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Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPOSaudi Arabia has reduced the tax rate for Saudi Aramco as plans move forward to publicly list shares of the state-owned oil giant
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Suspected al-Qaida bomber kills 5 soldiers in Yemen's southYemeni security officials say a suicide bomber likely from al-Qaida has attacked a government building in the southern Lahj province, killing five soldiers and wounding ten, including civilians
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Father of slain Hamas militant says Israel warned his sonThe father of a slain Hamas militant says Israeli officers raided his West Bank house three times in 2014 and 2015 to press his son to stop planning deadly attacks from Gaza
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian opposition gunman, center left, carries his weapon as some family members leave the al-Waer neighborhood bound for a town on the Turkish border, in Homs, Syria, Monday, March 27, 2017. Syrian state TV said Monday that another group of rebels with their families are leaving the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs under a Russia-brokered deal with the government. The opposition fighters agreed to leave and the evacuations first started on March 18, after years of siege and bombardment at the hands of pro-government forces. (SANA via AP)
US-backed fighters to pause military action near Syria damU.S.-backed forces in northern Syria say they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE -- In this March 7, 2016 file photo, Sudan's President Omar al Bashir walks to the stage at the extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Sudan's official news agency said Monday, March 27, 2017, that al-Bashir will attend the Arab Summit in Jordan this week, despite a long-standing warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide. The international group Human Rights Watch has urged Jordan to deny entry to al-Bashir or arrest him, citing the kingdom's obligations as an ICC member. Jordan says that as an Arab League member, Sudan has the right to attend the meeting of Arab leaders. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
The Latest: Saudi king arrives in Jordan for Arab SummitSaudi Arabia's King Salman has received a royal welcome in Jordan, in a lavish ceremony complete with cannon salutes, guards on camel back and a cream-colored vintage Mercedes
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sudan's al-Bashir to attend Jordan summit despite warrantSudanese news agency says President al-Bashir to attend summit in Jordan despite international arrest warrant
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Bahrain alleges Iran-backed group planned assassinationsBahrain alleges 14-member group backed by Iran planned assassinations in the island kingdom; Tehran denies allegations
The Associated Press7 hours ago
More Iranians seeking to run in municipal elections in MayIran's state TV says higher number of Iranians seeking to run in municipal elections next month
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Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk, evacuates residents
US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from ISU.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces say they captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago
The Associated Press19 hours ago
The Latest: US claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of burstingU.S.-led coalition forces say the Tabqa Dam in northern Syria is structurally sound
The Associated Press20 hours ago
File -- In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, workers carry material at a construction site in the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim. Yaakov Katz, a prominent West Bank settler, said Sunday, March 26, 2017, that the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people. Katz says the rapid growth means the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians is now impossible. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solutionA prominent West Bank settler says the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prisonAn Egyptian court has sentenced 56 defendants in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people
The Associated Press20 hours ago
OPEC, non-cartel nations may extend oil cut another 6 monthsOPEC members and non-cartel nations are leaving open the possibility of a six-month extension on a deal to reduce oil production, according to a statement Sunday by a committee of ministers from OPEC and other oil-producing nations
The Associated Press21 hours ago
With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensusWith an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common ground as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Why the London attacker's links to Saudi Arabia might matterThe British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week made had three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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