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Lebanon: Security forces, protesters clash in capital

BEIRUT Lebanon's security forces on Monday detained scores of demonstrators in front of the country's parliament amid tensions before lawmakers began discussing the 2020 budget. Security forces closed all roads and...

Passenger plane crashes in central Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A passenger plane crashed in Afghanistan's restive central Ghazni city on Monday, an official confirmed. Khaliq Dad Akbari, a member of the provincial council, told Anadolu Agency the plane...

3 people injured in attack on US embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD At least three people were injured in a missile attack that struck the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, an Iraqi police source said on Monday. Unidentified persons launched five Katyusha rockets...

Palestinian president turns down phone call with Trump

RAMALLAH, Palestine  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected a request from U.S. President Donald Trump to speak by phone, an official said Monday. Trump made the request a few days ago,...

US confirms three more cases of coronavirus

NEW YORK The U.S. confirmed three new cases of the deadly coronavirus from China on Sunday, bringing the total to five. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that...

France repatriating citizens midweek over coronavirus

PARIS France’s government announced Sunday that it will repatriate hundreds of its citizens from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 50 people...

US embassy in Baghdad hit by missiles

BAGHDAD At least five katyusha rockets landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq’s capital, some of which directly struck the U.S. embassy, caretaker Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said...

Car bombing in Syria kills 5, injures 15

AZAZ, Syria At least five civilians were killed and 15 others injured in a car bombing in Syria's northwestern city of Azaz, local sources said Sunday. The injured were transferred to...

Libya's Haftar defies cease-fire, launches attacks

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya's UN-recognized government said Sunday that forces of renegade commander Khalifa Haftar had launched attacks in the country's northwest despite a call for cease-fire. The militias attacked Abu Qurain...

China confirms 56 deaths from new coronavirus

ANKARA The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak has climbed to 56, local media reported on Sunday. “During the past 24 hours, 688 new confirmed cases, 1,309 new...

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Military chopper crashes into Adriatic Sea in Croatia

BELGRADE, Serbia A military helicopter crashed into the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, according to the police. The Ministry of Defense said the casualties are still unknown. "The...

Somali woman promotes peace through art

MOGADISHU, Somalia  A famous young female Somali painter is speaking through her paintings across Somalia, and people are noticing. Nujuum Hashi Ahmed’s paintings are about the...

Turkey to build shelter areas in quake-hit Elazig

ANKARA Turkey is set to build temporary shelters to host 1,000 families affected by a deadly earthquake in eastern Turkey, the country's interior minister said...

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