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Sudanese pro-democracy supporters celebrate a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council Saturday, Aug 17, 2019, in the capital, Khartoum. The deal paves the way for a transition to civilian-led government following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. (AP Photo)
Sudan protesters, army announce new ruling body after dealSudan's pro-democracy movement and the army announced a joint ruling body on Tuesday, formally disbanding the military council that took power after the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April
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Sudan's pro-democracy group, army announce joint ruling body to lead the country during transition to electionsSudan's pro-democracy group, army announce joint ruling body to lead the country during transition to elections
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Yemeni separatists, government forces clash in the southYemeni officials, residents: Clashes between government loyalists and separatists kill 3 in southern province
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New explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraqi capitalIraqi security officials say a large explosion has hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019 file photo, horses warm up in the saddling enclosure ahead of Dubai Kahayla Classic at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai said Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, that it had set up a special committee to "resolve multiple disputes" involving the government-owned developer Meydan as it faces a series of lawsuits amid an economic slowdown gripping the city-state. (AP/Martin Dokoupil, File)
Panel takes troubled Dubai developer's disputes in downturnDubai says it has set up a special committee to 'resolve multiple disputes' involving a government-owned developer amid economic slowdown
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Israeli, US militaries simulate ship hijacking amid tensionsIsrael's military says it has conducted a joint exercise with U.S. Special Forces simulating the retaking of a hijacked ship
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UAE expands taxes to target vaping and more sugary drinksThe United Arab Emirates will start taxing vaping devices and e-cigarettes at 100% and all sugary drinks at 50% as economic growth stutters and the government looks for ways to boost its revenue
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Iraqi officials say an explosion has happened in an arms depot belonging to an Iran-backed faction north of BaghdadIraqi officials say an explosion has happened in an arms depot belonging to an Iran-backed faction north of Baghdad
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Egypt says its forces kill 11 militants in Sinai PeninsulaEgypt says its security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where it has fought an insurgency for years
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference with El Salvador's Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Cavusoglu warned Syria's government against "playing with fire" a day after airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy near Khan Sheikoun in north Syria. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push inAs Syrian government forces push into key rebel town, al-Qaida-linked militants inside 'redeploy' south of town
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Dutch ex-defense chief against joining Persian Gulf missionDutch former defense chief says Netherlands shouldn't join U.S.-led mission to provide maritime security in Persian Gulf
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UN agency: Rival tribes clash in southern Libya; 90 killedUN agency: At least 90 killed this month in southern Libya amid fighting between rival tribes
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A Turkey Armed Forces convoy is seen at a highway between Maaret al-Numan and Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. The Turkish Defense Ministry says airstrikes have targeted a Turkish military convoy in Syria, killing at least three civilians and wounding 12 others in Monday's attack that occurred while the convoy was heading toward a Turkish observation post in the rebel-held stronghold of Idlib. (Murat Kibritoglu/DHA via AP)
Airstrikes target Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tensionsAirstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said
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Palestinian police vow to crack down on planned LGBT eventPalestinian police have threatened to arrest anyone involved in a gathering planned by LGBT activists and have called on people to come forward with information about them
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US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protestsThe U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize mass protests
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