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Palestinians mark Nakba anniversary in West Bank

Palestinians gathered on Sunday in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah to mark the anniversary of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from what is now Israel during the 1948 war surrounding its creation. Nakba Day, Arabic for "catastrophe," comes amid a wave of...

Mired in crises, Lebanese begin voting for new parliament

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese headed to polling stations early Sunday to elect a new parliament against the backdrop of an economic meltdown that is transforming the country and low expectations that the voting could bring meaningful change. A new crop of candidates from the 2019 protest movement...