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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...

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,...

Iraq: 12 burnt bodies extracted in protest-hit province

BAGHDAD Iraqi authorities said Saturday 12 burnt corpses were extracted in Dewaniya, one day after mass protests against unemployment and corruption in the southern province.  The Dewaniya health circle said the...

UN sleuth to ‘never give up’ on Khashoggi probe

UNITED NATIONS The UN investigator on Jamal Khashoggi says she will “never give up” on her ongoing probe into the murder of the Saudi journalist and criticized those heading to...

Gaza Strip: Israeli army injures 77 Palestinians

GAZA CITY The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that 77 Palestinians were injured on Friday evening as a result of the Israeli army assault on the weekly marches in the eastern...

24 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 24 people were killed and over 2,000 others injured in Iraq on Friday in anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to...

30 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 30 people were killed and over 2,300 others injured in Iraq on Friday during anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to Iraq’s...

UN chief calls for ‘endgame’ talks in Syria

UNITED NATIONS UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday lauded a recent reduction in fighting in northeastern Syria and urged the countries involved to “start seriously discussing the endgame” to an...

Syria: Regime attack kills 2, injures 5 civilians

IDLIB, Syria The regime attack in Syria killed two civilians and injured five others in the Idlib de-escalation zone on Friday. The attacks carried out by Bashar al-Assad regime targeted civilian...

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Italian island of Sicily battling forest fires

ROME The southern regions of Italy, especially on the island of Sicily, were struggling with fires in forests and rural areas on Saturday. Fire officials said...

Fire burning forest in Greece’s Achaia region

ATHENS A wildfire erupted Saturday in the northwestern Peloponnese region of Achaia, according to fire officials. The blaze has been burning a forested area in Zeria...

Turkey welcomes reopening of strategic coastal road in Libya

ANKARA Turkey welcomed the reopening of a strategic coastal road linking Libya’s east to its west, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Saturday. "We welcome the official...

98 massive forest fires under control: Turkish official

ANKARA Ninety-eight of 107 forest fires in Turkey are under control, the nation’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister said late Saturday. Efforts to contain nine blazes are...

COVID-19 spirals out of control in Asia-Pacific region

ANKARAThe number of daily coronavirus cases has increased in the vast majority of the Asia-Pacific region but it has become increasingly difficult to fight...