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Anti-government protesters shout slogans against the Lebanese government during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The blaze of protests was unleashed a day earlier when the government announced a slate of new proposed taxes, including a $6 monthly fee for using Whatsapp voice calls. The measures set a spark to long-smoldering anger against top leaders from the president and prime minister to the numerous factional figures many blame for decades of corruption and mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Lebanon's Nasrallah says he's against government resignationLebanon's influential Hezbollah leader says he doesn't support the government's resignation amid nationwide protests over a deepening economic crisis
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The Latest: Lebanon party pulls out of embattled governmentA Lebanese Christian leader has asked his four Cabinet ministers in to resign amid nationwide protests against the country's political elite
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Egypt: 4 killed when shells hit 2 houses in north SinaiEgyptian security officials and medics say shells hit two houses in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least four civilians including a child
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Syria's Kurds say they'll withdraw from an area of the border with Turkey after evacuation of besieged town is completeSyria's Kurds say they'll withdraw from an area of the border with Turkey after evacuation of besieged town is complete
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Egypt reveals details of 30 ancient coffins found in LuxorAn Egyptian antiquities official says archaeologists have uncovered 30 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israelis rally in support of woman imprisoned in RussiaAbout 200 Israelis are demonstrating in Tel Aviv in solidarity with an Israeli woman imprisoned in Russia on drug charges
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Rights lawyers: Egypt frees more than 100 held in crackdownRights lawyers and officials say Egyptian authorities have released more than 100 people who were among hundreds more arrested in a sweeping crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Iranian Shiite pilgrims shop outside the holy shrine of Imam Hussein ahead of the Arbaeen festival in Karbala, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson in the 7th century. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Millions march in Iraq in annual Arbaeen Shiite pilgrimageMillions of pilgrims are making their way on foot to the Iraqi city of Karbala for the annual Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, Syrians who were displaced by the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria carry their belongings as they walk to receive a tent at the Bardarash refugee camp, north of Mosul, Iraq,   An estimated 160,000 Syrians who have fled Turkey’s offensive, which began last week after President Donald Trump announced he would move U.S. forces out of the way, abandoning their Kurdish allies. The invasion transformed one of the safest parts of Syria into a war zone, leaving displaced residents with a deep sense of betrayal. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
'Only God is with us': A Syrian family feels betrayed by USA Syrian family who had taken refuge in a northern town thought it was safe because the Americans were there, but then they left.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Passengers walk to airport as anti-government protesters blocked the road to the airport with burning tires during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Demonstrators in Lebanon are blocking major roads across the country in a second day of protests against proposed new taxes, which come amid a severe economic crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own gov't for crisisLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has given his political adversaries a 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid escalating nationwide protests over the country's worsening economic crisis
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel: Palestinian wielding knife shot dead in West BankIsraeli authorities say security personnel have shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian at a West Bank checkpoint
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anti-government protesters clash with riot policemen during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Lebanon erupted in protests Thursday over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a severe economic crisis, taking their anger on politicians they accuse of widespread corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The Latest: Protesters meet with Lebanese president AounPresident Michel Aoun has received a delegation representing protesters and told them that he will do all he can to "ease your suffering."
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protestsLebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protests
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bahrain's King Hamad appoints son national security adviserBahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has appointed his fast-rising son as the island kingdom's new national security adviser
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sudan rebel faction, government hold 1st round of talksSudan's largest single rebel group has held its first round of direct peace talks with the country's transitional government, despite an earlier boycott following a military crackdown
The Associated Press1 day ago
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