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Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Sep. 15, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year. With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in...

Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply

Sep. 14, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil. The attacks were the latest of...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries

Sep. 14, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant — and, hey, how about those...

Indian soldiers injured in boat incident with Chinese army

Sep. 12, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — Chinese and Indian army boats collided on a lake in an area of Kashmir claimed by both countries, injuring some Indian soldiers, but the incident has been settled, Indian officials said Thursday. The collision occurred Wednesday because of different perceptions of the disputed border in...

Officials: 31 Iraqi pilgrims die in stampede during holiday

Sep. 10, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A walkway collapsed and set off a stampede in the holy city of Karbala on Tuesday as thousands of Shiite Muslims marked one of the most solemn holy days of the year. At least 31 people were killed and about 100 were injured, officials said. It was the deadliest stampede in recent history...

North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with US

Sep. 10, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. The launches and demand for new...

Syria says Israel was behind airstrike in country's east

Sep. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown warplanes targeted an arms depot and posts of Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, killing at least 18 fighters in a nighttime attack, Syrian opposition activists said Monday. A Syrian security official said Israeli jets staged the airstrikes, but denied...

Egypt wants Sudan off US terror list

Sep. 9, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister on Monday called for more support for neighboring Sudan's new civilian-led government, including getting it off the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism. The U.S. named Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993. In one of its last acts, the Obama...

Lebanon PM, US diplomat talk offshore gas feud with Israel

Sep. 9, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister and a U.S. diplomat are discussing a maritime border dispute with Israel, with both sides claiming areas with potentially lucrative offshore gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. Saad Hariri met David Schenker, the assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Democrats mangle science

Sep. 7, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena this past week as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe. Trump found himself contradicted by his government's own meteorologists...