CAIRO (AP) - Libya's coast guard intercepted about 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast over the past two days, and brought them to the capital of Tripoli from where they were taken to a detention center, the U.N. migration agency said Monday.
BEIRUT (AP) - Traffic returned to a major highway in northeastern Syria for the first time in seven months on Monday, following Russian mediation to reopen parts of the road captured last year by Turkey-backed opposition fighters.
ADEN, Yemen (AP) - At a cemetery in Yemen's largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves were a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic.
JERUSALEM (AP) - To the sounds of his impassioned supporters chanting outside, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strode into a Jerusalem courtroom Sunday to face corruption charges in a long-awaited trial that has overshadowed three inconclusive elections and deeply divided the country.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing blue mask, enters court for start of corruption trial.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Netanyahu denounces trial as "attempt to depose a strong right-wing leader."
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at courthouse for start of corruption trial.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - At least one migrant has drowned, six are missing and over 80 have been rescued off Tunisia's coast, authorities said, amid a new wave of dangerous attempts to traffic migrants across the Mediterranean Sea into Europe.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher reopened to visitors on Sunday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CAIRO (AP) - The military commander of eastern Libya-based forces said Saturday that they will continue fighting forces loosely allied with the U.N.-supported government in Tripoli, even though his campaign has suffered setbacks in recent weeks.
JERUSALEM (AP) - After entering the record books last year as Israel's longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will once again make history when he becomes the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.
CAIRO (AP) - Sudan's transitional authorities are working to create a police force to protect health facilities, the prime minister's office said Saturday, as attacks against health workers and hospitals increase amid the coronavirus pandemic.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The crowded Gaza Strip recorded its first death from the coronavirus on Saturday, officials said, amid fears an outbreak could paralyze the territory's already overstretched health care system.
CAIRO (AP) - Libya's U.N.-supported government said its forces took back several districts on Friday in Tripoli's southern reaches that had been captured by their rivals in a year-long offensive on the country's capital.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An Iranian-American aviation magnate and gunrunner tied to the CIA and the Iran-Contra scandal must pay a sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates over $4.1 million over a series of business disputes, a British court ruled Friday.
CAIRO (AP) - Acclaimed Egyptian artist Adam Henein, who joined ancient pharaonic themes with sleek modernism in sculptures that often portrayed birds and other animals, died Friday, his family said. He was 91.
CAIRO (AP) - A fiery head-on collision in Sudan between a truck carrying passengers and a tractor-trailer killed 57 people and left more than 20 injured on a highway in the country's Darfur region, state-run media reported on Friday.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza's Hamas rulers allowed mosques to reopen for Friday prayers for the first time since March, despite a recent spike in new coronavirus cases within quarantine facilities in the isolated territory.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader on Friday called Israel a "cancerous tumor" that "will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed" in an annual speech in support of the Palestinians, renewing threats against Iran's archenemy in the Middle East.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced on Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to five government agents who had been sentenced to death for an operation that cast a cloud of suspicion over the kingdom's crown prince.