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Iraqi officials: Bombing in contested town kills 32 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his pickup truck loaded with explosives, killing 32 people on Tuesday evening at a marketplace in an Iraqi town contested by both the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdish regional authorities, Iraqi officials said.


Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home

CAIRO (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for talks with the Egyptian president who, together with France's leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a way out of the crisis in Lebanon that would involve rolling back Hariri's resignation.


Kurdish-led force blames Turkey for attack in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters in northern Syria are accusing Turkey of being behind an attack there earlier this week.


Iraqi officials say a bombing in a town contested between Kurdish and Baghdad governments has killed 32 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a bombing in a town contested between Kurdish and Baghdad governments has killed 32 people.


Group urges Egypt, UAE to reveal prisoner's whereabouts

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is urging Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to reveal the whereabouts of an Egyptian prisoner who has disappeared, apparently after serving his prison sentence in the Emirati capital.


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Libya's parliament votes in favor of new UN road map

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The barely functioning Libyan parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of a new United Nations action plan, which is aimed at giving new life to stalled political talks and healing the country's deep divisions.


Flooding in western Saudi Arabia forces schools to shut

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities have closed schools and universities after flooding in the kingdom's second-largest city, Jiddah, and the country's Red Sea coastal regions.


His country a smoldering ruin, but Assad still in his seat

BEIRUT (AP) — His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future.


Israeli parliament marks 40 years to landmark Sadat speech

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament is holding a special session to mark 40 years since the historic visit of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.


Iran's president calls Arab League 'worn-out' body

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia and its role in the war in Yemen.


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UN envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s Mideast envoy warned Monday that if reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas fail there will most likely be "another devastating conflict."


Syrian opposition leader quits ahead of new round of talks

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior Syrian opposition leader quit his post Monday, a week before a new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.


Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi from Yemen

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Monday categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to Yemen or that it was responsible for an intercepted ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels there at the Saudi capital, Riyadh.


Dozens support Algerian newspaper director on hunger strike

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Dozens of Algerian journalists and human rights activists have gathered in support of a newspaper editor who has been on a hunger strike for a week.


AP Interview: Scaramucci says don't rule out beltway return

JERUSALEM (AP) — Anthony Scaramucci may be out at the White House, but the short-lived former communications director says his political career is not over.


Israeli PM to discuss Iran, Hezbollah with France's Macron

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December to discuss threats against Israel from Hezbollah and Iran and "ideas to stabilize the situation in Lebanon."


Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mount

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday rejected a harsh statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah, saying the tirade was "full of lies" and the product of Saudi "pressure and propaganda."


Iran's supreme leader visits quake-hit area, urges more aid

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has visited the earthquake-hit region along the border with Iraq and urged more efficiency and aid for residents.


Turkey says Kurds attack post in Syria, no casualties

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Syrian Kurdish fighters have attacked a Turkish observation post in the northern Syrian province of Idlib with mortar rounds. There were no casualties.


World Food Program fears more Yemen deaths amid blockade

CAIRO (AP) — The head of the World Food Program in Yemen said on Monday that millions of Yemenis face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged country by the Saudi-led coalition.


People hurt in cosmetics factory explosions, fire tops 125

People hurt in cosmetics factory explosions, fire tops 125

Kennedy arrested after party to attend diversion program

Kennedy arrested after party to attend diversion program

1st lawsuit filed over missing South Carolina seal

1st lawsuit filed over missing South Carolina seal

Former Virginia death row inmate granted parole

Joseph M. Giarratano

Former Virginia death row inmate granted parole
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AP probe: Sexual abuse pervasive in Pakistan Islamic schools

AP probe: Sexual abuse pervasive in Pakistan Islamic schools

Sexual abuse is pervasive in Islamic schools in Pakistan

Sexual abuse is pervasive in Islamic schools in Pakistan

Bali volcano spews ash and steam, alert not raised

Bali volcano spews ash and steam, alert not raised

3 militants, Indian commando killed in fighting in Kashmir
European markets brush off worries over German uncertainty

European markets brush off worries over German uncertainty

Danish police find arm at sea, link it to submarine case
Air traffic problem at Schiphol causes delays, cancellations
Jailed Catalan ex-ministers file new appeals for release

Jailed Catalan ex-ministers file new appeals for release

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

Vladimir Putin, Bashar Assad

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece pledge closer cooperation on migration

Nicos Anastasiades, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Alexis Tsipras

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