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More repression, fewer jobs: Jordanians face bleak outlook

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a poorly paid public school teacher, Khaled Jaber always needed a side hustle, working as a private tutor and using his car as a taxi to help pay the bills. For unexpected need...

'Nothing secretive' about Jordan king's real estate, FM says

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s foreign minister on Thursday pushed back against a report that the country’s monarch, King Abdullah II, went out of his way to hide the purchase of more than a dozen luxu...

In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises

BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into...

Jordan's unprecedented palace drama moves to the courtroom

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's version of a trial of the century gets under way Monday when a relative of King Abdullah II and a former chief of the royal court are to be ushered into the defendants' c...

Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas commander's home, Gaza tunnels

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza early Tuesday, hitting the high-rise home of a Hamas field commander and two border tunnels dug by militants, as Hamas and other ar...

UN food agency calls for aid to prevent another Syria exodus

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Growing desperation in Syria could trigger another mass exodus unless donor countries send more funds to alleviate hunger and the international community ensures aid shipments can...

Indonesia's Widodo tells AP he'll push economy, labor reform

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's President Joko Widodo says he is freed from political constraints in his final term and vows to push sweeping economic reforms. Widodo told The ...

At Tehran symphony, music lovers seek escape from reality

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the 1979 I...

In 2019, Mideast economic troubles loom as wars wind down

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As the Middle East ushers in 2019, the decade's ruinous conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq seem to be winding down after exacting a painful price — many thousands killed, m...

Jerusalem, new home of US Embassy, at core of Mideast strife

On Monday, the United States moves its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the holy city at the explosive core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and claimed by both sides as a capital. The...

Fateful days: Iran nuclear deal, US embassy move, Gaza march

The Middle East is bracing for milestone events packed into one week — beginning Tuesday — that could reverberate in unforeseen ways and change the trajectory of a region shaped by growing conflict be...

Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says an imperfect nuclear deal with Iran is preferable to no deal, and that her country will "watch very closely" to ensure it is being fulfilled. ...

4 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gunfire from Israeli soldiers across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as seve...

Q&A: Why Bolton's pick adds to obstacles for US Mideast plan

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The list of obstacles to a long-awaited U.S. plan for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal has grown longer in recent days. Contentious relations between the ...

Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Amer Othman's life turned upside down in an instant. The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-bli...