Middle East

A man leaves the singles entrance at a restaurant in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia
While some restaurants and cafes in Jiddah and Riyadh's upscale hotels had already been allowing unrelated men and women to sit freely, the move codifies what has been a sensitive issue in the past among traditional Saudis who view gender segregation as a religious requirement
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Sun, 12/08/2019 - 13:59
Palestinian boys pull shards of glass from a broken window at their home near the site of Israeli overnight attacks in Gaza City, Dec. 8, 2019.
The military says in a statement the airstrikes targeted military camps and a naval base for Hamas, the Islamic militant group controlling Gaza
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Sun, 12/08/2019 - 07:44
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden waits to speak to local residents during a bus tour stop.
Remarks highlight a nuanced but significant distinction between the Democratic presidential contenders. Biden and Sanders support a 'two-state solution' for Israel and the Palestinians
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Sun, 12/08/2019 - 05:36
In this photo released by the official website of the Office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a…
The draft budget comes with pressure mounting from U.S. sanctions and Iranians still reeling from a deadly crackdown last month on street unrest sparked by fuel rationing and a cut in subsidies
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Sun, 12/08/2019 - 04:32
Abdallah says losing his eyesight has never limited his abilities. He finds new hope in every morning. (Hamada Elrasam/VOA)
Egyptian Abdallah Shahat, 58, is a blind father of three who uses his talents to take care of his family
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Sun, 12/08/2019 - 03:29
U.S. President Donald Trump bids farewell to the audience after delivering remarks at the Israeli American Council summit
President energized audience that numbered in hundreds at Israeli American Council National Summit in Florida by recounting his record on issues of importance to Jews
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Sun, 12/08/2019 - 02:34
This handout photo released Dec. 7, 2019, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shows a member of an FBI Evidence Response Team after a shooting incident at Pensacola Naval Base, in Florida, Dec. 6, 2019.
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A Saudi national, who was a foreign flight student at the Florida base, has been identified as the shooter responsible for the deaths of 3 people
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Sun, 12/08/2019 - 00:48

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