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Lebanon's FM calls for emergency government of expertsLebanon’s foreign minister, an ally of the militant Hezbollah group, has called for an emergency government made up of experts to deal with the country's economic downward spiral
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Iran post office delivers box to minister in drone testIran’s post office has used a drone to test fly a box to the country’s telecommunications minister
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. A gunman shot dead several people, including four protesters, Thursday provoking some anti-government demonstrators to disarm and hang him in a central Baghdad square, security and health officials said.  The incident was condemned by the wider protest movement based in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the movement, who said the individuals who killed the gunman were not part of their peaceful demonstrations.  (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Baghdad mob kills teen gunman and strings up his corpseIraqi officials say an angry mob has killed a 16-year-old and strung up his corpse by his feet from a traffic pole
The Associated Press15 hours ago
El primer ministro israelí Benjamin Netanyahu participa en una reunión semanal de su gabinete en Jerusalén, Israel, el domingo 1 de diciembre del 2019. (Abir Sultan/Pool Foto vía AP)
Israeli leader welcomes Trump's college anti-Semitism orderIsrael's prime minister has welcomed President Trump's executive order which targets what the White House calls a growing problem of anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Hifter to begin 'decisive' battle to capture Libyan capitalThe commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army has declared that his troops will embark on a new "decisive" battle to capture the capital Tripoli
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Riot police officers gather in Algiers after the presidential elections, Thursday Dec.12, 2019. Algerians — without a leader since April — voted for a new president or boycotted and held street protests against the elections decried by a massive pro-democracy movement that forced former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
Algerians choose leader as pro-democracy movement boycottsAlgerians have voted for a new president after being leaderless since a massive pro-democracy movement ousted the 20-year regime of Abdelaziz Bouteflika
The Associated Press19 hours ago
A Saudi trader walks near the investment department at the Arab National Bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Shares in Saudi Aramco gained on the second day of trading Thursday, propelling the oil and gas company to a more than $2 trillion valuation where it holds the title of the world's most valuable listed company. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi Aramco inches near $2 trillion in day 2 of tradingShares in Saudi Aramco rose 4.5% on the second day of trading
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Benny Gantz, Blue and White party leader, attends his Blue and White party meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. With Israel heading to its third straight election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to buy some much-needed time as he tries to fend off a slew of criminal corruption charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel's Netanyahu limps into new election campaignIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to buy some much-needed time as he tries to fend off a slew of criminal corruption charges
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN: Targeted killings continue against Iraq protesters A new United Nations report says deliberate killings, abduction and arbitrary detention are among abuses that continue against anti-government demonstrators in Iraq
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanese protesters gather outside of the French foreign ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, to denounce a closed-door meeting of diplomats from several countries on aid to Lebanon. The Middle Eastern country is facing a political and economic crisis, and the international group is discussing conditions for global assistance to help ease Lebanon's financial woes.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Diplomats to Lebanon: Expect no aid before government formedDiplomats meeting in Paris say Lebanon cannot expect to receive international aid for its battered economy until a new government undertakes serious reform
The Associated Press1 day ago
Algeria election may bring new era or continued protestsAlgeria’s powerful army chief is promising that a presidential election on Thursday will chart a new era for the Africa's largest nation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egypt urges decisive action against states backing 'terror'Egypt’s president has called for “decisive” and “collective” action against countries supporting “terrorism
The Associated Press1 day ago
Aid groups: City of Hodeida top dangerous place in Yemen warSeveral international aid groups are warning that a flashpoint Yemeni city at the heart of last year's peace agreement signed in Sweden remains the most dangerous place in the war-torn and impoverished Arab country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran says it's defused large cyberattack on infrastructure Iran’s telecommunications minister says the country has successfully defused a massive cyberattack on unspecified “electronic infrastructure
The Associated Press1 day ago
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