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Popular Pakistani restaurant stands test of time in Dubai

Jul. 02, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a city boasting champagne brunches with views of the sea, Michelin star restaurants, and endless high-end Asian food options, a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant with plastic chairs and metal tables is one of Dubai’s go-to spots. Ravi...

UN condemns protesters' storming of Libya's parliament

Jul. 02, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.N. official for Libya on Saturday condemned the storming of the parliament’s headquarters by angry demonstrators as part of protests in several cities against the political class and deteriorating economic conditions. Hundreds of protesters marched in the...

Egypt closes coastal area after shark kills Austrian swimmer

Jul. 02, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Saturday closed off a stretch of the country's Red Sea coastline, a day after a shark attack killed an Austrian woman swimming near the resort of Hurghada. The 68-year-old woman, who lost a leg and an arm in the shark attack, died shortly after...

Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

Jul. 02, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Saturday said it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts, taking a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into her death. Abu Akleh, a...

Iran's top diplomat in Syria, slams Israel, Turkish threats

Jul. 02, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran’s top diplomat condemned on Saturday Israel’s latest airstrike on Syria and criticized recent threats from Turkey about another planned incursion by Ankara into northern Syria. Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian's remarks came at the start of...

1 migrant killed, 7 injured near Serbia-Hungary border

Jul. 02, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A clash between two groups of migrants near the Serbia-Hungary border left one person dead and seven others injured Saturday, Serbia's state television reported. The migrants were stranded in northern Serbia while attempting to cross into the European Union...

Miami trauma surgeon went to Ukraine to work on war victims

Jul. 02, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A woman whose arm and leg were shattered from mine-like projectiles shot into her apartment. A young man whose face was nearly blown away by a rocket-propelled grenade. A man whose chest and liver were obliterated from a missile strike. These were among the cases that...

Strong earthquake kills 5 in southern Iran

Jul. 02, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Five people were killed and 44 others injured in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in southern Iran on Saturday, state television reported. Rescue teams were deployed near the epicenter, Sayeh Khosh village, which is home to around 300 people in Hormozgan province,...

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...

European police raid Bahrain cycling team, seize evidence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police investigating suspected doping by the Tour de France team Bahrain Victorious seized more than 450 capsules of unidentified substances at a house in Slovenia during raids across Europe, the European agency Eurojust said Friday. Riders and staff...