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Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

Jan. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood were locked in a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed property. Several residents of a home in Sheikh Jarrah climbed onto the roof of the...

Jordanian officer dead after Syria border clash with gunmen

Jan. 16, 2022 11:28 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military said Sunday that an army officer was killed in a shootout with smugglers on the country's northern border with Syria. A Jordanian military website said Capt. Muhammad Yassin Musa al-Khudayrat was killed and three others were injured when a...

Some Palestinians get legal status after years in Gaza limbo

Jan. 10, 2022 01:17 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Khader al-Najjar has been unable to leave the Gaza Strip since he returned to the Palestinian territory 25 years ago, not even to seek medical treatment for a spinal ailment or to bid farewell to his mother, who died in Jordan last year. The reason:...

Billionaire's looted art still on display at Israel Museum

Jan. 07, 2022 01:10 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the Israel Museum’s biggest patrons, American billionaire Michael Steinhardt, approached the flagship Israeli art institution in 2007 with an artifact he had recently bought: a 2,200-year-old Greek text carved into limestone. But shortly after it went on...

Israeli defense chief meets Jordanian king in reset of ties

Jan. 05, 2022 08:24 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's defense minister met with the Jordanian king on Wednesday, both sides said, part of a reset of ties between the two countries. According to Benny Gantz' office, the two discussed “security and policy topics.” Gantz “welcomed the expansion of...

California governor mulls RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan parole

Dec. 28, 2021 12:23 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor must soon decide whether to free one of America's most notorious assassins, a decision he has said evokes one of the darkest periods in the nation's history. Gov. Gavin Newsom has until sometime next month to allow or block the parole...

Lebanon to start pipeline renovation to import Egyptian gas

Dec. 28, 2021 10:59 AM EST

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon’s energy minister launched two projects in the country’s north on Tuesday to facilitate the flow of natural gas from Egypt. The move aims to improve electricity production and expand the country’s tanks to increase oil reserves. The revival of...

Jordan detects its first two cases of omicron variant

Dec. 10, 2021 04:07 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Jordanian health ministry announced on Thursday evening it had identified its first two cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus. The health ministry's statement, announced by state-run Petra news agency, said the first case is a Jordanian national who...

Jordanian TV rejects German station's anti-Israel accusation

Dec. 06, 2021 13:24 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian broadcaster on Monday rejected accusations of publishing anti-Semitic content that led a German broadcaster to suspend a decade-long cooperation agreement. Amman-based Roya TV said in a statement that it “regrets the declared decision” of...

Sister of man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia writes to Hamilton

Dec. 02, 2021 10:59 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The sister of a man who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is asking seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton to help save her brother's life. Zeinab Abu Al-Kheir told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Hamilton's declaration two...