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A woman combs the hair of her sister, a COVID-19 patient, at the intensive care unit of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Hospitals in Lebanon are reaching full capacity amid a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases across the crisis-hit Mediterranean nation even amid strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virusLebanon's hospitals are on the brink: Unable to keep up with coronavirus patients, they have run out of beds, oxygen tanks, ventilators and medical staff
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran.  Twitter says on Friday, Jan. 22, it has permanently banned an account connected to the office of Iran’s supreme leader.   Other accounts thought to be tied to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office remained active.  (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens TrumpTwitter says it's permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country's supreme leader, after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis. Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn't been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)
Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia's suburbsProtests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn’t been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy
The Associated Press10 hours ago
UN agency: Libyan navy intercepts over 80 EU-bound migrants The U.N. migration agency says Libya’s coast guard intercepted more than 80 Europe-bound migrants in the Mediterranean Sea off the country's coast
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, security forces work at the site of a deadly bomb attack in a market selling used clothes, in Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens. In a statement late Thursday, the group said the bombing “targeted apostate Shiites." (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in Baghdad Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Ultra-Orthodox attack Israeli police amid lockdown tensionsUltra-Orthodox Jews have attacked an unmarked Israeli police vehicle overnight, pelting it with stones and smashing the windows while officers were inside
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Egypt officials: Bomb kills 1 police and wounds 3 in Sinai Security and medical officials say that the Islamic State has blown up a roadside bomb in the restive northern Sinai peninsula, killing one member of Egypt’s security forces and wounding three others
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets BitcoinSocial media in Iran has been gripped by speculation that Bitcoin is to blame for a series of recent power blackouts across the country
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Syrian state media: Israeli warplanes strike Syria, kill 4Syrian state media say Israeli warplanes have fired several missiles on targets in central Syria, killing a family of four
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Tunisian leader denies claims he made anti-Semitic remarks The Tunisian president has denied claims that he made anti-Semitic remarks this week while trying to calm youths after days of unrest
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital The governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank has denied he made any transfers from the bank’s funds
The Associated Press1 day ago
A couple wear protective masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as they watch people who are breaking the lockdown by playing volleyball at Ramlet al-Baida public beach, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Lebanese authorities extended a nationwide lockdown to February 8 amid a steep rise in death and infection rates from coronavirus which have overwhelmed the health care system. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanon extends lockdown into February as virus numbers riseLebanon has extended a nationwide lockdown to Feb. 8 amid a rise in coronavirus infections and deaths that has overwhelmed the health care system
The Associated Press1 day ago
UK backs Sudan economic reforms with over $50 million Sudan's state news agency says Britain’s foreign secretary has announced his government would offer more than $50 million in aid to the Sudanese people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tourists and residents enjoy the sunset at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Coronavirus infections are surging to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates. But Dubai, the glimmering city-state powered by legions of foreign laborers and travelers, is resisting a lockdown during its peak tourism season. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus casesDubai’s tourism department has announced an immediate halt to all live entertainment at hotels and restaurants, a day after suspending non-urgent surgeries at hospitals to deal with an influx of COVID-19 patients
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iraqi military says death toll in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad rises to at least 28 dead, 73 woundedIraqi military says death toll in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad rises to at least 28 dead, 73 wounded
The Associated Press1 day ago
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