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A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah and Amal Movement groups, left, holds firecrackers to fire it against the riot policemen, as they trying to attack the anti-government protesters squares, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. Lebanon has been facing its worst economic crisis in decades, amid nationwide protests that began on Oct. 17 against the ruling political class which demonstrators accuse of mismanagement and corruption. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Protracted street clashes engulf Beirut near protest campLebanese security forces have fired tear gas and clashed with men who tried to attack the anti-government protest camp in Beirut, setting off street confrontations that lasted for hours
The Associated Press1 hour 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 Press4 hours 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 Press7 hours 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 Press12 hours 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 Press12 hours 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day ago
Libyan PM unfazed by commander’s zero hour Tripoli push The prime minister of Libya's U.N.-supported government is dismissing threats by his rival, the commander of a self-styled army waging a months-long offensive to capture the country's capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days ago
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