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UN to vote on 30-day extension of expert body on SyriaThe UN Security Council has scheduled a vote Friday evening on a resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
French President Emmanuel Macron and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, look on during a bus tour to visit the Volco car factory during the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/TT News Agency via AP)
The Latest: Macron says trying to avoid Mideast favoritismPresident Emmanuel Macron says that France doesn't want to choose one camp against another in the Middle East or become involved in "national or regional divisions."
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, runners in the 8K Beirut Marathon run past a billboard with a portrait of outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Arabic that reads, "We are all waiting for you," in Beirut, Lebanon. Hariri who resigned from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago has been caught in the crossfire between the region’s two feuding powers -- Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. The 47-year-old who for years had tried to play a balancing act in Lebanon, with its delicate, sectarian-based political system, resigned in the most bizarre manner, throwing the country’s and his own political future into the unknown. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Hariri says his stay in Saudi to consult on Lebanon's futureLebanon's PM says his stay in Saudi Arabia is to consult on his country's future
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This photo provided on Nov. 17, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke and debris rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while government media reports three civilians were killed by rebel mortars. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 childrenSyrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while state media reports that three civilians have been killed by rebel mortars
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera outbreakAn international aid group says one million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this picture taken Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, Lebanon-based U.S. citizen Yahya Lotfi Khader shows documents during an interview with Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon-based businessmen and a media mogul who lost business in Saudi Arabia or through dealings with members of the royal family are watching an anti-corruption campaign targeting officials and princes in the oil-rich kingdom to see whether it will help them win back what they lost. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmenLebanon-based businessmen who lost business in Saudi Arabia watching anti-corruption campaign targeting officials and princes in the oil-rich kingdom
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attackEgyptian authorities say a suspected Libyan militant will remain in custody for 15 days pending an investigation into a deadly attack in the country's Western Desert
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017 file photo, released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hariri who resigned from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago has been caught in the crossfire between the region’s two feuding powers -- Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. The 47-year-old who for years had tried to play a balancing act in Lebanon, with its delicate, sectarian-based political system, resigned in the most bizarre manner, throwing the country’s and his own political future into the unknown. (Dalati Nohra via AP, File)
Lebanon Prime Minister Hariri's future on uncertain pathLebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has found himself caught in the crossfire between the region's two feuding powers _ the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 file photo shows a motorist passing by a flag of the Islamic State group in central Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 Iraqi forces have retaken the last IS-held town in the country, more than three years after the militant group stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory.(AP Photo, File)
Iraqi forces retake the country's last IS-held townIraq's Defense Ministry says Iraqi forces have retaken last IS-held town in the country; PM congratulates troops
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 file photo shows a motorist passing by a flag of the Islamic State group in central Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 Iraqi forces have retaken the last IS-held town in the country, more than three years after the militant group stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory.(AP Photo, File)
The Latest: Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held townThe Latest: Iraqi prime minister congratulates his troops om liberating the last IS-held town near Syria border
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Egypt to temporarily reopen Gaza border crossingEgypt to temporarily reopen border with Gaza, for the first time since Hamas ceded control of its side of the crossing
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Ministry of Defense says Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition liberate last Iraqi town held by Islamic State groupMinistry of Defense says Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition liberate last Iraqi town held by Islamic State group
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Jerusalem cemetery goes deep underground with tunnel burialsBeehive-like structure built underground in Jerusalem provides innovative solution for city's shortage of burial space
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017 file photo, released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hariri who resigned from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago has been caught in the crossfire between the region’s two feuding powers -- Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. The 47-year-old who for years had tried to play a balancing act in Lebanon, with its delicate, sectarian-based political system, resigned in the most bizarre manner, throwing the country’s and his own political future into the unknown. (Dalati Nohra via AP, File)
Lebanon's Hariri finds himself caught in regional feudsLebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has found himself caught in the crossfire between the region's two feuding powers _ the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Iraqi Kurd lawmakers returning to Baghdad after boycottIraq's Kurdish lawmakers are returning to Baghdad this week after boycotting the national parliament, a senior Kurdish official says, though they have yet to attend any legislative session
The Associated Press1 day ago
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