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Netanyahu gives German FM 'ultimatum' over meeting with NGOsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel an upcoming meeting with Germany's foreign minister unless the visiting diplomat cancels an appointment with two groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israeli president: Le Pen's Holocaust denial 'disturbing'Israel's president denounces French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's recent comments denying France's role in the Holocaust as "uniquely disturbing"
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Report: Anti-Semitic incidents rose in Florida last yearAn advocacy group says anti-Semitic incidents in Florida were on the rise last year
The Associated Press9 hours ago
People visit the Egypt stand during the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Egypt's tourism officials insist popular sites are safeEgypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were, and despite security concerns Egypt's tourism minister insists the country's popular Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are "safe" and "airports are secure."Mohamed
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian opposition fighters head to a bus with their families as they leave the last rebel-held neighborhood of al-Waer, in Homs province, Syria, Monday, April 24, 2017. (SANA via AP)
Airstrike kills 8 family members in northern SyriaSyrian activists say an airstrike apparently carried out by the U.S.-led coalition killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Dancers perform at the Qatar Airways stand during the Arabian Travel Market Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, April 24, 2017. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said Monday that passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to USThe CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers, Qatar Airways, says passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival
The Associated Press12 hours ago
The Latest: Syrian activists say airstrike kills 8Syrian activists say eight family members, including five children, have been killed in an airstrike apparently carried out by the U.S.-led coalition as they fled the Islamic State-held town of Tabqa
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE -- In this Sept. 26, 2013 file photo, Egyptian security forces detain a man in Giza's Kerdasa district, south of Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court on Monday, April 24, 2017 upheld death sentences against 20 suspected Islamists convicted of murder in the deaths of 15 people, including 11 police, during a 2013 attack in Kerdasa. The ruling by the Cairo Criminal Court awaits approval by the grand mufti, the country's highest Islamic authority, and a final verdict will be delivered on June 2. .(AP Photo/Eman Helal, File)
Egypt sentences 20 to death in police killingsAn Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 20 suspected Islamists convicted of murder in the deaths of 15 people, including 11 police, during an attack on a police station in 2013
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Emirati in Islamic State group gets 10-year prison sentenceAn Emirati previously convicted of being a member of the extremist Islamic State group has seen his sentence increase from one year in prison to a 10-year sentence
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE -- In this Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, Richard Ratcliffe, husband of imprisoned charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for the media during an Amnesty International led vigil outside the Iranian Embassy in London. The family of Zaghari-Ratcliffe who was detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter says all efforts to appeal her five-year prison sentence in court have failed. Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the news agency, found out this weekend that her appeal to Iran's supreme court failed. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Family: Iran rejects detained British-Iranian woman's appealThe family of a British-Iranian woman who was detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter says all efforts to appeal her five-year prison sentence in court have failed
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Dubai state-backed DAE buys aircraft leasing firm AWASAircraft leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has agreed to buy rival AWAS, more than tripling the size of its fleet
The Associated Press16 hours ago
German FM says Russia's help key to reaching Syria truceGermany's foreign minister says Russia's help key to Syria cease-fire, influence on Damascus government
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Emiratis, Malaysians reach $1.2B deal over troubled fundEmirati, Malaysian officials reach deal on Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, with UAE to receive $1.2 billion this year
The Associated Press17 hours ago
World War II veterans lay a wreath during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Monday, April 24, 2017. (Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP)
Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance DayIsrael stands still, siren wails across the country to remember the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A sniper with the Iraqi special forces aims at an Islamic State position inside a house in west Mosul as fighting between Iraqi in the city continues, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10Militants ambush convoy of off-duty Iraqi soldiers near wester town, killing at least 10; IS claims attack
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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