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Report: Gas pipe explosion kills 11 in western IranAn explosion of a heating gas pipe has killed at least 11 people and injured 42 others during a wedding ceremony in western Iran
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2013, file photo African migrants wait in a barrack at a detention center for illegal migrants in Abu Salim district on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya. The United Nations opened its "Gathering and Departure Facility" in Libya a year ago as an alternative to imprisonment in such places as Abu Salim. The U.N. facility was intended to be a last, safe stop for migrants before they were resettled in other countries. Now, just a year later, it looks increasingly like the notorious Libyan lockups it was supposed to replace. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)
Palestinians outraged over ICC report into war crimesPalestinian officials are expressing “great concern” over a report by the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor that includes a warning that Palestinian stipends to attackers and their families could constitute a war crime
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, a man walks past a compound for Saudi Aramco in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco on Thursday, Dec. 5, set a share price for its IPO, that puts the value of the company at $1.7 trillion, more than Apple or Microsoft. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Saudi Aramco plans $25.6B share sale in biggest ever IPO Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco is laying the groundwork for the biggest ever initial public offering of stock
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Saudi oil producer Aramco announces $25.6 billion share sale, valuing company at $1.7 trillion in world’s biggest IPOSaudi oil producer Aramco announces $25.6 billion share sale, valuing company at $1.7 trillion in world’s biggest IPO
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Israel: Hezbollah undeterred after recent setbacksA year after uncovering a network of cross-border Hezbollah tunnels, the Israeli military says the Lebanese militant group has beefed up its presence along the volatile frontier
The Associated Press15 hours ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak during their meeting in Lisbon Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Patricia De Melo Moreira, Pool)
PM: Israel has ‘full right’ to annex strategic Jordan ValleyIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country has the “full right” to annex the Jordan Valley
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Fears rise as at least 13 stabbed in Baghdad squareSecurity and medical officials say at least 13 people have suffered stab wounds in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Iraq’s protest movement, stoking fears of infiltration by unknown groups among anti-government demonstrators
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Close associates of Israeli PM to be indicted in graft caseIsrael’s state prosecutor says he intends to indict a number of close associates of the Israeli prime minister in a graft case involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this July 13, 2005, file photo, outgoing reformist Iranian President Mohammad Khatami talks on the phone with the mother of female journalist Masih Alinejad, right, after meeting with journalists in Tehran, Iran. Alinejad, famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women filed a lawsuit on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in U.S. federal court against Iran, alleging a government-led harassment campaign targets her and her family. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian, File)
Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassmentIranian-American activist famous for campaign against mandatory headscarf for women sues Iran in US federal court
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Clashes erupt in southern Yemen after deal with separatistsYemeni officials: Clashes in south between Saudi-backed Yemeni government troops, separatists kill commander
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Israeli foreign minister says he hopes Corbyn isn’t electedIsraeli foreign minister hopes leader of Britain’s Labour Party doesn’t get elected in the country’s upcoming vote
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Libyan officials collect evidence of Russian fighters in warLibya’s UN-supported government officials to present evidence to Moscow of Russian mercenaries fighting in the conflict
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to members of the Revolutionary Guard's all-volunteer Basij force in a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, reportedly called on judicial officials to treat those detained in recent nationwide protests with "Islamic mercy" after authorities acknowledged security forces shot and killed demonstrators nationwide. A portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs in background. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)
Iran leader calls for ‘Islamic mercy’ after bloody crackdownIran’s supreme leader has reportedly called on judicial officials to treat those detained in recent protests with “Islamic mercy” after authorities acknowledged security forces shot and killed demonstrators nationwide
The Associated Press1 day ago
Algerian security forces guard the courtroom as former Algerian Prime Ministers Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal face corruption charges, Wednesday, Dec.4, 2019 in Algiers. Ahmed Ouyahia, who was forced out as prime minister in March as protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika escalated, and his predecessor Abdelmalek Sellal, are facing questions Wednesday at the Sidi M'Hamed court in Algiers. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
Algeria: 2 ex-ministers face groundbreaking corruption trialTwo former Algerian prime ministers are on trial facing corruption charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
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