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Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
Officials: Protesters hang gunman in Baghdad squareIraqi health and security officials say a gunman shot dead six people, including four anti-government protesters, provoking demonstrators to disarm and hang him in a central Baghdad square
The Associated Press1 hour 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 Press1 hour ago
Besieged Libyan capital's airport re-opens after 3 monthsLibyan authorities have re-opened the capital's main airport, after closing it nearly three months ago amid heavy fighting between rival militias
The Associated Press2 hours ago
An Algerian voter dips her finger in ink to register her fingerprint after voting, Thursday, Dec.12, 2019, at the Algerian consulate in Marseille, southern France. Five candidates have their eyes on becoming the next president of Algeria in Thursday's contentious election boycotted by a massive pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Algerians are choosing a new president in contentious poll Voting has begun in Algeria as five candidates are vying to become the next president of Algeria in a contentious election on Thursday
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Saudi Aramco inches near $2 trillion in day 2 of tradingShares in Saudi Aramco have gained 4.5% on the second day of trading, propelling the oil and gas company to a near $2 trillion valuation, where it holds the title of the world's most valuable company
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Supporters of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rally outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The Israeli parliament began voting to dissolve itself on Wednesday and pave the path to an unprecedented third election within a year. Hebrew in posters reads: "Netanyahu Israel is strong." (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Exasperated Israelis prepare for third election in a yearExasperated Israelis are coming to grips with the reality of heading to the polls for the third time in a year
The Associated Press7 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 Press18 hours 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 Press19 hours 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 Press22 hours 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
Israel's parliament begins voting to dissolve itself, setting off the country's third election in a yearIsrael's parliament begins voting to dissolve itself, setting off the country's third election in a year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Armco and stock market officials walk under a screen displaying the value traded and the volume traded of Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) on the Riyadh's stock market, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable companySaudi Arabian oil company Aramco has surpassed Apple to become the world's most valuable company
The Associated Press1 day ago
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