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Iraqi Shiite cleric urges fighters to disarm after IS defeatInfluential Iraqi Shiite cleric urges his fighters to hand back state-issued weapons to government after victory over IS
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Saudi Arabia announces that movie theaters will open in the kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 yearsSaudi Arabia announces that movie theaters will open in the kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Group from Bahrain on Israel visit not representing ManamaGroup from Bahrain on Israel visit says it doesn't represent any official entity in the kingdom
The Associated Press1 hour ago
American diplomat: US looks to counter Iran in post-war IraqAmerican ambassador: As Iraq emerges from war against IS, US looking to roll back Iran's influence in the country
The Associated Press3 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters have demonstrated in Paris against the arrival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying his visit to meet French President Emmanuel Macron is not welcome, especially following this week's declaration by US President Donald Trump that Jerusalem is Israel's capital city. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decisionThe French and Israeli leaders have verbally sparred over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as new violence rippled across the region in the wake of the American move
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Riot policemen stand guard in front of the US embassy during a demonstration in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.  A few hundred demonstrators, including Palestinians, pelted security outside the embassy with stones and burned an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump in a protest to reject Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decisionIsrael's prime minister says the Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem being Israel's capital
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Tasneem Essader studies at a residence hall at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Dec. 2, 2017. The Adawia Alousi Scholars program, a scholarship for Muslim women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math with money from Alousi's family trust, is believed to be the first of its kind. The inaugural class of 11 recipients includes refugees, daughters of poor parents and the first in their families to go to college. (Gabriel Lima via AP)
Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientistThe family of an Iraq-born woman who developed a pioneering drug for congestive heart failure in the United States has created a scholarship for Muslim women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Britain's top diplomat raises detainee's case in Iran talksBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has raised the case of a detained dual national in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a two-day trip to Tehran
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Kuwait names ruler's son as defense minister in shakeupKuwait has announced new picks for Cabinet, with five out of 16 members hailing from the royal family, including the ruler's son who has been chosen to head the defense ministry
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi greets people during an Iraqi military parade in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.  Al-Abadi formally announced the victory of hte military over IS forces, in an address to the nation aired on Iraqi state television Saturday evening.(Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office pool via AP)
World leaders congratulate Iraq on defeating ISWorld leaders are congratulating Iraq following the prime minister's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group
The Associated Press17 hours ago
UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian childrenThe United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege that reportedly killed five because of lack of medical care
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniquesThe Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israel
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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