Emirates forces, forces loyal to the UAE, and Yemeni government forces have also arbitrarily detained, tortured and forcibly disappeared scores of people in the Yemeni conflict. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, tortureWatchdog accuses Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Bahrain prosecutors charge 169 over alleged militant ringBahrain prosecutors say they've launched mass prosecution of 169 defendants suspected of being part of militant group
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mourners carry flag-draped caskets during a mass funeral for victims of Saturday's terror attack on a military parade, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Thousands of mourners gathered at the Sarallah Mosque on Ahvaz's Taleghani junction, carrying caskets in the sweltering heat. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi ArabiaIranian semi-official news agency publishes, then deletes video threatening missiles attacks on Saudi, Emirati capitals
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Lebanon's parliament approves Arms Trade TreatyLebanon's parliament has approved the international Arms Trade Treaty angering legislators of the militant Hezbollah group some of whom walked out of the hall in protest
The Associated Press4 hours ago
This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows a basin in a chamber that was likely used for religious rituals, that was recently discovered in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo, Egypt. Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, partially driven by antiquities sightseeing, which was hit hard by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
Archaeologists discover 'massive' ancient building in EgyptEgypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo
The Associated Press6 hours ago
World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in 'free fall'World Bank warns Gaza economy in 'free fall,' calls for urgent action by Israel, international community
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Families of victims of Saturday's terror attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, that killed 25 people attend a mass funeral ceremony, in Ahvaz, Iran, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Thousands of mourners gathered at the Sarallah Mosque on Ahvaz's Taleghani junction, carrying caskets in the sweltering heat. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attackMourning their dead, Iranians hold funerals for victims of attack on military parade in Ahvaz
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Palestinian killed by Israeli fire at protest near frontierGaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed and 10 others wounded by Israeli fire during a protest near the perimeter fence
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Turkey promises 'safe zones' in Kurdish-held parts of SyriaTurkey says it will take steps to create "safe zones" across northern Syria, including in areas held by Syrian Kurdish fighters who are allied with the United States but who Ankara views as terrorists
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran: US wish to halt Iran's crude exports won't come trueIran's oil minister: US will not succeed in plans to halt Iran oil exports; South Korea stops buying Iranian crude
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Gaza refugee agency staff on strike over cutbacks, firingsGaza employees on UN Palestinian refugee agency on strike to protest pay cuts and dismissals
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran's politics go topsy-turvy, 40 years after revolutionIran's politics go topsy-turvy, 40 years after Islamic Revolution, with more criticism bubbling up to the surface
The Associated Press1 day ago
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