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Germany to hand Israel thousands of Kafka confidant's papers

May. 21, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are handing over to Israel some 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka, a trove whose plight could have been plucked from one of the author's surreal stories. The papers being returned Tuesday include a postcard from Kafka from 1910 and personal documents kept...

Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meeting

May. 21, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people." The Palestinian Authority has rejected the economic conference planned for...

Amid Iran tensions, a look at Mideast's powers and proxies

May. 20, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

As long-simmering tensions heat up between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, a look at the various countries or players involved, and what could happen: UNITED STATES The U.S. has tens of thousands of troops scattered across military bases in the Middle East. It recently sent the USS Abraham Lincoln...

Palestinians say US conference doomed without political plan

May. 20, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian prime minister said Monday that any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people's aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail. Mohammad Shtayyeh's comments immediately cast a cloud over the American-led Mideast peace conference expected to take place...

US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

May. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday. The...

Eurovision scolds Madonna for Palestinian flag display

May. 19, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest organizers said on Sunday they were taken aback by the display of a Palestinian flag during Madonna's guest appearance, which defied contest rules. While Madonna performed her new single at the contest, hosted in Tel Aviv, two of her dancers onstage flashed Israeli...

The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

May. 18, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv Saturday, with Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" crowned champion of Europe's annual music extravaganza. The 25-year-old was tapped as an early front-runner before the Grand Final but was only ranked...

The Latest: Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

May. 18, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 2:00 a.m. The Netherlands is the winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" was tapped as an early front-runner before Saturday's Grand Final. But it had...

The Netherlands wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Duncan Laurence's piano ballad "Arcade"

May. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Netherlands wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Duncan Laurence's piano ballad "Arcade" .

Report: 'Foreign bodies' enter Syrian airspace from Israel

May. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that "foreign bodies" have entered Syrian air space from Israel in the country's south. The late Saturday report on state news agency SANA comes a day after a similar incident that caused loud explosions in Damascus SANA said Syrian defenses were...