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Anti-government protesters make victory signs in front of a Lebanese national flag on a road that leads to the Government House, during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefed western and Arab ambassadors Tuesday of a reform plan approved by the Cabinet that Lebanon hopes would increase foreign investments to help its struggling economy amid wide skepticism by the public who continued in their protests for the sixth day. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Lebanon PM seeks foreign support for reforms amid protestsLebanon's embattled prime minister sought international support Tuesday for a sweeping economic reform package announced a day earlier, which was intended to pacify massive protests calling for his government to resign
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Egypt arrests 22 for planned protest over grisly murder caseEgypt says it has arrested nearly 2 dozen people for allegedly trying to incite protests over a grisly murder that has shocked the country
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper talks to reporters at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, where he saw a Patriot missile battery that the US sent to Saudi to help protect the kingdom against the Iranian threat.  (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
Iraq: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in IraqIraqi military: US troops leaving Syria for neighboring Iraq don't have permission to stay in the country
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016 file photo, Snoop Dog smiles at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. An Israeli start-up that promotes home-grown marijuana says it has signed on American rapper Snoop Dogg as a brand ambassador. Snoop, an outspoken advocate of marijuana use, will promote Seedo’s small refrigerator-like machine that grows cannabis and other plants with the help of artificial intelligence. Snoop started his own line of marijuana products, Leafs by Snoop, in 2015. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell, File)
Snoop Dogg to promote Israeli pot-growing machineAn Israeli start-up that promotes home-grown marijuana says it has signed on American rapper Snoop Dogg as a brand ambassador
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Rights group: Possible war crimes in fight for Libya capitalA leading rights group says it has evidence of potential war crimes by Libyan factions fighting a months-long battle for Tripoli, the capital
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Palestinian court blocks 59 websites critical of governmentA Palestinian court has blocked access to 59 websites critical of the Palestinian Authority, a decision that has drawn wide criticism
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Egypt's options dwindle as Nile talks break downBreakdown in talks with Ethiopia over Nile water resources, dam construction leaves Egypt with dwindling options
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Yemen rebels say Saudi-led airstrike kills 5 civiliansYemen's Houthi rebels say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has killed at least 5 civilians, including 2 children, when it hit a vehicle in a northern province
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Syria's Assad slams Erdogan as 'thief' as he makes his first visit to Idlib areas retaken from Turkey-backed rebelsSyria's Assad slams Erdogan as 'thief' as he makes his first visit to Idlib areas retaken from Turkey-backed rebels
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Iraq's military says US troops leaving Syria and heading to Iraq do not have permission to stay in the countryIraq's military says US troops leaving Syria and heading to Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country
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FILE - In this  Sept. 25, 2109 file photo, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, right, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Rivlin said Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ended his quest to form a new coalition government -- a step that pushes the country into new political uncertainty. Netanyahu fell short of securing a 61-seat parliamentary majority in last month’s national election. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
Israel's Netanyahu gives up on forming new coalitionIsrael's president says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ended his quest to form a new coalition government _ a step that pushes the country into new political uncertainty
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Thousands protest in Sudan, call to disband ex-ruling partyThousands of demonstrators take the streets throughout Sudan to call for the disbanding of former President Omar al-Bashir's party
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Anti-government protesters use the light on their phones and shout slogans against the Lebanese government during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Lebanon's Cabinet approved Monday sweeping reforms that it hopes will appease thousands of people who have been protesting for five days, calling on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government to resign. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Protesters remain despite Lebanese PM's reform packageFacing escalating mass protests, Lebanese government approves economic reforms but protests swell in hours after announcement, as many demonstrators scorned the package as 'empty promises'
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High stakes for Putin, Erdogan summit on northeast SyriaTurkey's president heads to Russia Tuesday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey's incursion into northern Syria, and to the broader Syrian war
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Netanyahu returns mandate to Israel's president after failing to form coalition governmentNetanyahu returns mandate to Israel's president after failing to form coalition government
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