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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, photo provided by the Iranian Health Ministry, medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Iran. Iran is confronting a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike. (Akbar Badrkhani/Iranian Health Ministry via AP)
Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in MideastAn Associated Press count shows the number of reported coronavirus cases has gone over 3 million in the Middle East, with the true number likely even higher
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Afghans shout slogans during a protest against French President Macron's comments over Prophet Muhammad caricatures, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoonsTens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, are joining anti-France protests, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, a Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Qatar apologized Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Australia to try to identify who might have given birth to a newborn baby found abandoned at the airport earlier this month. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Qatar: Officials behind women exams referred to prosecutorsQatar says officials behind the forced examinations of women at its international airport after an abandoned newborn baby was found earlier this month have been referred to prosecutors for possible charges
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Qatar says officials behind forced examinations of women at airport referred to prosecutors for possible chargesQatar says officials behind forced examinations of women at airport referred to prosecutors for possible charges
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Israel lights candles for Rabin 25 years after assassinationIsraelis lit thousands of candles on Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was shot dead by a Jewish extremist as he pursued peace with the Palestinians
The Associated Press1 day ago
Russia delegation calls for conference on refugees in SyriaSyrian President Bashar Assad has met with a high-level Russian delegation advocating for jointly hosting an international conference on refugees in the capital Damascus next month
The Associated Press1 day ago
US allows Jerusalem-born citizens to put Israel on passportsThe United States will allow Americans born in disputed Jerusalem to list Israel as their place of birth on passports and other documents
The Associated Press1 day ago
Saudi man arrested after stabbing guard at French ConsulateSaudi Arabia’s state-run news agency is reporting that a Saudi man has been detained after stabbing and slightly wounding a guard at the French Consulate in the city of Jiddah
The Associated Press1 day ago
Saudi state-run news agency says man detained after he stabbed, slightly wounded guard at French Consulate in JiddahSaudi state-run news agency says man detained after he stabbed, slightly wounded guard at French Consulate in Jiddah
The Associated Press1 day ago
Analysis: Iran frets over US vote it insists doesn't matterTop officials in Iran say the upcoming U.S. election doesn’t matter, but nearly everyone else there seems to be holding their breath
The Associated Press1 day ago
With no visitors, Jerusalem citadel undergoes major faceliftThe coronavirus pandemic may be keeping tourists away from Jerusalem’s ancient citadel, but it has created a rare opportunity for the site to launch a massive restoration and conservation project
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lebanon, Israel hold 2nd round of maritime demarcation talksLebanon and Israel have held a second round of U.S.-mediated talks over their disputed maritime border and agreed on a third meeting
The Associated Press2 days ago
Turkey threatens new military operation into SyriaTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a new military operation in northern Syria if Kurdish militants are not cleared from areas along its border with Syria
The Associated Press2 days ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adjusts his face mask during a ceremony to sign amendments to a series of scientific cooperation agreements with U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, at Ariel University, in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The United States and Israel amended the agreements on Wednesday to include Israeli institutions in the West Bank, a step that further blurs the status of settlements widely considered illegal under international law. (Emil Salman/Pool via AP)
US, Israel extend science accords into West Bank settlementsThe United States and Israel have amended a series of scientific cooperation agreements to include Israeli institutions in the West Bank
The Associated Press2 days ago
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