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 ...

Arab Israeli diplomat says security guards choked him

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli diplomat once deployed abroad to push back against Israel's critics says he was beaten by security guards at Jerusalem’s central bus station last week in what he belie...

Israel OKs plan for new Golan settlement named after Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli cabinet minister on Sunday said the government approved plans to build a new settlement in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights named after President Donald Trump. ...

Differences on peace progress in Mali amid terrorist acts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Belgium on Thursday criticized signatories to Mali’s 2015 peace agreement for failing to implement it while the U.N. secretary-general, France and others re...

Iran leader says Israel a 'cancerous tumor' to be destroyed

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Friday called Israel a “cancerous tumor” that “will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed” in an annual speech in support of the Palestinians, renewing thr...

Sudan official: 3 killed, dozens wounded in tribal clashes

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities said tribal clashes killed three people Sunday and wounded at least 79 others in the country's east. The violence in the city of Kassalla first erup...

Hard-to-count Arab Americans urged to prioritize census

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — At a Michigan gas station, the message is obvious — at least to Arabic speakers: Be counted in the 2020 census. “Provide your community with more/additional op...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 30, the 121st day of 2020. There are 245 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 3...

Arabs urge Yemen's Houthis to allow UN to assess oil tanker

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six Arab countries are urging the U.N. Security Council to exercise “maximum efforts” to persuade Yemen’s Houthi Shiite rebels to allow the United Nations to inspect a tanker moo...

Arab voters key to blocking Netanyahu-led hardline majority

TIRA, Israel (AP) — A surge in Arab voter turnout was key to depriving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his nationalist allies of a parliamentary majority in this week’s Israeli election. ...

Take 3: The main actors in Israel's re-do contested election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis head to the polls for the third time in less than a year on Monday, after the two previous parliamentary races ended inconclusively. Twenty-nine parties are...

A look at how Israel's 3rd election in a year could play out

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel heads into its unprecedented third election in less than a year Monday after a tumultuous campaign that saw the prime minister indicted on corruption charges, President Donald ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEMOCRATS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FEEL URGENCY Under pressure to perform now that...

Anger at Trump plan could mobilize Arab voters in Israel

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — It might have seemed to be one of the more innocuous elements in President Donald Trump's deeply divisive Middle East peace initiative: the suggestion that a densely populat...