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Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab speaks during a news conference after his government was announced, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid ongoing mass protests against the country's ruling elite. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
New government in crisis-hit Lebanon, but protests continueA new Cabinet has been announced in crisis-hit Lebanon, breaking a months-long impasse amid mass protests against the country's ruling elite
The Associated Press6 hours ago
New Cabinet announced in crisis-hit Lebanon ends three-month political vacuumNew Cabinet announced in crisis-hit Lebanon ends three-month political vacuum
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Saudi-led coalition resumes airstrikes near Yemeni capital Yemeni officials say the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen is stepping up its bombing campaign near the rebel-held capital
The Associated Press7 hours ago
US calls for 'immediate' resumption of Libyan oil productionThe U.S. Embassy in Libya is calling for the immediate resumption of oil production in the country, pressuring eastern Libyan forces who have sought to choke off oil exports in territory under their control
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israeli army kills 3 Palestinians after attack at Gaza fenceThe Israeli military said its soldiers killed three Palestinians who crossed the Gaza border fence and threw an explosive device at troops on Tuesday
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Many Lebanese say acting FM has no business being at DavosLebanon’s acting foreign minister is attending the elite annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss village Davos
The Associated Press9 hours ago
American journalist freed in Lebanon after questioning An American freelance journalist who was detained in Beirut on suspicion of broadcasting live footage to an Israeli news outlet says he has been released
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Violence in northern Syria kills 17, including whole familySyrian opposition activists say airstrikes on rebel-held parts of northwest Syria and rebel shelling of government-held areas have killed at least 17 people, including an entire family
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gil Cohen-Magen, Pool)
Netanyahu tries to rally global opposition to ICC caseIsrael's prime minister is calling on the world to take “concrete actions” against the International Criminal Court ahead of a possible war-crimes case against Israel
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jetIran has acknowledged that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran's main airport earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversarySeventy-five years after the Auschwitz death camp was liberated, Maurice Gluck is one of 75 Holocaust survivors featured in a commemorative photo project
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Grenade kills at least 7 at wedding party in Sudan's capitalSudanese officials say a grenade has exploded during a wedding party in the African nation's capital, killing at least seven people, including three children
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern Libya. On Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, Libya’s National Oil Corporation said that guards under the command of Khalifa Hifter’s forces shut down two key oil fields in the country’s southwestern desert, following the earlier closure of all eastern export terminals.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit Libya’s national oil corporation says major oil fields and production facilities remain closed on Monday, a sign that Libyan east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the civil war
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanese officials vow to step up security after riotsLebanon's top security officials say that they have decided to crackdown on vandalism after a weekend of rioting in Beirut that left hundreds of people injured and damaged public and private property
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraqi officials: 3 dead, dozens wounded in Baghdad protestsIraqi officials say security forces have fired tear gas and live rounds in clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad killing 3 and wounding dozens of demonstrators
The Associated Press1 day ago
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