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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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press3 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 Press3 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 Press3 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 Press3 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 Press3 days ago
Riot police officers gather in Algiers after the presidential elections, Thursday Dec.12, 2019. Algerians — without a leader since April — voted for a new president or boycotted and held street protests against the elections decried by a massive pro-democracy movement that forced former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
Algerians choose leader as pro-democracy movement boycottsAlgerians have voted for a new president after being leaderless since a massive pro-democracy movement ousted the 20-year regime of Abdelaziz Bouteflika
The Associated Press3 days ago
A Saudi trader walks near the investment department at the Arab National Bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Shares in Saudi Aramco gained on the second day of trading Thursday, propelling the oil and gas company to a more than $2 trillion valuation where it holds the title of the world's most valuable listed company. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi Aramco inches near $2 trillion in day 2 of tradingShares in Saudi Aramco rose 4.5% on the second day of trading
The Associated Press3 days ago
Benny Gantz, Blue and White party leader, attends his Blue and White party meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. With Israel heading to its third straight election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to buy some much-needed time as he tries to fend off a slew of criminal corruption charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israel's Netanyahu limps into new election campaignIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to buy some much-needed time as he tries to fend off a slew of criminal corruption charges
The Associated Press3 days ago
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