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File - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, a Palestinian demonstrator holds national flag in front of Israeli forces as they protest against President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative, in Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the valley and all of Israel's far-flung West Bank settlements, in line with President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, which overwhelmingly favors Israel and has been rejected by the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Jordan's FM warns against annexation on West Bank visit

Jun. 18, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Jordan's foreign minister made an unannounced visit to the West Bank on Thursday during which he warned against any Israeli annexation of occupied territory, saying it would “kill” hopes for a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Both Jordan and the...

FILE - In this May 28, 2012 file photo, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab gestures as he leaves a police station in Manama, Bahrain. Rajab, a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain has been released amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. His family says Nabeel Rajab left prison Tuesday and will serve the rest of his sentence from home. Rajab had been sentenced to five years in prison over his tweets alleging abuse at Bahrain’s Jaw prison and criticizing civilian casualties in the Yemen war waged by a Saudi-led coalition. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Prominent Bahrain rights activist Rajab released from prison

Jun. 9, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain freed a prominent human rights activist Tuesday amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, allowing him to serve out the remainder of his internationally criticized prison sentence from home. Nabeel Rajab, 55, wore a garland of white roses after his release, smiling...