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Sudan's military rulers arrest ousted president's brothers

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new military rulers arrested ousted President Omar al-Bashir's two brothers for corruption, part of a broad sweep against officials and supporters of the former government, the country's official news agency reported Thursday.


Israeli police detain Jewish suspects with sacrificial goats

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they detained four suspects involved in an attempt to smuggle two baby goats into Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site for a ritual sacrifice.


Erdogan lashes out at Financial Times over report on economy

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has lashed out at the Financial Times and other western media, accusing them of falsely portraying the economy as being on the brink of collapse.


WHO: Death toll from fighting over Libyan capital now at 205

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The World Health Organization says the death toll from this month's fighting between rival Libyan factions for control of the country's capital, Tripoli, has risen to 205.


Iran flies domestically made fighter jets to mark Army Day

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran showcased its domestically made fighter jets by flying the aircraft over Tehran during a military parade Thursday marking National Army Day as the country grapples with U.S. sanctions and the Trump administration's recent terrorism designation of Iran's powerful paramilitary force.


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Israel's president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks.


Libyan official says shelling kills at least 6 in Tripoli

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — At least six civilians were killed in heavy shelling on a residential neighborhood in Libya's capital, a health official said Wednesday, the latest escalation in fighting between rival militias over control of Tripoli.


Iraqi prime minister makes first visit to Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman welcomed the Iraqi prime minister on his first official visit to the kingdom Wednesday, as the two oil-producing giants move toward closer diplomatic and economic ties after nearly three decades of uneasy relations.


Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi sisters appealed for help Wednesday from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom using social media to seek asylum.


Iran says US should suspend sanctions on account of floods

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani says the U.S. should suspend sanctions against Iran because of the recent massive floods that have claimed dozens of lives.


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Israel's president formally nominates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the candidate to form the next government.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president formally nominates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the candidate to form the next government. .


Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military rulers transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a prison in the country's capital as hundreds of people marched Wednesday to a sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, calling for a quick handover of power to a civilian leadership.


Iraqi war games: Army trains in desert, defeats 'militants'

TAJI BASE, Iraq (AP) — The "militants" were holding on stubbornly to their position in the scabrous desert outside Baghdad, blocking the Iraqi troops' advance when an infantry unit sprung out of the right flank, forcing the enemy into a hasty retreat.


Egypt schedules 3-day referendum on constitutional changes

CAIRO (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday scheduled three days of voting in a nationwide referendum starting Saturday on proposed changes to Egypt's constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030.


Lebanon's PM vows strict austerity reforms to avoid crash

BEIRUT (AP) — Prime Minister Saad Hariri warned Wednesday that Lebanon is heading toward an economic "catastrophe" unless the government implements strict austerity measures to reduce a ballooning budget deficit and massive national debt.


Israel military exports were $7.5 billion in 2018, down 18%

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Defense Ministry says the country's military exports were $7.5 billion last year, down 18% from the previous year.


Egypt schedules vote on constitutional changes aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030 for April 20-22

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt schedules vote on constitutional changes aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030 for April 20-22.


Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

JERUSALEM (AP) — A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales.


Turkey criticizes US for designating Iranian force terrorist

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.


Israel demolishes home of suspected Palestinian attacker

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian suspected in a drive-by shooting against Israelis in the occupied West Bank.


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Poll: Church membership in US plummets over past 20 years

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NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

India's millions of young voters can swing national election

India's millions of young voters can swing national election

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Pakistan's finance minister quits amid criticism

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The Latest: Indonesian president says he won re-election

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Poland: Talks fail between striking teachers, government

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Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick's church in NYC

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The Latest: German military plane on standby for Madeira

Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

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