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Netanyahu challenger fails to form coalition

Nov. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward an unprecedented third election in less than a year. The announcement by Benny...

Iran blames deadly unrest on outsiders, including US

Nov. 20, 2019 1:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As a cold rain fell on a suburb of Iran’s capital on Wednesday, women swallowed by black chadors and men in green military-style jackets walked alongside the flag-draped coffin of a Revolutionary Guard member, one of over 100 people reported to be killed in...

Saudi king touts reforms, Aramco IPO in annual address

Nov. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman touted his country’s reforms in his annual address Wednesday and stressed the importance of his government’s decision to publicly list shares of the state-run oil giant Aramco. He also used his speech to warn rival Iran against further...

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

Nov. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday in a “wide-scale” operation in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the strikes killed at least 23 people, including 15...

South Korea says seized vessels released by Yemen’s rebels

Nov. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-backed rebels fighting in Yemen released three foreign vessels on Wednesday that they seized south of the Red Sea, freeing 16 crew members, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said. The vessels — two belonging to South Korea and one to Saudi Arabia — had been captured by...

The Latest: Monitor says death toll at 23 in Israel strikes

Nov. 20, 2019 9:22 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the situation in the Mideast following latest Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A war monitoring group says the death toll from Israeli airstrikes in Syria has risen to 23, including 15 non-Syrians, some of them Iranians. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the...

War monitoring group says Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed 11 people, including 7 non-Syrians, most likely Iranians

Nov. 20, 2019 2:26 AM EST
BEIRUT (AP) — War monitoring group says Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed 11 people, including 7 non-Syrians, most likely Iranians.

US Navy carrier transits Strait of Hormuz after deployment

Nov. 20, 2019 1:40 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran has transited the Strait of Hormuz for the first time since its deployment. The U.S. Navy says the USS Abraham Lincoln transited the strait on Tuesday,...

Amnesty: At least 106 dead in protests, which Iran disputes

Nov. 20, 2019 12:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said Tuesday, adding that the real figure may be much higher. Iran’s government has not released a toll of those...

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

Nov. 19, 2019 3:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday as the Defense Intelligence Agency released a new assessment of Iran’s military capabilities. The...