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Gen. Frank McKenzie, center front, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, walks as he visits a military outpost in Syria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. McKenzie made the unannounced visit to Syria, traveling to five different military outposts to meet with troops, hear from commanders and talk with the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against ISThe top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances that the U.S. remains committed to its mission in Syria
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza sites after balloon launches The Israeli military says its aircraft struck several sites for Gaza militants in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave
The Associated Press3 hours ago
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier shakes hands with Blue and White Leader Benny Gantz during a dinner reception in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  Dozens of world leaders have descended upon Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism.  (Heidi Levine/Pool photo via AP)
Israel's Gantz to meet Trump before peace plan unveilingIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief political rival says he has accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to Washington
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Lebanese protesters rally downtown despite enhanced securityHundreds of Lebanese have gathered outside Beirut's central government building to reject the newly formed Cabinet, with some protesters breaching tight security erected around it
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Libya says oil shutdown caused over $255 million in lossesLibya's national oil company says the closure of the country's major oil fields and production facilities has resulted in losses of more than $255 million in the six-day period ending Jan. 23
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Iranian FM: Tehran still willing to negotiate with USIran's foreign minister says his country is not ruling out negotiating with the United States even after the American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Smoke rise from tear gas fired by security forces during clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Security forces set fire to anti-government protest tents in the country's south early Saturday and re-opened key public squares in Baghdad that had been occupied by demonstrators for months. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest supportIraqi officials and activists say security forces have cracked down on anti-government protesters, leaving four dead
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Sudan government signs initial peace deal with rebel group Sudan's transitional government has signed a preliminary peace deal with one of several rebel groups that had fought the government of ousted authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir for years
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanon at a crossroads after 100 days of protestsOne hundred days after the nationwide uprising against the country's hated political class erupted, Lebanon is at a crossroads
The Associated Press1 day ago
Prince Charles visits Jerusalem tomb of unique ancestor Britain's Prince Charles has paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked by exile, mental illness and a religious devotion to serving the needy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syrians launch symbolic 'one-pound' campaign to lift moraleA nationwide symbolic campaign has been launched by individuals and institutions to support the Syrian pound as the war-torn country's currency has hit record lows
The Associated Press1 day ago
Son: Former Egyptian president Mubarak undergoes surgeryEgypt's former autocratic president Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone surgery, his eldest son tweeted
The Associated Press1 day ago
More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreakMore airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds
The Associated Press1 day ago
Dutch traveler arrested at Cairo airport over illegal drugsCairo airport authorities have arrested a Dutch passenger of Egyptian decent on Friday, saying he was carrying illegal drugs in his luggage
The Associated Press1 day ago
Vandals set fire to mosque in east JerusalemIsraeli police say they are investigating after a "room was ignited" in a mosque on the outskirts of Jerusalem and Hebrew graffiti was found on an outside wall
The Associated Press1 day ago
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