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Fitch Ratings downgrades Lebanon, S&P maintains its ratingsFitch Ratings has downgraded Lebanon's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to CCC from B-, while Standard & Poor's Global Ratings is affirming its long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Lebanon at B-/B
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Leading presidential contender arrested in TunisiaA leading presidential candidate in Tunisia has been arrested and jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering
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Israeli border police arrest an unconscious protester during a rally supporting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, outside Ofer military prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Aug. 22. 2019. Israeli border police said the man was conscious when he was arrested.  (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded17-year-old Israeli girl dies of wounds from West Bank attack, her father and brother wounded
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaks during a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart, Gibran Bassi, at the Lebanese foreign ministry, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Syria retakes territory in NW held by rebels since 2012Army, monitor: Syrian troops take villages in northern Hama countryside, gain full control of region south of Idlib
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - in this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, plumes of smoke rise after an explosion at a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, U.S. officials have confirmed, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel's long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment in the region. (AP Photo/Loay Hameed, File)
Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize IraqUS officials confirm Israel responsible for bombing of Iranian-backed militia's weapons depot in Iraq last month
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Amnesty: Egypt should vestigate death of inmateRights group Amnesty International is urging Egyptian authorities to carry out an impartial investigation into the death of an inmate at Egypt's most notorious prison amid torture allegations
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The Latest: Cleric issues edict forbidding US troops in IraqA leading Shiite Muslim cleric followed by some Iraqi militants has issued a public religious edict forbidding the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Yemeni government forces rout separatists from southern cityYemeni officials: Government forces rout separatists from previously divided provincial capital in south
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The Latest: Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attackThe Latest: Israel's national rescue agency says 17-year-old Israeli girl dies of wounds from West Bank attack
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Israel: 17-year-old Israeli girl dies from wounds in West Bank explosion that army said was a Palestinian attackIsrael: 17-year-old Israeli girl dies from wounds in West Bank explosion that army said was a Palestinian attack
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Clashing statements expose rift in Iraqi paramilitary forceIraqi Shiite militias' chief walks back his deputy's statement blaming Israel, U.S. for attacks on militia bases
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Palestinians: Tax deal with Israel to ease fiscal crisisThe Palestinian Authority says it has reached an agreement with Israel to restore some of the much-needed tax funds cut off by Israel in recent months
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syrian government opens corridor for civilians in rebel areaSyria says it's opened 'humanitarian corridor' for civilians to leave besieged rebel-held area in Hama province
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Some Egyptian rights activists dismiss country's new NGO lawSome Egyptian human rights activists hailed the country's new law regulating non-governmental organizations as a step forward, while others dismissed it as more of the same restrictive measures
The Associated Press1 day ago
Revenues up for Dubai's global port firm DP WorldGlobal port operator DP World is reporting stronger financials for the first half of 2019
The Associated Press1 day ago
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