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Supporters of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rally outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The Israeli parliament began voting to dissolve itself on Wednesday and pave the path to an unprecedented third election within a year. Hebrew in posters reads: "Netanyahu Israel is strong." (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israelis contend with reality of third straight electionIsraelis are grappling with the confounding reality of an unprecedented third straight national vote in less than a year
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Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.
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UN: Targeted killings continue against Iraq protesters A new United Nations report says deliberate killings, abduction and arbitrary detention are among abuses that continue against anti-government demonstrators in Iraq
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Lebanese protesters gather outside of the French foreign ministry in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, to denounce a closed-door meeting of diplomats from several countries on aid to Lebanon. The Middle Eastern country is facing a political and economic crisis, and the international group is discussing conditions for global assistance to help ease Lebanon's financial woes.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Diplomats to Lebanon: Expect no aid before government formedDiplomats meeting in Paris say Lebanon cannot expect to receive international aid for its battered economy until a new government undertakes serious reform
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Algeria election may bring new era or continued protestsAlgeria’s powerful army chief is promising that a presidential election on Thursday will chart a new era for the Africa's largest nation
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Egypt urges decisive action against states backing 'terror'Egypt’s president has called for “decisive” and “collective” action against countries supporting “terrorism
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Aid groups: City of Hodeida top dangerous place in Yemen warSeveral international aid groups are warning that a flashpoint Yemeni city at the heart of last year's peace agreement signed in Sweden remains the most dangerous place in the war-torn and impoverished Arab country
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Iran says it's defused large cyberattack on infrastructure Iran’s telecommunications minister says the country has successfully defused a massive cyberattack on unspecified “electronic infrastructure
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Israel's parliament begins voting to dissolve itself, setting off the country's third election in a yearIsrael's parliament begins voting to dissolve itself, setting off the country's third election in a year
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Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Armco and stock market officials walk under a screen displaying the value traded and the volume traded of Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) on the Riyadh's stock market, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable companySaudi Arabian oil company Aramco has surpassed Apple to become the world's most valuable company
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World's most valuable company, Saudi Aramco, starts trading after record-setting $25.6 billion initial public offeringWorld's most valuable company, Saudi Aramco, starts trading after record-setting $25.6 billion initial public offering
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Supporters of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rally outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The Israeli parliament began voting to dissolve itself on Wednesday and pave the path to an unprecedented third election within a year. Hebrew in posters reads: "Netanyahu Israel is strong." (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemateIsrael’s parliament has failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his career
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In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 photo, people walk near a large Christmas tree in al-Zawra Park, Baghdad, Iraq. Leaders of Iraq's Christians unanimously cancelled Christmas-related celebrations in solidarity with the protest movement - but the aims of their stance go deeper than tinsel and fairy lights. In the slogans calling for a united Iraq, Christians see hope for much needed change from a sectarian system that has long marginalized them. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
No Christmas tinsel in Iraq, in solidarity with protesters Leaders of Iraq's Christian community have cancelled this year's Christmas-related celebrations in solidarity with the country's protest movement
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Israeli lawmakers submit bill to dissolve parliamentIsraeli legislators have submitted a bill that would dissolve parliament and force unprecedented third national elections in less than a year
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Israel says defense officials caught in major bribery caseIsrael's Justice Ministry says it plans to prosecute suspects involved in a “serious corruption affair” in one of the country's defense bodies
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