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In Yemen, a race to save a boy from al-Qaida and a US droneA Yemeni boy ran off one morning to get a free motorcycle from al-Qaida militants trying to lure in recruits. That sparked a frantic search by his parents to rescue him in time _ while a U.S. drone overhead was on the prowl
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Dozens of migrants refuse to leave container ship in LibyaDozens of migrants holed up in Libyan port city after being picked them up in foundering raft in Mediterranean
The Associated Press3 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)
Defense chief's resignation pushes Israel toward electionThe resignation of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman was ostensibly a show of anger over Tuesday's informal truce with Israel's Hamas enemies
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this photo released by Lebanese Forces group media office, Samir Geagea, leader of the Lebanese Forces group, right, shakes hands with Sleiman Frangieh of the Marada Party, left, as they stand next to the Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara al-Rai, at the Maronite church in Bkirki, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Two rival Lebanese Christian leaders reconciled Wednesday ending four decades of enmity triggered by a massacre of dozens during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war. (Aldo Ayoub/Lebanese Forces media office via AP)
Lebanese civil war rivals end decades of hostilityTwo prominent Lebanese Christian leaders have reconciled ending four decades of hostility triggered by the killing of dozens during Lebanon's civil war
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Saudi-led airstrike kills 7 in contested Yemen port cityYemeni officials: Airstrike by Saudi-led coalition killed at least 7 civilians in rebel-held port city of Hodeida
The Associated Press9 hours ago
The hidden toll of American drones in Yemen: Civilian deathsCivilian deaths are the hidden toll of the U.S. drone war against al-Qaida in Yemen, long left untracked
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car planIsraeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City sparks criticism
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over Gaza cease-fire, making early elections likelyIsraeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over Gaza cease-fire, making early elections likely
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Palestinians survey a destroyed residential building hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
The Latest: Group says strikes damaged dozens of Gaza homesProminent Palestinian human rights group says dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed in Israel's two-day offensive in the Gaza Strip this week
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Lion elected Jerusalem mayor in victory for ultra-OrthodoxLongtime political activist Moshe Lion has been elected mayor of Jerusalem in a victory for ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' convicted of hoardingIran has executed a man deemed the "Sultan of Coins" and his accomplice for hoarding gold coins and other hard currency, signaling zero tolerance as it tries to shore up its currency in the face of an economic crisis
The Associated Press16 hours ago
The interior apartment building sits destroyed after being hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza, in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel early on Tuesday, killing a man in a strike on a residential building, and warning they would escalate their attacks if Israel continues bombing targets in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
The Latest: UN Security Council takes no action on GazaThe U.N. Security Council has failed to agree on any action on the fighting between Israel and the Hamas militant group in Gaza
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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