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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, rainwater pools at a gas station attacked during protests over government-set gasoline prices in Tehran, Iran. Amnesty International says at least 208 people in Iran have been killed amid protests over sharply rising gasoline prices and a subsequent crackdown by security forces. The country has yet to release any nationwide statistics about the unrest last month.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Amnesty raises to 304 number of Iranians killed in protestsAmnesty International is saying that at least 304 people were killed in last month's protests in Iran, a significantly higher number than what the rights group had reported previously
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After violent weekend, Lebanese talks on new PM postponedLebanon's president is postponing talks with heads of parliamentary blocs on naming a new prime minister after a particularly violent weekend
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Egypt’s el-Sissi says militias hold Libyan gov’t 'hostage'Egypt's leader says Libya’s U.N.-supported government is held hostage by “armed and terrorist militias” in the capital, Tripoli
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Anti-government protesters clash with the riot police, during a protest near the parliament square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Lebanese security forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters for a second straight day, ending what started as a peaceful rally in defiance of the toughest crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in two months. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Protests turn violent for 2nd day in Lebanon's capitalLebanese security forces are firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters for a second straight day
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, a volunteer chef serves free meals of the popular barbecue of Kabab, to Iraqi protesters at the center of Baghdad, Iraq.  In Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, there are the anti-government protesters demonstrating for a better future for Iraq, and there are the volunteers who feed them. From stuffed lamb and fish, to the giant pots of soups and rice to the plates of lentils and beans, there is no shortage of food to go around. Volunteers from the capital and southern provinces cook traditional dishes that reflect the country’s rich cuisine and bring protesters together.  (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters togetherThere are the anti-government protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, demonstrating for a better future for Iraq
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran says it's defused 2nd cyberattack in less than a weekIran's telecommunications minister is saying his country has defused a second cyberattack in less than a week, this time “aimed at spying on government intelligence
The Associated Press1 day ago
A riot police officer fires tear gas from a launcher against anti-government protesters trying to enter parliament square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The recent clashes marked some of the worst in the capital since demonstrations began two months ago. The rise in tensions comes as politicians have failed to agree on forming a new government. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Hourslong clashes between police, protesters engulf BeirutLebanese security forces have fired rubber bullets, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters from central Beirut in clashes that lasted for hours into early Sunday
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters of Iran-backed Iraqi group protest US sanctions Hundreds of demonstrators supporting a powerful Iran-backed militia group in Iraq have poured into a central Baghdad plaza to protest recent U.S. sanctions against key leaders
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia. Heavy fighting raged over the past 24 hours between rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter, who is attempting to take control of the capital Tripoli, and an array of militias loosely allied with the U.N.-supported government based there, officials said Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The fresh bout of fighting comes after Hifter, the leader of the self-styled Libyan National Army, declared Thursday that the “zero hour” of the battle for Tripoli had begun, nearly eight months since he began his offensive to take the city.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
Fighting rages near Libya's capital amid push by rebel armyLibyan officials say heavy fighting has raged around the capital Tripoli over the past 24 hours
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, a Sudan court convicted al-Bashir of money laundering, sentences him to 2 years in rehabilitation facility. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruptionA court in Sudan has convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in a minimum-security lockup
The Associated Press2 days ago
Sudan court convicts Omar al-Bashir of money laundering, sentences him to 2 years in rehabilitation facility.Sudan court convicts Omar al-Bashir of money laundering, sentences him to 2 years in rehabilitation facility.
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lebanon's Hezbollah insists on a coalition governmentThe head of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says the best emergency government to deal with the country's worsening economic crisis is one that includes all political groups
The Associated Press2 days ago
Iraqi protesters rally with their national flag over them in Tahrir square, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Iraq's top Shiite cleric condemns gruesome hanging of teenIraq's top Shiite cleric has denounced the killing of a teenager whose body was strung up by his feet from a traffic pole in a Baghdad square
The Associated Press2 days ago
Oman's ruler back home after medical checkup in BelgiumOman’s state-run news agency says the country's 79-year-old ruler has returned to his sultanate after traveling to Belgium for a medical checkup
The Associated Press3 days ago
Algerian demonstrators take to the streets in the capital Algiers to reject the presidential elections, in Algiers, Algeria, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former Algerian prime minister and loyalist of Algeria's influential army chief, has been elected Algeria's new president. Tebboune, 74, was elected with 58.15% of the vote in this oil-rich North African country. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
Ex-PM elected Algeria's new president, to protesters' dismayAlgeria's newly-elected president has vowed to reach out to pro-democracy protesters, who have massively taken to the streets again to challenge his election
The Associated Press3 days ago
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