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Ex-minister Lieberman: Israel-Hamas truce a 'capitulation'Israel's outgoing defense minister: Netanyahu's decision to accept informal truce with Hamas 'capitulation to terrorism'
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
With new Egypt capital being built, what becomes of Cairo?With new Egyptian capital being built, what will become of Cairo, city of 20 million that combines charm, squalor?
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 file photo, Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during an event organized to mark the 40th day of the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, background, in Istanbul, Turkey. Saud Al-Mojeb, Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor, is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Al-Mojeb told a press conference in Riyadh Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018,  that Khashoggi’s killers had been planning the operation since September 29, three days before he was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Neyran Elden, File)
The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slayThe Washington Post says neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States is doing enough to get to the bottom of what happened to columnist Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul. Al-Mojeb is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Al-Mojeb told a press conference in Riyadh Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018,  that Khashoggi’s killers had been planning the operation since September 29, three days before he was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. (DHA via AP, File )
Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killingSaudi Arabia's top prosecutor will seek the death penalty against five men suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the U.S. slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi officials in the toughest action it has taken against the kingdom since the slaying
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Report: Airstrikes on IS-held area in Syria kill at least 18Syria's state news agency and a war monitor say airstrikes on an area controlled by the Islamic State group have killed at least 18 people
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this Nov. 3, 2014 photo, Jawad Nasrallah, the second eldest son of of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, adjusts his camera during a speech by his father, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Jawad designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader's sonThe son of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who is said to move around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Israeli protesters hold flags during a demonstration against the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Israel's defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resumePalestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hold another protest on Friday _ in a key test of this week's cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militant groups
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Israeli elections seem likely after Lieberman's resignationIsrael's defense minister resigns in one-sentence letter to Netanyahu, paving path toward early elections
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Chief of Iran Social Security Organization dies in car crashIran's state TV is reporting that the managing director of the country's social security agency and his deputy have been killed in a car crash in northern Iran
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016 file photo, Yemeni men walk past damaged houses by Saudi-led airstrikes, in the Old City of Saada, Yemen.  A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage to at least 34 archaeological sites from the fighting and airstrikes over the past four years. In a report released Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, the Mawatana Organization for Human Rights said that it collected testimonies from over 75 people working at the archaeological sites and monuments that came under attack since mid-2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Report details damage to ancient Yemeni archaeological sitesA prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage to at least 34 archaeological sites from the fighting and airstrikes over the past four years
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Turkey says Saudi investigation needs to reveal who ordered the killing of writer Khashoggi at consulate in IstanbulTurkey says Saudi investigation needs to reveal who ordered the killing of writer Khashoggi at consulate in Istanbul
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Turkey says Saudi prosecutor's statements on Khashoggi's killing 'unsatisfactory,' insists suspects be tried in TurkeyTurkey says Saudi prosecutor's statements on Khashoggi's killing 'unsatisfactory,' insists suspects be tried in Turkey
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Iranian report: 5 abducted border guards freed in PakistanIran's Fars news agency: 5 border guards abducted in October by militants near Pakistani border released
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Rights group: Activist seized in Cairo resurfaces in SudanWatchdog: Sudanese opposition activist abducted in Egypt, returned to Sudan in operation coordinated by security services
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Saudi Arabia says 11 suspects indicted, prosecutors requesting death penalty for 5 for writer Jamal Khashoggi's killingSaudi Arabia says 11 suspects indicted, prosecutors requesting death penalty for 5 for writer Jamal Khashoggi's killing
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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