Middle East

Court rules against Arkansas’ Israel boycott pledge law

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Arkansas' law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel is...

Israeli commander says Hamas has amassed vast arsenal

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<p>JERUSALEM &mdash; The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza has replenished its arsenal since a 2014 war with Israel and now has a vast collection...

Gazans hope for vote after years of Hamas rule, isolation

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian poll workers fanned out across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, where they found voters eager to register ahead...

Iran summons Belgium envoy over sentencing of diplomat

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<p>TEHRAN, Iran &mdash; Iran has summoned Belgium’s ambassador in response to the 20-year prison sentence given an Iranian diplomat convicted of planning a thwarted...

Turkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria

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ANKARA, Turkey — Fifteen Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates off west Africa last month returned to Turkey on Sunday. ...

UAE sheikh’s investment in Israeli soccer club put on hold

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<p>JERUSALEM &mdash; Plans for an Emirati sheikh to purchase a 50% ownership stake in Israel's famed and controversial Beitar Jerusalem soccer club have been...

Israeli protesters call on PM Netanyahu to step down

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JERUSALEM — Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, demanding his resignation. ...

Call me maybe? Nervous Israelis fear a Biden snub

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JERUSALEM — It's been three weeks, and he still hasn't called. ...

Stevie Wonder awarded Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

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<p>JERUSALEM &mdash; Music legend Stevie Wonder on Tuesday was awarded Israel's Wolf Prize, headlining a group of laureates in the arts and sciences receiving...

United Arab Emirates publishes first photo from Mars probe

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates on Sunday published the first image for its Mars probe now circling the red planet....