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Dubai news site, magazine shut over 'false news' allegationUnited Arab Emirates bans popular Mideast business publication for publishing what it says was 'false news'
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
Officers from Hamas national security force chant Islamic slogans while holding their rifles up during a parade against Israeli arrangements in the contested Jerusalem shrine, in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to the contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Jerusalem Palestinians find voice through prayer protestsThousands of Palestinian Muslims have been praying in the streets of Jerusalem every evening, creating a new, surprisingly effective form of protest in their long conflict with Israel
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Jerusalem's Old City: Tourists welcome, media not so muchIsrael prevents journalists from entering contested holy site in Jerusalem's Old City at center of latest violence
The Associated Press2 hours ago
UAE eyes 'new set of relations in Gulf' amid Qatar spatOfficial in Arab quartet isolating Qatar says bloc must 'go on without' it, hinting at further break with Gulf state
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Palestinians women pray at the Lion's Gate following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets instead of inside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Dozens of Muslims have prayed in the street outside a major Jerusalem shrine, heeding a call by clerics not to enter the site until a dispute with Israel over security arrangements is settled. This comes after Israel removed metal detectors earlier on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
The Latest: Israel tells Turkey its criticism is 'absurd'The Latest: Israel issues scathing response to Turkey's criticism on contested Jerusalem shrine, says it's 'absurd'
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Egypt says shootout with police kills 4 suspected militantsEgypt says security forces killed 4 suspects behind the killing of policemen this month in an attack near Cairo
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Palestinians women pray at the Lion's Gate following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets instead of inside the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Dozens of Muslims have prayed in the street outside a major Jerusalem shrine, heeding a call by clerics not to enter the site until a dispute with Israel over security arrangements is settled. This comes after Israel removed metal detectors earlier on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concessionMuslim official in Jerusalem: Worshippers not to return to contested shrine until Israel removes new railings, cameras
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Masked militants from Nabil Masoud Brigades, a military wing of the Fatah movement, hold their weapons during a parade against Israeli arrangements in a contested Jerusalem shrine, along the streets of Gaza City, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Muslim leaders urged the faithful Tuesday to keep up their prayer protests and avoid entering a contested Jerusalem shrine, even after Israel dismantled metal detectors that initially triggered the tensions. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
The Latest: Police block journalists from parts of Old CityIsrael's police acknowledges it is preventing journalists from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of its efforts to lower tensions around a contested holy site
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country will respond if U.S. legislation imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program becomes law. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
President says Iran will 'respond' if US missile law passesIran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country will respond if U.S. legislation imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program becomes law
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this undated photo provided by David Taylor Sr., he poses with his son David Taylor, left, a former Marine. Taylor Sr. told The Associated Press on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, that he was notified by the U.S. State Department that his son was killed earlier this month in Syria while fighting for a Kurdish militia battling the Islamic State group. (Courtesy of David Taylor Sr. via AP)
Dad: Ex-Marine killed in Syria 'had a mission' in IS battleThe father of a former Marine killed in Syria says his son "had a mission" to advance democracy, which is why he joined the battle against the Islamic State group
The Associated Press11 hours ago
The encounter involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship
US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian GulfA U.S. Navy boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them in the Persian Gulf; Iran's Revolutionary Guard blamed the American ship
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Senior Muslim official: Worshippers won't return to Jerusalem shrine until Israel removes new railings and camerasSenior Muslim official: Worshippers won't return to Jerusalem shrine until Israel removes new railings and cameras
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Ilham Ahmed, the co-president of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the Kurdish-led forces backed by the US in Raqqa, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Kobani town, north Syria, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Ahmed says the governing and securing of the Arab-majority city after the expulsion of IS militants will be a model for other areas in Syria and the future of governing the war-torn country. She says the Kurdish-led effort needs US political and financial support. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS SyriaA senior Kurdish official says the U.S. role in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria's Raqqa must not end with the liberation of the city but continue as a guarantor of its future stability
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Turkey's President and the leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Erdogan has accused Israel of using terrorism as a pretext to take over holy sites in Jerusalem from Muslims and called on all Muslims to defend the holy sites by visiting Jerusalem at every occasion or by sending aid to Muslims there. (Presidential Press Service/Pool via AP)
Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrineThousands of Palestinian Muslims have prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site as clerics call for continued protests
The Associated Press16 hours ago
The encounter involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship
US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian GulfA U.S. Navy boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them in the Persian Gulf; Iran's Revolutionary Guard blamed the American ship
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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