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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Firefighters in Abu Dhabi are battling a blaze that broke out in a high-rise building under construction in the...

ISTANBUL — Turkey detained a former police chief, several governors and nine journalists Tuesday as part of the probe into the movement allegedly behind...

SANAA, Yemen — The U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator says a "minimum" of 10,000 people have been killed and wounded in Yemen's conflict. ...

JERUSALEM — Israel on Tuesday lashed out at the U.N. Mideast envoy, accusing him of "distorting history" in labelling Israeli settlement-building as a main...

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande has criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the...

ISTANBUL — The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local): ...

CAIRO — Egypt's parliament has agreed to establish a value-added tax of 13 percent, in a move authorities hope will generate much-needed state revenue...

JERUSALEM — Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a...

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian authorities have released a man jailed while home from his graduate studies in Texas after nearly five years, state media...

IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul,...

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