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Protesters Calling for Jobs Stop Tunisia's Entire Phosphate Output

Protesters Calling for Jobs Stop Tunisia's Entire Phosphate Output

Protesters calling for jobs stopped Tunisia’s entire phosphate output on Wednesday by launching sit-ins at the sole producer of the key export during a day of strikes and protests around the country, officials and witnesses told Reuters. State-run Gafsa Phospate was once one of the world's larges

Israelis Fatally Shoot Alleged Palestinian Attacker

Israelis Fatally Shoot Alleged Palestinian Attacker

Israeli security forces fatally shot a Palestinian at a checkpoint outside Jerusalem on Wednesday after he allegedly tried to run down a border policeman, the Israeli police said. The driver, from Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, tried to flee an inspection at the checkpoint, hitting and lightly i

At Least 9 Dead as Truck Hits Bus in Sudan

A head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Sudan’s West Kordofan province killed at least nine people and injured more than three dozen others, the country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday. SUNA news agency said that the crash took place Tuesday night on a highway near the town of

Two Blasts kill 7 in Syrian Opposition-Held Northwest near Turkish Border

Two Blasts kill 7 in Syrian Opposition-Held Northwest near Turkish Border

Two bomb blasts killed at least seven people and wounded scores on Tuesday in areas of northwest Syria near the Turkish border and under heavy Turkish influence, witnesses and police sources said. Five people were killed and 20 wounded, some critically, in a blast that exploded at a road junction

As Winter Approaches, Egypt Braces for Second Coronavirus Wave

As Winter Approaches, Egypt Braces for Second Coronavirus Wave

In Egypt's bustling capital people pack shops, cafes and public transport, many of them disregarding the rules that they should wear face masks in these spaces and keep one meter apart. Official warnings about a second wave of coronavirus infections are widely dismissed. Egypt's first wave of

Lebanon’s Lawyers Launch National Initiative to 'Recover the State'

Lebanon’s Lawyers Launch National Initiative to 'Recover the State'

The head of the Beirut Bar Association, Melhem Khalaf, announced on Monday the launch of a campaign to “recover the State”, based on the formation of a government of independent experts, the creation of a senate, and the adoption of a new electoral law. “The initiative is easy to implement and re

Arab Coalition Destroys 5 Sea Mines Planted by Houthis in Southern Red Sea

Arab Coalition Destroys 5 Sea Mines Planted by Houthis in Southern Red Sea

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Tuesday that it has destroyed five sea mines positioned by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in the southern Red Sea. It said the “Sadaf” type mines are produced in Iran. The coalition has destroyed 163 such explosives arbitrarily planted by the Houthis

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