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Opposition calls for direct talks with Syria governmentSyria opposition calls for direct, unconditional talks with the government
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2nd right, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani walk after a news conference in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The presidents of Turkey and Iran have hailed their trilateral talks with Russia on Syria's future as critical for restoring peace in the war-torn nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: General: Russia likely to scale down in SyriaChief of Russian General Staff says Russia is likely to scale down its military presence in Syria "significantly" before the year's end.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during a regional banking conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Hariri told the conference that the country's stability is his primary concern. The remarks, a day after Hariri suspended his resignation, sought to assure the Hariri's government would keep up the effort to have Lebanon remain a top Mideast destination for finance. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanese PM Hariri assures bankers stability comes firstLebanese PM Hariri assures regional banking conference that Lebanon's stability remains his primary concern
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy faltersAlgerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters; widespread anger at corruption
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The art of Italian home-cooking brought to Syrian refugeesItalian chefs teach Syrian refugees to make gnocchi, an Italian staple, to show support in perhaps the most restrictive of Jordan's camps for Syrians
The Associated Press9 hours ago
The Latest: Hezbollah says Lebanon PM's remarks 'promising'Lebanon's Hezbollah bloc in parliament says Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to the country and 'positive remarks' are 'promising'
The Associated Press10 hours ago
UN urges Iraq to probe troop violations during fight with ISUN official urges Iraq to speed up probes into allegations of rights violations by security forces in fight against IS
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Israeli leader rebukes deputy over her comment about US JewsIsrael's prime minister condemns 'offensive remarks' by deputy about American Jews
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Dubai executes Jordanian convicted of raping, killing childDubai executes 50-year-old Jordanian man convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing 8-year-old boy
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Kuwait's 88-year-old ruler leaves hospital after checkupKuwait's 88-year-old ruling emir leaves hospital following a checkup after it was announced that he had a cold
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. McGoldrick said the closure of the country’s main airport and two seaports by a Saudi-led coalition threatened gains made in containing cholera and the risk of famine in the war-torn country. He spoke shortly before a Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen announced it would reopen Sanaa airport and the port of Hodeida on Thursday for urgent humanitarian aid and U.N. aircraft. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockadeSaudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels to reopen Sanaa airport, vital Red Sea ports to some aid
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Group: Pledge to ease Yemen blockade falls shortThe Latest: Aid group says Saudi-led coalition promise to ease Yemen blockade and open airport, seaports falls short
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri rallied outside his residence as they hold a Saudi flag, right, Future movement and Lebanese flags in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Hariri returned to Lebanon a day earlier and in a surprise decision, said he was putting his resignation on hold responding to a request from the president to give more time to consultations. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversalLebanese PM Hariri puts resignation on hold after weeks of intense diplomacy following his shocking move from Riyadh
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE --This April 1, 2017 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-Syrian government fighters carrying their weapons and luggage, heading to a bus as they leave the last rebel-held neighborhood of al-Waer in Homs province, Syria.Syria's opposition is gathering in Saudi Arabia hoping to close ranks ahead of new negotiations starting Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, but they are a house divided in ways that enhance Syrian President Bashar Assad's upper hand. Hours before the meeting, a dozen opposition figures resigned.  (SANA via AP, File)
Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sidesSyria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify fractured sides
The Associated Press1 day ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2nd right, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani walk after a news conference in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The presidents of Turkey and Iran have hailed their trilateral talks with Russia on Syria's future as critical for restoring peace in the war-torn nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: UN agency: 84 killed near Syrian capitalTurkey's president says trilateral talks with the leaders of Russia and Iran have critical importance for bringing peace to Syria
The Associated Press1 day ago
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