BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetr... Full Story
IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday.
Many still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapse
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescue teams in the Iranian capital worked through the night and into the day Friday to try and reach firefighters and other victims believed to be under the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran the previous day.
With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talks
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels are sending more than a dozen representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year.
Syrian state TV says Islamic State group has destroyed part of Roman amphitheater in Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says Islamic State group has destroyed part of Roman amphitheater in Palmyra.
Mideast expects big changes under Trump
CAIRO (AP) — Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.
Iran summons Danish envoy over embassy attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Danish ambassador over an attack on its Copenhagen embassy.
Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.
Report: IS lost a quarter of its territory in 2016
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Researchers say the Islamic State group lost nearly a quarter of its territory last year, as an array of forces pressured it on multiple fronts in Syria and Iraq.
Invitations in hand, West Bank settlers head to inauguration
JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly 50 years, Israel's settler movement has been criticized, condemned and ostracized by the international community. But on Friday, they say they will be greeted with open arms as invited guests to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
Jordan boosts border forces amid IS threat from Iraq, Syria
THNEIBEH, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is deploying more forces to face a growing threat to its borders, as Islamic State extremists in neighboring Iraq and Syria are being dislodged from some strongholds, the commander of the kingdom's border guards said Thursday.
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