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Lebanon sees largest protest yet as reform deadline nears

20 October, 2019

Sunday saw street rallies swell again, with thousands streaming into central Beirut and other locations across the country.

Aid workers and journalists flee Syria as regime advances

15 October, 2019

Aid workers and Syrian Kurdish civilians desperately made their way to a border crossing with Iraq as regime troops, invited by Kurdish forces, advanced amid an ongoing Turkish offensive.

Egypt, Ethiopia to hold Nile dam talks in Russia

13 October, 2019

Egypt has urged international mediation after saying the latest round of Nile talks which ended earlier this month hit another 'deadlock'.

Iran drops death row charge for environmentalists

13 October, 2019

The four detained environmentalists were initially accused of spying on military bases but their indictments changed in October 2018 to spreading 'corruption on earth'.

Iran tanker hit by 'missile strikes' near Saudi port

11 October, 2019

An Iranian oil tanker has become to the first from its country to be targeted following a spate of attacks on vessels in the Gulf.

Iraq calls three days of mourning for slain protesters

11 October, 2019

The Iraqi authorities have called three days of mourning for over 100 people killed during protests, after security forces admitted they had used excessive force.

Kurdish forces claim to have 'repulsed' Turkey's Syria offensive

10 October, 2019

Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria began on Wednesday following the withdrawal of US troops from the region.

Thirty Afghan civilians killed in May US airstrikes: UN

09 October, 2019

A UN investigation says US airstrikes on Afghan meth labs in May killed at least 30 civilians, however the US disputes the findings, claiming the labs were Taliban targets.

IS attack SDF forces as Turkey operation begins

09 October, 2019

Islamic State militants have launched attacks on Kurdish-led forces in Raqqa just before the beginning of a Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria

Iraqi PM pledges reforms to calm angry protests

06 October, 2019

Early on Sunday, Adel Abdel Mahdi's cabinet issued a decree including more than a dozen planned reforms, including land distributions, military enlistment and increased welfare stipends for needy families.

Polls open in Tunisian legislative elections

06 October, 2019

Polls opened on Sunday in Tunisia for the third round of legislative elections since the North African country's 2011 revolution, in a key vote eclipsed by a presidential runoff.

Rise in imports behind spike in dollar demand: Lebanon

03 October, 2019

In a televised speech, Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh raised doubts over whether increased imports were being used for local consumption, following reports of smuggling to neighbouring Syria.

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