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New government in crisis-hit Lebanon ends 3-month vacuum

BEIRUT (AP) - A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid ongoing mass protests against the country's ruling elite.


New Cabinet announced in crisis-hit Lebanon ends three-month political vacuum

BEIRUT (AP) - New Cabinet announced in crisis-hit Lebanon ends three-month political vacuum.


Netanyahu tries to rally global opposition to ICC case

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on the world to take "concrete actions" against the International Criminal Court ahead of a possible war-crimes case against Israel.


US calls for 'immediate' resumption of Libyan oil production

CAIRO (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Libya on Tuesday called for the immediate resumption of oil production in the country, pressuring eastern Libyan forces who have sought to choke off oil exports in territory under their control.


Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran's main airport earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board.


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Violence in northern Syria kills 17, including whole family

BEIRUT (AP) - Airstrikes on rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria and the shelling of government-held areas killed at least 17 people Tuesday, including an entire family, Syrian opposition activists said.


Hamas official threatens more explosive balloons into Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Incendiary balloons Palestinians launched from the Gaza Strip recently were a signal to Israel to accelerate unofficial "understandings" meant to ease the crippling blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory, a senior official from the Islamic militant group said Tuesday.


Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversary

JERUSALEM (AP) - Shortly before they were rounded up by Nazi troops in Belgium and deported to Auschwitz in 1942, the parents of 3-year-old Maurice Gluck placed their only child in the care of a local Christian family. Gluck forgot his Yiddish mother tongue and that he even had parents of his own.


Many Lebanese say acting FM has no business being at Davos

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's acting foreign minister is attending the elite annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss village Davos. In his home country, however, where mass protests have forced the government to resign, a campaign is afoot to have him uninvited.


American journalist freed in Lebanon after questioning

BEIRUT (AP) - An American freelance journalist who was detained in Lebanon on suspicion of broadcasting live footage of protests to an Israeli news outlet has been released, the journalist said Tuesday.


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Grenade kills at least 7 at wedding party in Sudan's capital

CAIRO (AP) - A grenade exploded during a wedding party in Sudan's capital Monday, killing at least seven people, including three children, security and medical officials said.


Iraqi officials: 3 dead, dozens wounded in Baghdad protests

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds during clashes with anti-government protesters overnight and Monday morning in Baghdad, killing three and wounding dozens of demonstrators, officials said.


Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Libya's major oil fields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its national oil company said, in a sign that the country's east-based forces are not backing down after an international summit to end the Libyan civil war.


Lebanese officials vow to step up security after riots

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's top security officials vowed Monday to crack down on vandalism after a week of rioting in Beirut that left hundreds of people injured and damaged public and private property - violence that comes against the backdrop of a deepening political deadlock.


Iran's foreign minister cancels attendance at Davos summit

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's top diplomat has cancelled his trip and will not be attending the Davos Forum, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday amid a crisis with Washington and disputes with Europe over Iran's nuclear steps.


Iran backtracks on plan to send flight recorders to Ukraine

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The Iranian official leading the investigation into the Ukrainian jetliner that was accidentally shot down by the Revolutionary Guard appeared to backtrack Sunday on plans to send the flight recorders abroad for analysis, a day after saying they would be sent to Kyiv.


Violence escalates in Beirut as protesters clash with police

BEIRUT (AP) - Security forces fired tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes Sunday with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside Lebanon's Parliament, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting.


Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces wounded dozens of protesters on Sunday as renewed anti-government demonstrations gripped the capital and Iraq's south, activists and officials said.


Pompeo angry over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "expressed outrage" to Egypt's president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in an Egyptian prison, according to a State Department spokeswoman.


Israel building underground defense system on Lebanon border

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunnels.


Deputies: Worker fatally stabs Trump-loving boss in fight

In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, booking photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's office is Mason Toney. Toney, 28, was charged with first-degree murder for the killing of his boss, William Knight, on Monday, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Co-workers told investigators that Toney and Knight were friends outside of work despite their political differences. (Orange County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Documents: Neighbor wanted suspect in police deaths evicted

Bystanders watch black smoke billowing from a house fire after a shooting and domestic incident at a residence on Hibiscus Road near Diamond Head on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Honolulu. Witnesses say at least two Honolulu police officers were shot and two civilians were injured. Moments after the shooting, the house was set on fire, possibly by the suspect. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

School shooting victim's dad named to Florida school board
Feds: White supremacists hoped rally would start civil war

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shows Patrik Mathews. FBI agents on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, arrested the former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia's capital. The three men are members of The Base and were arrested on federal charges in a criminal complaint unsealed in Maryland, according to a Justice Department news release. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police via AP)

Police: Mother says she killed 3 kids found in Phoenix home

A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children after they were found dead inside the family home at this location Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Countries around world respond to China virus outbreak

A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of passengers arriving from overseas at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Suh Myung-geon/Yonhap via AP)

Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save river

FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2016 file photo, laborers work at an aluminum recycling factory near the Buriganga River on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's High Court has asked authorities to shut down 231 factories surrounding the highly polluted main river in the nation's capital, lawyers and activists said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Workers spray antiseptic solution on the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Suh Myung-geon/Yonhap via AP)

Thai officials meet with major Southern insurgent group
China sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribes

FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, Interpol President Meng Hongwei delivers his opening address at the Interpol World Congress, in Singapore. China has sentenced the former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting bribes. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Backatcha: Thunberg returns Trump's climate jibe

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg takes her seat prior to the opening session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 20 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Allegations bite into business of 'Africa's richest woman'

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian govt stay

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and new Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin attend a new cabinet meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Putin formed his new Cabinet Tuesday, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)

UK Lords slam Brexit bill for not addressing child migrants

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson steps outside 10 Downing Street, in London, to welcome Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

President Donald Trump delivers the opening remarks at the World Economic Forum, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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