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Iraqi militia commander, whose arrest stoked tensions, freed

Iraqi militia commander, whose arrest stoked tensions, freed

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi militia commander whose arrest last month sparked a standoff between the government and paramilitary groups…
Iran candidate says he’s willing to potentially meet Biden

Iran candidate says he’s willing to potentially meet Biden

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent Iranian presidential candidate said Wednesday he’d be willing to meet with U.S. President Joe…
As war destroys Yemen’s present, museums struggle to preserve its past

As war destroys Yemen’s present, museums struggle to preserve its past

A bronze statue of the main god of the kingdom of Saba, located in what is now the Yemeni province…
Resigned to a nuclear deal revival, Gulf engages with foe Iran

Resigned to a nuclear deal revival, Gulf engages with foe Iran

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, resigned to the revival of a nuclear pact with Iran they always opposed,…
‘She screams when someone comes near’: Gaza children in trauma

‘She screams when someone comes near’: Gaza children in trauma

Three weeks since Suzy Eshkuntana was pulled from the rubble of her house, destroyed by an Israeli air strike, the…
Hostage advocates concerned by US pullout from Afghanistan

Hostage advocates concerned by US pullout from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for Americans held hostage overseas are raising concerns that the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan will…
In Lebanon, a search for medicine and a stranger’s help

In Lebanon, a search for medicine and a stranger’s help

To all the struggles of life in Lebanon — the pandemic, the power outages, the inflation, the punishing financial and…
Outgoing Iran president, a debate target, defends his record

Outgoing Iran president, a debate target, defends his record

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president angrily defended himself Wednesday after coming under harsh attack during a presidential election debate…
Afghan official: 11 killed in roadside bombing in north

Afghan official: 11 killed in roadside bombing in north

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A minivan carrying civilian passengers in northwest Afghanistan was hit by a roadside bomb, leaving at…
Israel suspends ultranationalists’ march in east Jerusalem

Israel suspends ultranationalists’ march in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Monday they blocked a planned procession by Jewish ultranationalists through parts of Jerusalem’s Old…
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