TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - The bitter custody battle over a six-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy inched forward in Israel on Thursday, with a new court date and appeals made for privacy.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A Dubai real-estate company known for its deals with former President Donald Trump said Thursday it had received regulator approval for an effort to take the firm private.
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between Sept. 16-22, 2021.
Libya's powerful, east-based commander announced Wednesday he was suspending his role as leader of a self-styled Libyan army for the next three months - the clearest indication yet that he may be contemplating a run for president in December elections.
BEIRUT (AP) - A former Lebanese government minister on Wednesday asked the country's top court to remove the lead judge investigating last year's massive explosion in Beirut's port because of allegedly "legitimate suspicion" over his handling of the case, state media reported.
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's new government raised the price of fuel on Wednesday by 16%, the second time in five days, part of a gradual lifting of subsidies in the crisis-struck country.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Israel on Wednesday reopened a crossing with the occupied West Bank for the first time since six prisoners tunneled out of a nearby Israeli prison, a rare escape that triggered a massive search before they were all recaptured.
BEIRUT (AP) - Coronavirus cases are surging to the worst levels of the pandemic in a rebel stronghold in Syria - a particularly devastating development in a region where scores of hospitals have been bombed and that doctors and nurses have fled in droves during a decade of war.
Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and the country's ruling council and military remain in control.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Libyan lawmakers Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in the country's transitional government, throwing long-waited elections scheduled later this year into further uncertainty.
CAIRO (AP) - Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian general who took charge of the country when longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down amid the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, Egypt's presidency said. He was 85.
JERUSALEM (AP) - A new poll has found that nearly 80% of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, reflecting widespread anger over the death of an activist in security forces' custody and a crackdown on protests over the summer.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Libyan parliament passes vote of no confidence in transitional government, throwing planned elections into question.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Energy officials from Qatar and Turkey, long-standing foes of the United Arab Emirates, descended on Dubai along with hundreds of other executives on Tuesday, flocking to the world's largest gas expo and the industry's first in-person conference since the pandemic began.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Tunisia's president has announced plans to draft a new electoral code and appoint a transitional leadership - and to hang on to the exceptional powers that he seized in July, throwing the country's young democracy into question.
BEIRUT (AP) - A drone strike hit a vehicle traveling on a rural road in rebel-controlled northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least one person, rescue workers and a war monitor said.
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's new Cabinet won a vote of confidence from Parliament on Monday during a session that was delayed for almost an hour because of a power outage and broken generator at the venue.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The foreign ministers of Israel and Sweden held their first phone call in seven years on Monday, a move hailed by the top Israeli diplomat as the "relaunching of relations" after protracted tensions between the two countries.
BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) - Shortly after sundown, Yaakov Tabersky presented his firstborn son on a silver platter to a Jewish priest in a ceremony harking back to the biblical exodus from Egypt.
CAIRO (AP) - Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said two military planes crashed on Sunday over a village in eastern Libya, killing at least two officers.