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Beirut Crowd Protests Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Lebanese security forces used tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. They were protesting against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Yemeni Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed In Houthi Attack

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Yemen's former president was killed by Houthi rebels just days after switching allegiances from the Iran-aligned Houthis to a Saudi-led coalition, the latest development in a two-year-long civil war.

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Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed

Monday, December 04, 2017

In Yemen, Houthi rebels are claiming to have killed the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh and the rebels had an alliance against the country's current president that recently broke down. This action by the rebels could escalate regional tension.

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Yemen's Ex-President Reportedly Killed

Monday, December 04, 2017

The former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has reportedly been killed by a rebel faction, the Houthis, in the war-torn country. NPR's Beirut correspondent has more.

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In Yemen, Mothers Of Detained Won't Stop Protests Till Their Sons Are Freed

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mothers of detained journalists and activists in Yemen are protesting in public and seeking out international help.

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News Brief: Roy Moore's Communication Director Resigns, Politics In Lebanon

Thursday, November 23, 2017

We look at Roy Moore's chances in the Alabama Senate race after his communications director resigned. Also, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon and says he will stay on, for now.

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Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon As Saudi Arabia And Iran Vie For Influence

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lebanon's prime minister returned and says he's not quitting as he had said earlier. The strange events raised alarms about the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran and their influence in Lebanon.

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Questions Still Swirl Around Lebanese Prime Minister's Resignation

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lebanon's prime minister gave his first television interview since suddenly resigning last weekend, a move that set off rumors that Saudi Arabia had orchestrated his departure from government.

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After Sudden Resignation, Lebanon's Prime Minister Says He Will Return 'Very Soon'

Sunday, November 12, 2017

In his first interview since resigning as Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri says he's not being detained by Saudi Arabia, and that he'll return to his country soon.

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Many Lebanese Believe Prime Minister Resigned After Interference From Saudis

Friday, November 10, 2017

It's been almost a week since the Lebanese prime minister fled to Saudi Arabia and said his life was under threat. His actions have exposed the increasing tensions regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens To Leave Lebanon

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tensions are rising since Lebanon's prime minister went to Saudi Arabia and resigned. Saudi Arabia told its citizens to leave Lebanon. It could be part of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Journalists Invited To Tour One Of Yemen's Safest Cities

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The Arab country of Yemen has been devastated by a civil war and famine. The governor of the safest province in Yemen invited journalists to see his boomtown.

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For Libyans, Benghazi Is A City That Has Come Under Brutal And Chaotic Rule

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thirty-six bodies, some handcuffed, some showing signs of torture, some shot in the head, were found in an open pit near the Libyan city of Benghazi. It was the largest such discovery since the country's civil war.

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More Tourists Flock To Lebanon Despite Its Infamous History

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lebanon may not seem like an obvious vacation destination with its history of civil war, kidnappings and Israeli invasions, but that's history. (This piece initially aired on Aug. 30, 2017 on ATC).

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U.S.-Backed Forces On The Verge Of Pushing ISIS Out Of Raqqa

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

U.S.-backed forces are close to finishing the battle to push ISIS from its de facto capital, Raqqa. Doing so will leave little territory remaining for the so-called Islamic State that once ruled a large swatch of Iraq and Syria. It also leave the city in ruins and with an uncertain future.

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After 4-month Battle, U.S.-Backed Forces Appear To Gain Control Of Raqqa

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The city in northeastern Syria has been the self-declared capital of the Islamic State. U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are reported to be on the verge of taking the city back from ISIS.

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Syrian Regime Races Against U.S.-Backed Rebel Forces To Take ISIS Enclave

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Syrian government and U.S.-backed rebel forces are locked in a race to be the first to push ISIS out of one of the last areas in Syria. But the winners could still face more fighting.

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ISIS Fighters In Syria Are Occupied By Battles On Multiple Fronts

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

While a convoy of its fighters and families rambles through Syria, the Islamic State is losing ground in important cities to forces backed by the U.S. and others from the Syrian government.

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In Lebanon, Syrian Refugees Met With Harassment And Hostility

Saturday, September 02, 2017

In some Lebanese towns, Syrian refugees now outnumber Lebanese. And harassment against them is picking up — as is political rhetoric against them.

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Despite History Of Strife, More Tourists Flock To Lebanon

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tourism to Lebanon is on the rise despite — and maybe a little because of — its history of strife. The country is trying to make itself more appealing to vacationers.

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