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Iran threatens 'dangerous future' for UAE after Israel deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard vowed Saturday there would be dangerous consequences for the United Arab Emirates after it announced a historic deal with Israel to open up diplomatic relations.


FBI team arrives this weekend to take part in Beirut probe

BEIRUT (AP) - A team of FBI investigators is due to arrive in Lebanon this weekend to take part in the probe of Beirut's massive explosion, a senior U.S official said on Saturday after visiting the location of the blast.


Israel hits Gaza militant sites after incendiary balloons

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Families of Lebanese blast victims plead for outside inquiry

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's judicial investigation of the Beirut port explosion started with political wrangling over the naming of a lead investigator, military threats to jail leakers and doubts over whether a panel appointed along sectarian lines could be fully impartial.


Iran FM says West using Beirut blast to dictate policies

BEIRUT (AP) - Iran's top diplomat on Friday accused Western countries of taking advantage of Beirut's massive explosion last week that killed and injured thousands to dictate their own policies on Lebanon.


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Palestinians say UAE deal hinders quest for Mideast peace

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's agreement to establish diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates marks a watershed moment in its relations with Arab countries, but the Palestinians say it puts a just resolution of the Middle East conflict even farther out of reach.


Conflicting tan lines: The burkini raises debate in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) - The woman accosted Yasmeen Samir as she swam with her family at a pool in a resort on the North Coast, a stretch of Mediterranean beaches reserved for Egypt's upper echelons. The reason: Samir was wearing a burkini, a swimsuit worn by conservative Muslims to cover the entire body.


The Latest: US envoy: UAE-Israel deal 'huge win' for Trump

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Here is the Latest following President Donald Trump's announcement that the United Arab Emirates and Israel will open diplomatic ties in a deal halting Israel's planned annexation of Palestinian land:


UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.


US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., the American military said Thursday.


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Palestinians call Israel-UAE deal on diplomatic ties, halt to annexation 'treason' and demand its retraction

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinians call Israel-UAE deal on diplomatic ties, halt to annexation 'treason' and demand its retraction.


Israel's Netanyahu says 'full and official peace' with UAE to bring cooperation, 'wonderful future' for both countries

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Netanyahu says 'full and official peace' with UAE to bring cooperation, 'wonderful future' for both countries.


Israel's Netanyahu welcomes 'new era' in Israel's relations with Arab world following announcement on full ties with UAE

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Netanyahu welcomes 'new era' in Israel's relations with Arab world following announcement on full ties with UAE.


Egyptian lawyer: Senior Brotherhood leader dies in prison

CAIRO (AP) - A senior leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group died of a heart attack on Thursday in a Cairo prison where he had been serving a 25-year sentence, his lawyer said.


US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

BEIRUT (AP) - The FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the massive explosion at Beirut's port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, a U.S. diplomat said Thursday.


Trump says United Arab Emirates, Israel to open diplomatic ties in deal halting planned annexation of Palestinian land

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Trump says United Arab Emirates, Israel to open diplomatic ties in deal halting planned annexation of Palestinian land.


US official visiting Lebanon says the FBI will join Lebanese and international investigators in the Beirut blast probe

BEIRUT (AP) - US official visiting Lebanon says the FBI will join Lebanese and international investigators in the Beirut blast probe.


UN: 8 children die within days in Syria camp for IS families

BEIRUT (AP) - At least eight children under the age of five have died in recent days from health problems linked to the dire conditions in a camp in northern Syria housing tens of thousands of female supporters of the Islamic State group and their children, the U.N. said Thursday.


Rights group: Houthis, Saudis killed Ethiopian migrants

CAIRO (AP) - A prominent rights group Thursday accused Yemen's Houthi rebels and rival Saudi border guards of killing several dozen Ethiopian migrants in an incident at the border earlier this year.


Abandoned by state after explosion, Lebanese help each other

BEIRUT (AP) - In the southern Lebanese town of Haris, a newlywed couple is living in one of Safy Faqeeh's apartments for free. He's never met them before, and they aren't on a honeymoon. Their apartment in Beirut was wrecked when last week's massive explosion wreaked destruction across the capital.


Forecasters look to learn from deadly Midwest wind storm

Eric Fish takes a break from hauling downed branches in front of his home, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The storm that struck Monday morning left  tens of thousands of Iowans without power as of Friday morning. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Illinois Gov. James Thompson, 'Big Jim,' dies at 84

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1985 file photo, Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, behind the wheel of a Chrysler convertible, is joined by G. Glenn Gardner, left, and Yoichi Nakane, after a news conference in Chicago.   Thompson, known as

Former Illinois Gov. James R. 'Big Jim' Thompson, longest-serving in state history, dies at 84
Tropical Storm Josephine closer to land, Kyle moving away
Portland police declare unlawful assembly amid protests

Portland police and protesters clash during a demonstration, early Thursday Aug. 13, 2020, in downtown, Portland. Officers used tear gas to break up the crowd of several hundred people who gathered near the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, the neighboring Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby police precinct station. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

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Thousands rally against SKorea leader despite virus warning

Police officers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus patrol around the Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Thai student leader freed on bail, vows to keep up protest

Protest leader Parit

Asia Today: Restrictions in S. Korea, India cases hit 2.5M

Members of the National Cadet Corps, a youth wing of Armed Forces for school and college students, dressed in the colors of the Indian national flag and wearing face masks as a precaution against coronavirus, listen to the speech of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort monument on Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. India's prime minister said Saturday his country has done well in containing the coronavirus pandemic and announced $1.46 trillion infrastructure projects to boost the sagging economy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India to invest $1.46 trillion to lift virus-hit economy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort monument on Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Moon extends olive branch to Tokyo over wartime history

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during the celebration of 75th anniversary of the Liberation Day at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. South Korea marked its 75th National Liberation Day on Saturday, which celebrates its independence from Japanese colonial rule following the end of World War II after Japan surrendered. (Chung Sung-jun/Pool Photo via AP)

The year the music might die: British clubs face closure

Keiron Marshall and Hannah White play a song on their guitars as they test the sound sytem at the Sound Lounge in London, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. More than 400 grassroots music venues in Britain are said to be at imminent risk of closure, although the government is currently pledging 2.25 million pounds in a

Fewer people but deep faith on Greece's Assumption holiday

Pilgrims crawl in front of the Holy Church of Panagia of Tinos, on the Aegean island of Tinos, Greece, on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. For nearly 200 years, Greek Orthodox faithful have flocked to Tinos for the August 15 feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the most revered religious holiday in the Orthodox calendar after Easter. But this year there was no procession, the ceremony _ like so many lives across the globe _ upended by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Protests in Belarus focus on spot where demonstrator died

People hold an old Belarusian National flag and gather at the place where Alexander Taraikovsky died amid the clashes protesting the election results, during his civil funeral in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Taraikovsky died Monday as demonstrators roiled the streets of the capital Minsk, denouncing official figures showing that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994, had won a sixth term in office. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Pompeo inks deal for US troop move from Germany to Poland

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Poland's Minister of Defence Mariusz Blaszczak greet each other after signing the US-Poland Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement in the Presidential Palace in Warsaw,  Poland, Saturday Aug. 15, 2020. Pompeo is on a five day visit to central Europe. (Janek Skarzynski/Pool via AP)

Partner of dead Belarus protester believes police shot him

Mother of Alexander Taraikovsky, who died amid clashes protesting the election results, cries at the coffin during his funeral in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Taraikovsky died Monday as demonstrators roiled the streets of the capital Minsk, denouncing official figures showing that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994, had won a sixth term in office. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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