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Arab world revels in Saudi win over Argentina at World Cup

Nov. 22, 2022 16:55 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Overjoyed fans erupted in celebration around the Arab world Tuesday after Saudi Arabia’s shocking World Cup win over Argentina. From Syria and Jordan to Gaza and Qatar — host of this year’s World Cup -- fans basked in Saudi Arabia's achievement, one of...

Ansu Fati shines as Spain wins its final World Cup warmup

Nov. 17, 2022 16:19 PM EST

Ansu Fati made the most of his chance back with Spain's national team, scoring a goal and showing he is in great form in La Roja's 3-1 win over Jordan in a World Cup warmup on Thursday. Portugal, without Cristiano Ronaldo, saw Bruno Fernandes shine in a 4-0 win over Nigeria in its...

Israel and Jordan agree to team up to save Jordan River

Nov. 17, 2022 08:53 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Jordan signed a declaration of intent on Thursday at the U.N. climate conference to conserve and protect their shared Jordan River — a sacred waterway nearly running dry because of climate change, pollution and other threats. The agreement, struck at...

Stray bullet hits plane landing in Beirut, no casualties

Nov. 10, 2022 10:25 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A stray bullet hit a Middle East Airlines jet while landing in Beirut on Thursday, causing some material damage. No one among the passengers or crew was hurt, the head of the Lebanese airline company said. The jet was landing on its way back from Jordan when the...

Women's soccer makes gains in Mideast despite conservatives

Nov. 02, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Sarah Asimrin still hears it from her uncles sometimes: “You’re a girl, it’s not right.” But on a recent evening, the 13-year-old Jordanian was on her club’s soccer field practicing alongside other girls and boys. “I fell in love with the game...

State media: Jordan's ministers resign ahead of reshuffle

Oct. 26, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jordanian government ministers submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh on Wednesday ahead of an anticipated Cabinet reshuffle, the state-run Petra news agency reported. It would be the fifth Cabinet shakeup under al-Khasawneh, who was...

LIV Golf trying to get world ranking points via small tour

Oct. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

LIV Golf's latest bid to get world ranking points is by aligning itself with a little-known tour that offers $75,000 purses and has not held a tournament since early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The MENA Tour — Middle East and North Africa — announced Wednesday a strategic alliance...

Palestinian forces clash with gunmen; woman killed in Israel

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces exchanged fire with militants in the center of the West Bank's second-largest city Tuesday as angry residents pelted an armored jeep with objects and chased it away. One man was reported dead. In separate violence, Israeli police...

Jordan calls off rescue efforts in deadly building collapse

Sep. 17, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian officials Saturday said they halted rescue efforts at the ruins of a collapsed four-story building after pulling out the 14th and what is believed to be final victim of the disaster. It wasn't clear what caused the collapse Tuesday of the building in...

Death toll from building collapse in Jordan climbs to 13

Sep. 16, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a four-story building in Jordan's capital this week has climbed to 13, with rescuers still searching for a missing woman, the country's Public Security Directorate said on Friday. It's not clear what caused the collapse on...