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Diplomats in Paris discuss aid for battered Lebanese economyInternational donors and supporters of Lebanon are meeting in France to consider measures to help the small Mediterranean country
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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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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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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, a man walks past a compound for Saudi Aramco in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco on Thursday, Dec. 5, set a share price for its IPO, that puts the value of the company at $1.7 trillion, more than Apple or Microsoft. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Saudi Aramco gains 10% in debut to clinch top seat at $1.8T Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco has gained 10% in its debut trading on the Saudi Tadawul stock exchange
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, addresses media in Tel Aviv, Israel. Barring a nearly unfathomable about face, Israel is headed Wednesday, Dec. 11 toward an unprecedented third election within a year - prolonging a political stalemate that has paralyzed government and undermined its citizens' faith in the democratic process. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
Israeli parliament starts dissolving itself for 3rd electionThe Israeli parliament has begun the process of voting to dissolve the chamber and pave the path to an unprecedented third election within a year
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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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This photo provided by U.S. Embassy Switzerland,  Edward McMullen greets Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.  In a trade conducted in Zurich, Iranian officials handed over Chinese-American graduate student Xiyue Wang, detained in Tehran since 2016, for scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had faced a federal trial in Georgia.  (U.S. Embassy Switzerland via AP)
Ready for prisoner swaps, Iran says US holding 20 IraniansIran said on Tuesday that American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported
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John Kelly, President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, talks during the SALT finance conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Trump, Obama advisers say Russia, Iran remain threats to USTwo advisers to President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama say that Russia and Iran remain the top threats to the U.S. That's according to former Trump chief of staff John Kelly and Obama national security adviser Jim Jones
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Angry protesters attack Lebanese city's municipalityAngry residents have attacked the municipality headquarters in Lebanon's second largest city, Tripoli, smashing windows and setting a room on fire
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Gulf leaders meet in Saudi Arabia under looming Iran threatAn annual summit of Arab Gulf countries is taking place in Saudi Arabia amid a sharp escalation of tensions with Iran following months of attacks on oil targets in the Persian Gulf region
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