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Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in GazaA 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovatorsThe United Arab Emirates, home to financial hubs Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to investors and highly-skilled professionals
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. A Palestinian official said Sunday, May 20, 2018, that the 83-year-old Abbas has been hospitalized with fever. Abbas, a heavy smoker, has a long history of health issues. He has not designated a successor. (Atef Safadi/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Reports: Palestinian president hospitalized with feverA Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever
The Associated Press1 hour ago
NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John KerryNYU Abu Dhabi is blocking journalists from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
The Associated Press5 minutes ago
Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investmentIran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this April 26, 2018 photo, part of the Middle East gallery is displayed at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is opening the galleries to showcase previously undisplayed items, and is making the artifacts more relatable by adding guides native to those parts of the world.  (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museumThree Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at a museum in Philadelphia
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capitalA Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours amid reports that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this photo provided by the Iraqi government, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, left, meets with Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, early Sunday, May 20, 2018. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive." The May 12 vote did not produce a single bloc with a majority, raising the prospect of weeks or even months of negotiations to agree on a government. (Iraqi Government via AP)
Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive."
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, carry his image as they celebrate in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, the influential maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by IranShiite cleric al-Sadr vows to put Iraqis first after election win, but Iran could limit his options
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terroristsSudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Egypt says prominent socialist activist arrestedEgyptian security officials say a prominent activist and labor rights lawyer has been arrested on an array of charges including belonging to an outlawed group
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinians: 2 wounded from Israeli border fire have diedGaza's health ministry says two Palestinians have died days after they were shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests
The Associated Press1 day ago
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