APNewsBreak: FIFA study backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

LONDON (AP)— A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams…

Israeli court sentences soldiers for abusing Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Israeli soldiers charged with abusing Palestinian detainees have been sentenced to six…

Sudan’s lawmakers approve 6-month state of emergency

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s Parliament says lawmakers have approved a state of emergency across the county,…

US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Senator Lindsey Graham says he will push for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty…

Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has come to the rescue of a fellow…

Iraqi TV: Iran’s president arrives on first official trip to Iraq, nation that Tehran backed against Islamic State group

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi TV: Iran’s president arrives on first official trip to Iraq, nation that…

First time in Baghdad: Iran’s president to visit Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president is making his first official visit to Iraq this week…

A list of the 35 nationalities killed in Ethiopia crash

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Citizens from 35 countries were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane…

Abbas picks ally for new Palestinian premier

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president on Sunday chose a longtime adviser, Mohammed Ishtayeh…

Clashes break out in Yemen’s key port city after cease-fire

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting erupted in Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida on Sunday, the…

Abandoned tents, foxholes left behind by IS in Syria

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Abandoned tents, vehicles and foxholes to hide from airstrikes are…

Armenian patriarch in Turkey, Mesrob II, dies at 62

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Patriarch Mesrob II, the leader of the Armenian Christians in Turkey, has…

More suspected IS members leave extremists’ holdout in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Scores of suspected IS members, including foreign fighters, were screened and searched…

Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi‘s government says…

Ministry: Israeli fire kills Gaza teen at border skirmishes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian has died from Israeli…

‘Danny, welcome home’: Trump meets American held in Yemen

WASHINGTON  (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed home an American citizen who had been held captive in…

Rights group: Egyptian activists targeted in phishing scams

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital…

Father of UK teen who joined IS says don’t scrap citizenship

SUNAMGANJ, Bangladesh (AP) — The father of a British teenager who ran away to join the…

Iran lawyer convicted after defending women protesters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights lawyer in Iran who defended protesters…

General: No F-35 jet sale to Turkey if it buys Russia system

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for Europe says he would recommend the United States…

US ends preferential trade deals with India, Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and India reacted with a mix of anger and resignation Tuesday…

Defeat of IS looms as hundreds leave last area in Syria

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of people left the last area held by the Islamic…

Final IS defeat looms as thousands leave last area in Syria

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State…

Hundreds leave IS-held area in Syria as fighting slows down

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP)— Hundreds of people, including Islamic State fighters, evacuated the extremist group’s last foothold…

Hamas leader says Egypt is renewing Gaza mediation efforts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The leader of Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement says Egypt is…

Egypt releases prominent photojournalist after 5-year term

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian photojournalist was released after five years in prison and returned…

Head of UN nuclear agency: Iran keeping to nuclear deal

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran is complying with the…

American golfer Kurt Kitayama wins in Oman

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — American golfer Kurt Kitayama won his second European Tour title by a…

Egypt’s top cleric calls polygamy ‘injustice,’ draws debate

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is…

Fierce fighting as US-backed Syrian forces advance on IS

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Columns of black smoke billowed from the last small piece of territory…