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Lebanese demonstrators gather, try to reboot mass protestsHundreds of Lebanese demonstrators are gathered in central Beirut Saturday, hoping to reboot nationwide anti-government protests that began late last year amid a worsening economic and financial crisis
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Iraqi lawmakers vote in new premier's remaining ministersIraqi lawmakers have signed off on the rest of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government following weeks of horse-trading between political factions
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Libya's Turkey-backed Tripoli forces take back another townForces allied with the U.N.-supported government in Libya's capital say they have retaken another key western town from rivals who have been waging a year-long offensive on Tripoli
The Associated Press1 day ago
News agency: Iranian ship sinks in Iraqi waters, 1 deadIran’s state-run IRNA news agency reports that an Iranian cargo ship has sunk in Iraqi waters and at least one crew member is dead and two others missing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remarkThe head of Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency has been convicted over publishing an article quoting a former ambassador who criticized Tehran’s “arbitrary” intelligence operations in Europe
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syria: Israeli warplanes strike targets in central SyriaState-run media say Syrian air defenses have responded to an Israeli attack near a central town that caused explosions and a large fire
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, Rana, mother of Eyad Hallaq, kisses his photo in their home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Joz. Early Saturday, Hallaq, a 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism, was chased by Israeli border police forces into a nook in Jerusalem's Old City and fatally shot as he cowered next to a garbage bin after apparently being mistaken as an attacker. He was just a few meters from his beloved Elwyn El Quds school. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallelThe fatal shooting of an unarmed autistic Palestinian man by Israeli police has drawn comparisons to the death of George Floyd in the United States and prompted a series of small demonstrations in Israel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ethiopian domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon Dozens of domestic workers have gathered outside the Ethiopian Consulate in Beirut
The Associated Press2 days ago
Flooding from heavy seasonal rains leaves 16 dead in YemenSecurity officials say floods have swept through Yemen amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving at least 16 people dead
The Associated Press2 days ago
US says Alaska man laundered nearly $1B for Iran through UAEAn Alaska man accused of laundering $1 billion held in South Korea for Iran funneled nearly all the money through the United Arab Emirates
The Associated Press2 days ago
Tripoli forces say they have ended siege of Libyan capitalA Libyan spokesman for forces allied with the U.N.-supported government in Tripoli says they have regained control of all entrance and exit points of the capital, thereby ending a siege by rivals who have been trying to take the city for over a year
The Associated Press2 days ago
Netanyahu and settlers clash over West Bank annexation plansIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has harshly criticized Jewish West Bank settler leaders for disparaging President Donald Trump over what they perceive to be his less than adequate plan allowing Israel to annex parts of the West Bank
The Associated Press2 days ago
Syria's Assad seeks to control economy, goes after cousinSyrian President Bashar Assad is seeking to strengthen his grip on his country's war-wrecked economy, and he's doing it by going after his close cousin
The Associated Press2 days ago
Syria says new wave of US sanctions is 'economic terrorism'The Syrian government is condemning a new wave of U.S. sanctions against the country as “economic terrorism” that will increase the suffering of the country's people
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this May 12, 2020 file, photo, Yemeni medical workers wearing masks and protective gear stand at the entrance of a hospital in Aden, Yemen. The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has reported a spike of deaths and infections from coronavirus, including health workers at a facility it runs in Aden. Residents of Aden had previously said several hospitals shut their doors as medical staffers feared contracting the virus while lacking protective equipment. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty, File)
UN: Yemen programs fighting virus might stop by end of JuneThe United Nations warned Wednesday its programs to fight the coronavirus and stave off starvation for hundreds of thousands of children in war-torn Yemen will be severely cut or stopped altogether by the end of the month unless donor countries provide an immediate injection of cash
The Associated Press3 days ago
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