UAE: Iran's aggressive policies made Arabs look at Israel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Ara...

Moroccans protest Arab nations normalizing ties with Israel

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Despite a government ban on large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scores of demonstrators protested outside the Moroccan Parliament to denounce Arab countrie...

Trump to preside over historic Arab-Israel recognition deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to preside over the signing of historic diplomatic deals between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that could herald a dramatic shift in Middle East powe...

Trump's Mideast deals tout 'peace' where there was never war

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the first time in more than a quarter-century, a U.S. president will host a signing ceremony between Israelis and Arabs at the White House, billing it as an "historic breakthrough...

Israelis eager to tighten ties to UAE after historic accord

JERUSALEM (AP) — For eager Israelis, anticipation is mounting that Dubai’s glitzy Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, will soon join the ranks of the Pyramids in Egypt and the ancient ruins in...

Palestinians say UAE deal hinders quest for Mideast peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s agreement to establish diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates marks a watershed moment in its relations with Arab countries, but the Palestinians say it pu...

Iran says UAE-Israel deal a 'stab in the back' to Muslims

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned an historic deal establishing full diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, calling it a stab in the back to all...

Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Just before heading to sleep on Sept. 4, 1972, Israeli Olympic racewalker Shaul Ladany lent his alarm clock to wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, a fellow Israeli delegation membe...

Palestinians: Settler vandals firebomb West Bank mosque

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority said Monday that a group of Israeli settlers has tried to burn down a mosque near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Hussam Abu al-R...

Virus adds to deep despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

BAGHDAD (AP) — At 24, Sama al-Diwani and her college sweetheart had big dreams. He was working on opening a bakery in Iraq. She was preparing to leave to England, where she would sp...

Virus adds to deep despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

BAGHDAD (AP) — At 24, Sama al-Diwani and her college sweetheart had big dreams. He was working on opening a bakery in Iraq. She was preparing to leave to England, where she would sp...

1 quest for justice helps fuel Black rights fight in France

IVRY-SUR-SEINE, France (AP) — Assa Traoré has been fighting for justice ever since her brother Adama died in the custody of French police on his 24th birthday four years ago. And she’s determined to k...

Lebanon looks to China as US, Arabs refuse to help in crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Facing a worsening economic crisis and with little chance of Western or oil-rich Arab countries providing assistance without substantial reforms, Lebanon’s cash-strapped government is lo...

Security Council extends peacekeeping force in Mali for year

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali for a year and called for a long-term and detailed plan for it to ...

Arab League: Israeli annexation could ignite a religious war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the Arab League warned a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday that Israel’s annexation of parts of the West Bank would inflame tensions and endanger peace in the Middle ...