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Syria's Assad attends holiday prayers at Damascus mosqueSyrian President Assad attends prayers for Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Damascus, seat of his power
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Movie star's lifestyle reversal sparks a debate in EgyptEgyptian movie star who took off her traditional Muslim headscarf, quit religious lifestyle, sparks vigorous debate
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A baker cooks Eid cookies in preparation for celebrations for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, by sacrificing animals to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as pilgrims conduct hajj ritesMuslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha as over 2 million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the hajj in Saudi Arabia
The Associated Press6 hours ago
UN calls for funding to fuel essential facilities in GazaThe U.N. is making an urgent appeal for funds to provide emergency fuel for essential services in the Gaza Strip
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US service member killed in helicopter crash in IraqA U.S. service member was killed and several others were wounded in a helicopter crash in Iraq, where a U.S.-led coalition is battling the remnants of the Islamic State group
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum poses for a photograph at the SodaStream factory near the Bedouin city of Rahat, Southern Israel. Beverage giant PepsiCo has bought Israel's fizzy drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion. PepsiCo said on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, that it is acquiring all SodaStream's outstanding shares at $144 per share, a 32 percent premium to the 30-day volume weighted average price. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
PepsiCo buys SodaStream for $3.2 billionBeverage giant PepsiCo has bought Israel's carbonated drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this July 3, 2017 file photo, released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Chairman and CEO of France's Total SA Patrick Pouyanne, at his office in Tehran, Iran. Iran's oil minister said Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, that France's oil giant Total SA has pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed U.S. sanctions. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
Iran oil minister: French oil giant Total pulls out of IranIranian oil minister: France's oil giant Total SA pulls out of Iran after cancelling gas project.
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, attends his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia: West is obstructing aid to Syria, return of refugeesRussia has lashed out at Western countries, accusing them of blocking U.N. aid for Syria's reconstruction and trying to prevent the return of refugees
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Iranian oil minister says France's oil giant Total SA has pulled out of Iran after cancelling gas projectIranian oil minister says France's oil giant Total SA has pulled out of Iran after cancelling gas project
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94Uri Avnery, trailblazing Israeli journalist, peace activist who openly advocated for Palestinian state, dead at 94
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egypt officials: Car bomb kills officer, wounds 4 in SinaiEgyptian officials say car bomb has targeted security forces in northern Sinai, killing officer
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolton tells Netanyahu that Iran nuclear deal was 'wretched'President Trump's national security adviser bemoans 'wretched' Iranian nuclear deal in talks with Israeli PM
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Aug. 16, 2018, photo taken with a long exposure, Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as they pray at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws millions of visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj's pinnacleMuslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia gather in valley at Mount Arafat for day of prayer marking pinnacle of the hajj
The Associated Press1 day ago
As US pushes Tehran, Iran recalls American-backed 1953 coupAs US pushes Tehran by pulling out of nuclear deal, Iran recalls American-backed 1953 coup
The Associated Press1 day ago
People watch a televised address by Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan at an electronic shop in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Pakistan's newly elected prime minister Imran Khan Sunday said the country was in its worst economic condition and pledged to improve it by adopting austerity to cut government expenditure, introducing progressive taxation, end corruption and bringing back from abroad the plundered public money.  (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
New premier Imran Khan pledges to restore Pakistan's economyPrime Minister Imran Khan says in his first televised speech in office that Pakistan is in the worst economic condition it has seen and he will adopt austerity measures to relieve the strain caused by foreign debt
The Associated Press1 day ago
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