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Bahrain police targets town where sit-in ongoing for clericBahrain police say they've launched operation targeting town where sit-in underway for prominent Shiite cleric
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Palestinians work on a poster depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in preparations for visit in the West Bank town of Bethlehem , Monday, May 22, 2017.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talksPalestinian official says he expects Trump's visit to Israel, West Bank to reopen path to resuming Mideast peace talks
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
In Syria's devastated twin towns, tears mix with rubbleIn two Syrian towns visited by AP, scenes of devastation, tears mix with rubble
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Trump's Yad Vashem visit highlights mixed Holocaust recordTrump's brief visit to Holocaust memorial may prove to be the most explosive stop during hypersensitive trip to Israel
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara after delivering joint statements, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail himPresident Donald Trump's first visit to Jerusalem as president is being overshadowed by reminders of tumult back home
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second right, attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday,  May 21, 2017.  (Ronen Zvulun, Pool via AP)
The Latest: Trump visit to Israel shadowing by Russia probeIsrael offered President Donald Trump a warm and smooth welcome in his first visit as president, but the day's events were still shadowed even here by reminders of his tumult back home
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Oren Hazan, an Israeli lawmaker takes a selfie with U.S. President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at Ben-Gurion International Airport, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday May 22, 2017. Hazan, a politician in Netanyahu’s Likud party with a reputation for inappropriate antics, whipped out a cell phone as Israeli dignitaries greeted Trump and took a selfie with the unamused-looking president. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted, unsuccessfully, to swat Hazan's arm away. (Israeli Government Press Office via AP)
Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in IsraelTrump is welcomed on the tarmac in Tel Aviv by Israeli ministers, who introduce politics and characteristic bluntness shortly after he arrives
The Associated Press9 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump, right,  and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for Israel, the next stop in Trump's international tour, at King Khalid International Airport, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi ArabiaPresident Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv may mark first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara after delivering joint statements, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visitPresident Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter threats posed by Iran
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Israeli troops load the body of a Palestinian who was shot and killed after he attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem , Monday, May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi).
Israel: Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visitedIsraeli police say a Palestinian was killed after he tried to stab officers near Jerusalem as President Donald Trump visited the city
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 22, 2017. Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp wordsIran's re-elected President Rouhani describes relations with US as 'a curvy road'
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Nikki Haley, center, US ambassador to the United Nations, meets with Iraqi and Syrian refugees in an after school program partially funded by the US in Amman, Jordan on Monday May 22, 2017. Haley is pledging additional support for refugees fleeing Syria's long civil war. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, Pool)
Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting SyriansU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is calling for a shift in the way the U.N. and aid groups support Syrian refugees
The Associated Press12 hours ago
US first lady Melania Trump, left, and Sara Netanyahu pose with children during a visit to the Hadassa hospital in Jerusalem, Monday, May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool)
First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospitalU.S. first lady Melania Trump on Monday visited a leading Israeli hospital that is also known as a center of coexistence between Arabs and Jews
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Saudi oil minister expects extension of production cut dealSaudi Oil Minister doesn't expect objection to 9-month extension to production cut deal
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner visits the Western Wall, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump administration wavers on location of Western WallAs President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the hallowed Western Wall Monday, the jury was still out on whether his administration was looking to declare the wall's location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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