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Deadly Car Bombing Hits Turkey Convoy in North Syria

A deadly car bomb targeted a Turkish convoy in an area of northern Syria controlled by Turkey-backed fighters on Wednesday, a Britain-based war monitor said.

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Algeria Opens First Corruption Trial for ex-PMs, Tycoons

The corruption trial for two former Algerian prime ministers, prominent politicians and automotive industry tycoons started Wednesday in Algiers, with defense lawyers boycotting the proceedings.

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Moroccan YouTuber Arrested for 'Public Insults'

A Moroccan YouTuber was arrested and appeared in court Tuesday for "insulting Moroccans and constitutional institutions" in a video, the kingdom's public prosecutor announced.

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Netanyahu to Press Pompeo for More Pressure on 'Tottering' Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Portugal Wednesday to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and call for increased pressure on the "tottering" Iranian government.

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Saudi King Invites Qatar Emir to Riyadh Summit

Saudi King Salman has invited Qatar's emir to a meeting next week of the Gulf regional bloc in Riyadh, Qatari state media said Tuesday, without specifying if Doha had accepted.

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Still in Streets, Iraqis Say Problem is Poverty

Chants demanding complete regime change have echoed across Iraq for weeks, but what first brought demonstrators onto the street was the profound poverty of one of the world's most oil-rich countries.

And that is what has kept them there, with protesters brushing off the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi as failing to root out the rampant corruption that denies them jobs and public services. 

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General Urges Mass Voter Turnout as 'Slap in Face' of Algeria Foes

Algeria's military chief called Tuesday for massive voter turnout in the country's sharply-disputed December 12 elections to serve as a "slap in the face" of its enemies.

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Macron Says Turkey 'Sometimes Works with ISIS Proxies'

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused Turkish forces of sometimes working with fighters linked to the Islamic State group in its operation in northern Syria.

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Tunisia Arrests 11 after Clashes in Birthplace of Arab Spring

Eleven Tunisians were arrested during a night of clashes between protesters and police in the central region of Sidi Bouzid, the interior ministry said Tuesday, after the self-immolation of a young man sparked outrage.

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Turkey Rejects Criticism of Libya Maritime Deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejected criticism of a maritime boundary deal with Libya that allows Ankara to claim rights over vast areas coveted by other countries including Greece.

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