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In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogatesFormer prisoners say torture widespread at network of UAE-run prisons in Yemen where US interrogated detainees
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in 'flawed' trialsUN experts urge Egypt to halt execution of 6 men over killing a policeman in 2014, saying their trials were 'flawed'
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Gaza power plant back on, with help of alliance of old foesGaza's sole power plant back on after receiving fuel from Egypt, shipment made possible by alliance of old foes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. Iraq’s Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night on June 21, 2017. The mosque — also known as Mosul’s Great Mosque — is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called Islamic caliphate in 2014 shortly after the city was overrun by the militants and was seen as a key symbolic prize in the fight for Iraq’s second largest city.(AP Photo/Militant video, File)
IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's MosulIraq says Islamic State group detonated explosives, blowing up 12th century mosque in Mosul with famous leaning minaret
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over QatarTurkey's Erdogan, Saudi King Salman and new crown prince agree to 'increase efforts' to overcome tensions with Qatar
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Egypt census workers detect another baby boomEgypt census workers going door to door discover that more than 20 million people were born in the last decade alone
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Former prisoners say torture widespread at network of UAE-run prisons in Yemen where US interrogated detaineesFormer prisoners say torture widespread at network of UAE-run prisons in Yemen where US interrogated detainees
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 file photo, the gate of the Great Mosque or al-Nuri Mosque is seen in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba late Wednesday night on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Defense. The mosque is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called Islamic caliphate in 2014 shortly after the city was overrun by the militants and was seen as a key symbolic prize in the fight for Iraq’s second largest city.  (AP Photo, File)
IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in MosulIraq's Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Saudi Arabia's next king is a young, ambitious risk takerAt age 31, Mohammed bin Salman's sudden appointment Wednesday to the position of crown prince places the man regarded as a bold and ambitious risk taker first in line to the Saudi throne
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, a child with severe burns, from scalding water, cries out in pain as a medic cleans his wounds at a hospital in the Zahra neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq. In a report Thursday, June 22, 2017, the United Nation children’s agency said they documented a number of cases of Islamic State group fighters killing the children of families trying to flee militant-held neighborhoods in Mosul. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)
UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostageThe United Nations says fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Diggers break the ground for a new settlement near the settlement of Shilo, West Bank, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said work had begun for the first new Israeli settlement in two decades, to replace Amona, a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in February following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
Kushner kicks off Mideast peace push with first solo visitPresident Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, makes his first solo visit to Mideast in attempt to restart peace talks
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Diggers break the ground for a new settlement near the settlement of Shilo, West Bank, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said work had begun for the first new Israeli settlement in two decades, to replace Amona, a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in February following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
The Latest: Kushner meeting with Netanyahu called productiveThe White House says Jared Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, had a productive meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his senior advisers
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Bereaved US dad believes Jordan court will 'render justice'Father of one of three American military trainers killed at Jordan air base says he has faith in kingdom's courts
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Iraqi officer: IS detonates iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul where IS leader al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic caliphateIraqi officer: IS detonates iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul where IS leader al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic caliphate
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file picture Saudi boys pose in front of a huge billboard showing in the center, King Salman, with his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman to the right, and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef to the left in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Salman appointed his son, who was until now the deputy crown prince and country's defense minister, as his successor and first in line to the throne. Salman stripped Mohammed bin Nayef of the title of crown prince and ousted him from his powerful position of interior minister. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throneUpending royal succession, Saudi king appoints 31-year-old son as crown prince, removes country's counterterrorism czar
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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