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Fierce fighting intensifies outside Yemen's Hodeida airport

Jun 16, 2018

Battles have intensified outside the airport the Yemeni vital city of Hodeida between thousands of pro-government Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition of mostly Emirati forces, and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn Marawi

Jun 15, 2018

Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege are celebrating Eid al-Fitr holiday in gunfire-riddled mosques and praying in tent shelters

AP PHOTOS: Inside the changing world of a Pakistani tailor

Jun 15, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Inside a tailor's shop in Mardan, Pakistan as wedding season kicks into high gear

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Jun 15, 2018

AP Photos: North Koreans take in summit news; rare North-South military border talks; end of Ramadan.

Gaza man's face badly damaged by Israeli tear gas canister

Jun 14, 2018

A Palestinian man whose face was severely damaged by an Israeli tear gas canister was shot into his mouth during a border protest last week has been allowed to leave Gaza for treatment at a Jerusalem hospital

Netanyahu unexpectedly meets with Indonesian Muslim leader

Jun 14, 2018

The leader of Indonesia's largest Muslim organization has held a surprise meeting with Israel's prime minister

Grozny is a World Cup home away from home for Egypt squad

Jun 13, 2018

The Egypt squad in Russia for its first World Cup since 1990 has a nickname besides the Pharaohs. The country's all-Muslim squad as become known as "Al-Sajedeen" _ or the prostrators _ a reference to their customary on-pitch prayer when they score

Trump's Mideast team to push peace plan in region

Jun 13, 2018

The White House says President Donald Trump's Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week to promote its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip

Iraq's al-Sadr joins forces with Iran-backed coalition

Jun 13, 2018

Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in last month's parliamentary elections, has announced an alliance with an Iran-backed coalition ahead of marathon negotiations to form a new government

Saudi king orders Eid holiday bonus for some citizens

Jun 13, 2018

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a 1.7 billion riyal ($453 million) payout to beneficiaries of social security in the kingdom ahead of the upcoming Islamic Eid holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan

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