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Tunisia: Media mogul's arrest rocks presidential race

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Supporters of an arrested Tunisian media magnate who is running for president say he's being targeted for political reasons.


Minister: Turkish-US command room for northeast Syria active

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's official Anadolu news agency is quoting the country's defense minister as saying that a joint operation room with the United States has begun its activities as part of a deal for a safe zone in northeastern Syria.


Lebanese president says Beirut will overcome economic crisis

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's president said Saturday his country will emerge from its difficult economic conditions by making decisions that boost production, and a top politician said politicians will be called for a meeting "to discuss the challenges."


Corruption trial for Sudan's ex-president adjourns

CAIRO (AP) - The trial of Sudan's autocratic former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges was adjourned for one week following testimony from several witnesses Saturday.


Yemen officials: Government forces take separatist army camp

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni military officials say forces loyal to the country's internationally recognized government have wrested control of a military camp from a separatist militia backed by the United Arab Emirates just outside a key southern city.


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Explosion in Iraq near Shiite mosque kills 3, wounds dozens

BAGHDAD (AP) - A motorcycle rigged with explosives went off near a Shiite mosque south of the capital Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 34, Iraqi security officials said Saturday..


India's Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honor during a visit Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he pursues stripping statehood from the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir.


Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it.


The Latest: Iran says it test fires 'new missile'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):


Amnesty: Egypt should investigate death of inmate

CAIRO (AP) - The rights group Amnesty International is urging Egyptian authorities to carry out an impartial investigation into the death of an inmate at Egypt's most notorious prison amid torture allegations.


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Fitch Ratings downgrades Lebanon, S&P maintains its ratings

BEIRUT (AP) - Fitch Ratings downgraded Lebanon's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to CCC from B- Friday, while Standard & Poor's Global Ratings affirmed its long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings for Beirut at B-/B, saying the country's outlook remains negative.


Leading presidential contender arrested in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - A leading presidential candidate in Tunisia has been arrested and jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.


Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded

JERUSALEM (AP) - An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said.


Syria retakes territory in NW held by rebels since 2012

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops seized control of a string of villages in the northern countryside of Hama province, completing their takeover of the formerly rebel-held region just south of Idlib province for the first time since 2012, the Syrian army and a war monitoring group said Friday.


Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran.


The Latest: Cleric issues edict forbidding US troops in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - The Latest on the situation in Iraq, after U.S. officials confirmed Israel last month bombed a weapons depot belonging to Iran-backed Shiite militias (all times local):


Yemeni government forces rout separatists from southern city

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government have taken full control of a key southern city after overnight clashes with separatists there, Yemeni security officials said Friday.


The Latest: Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Latest on the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):


Israel: 17-year-old Israeli girl dies from wounds in West Bank explosion that army said was a Palestinian attack

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel: 17-year-old Israeli girl dies from wounds in West Bank explosion that army said was a Palestinian attack.


Clashing statements expose rift in Iraqi paramilitary force

BAGHDAD (AP) - The head of Iraq's paramilitary forces supported by Iran on Thursday walked back a statement by his deputy the day before in which he blamed Israeli drones and held the U.S. responsible for a series of attacks on bases run by the militias.


After mixed first year, casino celebrates with birthday bash

After mixed first year, casino celebrates with birthday bash

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting
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Frustrated with event ticketing? New ventures try to help

Dayton shooter's friend loses another bid to get out of jail

Dayton shooter's friend loses another bid to get out of jail

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Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

The Latest: Hong Kong protest winds down after clashes

The Latest: Hong Kong protest winds down after clashes

Indian authorities bar opposition from visiting Kashmir

Indian authorities bar opposition from visiting Kashmir

The Latest: India's Modi bars opposition from Kashmir visit

The Latest: India's Modi bars opposition from Kashmir visit

Tropical storm traps 18 in Taiwan before heading to China

Tropical storm traps 18 in Taiwan before heading to China

The Latest: While in France, Trump tracks coverage back home

The Latest: While in France, Trump tracks coverage back home

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

4 European countries agree on trade deal with Mercosur
Thousands protest in Germany against racism, discrimination

Thousands protest in Germany against racism, discrimination

Germany: Boy, 13, in stepfather's SUV sets off police chase
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