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FILE PHOTO: General view of the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2020.  Kay Nietfeld/Pool via Reuters/File Photo
UN blames several countries whose representatives were present at Berlin conference on Libya, without naming them
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 21:00
5192: Protest camps like this one in Karbala have been set up in many Iraqi cities.  Tents in Basra burned Friday night, as forc
Security forces move in on anti-government demonstrations after famous cleric withdraws support
Heather Murdock
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:20
FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump smiles at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, after signing a proclamation at the White House in Washington.
President Donald Trump said he would likely release his long-awaited Mideast peace plan a little before he meets Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 13:41
Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
Most opposition to the government appears to be taking place in social media and originating from outside the country
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 13:30
FILE - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 5, 2019.
Mohammed Javad Zarif told Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine that he would 'never rule out the possibility that people will change their approach and recognize the realities,' in an interview conducted Friday in Tehran
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:47
Iraqi’s Protest US Military Presence
Protesters demand US military leave or be expelled at urging of prominent Shi’ite leader, Muqtada al-Sadr Protesters demand US military leave or be expelled
Heather Murdock
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 08:38
Thousands of Iraqis Call for US Troops to Leave, But Protests Smaller Than Planned
Tens of thousands took to the streets in Baghdad Friday calling for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. The protests come as James Jeffrey, U.S. special envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, acknowledged that the fight against the terrorist group in Iraq is paused, and the American and coalition troops stationed there are now focused on self protection amid rocket attacks from Iran. VOA’s diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington.
Cindy Saine
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 22:01
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks during a joint news conference with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,…
Given that Libya is 2,000 kilometers from Turkey, one military expert questions whether Ankara is capable of sustaining a hot conflict
Dorian Jones
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:53
Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gather in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Thousands of supporters of an…
Demonstrators demand US military leave or be expelled at urging of Shi’ite leader Muqtada al-Sadr
Heather Murdock
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:05
Lebanese Protests Default to Social Media
In Lebanon, where most media outlets have strong political leanings, the largest anti-government protests in decades have been unfolding amid a virtual blackout of domestic news-media coverage
U.S. Soldiers stand at a site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020.
Military officials say half of injured troops have returned to duty in Iraq but rest are still being treated
Jeff Seldin
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:45
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi and Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmit attend a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria, June 28, 2019.
On Jan. 15, Britain, France and Germany reluctantly triggered the accord’s dispute resolution mechanism to force Iran into discussions on possible violations of the deal
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:05
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Jan. 5, 2020.
Palestinians say plan is a non-starter
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:08
This picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows passengers wearing masks prepare to disembark from a flight from Hong Kong on…
China has shut down Wuhan and other cities in the Hubei province, which is the center of the outbreak of the newly identified coronavirus
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:19
Palestinians visit vandalized mosque in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa, in east Jerusalem, Jan. 24, 2020.
The mosque is in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa, in annexed east Jerusalem
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 08:19

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