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Israelis protest government's economic response to virusThousands of Israelis are protesting the new government’s failure to address economic woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, directing their anger at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran's president warns lockdowns could lead to protestsIranian President Hassan Rouhani says that lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the pandemic could lead to street protests over economic problems, his website reported
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Iraq's PM takes step in battle against border corruptionIraq's prime minister has taken a first step to battle cross-border corruption that has long plagued the country’s frontiers as part of a reform plan to grapple with unprecedented financial shortfalls
The Associated Press1 day ago
More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclaveA monitoring group says at least two doctors in Syria's opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
11 people drowned at rocky beach in northern EgyptEgyptian authorities say 11 people drowned off the coast of northern Egypt at a beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters
The Associated Press2 days ago
Sudan ratifies law criminalizing female genital mutilation Sudan's justice ministry says the country's ruling body has ratified a law banning the widespread practice of female genital mutilation, handing the movement for women’s rights in the African country a long-sought victory
The Associated Press2 days ago
Libyan oil company resumes exports after months of blockadeLibya’s national oil company says it's resumed crude exports, ending a months-long blockade that eastern tribes had called to protest revenue distribution in the war-torn country
The Associated Press2 days ago
A supporter of a communist group burns a representation of U.S. currency, during a protest against U.S. interference in Lebanon's affairs, near the U.S. embassy, in Aukar northeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanese hold raucous rally outside US Embassy in BeirutDozens of Lebanese protesters have held a raucous, pro-Hezbollah rally outside the fortified U.S. Embassy in Beirut denouncing what they said was Washington’s interference in Lebanon's affairs
The Associated Press2 days ago
Hospitals in Syria's rebel area reduce services amid virusHospitals in Syria’s overcrowded opposition-held enclave are suspending non-emergency procedures and outpatient services following the detection of the first case of coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
Israeli troops kill Palestinian accused of hurling firebombsIsraeli troops have shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank who they say was throwing firebombs at a guard post
The Associated Press3 days ago
Israelis angry at Netanyahu over new outbreak, economic painOne of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants was dispatched to a TV studio to calm the nerves of a jittery nation over an unprecedented new surge in virus cases
The Associated Press3 days ago
Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defense systemsIranian state TV is reporting that Iran’s military chief has signed an agreement with Syria’s president to reinforce Syria’s air defense systems as part of a military cooperation agreement
The Associated Press3 days ago
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