Government And Politics

Libyan commander urges troops to press fight to take Tripoli

May 6, 2019

A Libyan army commander whose forces are advancing on Tripoli is rallying his fighters on in defiance of U.N. calls for a weeklong cease-fire

Israel's Gaza blockade under scrutiny after latest violence

May 6, 2019

This weekend's violence between Israel and Palestinian militants, the worst in a string of flare-ups since a 2014 war, shows the limitations of Israel's Gaza blockade and has fueled calls for a rethinking of the longstanding policy

Israeli court rules Palestinians may attend joint memorial

May 6, 2019

Israel's Supreme Court has ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow 100 Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Israel and attend a joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony in Tel Aviv this week

Lawyer: Kurdish rebel chief wants hunger strikes to end

May 6, 2019

A lawyer says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners "not to endanger their lives."

Turkey's state media say election officials ordered Istanbul's mayoral election redone, voided opposition candidate win

May 6, 2019

Turkey's state media say election officials ordered Istanbul's mayoral election redone, voided opposition candidate win

UAE says it releases Qatar navy boat, 4 sailors amid dispute

May 6, 2019

United Arab Emirates says it's released Qatari naval vessel, 4 sailors held for nearly a week amid its boycott of Doha

Erdogan: Turkey not seeking alternatives to ties with West

May 6, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's decision to purchase Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems does not mean that it is seeking "alternatives" in its relations with the West

Iran's president names new CEO of national carrier, Iran Air

May 6, 2019

Report: Iranian President Rouhani appoints new chief of national carrier, Iran Air

Turkey's election board expected to rule on Istanbul vote

May 5, 2019

After weeks of uncertainty, Turkey's highest electoral board could decide as early as Monday whether an opposition politician was the rightful winner of Istanbul's mayoral race - or whether a new election must be held

The Latest: UN chief condemns Gaza rocket attacks

May 5, 2019

A U.N. statement says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "condemns in the strongest terms" the launching of rockets from Gaza and is following the latest developments there with "deep concern."

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