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Protestors attend a demonstration after authorities raised gasoline prices, in the northern city of Sari, Iran, Saturday, Nov…
The demonstrations took place in more than a dozen cities in the hours following President Hassan Rouhani’s decision early Friday to cut gasoline subsidies
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Sat, 11/16/2019 - 22:14
A riot police water cannon sprays to clean a street where protesters have been gathering for four weeks, in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 15, 2019.
Lebanese security forces will boost measures near the country's banks that have been closed for more than a week over fears by employees for their safety amid nationwide unrest
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Sat, 11/16/2019 - 16:16
Iraqis gather at the site of a bomb explosion near Baghdad's Tahrir Square on November 16, 2019. - At least one person was…
Demonstrators push closer to Iraq's seat of government 
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Sat, 11/16/2019 - 15:19
Smoke rises during a protest after authorities raised fuel prices, in the central city of Isfahan, Iran, Nov. 16, 2019.
Protesters in dozens of cities threw stones at police and pro-government militiamen
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Sat, 11/16/2019 - 13:45
FILE - A road sign is seen at the entrance to al-Bab, Syria, July 23, 2019. A car bomb explosion in the town Saturday killed more than a dozen people.
Turkey's Defense Ministry blamed the main Kurdish militia, known as the People's Protection Units, for the blast in al-Bab, Aleppo province
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Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:40
Two balls of fire are seen following an Israel airstrike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip early on November 15, 2019. -…
Israel pulls Hamas off the sidelines of recent Gaza violence
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Sat, 11/16/2019 - 04:28
Residents of Behbahan in southwestern Iran stage a sit-in on a street on Nov. 15, 2019, in protest at the government’s sudden 50% increase in the subsidized price of gasoline earlier in the day. (Courtesy)
Video clips sent from Iran to VOA Persian showed angry drivers protesting on the streets of at least five cities on Friday, after the government abruptly raised the subsidized price of gas by 50%
Michael Lipin
Fri, 11/15/2019 - 22:43

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