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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, confers with members of the United Nations Security Council just outside the chamber before a scheduled vote on a resolution Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire voteSyrian activists, residents: Damascus and its suburbs relatively calm after Security Council's cease-fire resolution
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, photo, an election commission official demonstrates the voting process to journalists in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds have grown more fragmented and divided ahead of the national elections scheduled for May due to deep differences among each group that have spawned more and smaller alliances seeking to have a bigger share in the new parliament. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Iraq's ethnic, religious groups fragmented as elections nearIraq's Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds have grown more fragmented and divided ahead of national elections scheduled for May
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, roof of the Vali-e-Asr mosque and the Tehran city Theater iconic building are seen, in Tehran, Iran.  The architects behind the Vali-e-Asr mosque dispensed with the traditional rounded domes and towering minarets, instead opting for a modern design of undulating waves of gray stone and concrete, which they say complements the surrounding architecture and evokes the austerity of early Islam. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Avant-garde mosque angers hard-liners in IranNewly built avant-garde mosque in Iran's capital creates a stir with its design, infuriates hard-liners
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, protesters picket the Senate at the start of the probe in the death of an overseas worker in Kuwait, Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine president says a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers "suffer brutal treatment and human degradation."  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in LebanonLebanese security and judicial officials say authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man who is suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait
The Associated Press6 hours ago
UN to vote Monday on resolution that would condemn IranThe Security Council is expected to vote Monday on a British-drafted UN resolution that would condemn Iran for violating a UN arms embargo by providing missiles and drones to Shiite rebels in Yemen _ and commit to future action against Tehran
The Associated Press9 hours ago
American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, confers with members of the United Nations Security Council just outside the chamber before a scheduled vote on a resolution Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fireSyrian opposition activists are reporting a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus leaving 22 people dead as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approves a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Asylum seekers protest against deportation in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Israel considers the vast majority of the nearly 40,000 migrants to be job seekers and says it has no legal obligation to keep them. The Africans, nearly all from dictatorial Eritrea and war-torn Sudan, say they fled for their lives and face renewed danger if they return. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Thousands of Africans protest Israeli deportation planThousands of African asylum seekers and their local supporters are protesting against an Israeli plan to deport them
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Car bombs in Yemen's Aden kill 6, wound dozens: officialsYemeni security officials say two car bomb explosions have killed at least six people in the southern city of Aden
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Overturned bus in northern Egypt catches fire, killing 8Egypt's official news agency says a bus carrying workers has burst into flames after it overturned west the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in EgyptEgypt's Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Egypt court fines leading activist over insulting judiciaryEgyptian court fines leading activists behind the 2011 uprising 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($565) during his re-trial over insulting the judiciary
The Associated Press22 hours ago
This photo released on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian citizens at a street market in Damascus, Syria. As the Syrian government steps up its attacks on the opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating by sending volleys of mortar shells into the capital, killing more than 25 civilians in the past two weeks and spreading fear among its four residents. (SANA via AP)
As deadly shells fall, fear spreads anew in Syrian capitalAs the Syrian government escalates attacks on opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating with mortar shells and rockets, killing more than 25 civilians in the past two weeks
The Associated Press1 day ago
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