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Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers

Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new security...

CIA halting support for Syria rebels

The Central Intelligence Agency is shutting down its program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed...

Fifth round of Syria talks begins in Kazakhstan

Astana (Kazakhstan) (AFP) - A fifth round of talks on ending the six-year Syrian conflict began in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, focused on shoring up...

New Syrian pound features Assad for first time

Damascus (AFP) - The Syrian Central Bank has released the war-ravaged country's largest currency note yet, featuring the face of President Bashar al-Assad for...

At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan explosion

Quetta (Pakistan) (AFP) - An explosion targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan's southwestern Quetta city on Friday killed at least 11 people and injured...

Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as crown prince

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman -- the first...

Israel begins to reduce electricity supplies to Gaza

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israel on Monday began reducing its electricity supplies to the two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip already...

Afghan policemen killed in US ‘friendly fire’ air strike

Kandahar (Afghanistan) (AFP) - A US air strike killed at least two Afghan policemen and wounded four others in Helmand, officials said Saturday, in...

Turkey lawmakers back sending troops to Qatar base: officials

Ankara (AFP) - Turkey's parliament on Wednesday approved deploying troops to a Turkish base in Qatar amid a widening crisis between Doha and its...

Watch videos: Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

Kabul (AFP) - At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, bringing...