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Fleetwood, Rahm chase Lorenzo-Vera in Dubai; McIlroy fades

Nov. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Struggling for energy as he battles a lung infection, Mike Lorenzo-Vera still managed a vigorous fist-pump after chipping in from the fringe of the 13th green to establish a seven-shot lead at the World Tour Championship. An hour later, the French golfer was finishing his...

UN: Bodies of at least 6 migrants found on Libyan coast

Nov. 22, 2019 9:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least six bodies of Europe-bound migrants were found on Libya’s Mediterranean coast on Friday, while another 90 were intercepted by Libya’s coast guard, the U.N. migration agency said. Libya has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and...

Palestinians: Israeli settlers torch cars in West Bank

Nov. 22, 2019 9:12 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes, Palestinian officials said Friday. Ghassan Daghlas, a spokesman for the Nablus governorate, said the Jewish settlers set...

3 protesters killed, raising death toll in Baghdad clashes

Nov. 22, 2019 8:35 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters on a historic Baghdad street near a key bridge for the second day on Friday, killing three and bringing the death toll from the fierce outburst of fighting to 13, security and medical officials said. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest...

Israel braces for bitter fight after Netanyahu indictment

Nov. 22, 2019 8:14 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday...

Parallel national day rallies by Lebanon protesters, leaders

Nov. 22, 2019 8:09 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s top politicians made their first joint appearance Friday since massive anti-government protests erupted last month, attending a military parade for the country’s 76th Independence Day. Protesters gathered for alternative independence celebrations, converging by early...

Spain court seeks to try Assad’s uncle for money laundering

Nov. 22, 2019 7:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge is recommending that Syrian ex-Vice President Rifaat Assad, the exiled uncle of Bashar Assad, and 13 others be put on trial i on charges of criminal organization and money laundering. Judge José de la Mata alleges that Rifaat Assad and the others, including eight sons,...

The Latest: Officials: 3 Iraqi protesters killed in Baghdad

Nov. 22, 2019 6:32 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Iraqi officials say three protesters have been killed and 25 wounded amid ongoing clashes with security forces near a strategic bridge in Baghdad. Security and hospital sources said three people were killed Friday on...

UK praised for bringing back some British orphans from Syria

Nov. 22, 2019 6:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s decision to allow some British orphans from Syria to come back home has drawn praise from an international charity. Save the Children UK said Friday the government’s decision is a “triumph of compassion” that would allow the children to lead full lives....

Iraqi officials: 3 protesters killed, 25 wounded in Baghdad amid ongoing clashes near strategic bridge

Nov. 22, 2019 6:20 AM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 3 protesters killed, 25 wounded in Baghdad amid ongoing clashes near strategic bridge.