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Report: Iran to cut portion of gasoline subsidiesReport: Iran to cut portion of gasoline subsidies starting Friday, move delayed since 2012
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, shows a copy of a singed agreement while siting next to senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad during their press conference after the announcement of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah, at Haniyeh's residence in Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Hamas and Fatah made a new attempt Wednesday to overcome the Palestinians' political split, saying they would seek to form an interim unity government within five weeks, followed by general elections by December at the earliest.  It was not clear how the new attempt announced Wednesday would succeed where previous ones failed, since the fundamental difficulties remain in place. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Israel halts peace talks with PalestiniansIsrael halts US-brokered peace talks in response to Palestinian reconciliation deal
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mourners chant slogans against the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while carrying a flag-draped coffin of Ammar Tueni, 24, a policeman killed in a car bomb attack during his funeral procession in Hillah, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The Shiite-dominated city of Hillah has seen sporadic violence recently. Last month, a suicide car bomber hit another checkpoint in same area, killing 36 people. Iraq has seen a spike in violence since last year, with the death toll climbing to its highest levels since the worst of the country's sectarian bloodletting between 2006 and 2008. The U.N. says 8,868 people were killed in 2013, and more than 1,400 people were killed in the first two months of this year. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 peopleSuicide bomber hits checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials say
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, hold up his portraits as they march during a demonstration is solidarity with government forces, in the al-Inshaat neighborhood of Homs, Syria. A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the June 3 vote that will held in the midst of the country’s civil war and has already been dismissed by the West as a farce. President Bashar Assad has suggested he would seek another term in office but has not yet announced his candidacy. (AP Photo/SANA, File)
Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30Syrian government airstrikes on market in northern town kill at least 30 people, activists say
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Tuesday, April 22, 2014, photo, Hapoel Petah Tikva's coach watches his players during practice in Petah Tikva, Israel. When the Israeli women’s soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel’s national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals _ he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel. For Hapoel Petah Tikva, the addition of five Arab-Israeli women has made waves in the league, as Arab-Israelis often face discrimination in Israel on and off the field. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer teamArab and Jewish Israelis find common goal on pro women's soccer team
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Security personnel search for clues at the site where senior Egyptian police officer Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off, in a western suburb of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Another police officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, Alexandria, officials said. The deaths came amid stepped-up attacks against Egyptian police and military as militant groups wage an increasingly violent campaign following the July 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gamil)
Militant group in Egypt says it killed officerEgypt: Militant group claims responsibility for bombing, killing police officer
The Associated Press18 hours ago
UN: 3.5 million Syrians desperately need aidUN chief: 3.5 million civilians in Syria desperately need aid and people are dying needlessly
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 citizen journalism file image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a member of UN investigation team taking samples of sands near a part of a missile that is likely to be one of the chemical rockets according to activists, in Damascus countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months. They say the attacks left scores of men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath. The reports have been denied by the Syrian government and have yet to be confirmed by any foreign country or international organization. But if true, they highlight the limitations of the global effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/United media office of Arbeen, File)
Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacksSyrian activists, medics accuse Assad government of chlorine gas attacks; Syria denies it
The Associated Press1 day ago
As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has optionsAbbas tries to show he has options as deadline for deal on peace talks with Israel draws near
The Associated Press1 day ago
An neighbor of Egyptian police officer Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki, who was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off, cries at the site of the explosion, in a western suburb of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Another police officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, Alexandria, officials said. The deaths came amid stepped-up attacks against Egyptian police and military as militant groups wage an increasingly violent campaign following the July 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gamil)
Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officersCairo bombing kills senior Egyptian police officer as another dies in raid in northern city
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, hold up his portraits as they march during a demonstration is solidarity with government forces, in the al-Inshaat neighborhood of Homs, Syria. A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the June 3 vote that will held in the midst of the country’s civil war and has already been dismissed by the West as a farce. President Bashar Assad has suggested he would seek another term in office but has not yet announced his candidacy. (AP Photo/SANA, File)
Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bidSyrian lawmaker first to announce candidacy in presidential poll; Assad expected to run, win
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting with Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinian rivals to try again for unity dealAfter seven-year rift, Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal leading to elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
Officials say car bomb in northern Iraq kills 9Officials say car bombing targeting Shabak village in northern Iraq kills 9 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passportsTunisia divided over tourist chief's decision to let Jewish pilgrims use Israeli passports
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bahrain moves to deport Shiite clericBahrain moves to deport Bahraini-born representative of Iraq's most powerful Shiite figure
The Associated Press1 day ago
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