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Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Officials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents.


Jordan PM promises cuts in government spending, tax review

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's new prime minister says his government will cut spending by 150 million dinars ($211 million) this year to show that raising taxes isn't the only available response to rising public debt.


White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, kicked off a swing through the Middle East on Tuesday, meeting with Jordan's king as part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.


Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

AL-BAB, Syria (AP) — A newly paved road links the Turkish town of Elbeyli to the Syrian town of al-Bab, across the border. In al-Bab, Turkish and Syrian flags line the streets, and signs on government buildings are in Arabic and Turkish. One of the first billboards honors Turkish soldiers killed in the battle to liberate this town from Islamic State militants.


The Latest: Coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebels

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the battle for the Yemeni port town of Hodeida (all times local):


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Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said.


Guard chief says Iran won't increase missile range

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country has no plan to increase the range of its missiles.


Syrian army drops leaflets over southern region amid tension

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army helicopters dropped leaflets Tuesday over rebel-held parts of the country's south calling on civilians to help the military clear the area of militants amid an increase of violence in the region that was among the first to rise against the government seven years ago.


Iraq Foreign Ministry condemns strikes it says killed Iraqis

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq condemned on Tuesday the targeting of pro-Syria paramilitary troops in eastern Syria after an airstrike killed mostly Iraqi Shiite forces deployed to fight the Islamic State group.


Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief criticizes open letter

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has criticized Iranian activists who signed an open letter last week asking Iran's leaders to take part in direct talks with Washington, saying they have "sided with the U.S., the enemy of the people."


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Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea.


UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. spokesman said Monday that tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.


Israel PM, Jordan king meet after months of strained ties

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jordan's King Abdullah II that he is committed to the status quo at holy sites in contested Jerusalem, trying to reassure the monarch in a rare meeting after months of strained relations.


US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination.


Airport authorities detain 2 rights advocates in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni rights advocates are reporting that two of the country's most prominent activists have been detained and taken to an undisclosed location at an airport in western Yemen.


The United Nations says over 25,000 people have fled the fighting at Yemen's port city of Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations says over 25,000 people have fled the fighting at Yemen's port city of Hodeida.


Israel arrests former government minister for Iran spying

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday.


Libyan airstrikes target group attacking oil ports

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan forces carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east, a spokesman said as Libya's national oil firm warned on Monday of further damage to oil infrastructure as well as environmental contamination in the north African country.


Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

BEIRUT (AP) — Iraqi Shiite forces and Syria accused the United States on Monday of targeting their troops inside Syria with an airstrike, a charge the U.S. denied but that ratcheted up tensions in the area.


Israeli bill seeks to ban photographing soldiers

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Cabinet ministers have proposed legislation that seeks to outlaw photographing Israeli soldiers "for the sake of shaming them," a ban rights groups say would amount to government censorship.


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Afghan officials in Pakistan for talks on peace efforts

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UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

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