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Israeli scientists dig up cannabis traces in ancient templeIsraeli archaeologists say they’ve made a dope discovery, finding cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern Israel
The Associated Press1 hour ago
UAE condemns Israeli plan to annex West Bank landsThe United Arab Emirates is calling on Israel to halt a plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Iranian lawmaker says 230 killed in November protestsAn Iranian lawmaker says that 230 people were killed November's anti-government protests in Iran, which were among the worst the country has seen since its 1979 Islamic Revolution
The Associated Press3 hours ago
UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases needAid organizations are making an urgent plea for donations to shore up their operations in war-torn Yemen
The Associated Press10 hours ago
World Bank: Palestinian economy could shrink by 11%The World Bank says the Palestinian economy could shrink by as much as 11% in the coming year as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts yet another blow to the Palestinian Authority’s already shaky finances
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Israeli police probe false claims in case against PM's wifeIsraeli police say they're investigating whether two employees at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence gave false testimony in a civil case against his wife, Sara Netanyahu
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019 file photo, an Emirates Airline A-380 leads the "Al Fursan", or the Knights, a UAE Air Force aerobatic display team during the opening day of the Dubai Airshow, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai’s long-haul carrier Emirates said Sunday, May 31, 2020, that it fired an undisclosed number of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has halted global aviation. That makes it the latest Mideast airline to shed staff over the outbreak. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
Long-haul carrier Emirates says it fires staff amid virusDubai’s long-haul carrier Emirates says it fired an undisclosed number of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has halted global aviation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Muslim men carry the body of Iyad Halak to burial after Israeli police shot him dead in Jerusalem's old city, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Israel's defense minister has apologized for the Israeli police's deadly shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man who was autistic. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian's deathIsrael’s defense minister has apologized for the Israeli police’s deadly shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man who was autistic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egypt officials say 19 militants, 5 troops killed in SinaiThe Egyptian military says its forces killed at least 19 militants in raids and airstrikes last week against an Islamic insurgency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula
The Associated Press1 day ago
Muslim men pray next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city, Sunday, May 31, 2020.The Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, reopened early Sunday, following weeks of closure aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woesTens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia have reopened for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Islam’s holiest site in Mecca remains closed to the public
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan summons Ethiopia’s envoy over cross-border attackSudan’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Ethiopia’s diplomat to the country over a cross-border attack allegedly conducted by a militia backed by Ethiopia’s military
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rana, mother of Iyad Halak, 32, holds his photo at their home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Joz, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian near Jerusalem's Old City who they had suspected was carrying a weapon but turned out to be unarmed. A relative said Halak was mentally disabled and was heading to a nearby school for people with special needs. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israeli forces kill unarmed autistic Palestinian man The shooting death of an unarmed autistic Palestinian man by Israeli forces is drawing angry condemnations from Arab residents and leaders and is further raising tensions in the region as Israel prepares to annex parts of the occupied West Bank
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lebanon extends mandate of UN force along Israel borderLebanon's information minister says the government has agreed to extend the mandate for another year of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon, along the border with Israel
The Associated Press3 days ago
Israeli army says it killed suspected Palestinian attackerThe Israeli military says soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian after he attempted to run over them with his vehicle
The Associated Press3 days ago
IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent, calls for more attacksThe Islamic State group in an audio message has blasted Iraq’s new prime minister, calling him an “American agent” and criticizing the closure of Islam’s holiest shrine in the Saudi holy city of Mecca to limit the spread of coronavirus
The Associated Press3 days ago
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