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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...

Death toll in Jordan building collapse rises to 10

Sep. 15, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian rescue teams pulled another body from the rubble of a collapsed building in the capital on Thursday, bringing the death toll from the incident to 10. It remained unclear what caused the collapse of the four-story residential building in Amman on...

Queen's reign saw British leave Mideast with a mixed legacy

Sep. 15, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The long reign of Queen Elizabeth II saw large swaths of the world cast off London's rule, but after her death a handful of British-installed monarchies still endure in the Middle East. They have survived decades of war and turmoil and are now...

Jordan responders rescue infant from collapsed building

Sep. 14, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian teams on Wednesday rescued an infant and worked to save others from the rubble of a collapsed building, as officials said they had arrested three people in connection to the disaster. State media said at least nine people were killed and others...

Rights groups urge Yemen's Houthis to end Taiz blockade

Aug. 29, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sixteen rights groups Monday urged Yemen’s Houthi rebels to end their siege of the country’s third-largest city, as the internationally recognized government said an overnight rebel attack killed at least 10 troops. The groups, including Human Rights Watch and...

Egypt president meets with regional leaders in coastal city

Aug. 22, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt met Monday with the leaders of Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, his office said, as world powers and Iran seek to end 16 months of negotiations over the revival of Tehran’s landmark nuclear deal. El-Sissi...

Jordan River, Jesus' baptism site, is today barely a trickle

Aug. 18, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER (AP) — Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just dipped her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River. “It’s very profound,” said the 53-year-old visitor...

Jordan River, Jesus' baptism site, is today barely a trickle

Aug. 18, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER (AP) — Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just briefly soaked her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River. “It’s very profound,” said the 53-year-old...