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Iraqi security forces fire tear gas, a slingshot and smoke bombs during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisisIraq's most powerful Shiite religious leader says he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting protester demands, including electoral reform and a host of anti-corruption measures, but expressed concern that political parties would not carry them out
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Maj. Gen. Eric Hill addresses the media at a US military base at an undisclosed location in Eastern Syria, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Maj. Gen. Hill said Monday American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases in eastern Syria, including in some new locations, to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants working with the Kurdish-led forces to deny the extremists the opportunity to resurge or break out of prisons. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on ISA senior U.S. coalition commander at a base in Syria says American troops are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of PalestinianAn amateur video taken in the West Bank indicates a Palestinian man killed by Israeli forces was shot at close range, apparently while he was unarmed and posed no threat to soldiers
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Egypt lawmaker refutes UN report about ex-president's deathAn Egyptian lawmaker says the late President Mohammed Morsi was treated well in prison, days after a UN report attributed Morsi's death to 'brutal' conditions inside the country's jails
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Jordan's king visits enclave day after reclaimed from IsraelJordan's king has visited one of two small areas of land that _ until a day earlier _ were leased to Israel as part of their 1994 peace agreement
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Iran bans sale of Israeli author accused of DarwinismThe Tehran publishers' league in Iran says it has outlawed buying or selling books by the bestselling Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari
The Associated Press6 hours ago
People check the aftermath of a car bomb blast in the city of Qamishli, northern Syria, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Three car bombs went off Monday in then city killing several and wounding tens of people. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
3 blasts hit Syrian town near border with Turkey, 6 killedThree car bombs have gone off in the northern Syrian town of Qamishli near the border with Turkey killing at least three people
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Israel says Expo 2020 in Dubai is a bridge to Arab worldIsrael's commissioner to Expo 2020 in Dubai says next year's world fair offers the country an opportunity to present a fresh face to the Arab world
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Palestinian shot in back says Israelis abused him for hoursPalestinian man shot in the back by Israeli forces in incident caught on video says it shows just portion of his ordeal
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Palestinian leader boasts he has 'slapped' US in the faceThe Palestinian president says he has "slapped" the U.S. Administration in the face by rejecting President Donald Trump's promised peace plan
The Associated Press11 hours ago
The Latest: Reports: Explosion hits northeast Syrian townSyrian state media and activist collectives are reporting at least 1 explosion in the northeastern Syrian town of Qamishli
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Syrian media, Kurdish news agency report at least one explosion in a northern Syrian town near border with TurkeySyrian media, Kurdish news agency report at least one explosion in a northern Syrian town near border with Turkey
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Lebanon's Central Bank tries to calm nerves amid crisisLebanon's Central Bank pledges to safeguard stability of national currency, protect depositors' money
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Umran Inan, a Turkish professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, left, is granted the Mustafa scientific prize by Vice President and head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, center, during a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Iran on Monday awarded a top prize in the study of science and technology to two U.S.-educated scientist, Inan and UCLA professor Ali Khademhosseini, for his work on the application of nanostructures in the treatment of disease. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran awards prestigious prize to 2 US-educated scientistsIran awards top prize in science to 2 US-educated scientists
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a public gathering in the city of Rafsanjan in Iran's southwest Kerman province, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Rouhani on Monday called on hard-liners to support the country's troubled nuclear deal, saying it could open up international arms sales for the Islamic Republic next year. (Office of the Iranian Presidency via AP)
Iran underground lab boosts low-enriched uranium productionIranian nuclear chief tells AP that Iran now produces more low-enriched uranium daily after restarting underground lab
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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