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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intactIsrael avoids early elections after key coalition partner says he won't withdraw his party from Netanyahu government
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Houthi Shiite fighters chant slogans as they guard a street leading to the residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. A senior leader from Yemen’s Houthi rebels says that for the sake of peace efforts the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia, its larger northern neighbor who is leading a U.S.-backed Arab coalition to restore Yemen’s internationally recognized government.  (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi ArabiaYemeni rebel leader says group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
The Latest: Israeli education minister to stay in governmentThe Latest: Israeli education minister says he'll keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu's coalition intact
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett says he will keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu coalition intactIsraeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett says he will keep his party in government, leaving Netanyahu coalition intact
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, left, and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, center,  attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
Netanyahu takes on defense post amid call for early pollsIsrael's Netanyahu takes on defense minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, left, and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, center,  attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministryIsrael's prime minister says he will also take over as defense minister and is rejecting calls to hold early elections
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loomIsraeli PM Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5An Iraqi security official says five people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the city of Tikrit
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salariesIran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained four workers protesting not having been paid their salaries for months in the southwestern province of Khuzestan
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, right, meets with with Iraqi President Barham Salih, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Salman met with Salih a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran. Salih's back-to-back visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia reflect the delicate balance Iraq seeks to maintain in a region where its two powerful neighbors are battling for supremacy. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)
Iraq's president meets Saudi king after visiting rival IranIn delicate balance, Iraq's President Barham Salih meets with Saudi King Salman day after visit to the kingdom's rival Iran
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 file photo, protesters try to storm and burn the governor's building during protests demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi police say Wissam al-Ghrawi, a prominent figure in demonstrations in recent months, was killed by unknown assailants late Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed outside homeIraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Jurgen Stock, Secretary General of Interpol, talks at a press conference during the opening day of 87th International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) General Assembly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Interpol meets to select new president after China's arrestInterpol member-states are gathering in Dubai to select a new president after the agency's former leader was detained in China
The Associated Press20 hours ago
US-led coalition denies reports it killed dozens in SyriaThe U.S.-led coalition is denying reports that airstrikes it carried out on an area in eastern Syria held by the Islamic State killed dozens of civilians
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical helpFeeling helpless and neglected, Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find free medical help, new chance at life
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Rights group says Egypt arrests 40 lawyers, activistsAn international rights group says Egypt has rounded up at least 40 lawyers and activists since last month, the latest arrests in a wide-scale crackdown on dissent
The Associated Press1 day ago
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