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Syrian shelling of camp housing displaced people kills 15

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government troops bombarded a camp hosting displaced people near the Turkish border in the country's northwest Wednesday, striking an area close to a maternity hospital and killing at least 15 people, including six children, Syrian opposition activists said.


Netanyahu challenger fails to form coalition

JERUSALEM (AP) - Benjamin Netanyahu's chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward an unprecedented third election in less than a year.


Syrian opposition activists say government shelling of camp housing displaced people in northwestern Idlib kills 15

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition activists say government shelling of camp housing displaced people in northwestern Idlib kills 15.


Main Gulf port in southern Iraq shut for a third day

BAGHDAD (AP) - Anti-government protesters blocked access to Iraq's main Gulf port in Umm Qasr for a third day Wednesday, as protesters said recent efforts by political parties to placate them were insufficient.


Iran blames deadly unrest on outsiders, including US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - As a cold rain fell on a suburb of Iran's capital on Wednesday, women swallowed by black chadors and men in green military-style jackets walked alongside the flag-draped coffin of a Revolutionary Guard member, one of over 100 people reported to be killed in protests across the country.


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"Tuk Tuk" a newspaper for the Iraqi protest movement

BAGHDAD (AP) - Every other day, the editor, bespectacled and perpetually pecking at a laptop, sends a top secret 8-page document to an anonymous printing house near Baghdad's Tahrir Square, a central plaza which has transformed into the hub of what has become the largest grassroots protest movement in Iraq's modern history.


The Latest: Monitor says death toll at 23 in Israel strikes

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Latest on the situation in the Mideast following latest Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local):


South Korea says seized vessels released by Yemen's rebels

CAIRO (AP) - South Korea's Foreign Ministry says Iran-backed rebels fighting in Yemen have released three foreign vessels they seized earlier this week south of the Red Sea, freeing 16 crew members.


The Latest: Israeli kingmaker won't endorse a PM candidate

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Latest on Israeli politics (all times local):


Israel to host largest event ever focused on anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli officials say dozens of world leaders will attend what's expected to be the largest-ever gathering focused on combatting anti-Semitism in January in Jerusalem.


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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 reported killed

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a "wide-scale" strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before.


Dubai's carrier Emirates announces firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in deal valued at $8.8 billion.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai's carrier Emirates announces firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in deal valued at $8.8 billion.


War monitoring group says Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed 11 people, including 7 non-Syrians, most likely Iranians

BEIRUT (AP) - War monitoring group says Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed 11 people, including 7 non-Syrians, most likely Iranians.


US Navy carrier transits Strait of Hormuz after deployment

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A U.S. aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran has transited the Strait of Hormuz for the first time since its deployment.


Israeli military says it is carrying out 'wide-scale' strikes on Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fell on Golan

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli military says it is carrying out 'wide-scale' strikes on Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fell on Golan.


Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

ALON SHVUT, West Bank (AP) - Israel's prime minister traveled to the West Bank on Tuesday to celebrate the U.S.'s announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to violate international law.


Amnesty International, citing 'credible reports,' says it believes at least 106 people killed in Iran protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Amnesty International, citing 'credible reports,' says it believes at least 106 people killed in Iran protests.


Aid group reopens hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) - An international medical relief agency says it has reopened a hospital it runs in western Yemen two weeks after an attack damaged the facility.


Protesters force postponement of Lebanese parliament session

BEIRUT (AP) - Thousands of protesters rallying against the Lebanese political elite blocked roads in central Beirut on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers from reaching the parliament and forcing the postponement of a legislative session.


Hard-line newspaper: Violent Iran protesters face execution

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A hard-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues.


Body of long-dead man found in his suburban Dallas apartment
Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks with Susan Wente, Vanderbilt University interim provost and chancellor, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Earlier Gore spoke on climate change as part of a worldwide event called 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Police officer fatally shot investigating home invasion
Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger

A shopper looks at extension cords at B&C Ace hardware store, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Grass Valley, Calif., in preparation of the planned Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdown scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

Esper doesn't regret delaying drills, despite N. Korea snub

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, and U.S. Ambassador to Hanoi Daniel Kritenbrink prepare before a meeting with Vietnamese Defense Minister  Ngo Xuan Lich in Hanoi, Vietnam Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Esper is on a visit to Vietnam to strengthen the military relations with the Southeast Asian nation. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

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Pope Francis calls for action to safeguard women, children

Pope Francis listens to national anthems during a welcoming ceremony at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Pope Francis is on a four-day visit to Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, a Myanmar security officer walks past burned Rohingya houses in Ka Nyin Tan village of suburb Maungdaw, northern Rakhine state of western Myanmar. Myanmar’s government announced Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 that its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will head a legal team it will send to the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands to contest a case of genocide filed against it by Gambia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. (AP Photo, File)

Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-rises
Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

A man is evacuated by medics past graffiti of Pepe the Frog, which has been used a s symbol of the youth-led protest, from the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Hong Kong schools have reopened after a six-day shutdown but students were facing transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

India to create registry to identify undocumented immigrants

FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2019 file photo, a boy gives his thumb impressions at a National Register of Citizens (NRC) office on the eve of the release of the final NRC draft in Gauhati, India.India’s home minister announced in Parliament on Wednesday that the government will carry out a citizen survey across the country to weed out those living illegally in the country. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)

Climate activist's remarks downplaying Holocaust spark anger

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, an Extinction Rebellion logo is seen on the gloved hand of a climate change protester in London.  A co-founder of British environmental activist Extinction Rebellion group, Roger Hallam has sparked anger in Germany after appearing to downplay the Holocaust in an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit released Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Germany offers expert group in bid to end NATO rift

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, is welcomed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after arriving for a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)

Bosnia: Lawmaker shares photos of alleged child abuse
Malta arrests exec, apparently linked to journalist slaying

Police aboard the yacht

Britain's Prince Andrew says he is stepping back from public duties with queen's permission
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