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British premier, Gulf Arab nations pledge to counter Iran
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and leaders from six Gulf Arab countries agreed Wednesday to counter Iran's "destabilizing activities," a pledge meant to calm nerves following the nuclear deal with world powers.
More than 20 still missing off Yemen after ship sinks
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 36 people have been rescued after a ship carrying more than 60 people capsized in the Arabian Sea as search efforts continue for the missing passengers, a Yemeni military official said.
UAE calls Ohio police killing of Emirati 'painful incident'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has called the police killing of an Emirati man in Ohio a "painful incident" that the country's diplomats would investigate, just months after another citizen of the U.S.-allied Arab nation was wrongly accused in Ohio of being an Islamic mlitant.
Egypt activist says she was arrested in NGO funding case
CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of the country's top rights campaigners for illegally receiving foreign funds. Her arrest has had a chilling effect on Egyptian rights activists who fear they wil be next.
2 Abu Dhabi banks to merge into largest Gulf Arab bank
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stockholders at two Abu Dhabi banks approved a plan Wednesday to merge the firms into the biggest bank of all Gulf Arab countries with assets of $178 billion amid a regional economic slump.
Amid battle with IS, Iraq parliament approves next budget
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament has approved next year's budget of about 100.67 trillion Iraqi dinars, or nearly $85.17 billion.
Iraqi special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq special forces captured a new neighborhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander — the latest gain in a massive military operation now its seventh week.
Libyan militias launch assault on vital oil terminals
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan militias that were expelled from the eastern city of Benghazi are now advancing toward the country's vital oil terminals, seeking to establish control over Libya's primary revenue source.
As Syrian troops gain ground, Aleppo rebels propose truce
BEIRUT (AP) — Staring a punishing and brutal defeat in the face, several Syrian rebel factions on Wednesday proposed a five-day cease-fire in the eastern part of the city of Aleppo so the wounded, sick and other civilians can be evacuated.
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