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Saudi takes command of coalition forces in Yemen's Aden

RIYADH The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said Sunday its forces have been repositioned in the southern city of Aden to be under the command of Saudi Arabia. A...

UN decries loss of life in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD The UN Iraq envoy has condemned the loss of life and destruction of property amid mass protests that rocked several Iraqi provinces in recent days. At least 63 people have...

Iran says 'carefully monitoring' Iraq protests

ANKARA Iran said Sunday that it is "closely monitoring" developments in neighboring Iraq amid mass protests that have killed scores in the country. “Iran is carefully monitoring the situation in Iraq,”...

Iraq suspends 2 Saudi channels over protests

BAGHDAD Iraq's government on Sunday ordered two Saudi channels to suspend operations amid mass protests in the country. Iraqi police asked reporters of the Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels to suspend any...

7 protesters shot dead in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD Seven Iraqi protesters were shot dead by Iranian-backed militiamen in the southern city of Hilla, according to a local police officer on Sunday. Militants from the Hashd al-Shaabi-affiliated Badr organization...

Iraq: Death toll climbs to 63 amid resumed protests

BAGHDAD The death toll rose to 63 in Iraq since the latest eruption of anti-government protests, the country's rights commission said Saturday. The Iraq High Commission for Human Rights announced the...

US, Russian top diplomats discuss Syria in phone call

MOSCOW The top diplomats of Russia and the U.S. discussed the current situation in Syria in a phone call on Saturday, Moscow said. During the call between Sergey Lavrov and Mike...

US dispatches reinforcements to oil fields in Syria

ANKARA The U.S has dispatched more military reinforcements to oil fields in eastern Syria, local sources told Anadolu Agency on Saturday. After sending 30 military units to the al-Omar oil field...

Iraq parliament fails to meet to discuss protests

BAGHDAD Falling short of a quorum, Iraq's Parliament failed to meet on Saturday to discuss the demands of protests that have been rocking the country.  "Saturday's session has been cancelled due...

Iraq seeks arrest of 'assaulters' amid protests

BAGHDAD Iraq's Interior Ministry on Saturday issued arrest warrants for protesters involved in attacks on government buildings and property during protests that rocked several provinces a day earlier.  In a statement,...

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