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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, and released by Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, people walk past buildings which burned during protests that followed the authorities' decision to raise gasoline prices, in the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, Iran. An article published Tuesday in the Keyhan hard-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues. (Masoume Aliakbar/ISNA via AP)
The Latest: Rights group: Over 100 killed in Iran protestsAmnesty International, citing “credible reports,” says it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over government-set gasoline prices rising
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Amnesty International, citing ‘credible reports,’ says it believes at least 106 people killed in Iran protestsAmnesty International, citing ‘credible reports,’ says it believes at least 106 people killed in Iran protests
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Anti-government protesters sit-in on barriers set up by security forces to close a bridge in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov.19, 2019. Anti-government protests have effectively cut Iraq's capital in half and citizens are increasingly relying on boats to ferry them to the other side of the river city, as standoffs between demonstrators and security forces have shut three key bridges connecting east and west Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capitalAnti-government protesters block access to a second major commercial port in southern Iraq, as bridge closures effectively split the capital in half
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Aid group reopens hospital hit during Houthi attack in YemenAn international medical relief agency says it has reopened a hospital it runs in western Yemen two weeks after an attack damaged the facility
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, meets with heads of Israeli settlement authorities at the Alon Shvut settlement, in the Gush Etzion block, in the occupied the West Bank, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Menahem Kahana/ Pool via AP)
Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West BankIsrael’s prime minister has traveled to the West Bank to celebrate the US announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to be a violation of international law
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Kuwait ruler names new prime minister amid embezzlement caseKuwait’s ruler names new prime minister after dismissing government amid a row between powerful ministers from ruling family
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A breakdown, by city and province, of the 106 deaths reported so far to Amnesty International.;
Amnesty says at least 106 killed in Iran protestsAmnesty International, citing “credible reports,” says it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline prices
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Group: Egypt targets relatives of dissidents living abroadAn international rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested, raided houses and imposed travel bans against dozens of relatives of dissidents who live abroad, apparently in reprisal for their activism
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Ghana Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda gestures while holding a model Boeing aircraft at a news conference at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Ghana said Tuesday that it will launch a national airline early next year with three new Boeing long-haul, widebody 787-9 Dreamliners. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai AirshowBoeing’s 737 Max jet gets another boost at Dubai Airshow from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Anti-government protesters scuffle with Lebanese riot policemen as they try to remove barbed wire that blocks a road leading to the parliament building, during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Scuffles have broken out in central Beirut as hundreds of anti-government protesters tried to prevent lawmakers from reaching Parliament. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Protesters force postponement of Lebanese parliament sessionThousands rallying against Lebanon’s political elite prevent lawmakers from reaching parliament, postponing session
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, looks across the table at his new Defence Minister Naftali Bennett, second right front, at the start of the  the weekly cabinet meeting at hthe prime minister's Jerusalem office, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)
Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria interceptedIsraeli military says it intercepted 4 rockets fired toward its territory from Syria
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Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in TripoliLibyan health authorities say an airstrike has slammed into a biscuit factory in the capital, Tripoli, killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans
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