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Israeli parliament to choose new speaker amid double crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli parliament will select a new speaker on Thursday after the Supreme Court forced the vote...

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Iraq, Lebanon extend government restrictions to combat virus

BEIRUT (AP) — Iraq and Lebanon prepared Thursday to extend government-imposed restrictions on movement for two more weeks, the latest...

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New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand’s modern history when he slaughtered...

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Virus infections near 500,000 as health systems buckle

MADRID (AP) — The number of coronavirus infections was set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy...

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Police struggle to enforce India’s sweeping virus lockdown

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians struggled to comply with the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday as the government began...

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Coronavirus delivers tough blow to Lebanon’s dying economy

BEIRUT (AP) — Through 15 years of civil war and various bouts of violence since, Lebanon’s Barbar eatery never closed...

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Aid group says Mideast lockdowns hinder humanitarian efforts

CAIRO (AP) — An international aid group said Wednesday that closures aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic are preventing it...

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Israel parliament speaker resigns in facing high court order

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament speaker resigned Wednesday after seven years on the job rather than comply with a Supreme...

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Turkish prosecutors file indictment over Khashoggi killing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors have formally charged two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and...

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Gunmen attack Sikh religious gathering in Kabul, killing 4

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen stormed a religious gathering of Afghanistan’s minority Sikhs in their place of worship in the...

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Human rights group accuses Saudi forces in Yemen of abuses

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi military forces have committed grave abuses against civilians in an eastern province of Yemen over the...

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Sudanese defense minister dies of heart attack: officials

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s defense minister, Gen. Gamal al-Din Omar, died Wednesday of a heart attack while on an official...

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Lebanon to stop paying back all debt in foreign currencies

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon will stop paying all maturing Eurobonds in foreign currencies amid a crippling economic and financial crisis...

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Israeli high court orders parliament vote on new speaker

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the parliament speaker to hold an election for his successor by...

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