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Iraqi activist found dead amid anti-govt protests

Iraqi activist found dead amid anti-govt protests

An Iraqi activist was found dead on Wednesday, hours after disappearing amid mass protests against corruption and living conditions, according to a local security source. Ali Najm al-Lami disappeared on Tuesday while he was returning home from Tahrir Square, the epicenter of anti-government...

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Lebanon 2019 budget deficit 'much bigger' than expected

Lebanon 2019 budget deficit 'much bigger' than expected

A sharp fall-off in revenues means Lebanon’s 2019 budget deficit will be much bigger than expected, caretaker finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil said on Wednesday, as the country struggles with its worst financial crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. Speaking to reporters, Khalil did not...

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US hopeful for Iran prisoner talks but imposes new sanctions

US hopeful for Iran prisoner talks but imposes new sanctions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he hoped for further dialogue with Iran to free prisoners but announced new sanctions as he vowed no let-up in pressure. Iran has also voiced a willingness for more prisoner swaps after the exchange Saturday of Xiyue Wang, a US scholar...

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From Baghdad to Basra, the faces of Iraq's 'October Revolution'

From Baghdad to Basra, the faces of Iraq's 'October Revolution'

They hail from Basra's poorest slums and Baghdad's best universities and count among their ranks artists, tribal dignitaries and desperate young men. Iraq's "October Revolution" reflects a diverse society. But the people hitting Iraq's streets since October 1 have one thing in common: they...

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