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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern Libya. On Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, Libya’s National Oil Corporation said that guards under the command of Khalifa Hifter’s forces shut down two key oil fields in the country’s southwestern desert, following the earlier closure of all eastern export terminals.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit Libya’s national oil corporation says major oil fields and production facilities remain closed on Monday, a sign that Libyan east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the civil war
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Lebanese security chiefs move to stop vandalism after riotsLebanon's top security officials say that they have decided to crackdown on vandalism after a weekend of rioting in Beirut that left hundreds of people injured and damaged public and private property
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Iraqi officials: 3 dead, dozens wounded in Baghdad protestsIraqi officials say security forces have fired tear gas and live rounds in clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad killing 3 and wounding dozens of demonstrators
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Iran's foreign minister cancels attendance at Davos summitIran's top diplomat has cancelled his trip and will not be attending the Davos Forum
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on governmentIraqi officials and activists say dozens of anti-government protesters and some members of security forces have been wounded in fresh clashes in the capital, Baghdad
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FILE - in this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks to students at the American University Cairo in the eastern suburb of New Cairo, Egypt.  Pompeo "expressed outrage" to Egypt's president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in Egyptian prison, according to a state department spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, File)
Pompeo angry over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed outrage to Egypt’s president at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in an Egyptian prison
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Iran backtracks on plan to send flight recorders to UkraineThe Iranian official leading the investigation into the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner appeared to backtrack on plans to send the flight recorders abroad for analysis
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Riot police fire rubber bullets against anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Violence escalates in Beirut as protesters clash with policeLebanese security forces have fired tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes in Beirut with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside Parliament as violence escalated in a week of rioting
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel building underground defense system on Lebanon borderIsrael's military has begun construction of an underground defense system along its northern frontier with Lebanon
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Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch Iran says two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating
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Yemeni officials: 25 troops killed in Houthi missile strikeYemeni officials say a missile attack launched by Shiite rebels in Yemen hit an army camp on Saturday, killing at least 25 troops
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Officials: Palestinian wounds Israeli man in stabbingIsraeli authorities say a man has been moderately wounded after a Palestinian attacker stabbed him in the West Bank
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Anti-government demonstrators clash with riot police at a road leading to the parliament building in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Riot police fired tears gas and sprayed protesters with water cannons near parliament building to disperse thousands of people after riots broke out during a march against the ruling elite amid a severe economic crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Riots in Lebanon's capital leave more than 150 injuredRiot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets near Parliament in Lebanon's capital
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mourners attend a memorial, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, to remember Canadian victims in the deadly downing of a Ukrainian airliner the week before, in Iran. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Iran to send flight recorders from downed jet to UkraineAn Iranian official says Iran will send the black box flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner it accidentally shot down last week to Ukraine for further analysis
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern Libya.  ON Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the National Oil Corporation in Libya says that a decision by east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory has threatened to throttle much of the country’s oil production. Powerful tribal groups loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whose forces control much of eastern Libya, seized several large export terminals along the eastern coast as well as southern oil fields in a challenge to the rival U.N.-backed government based in Tripoli, which collects revenues from oil production. The move has ratcheted up tensions ahead of an international peace summit to end the civil war. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
Libya's eastern-based forces move to halt oil exports The National Oil Corporation in Libya says a decision by east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory has threatened to throttle much of the country’s oil production
The Associated Press2 days ago
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