• Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.

  • Kenny Saief gets FIFA OK to change to US from Israel

    CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Kenny Saief has been given permission by FIFA to change his national team affiliation to the United States from Israel.

  • Qatar stadium safety concerns raised by death investigation

    An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a building site for the 2022 Qatar soccer World Cup has raised concerns about stadium roof safety.

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  • IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba late Wednesday night when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Defense.

  • Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough

    JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, arrived in the region on Wednesday for a daylong visit aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

  • The Latest: Saudi stock market rises over 4 percent

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince (all times local):

  • Writers detail Israeli occupation of West Bank in new book

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A group of renowned authors has published a collection of essays about Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, hoping their grim firsthand perspectives will draw attention to what they say is an unsustainable situation that is harmful to Israelis and Palestinians alike.

  • Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince on Wednesday, placing him first-in-line to the throne and laying the groundwork for an entirely new generation of royals to take the reins.

  • US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S. has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.