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Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. McGoldrick said the closure of the country’s main airport and two seaports by a Saudi-led coalition threatened gains made in containing cholera and the risk of famine in the war-torn country. He spoke shortly before a Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen announced it would reopen Sanaa airport and the port of Hodeida on Thursday for urgent humanitarian aid and U.N. aircraft. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockadeSaudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels to reopen Sanaa airport, vital Red Sea ports to some aid
The Associated Press9 hours ago
The Latest: Group: Pledge to ease Yemen blockade falls shortThe Latest: Aid group says Saudi-led coalition promise to ease Yemen blockade and open airport, seaports falls short
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Supporters of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri rallied outside his residence as they hold a Saudi flag, right, Future movement and Lebanese flags in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Hariri returned to Lebanon a day earlier and in a surprise decision, said he was putting his resignation on hold responding to a request from the president to give more time to consultations. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversalLebanese PM Hariri puts resignation on hold after weeks of intense diplomacy following his shocking move from Riyadh
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE --This April 1, 2017 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-Syrian government fighters carrying their weapons and luggage, heading to a bus as they leave the last rebel-held neighborhood of al-Waer in Homs province, Syria.Syria's opposition is gathering in Saudi Arabia hoping to close ranks ahead of new negotiations starting Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, but they are a house divided in ways that enhance Syrian President Bashar Assad's upper hand. Hours before the meeting, a dozen opposition figures resigned.  (SANA via AP, File)
Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sidesSyria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify fractured sides
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2nd right, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani walk after a news conference in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The presidents of Turkey and Iran have hailed their trilateral talks with Russia on Syria's future as critical for restoring peace in the war-torn nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: UN agency: 84 killed near Syrian capitalTurkey's president says trilateral talks with the leaders of Russia and Iran have critical importance for bringing peace to Syria
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summitIt's a double whammy: Saudi diplomacy has a bad day with Lebanese PM taking back his resignation, Iran at Syria summit
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Saudi-led coalition pledges to open Yemen's main airport, sea ports on Thursday for aid after more than 2 weeks' closureSaudi-led coalition pledges to open Yemen's main airport, sea ports on Thursday for aid after more than 2 weeks' closure
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Iraq, GE sign $400 million deal for power infrastructureIraq and General Electric sign $400 million deal to develop power infrastructure amid severe electricity shortages
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Kuwait's 88-year-old ruler admitted to hospital after coldKuwait's 88-year-old ruling emir has been admitted to hospital after suffering a cold
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new faceSyria's notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives to attend a military parade to mark the 74th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Hours after returning to the country following a nearly three week puzzling absence, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri participated in Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, his first official appearance since he suddenly announced his resignation from abroad, stunning the country. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares "Lebanon First!"Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri stands before thousands of supporters, pledging to stay in Lebanon and declares: "Lebanon First."
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Egypt detains 29 on charges they spied for TurkeyEgypt detains 29 suspected Brotherhood member for allegedly spying for Turkey, creating anti-government media platforms
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Death toll from Iraq suicide attack rises to 36 peopleIraqi officials have increased death toll from Tuesday's suicide attack in a contested town claimed by Baghdad and the Kurdish region to 36 people from 32. Police and health officials said Wednesday that 11 members of Iraq's security forces were dead.
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Lebanese prime minister says he is putting his resignation on hold after president asked him to reconsiderLebanese prime minister says he is putting his resignation on hold after president asked him to reconsider
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, right, prays over his father's grave, upon his arrival to Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing while in Saudi Arabia that he had resigned his post. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanon's Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation sagaLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting more than two weeks ago
The Associated Press1 day ago
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