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    Middle East

    Russia and the Syrian government have intensified attacks on the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria, forcing tens of thousands to flee toward the Turkish border amid fears of an all-out offensive to recapture the territory.

    The Egyptian military released one of the country’s former chiefs-of-staff, nearly two years after his arrest following an announcement that he would challenge President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in the 2018 presidential vote.

    Weeks after forming a military partnership with Russia to share control of a land strip in northern Syria, Turkey is trying to convince the Kremlin to cooperate in another volatile country torn by civil war: Libya.

    Japan urged Iran to adhere to a 2015 nuclear deal, but Iran’s president said Washington was at fault for Mideast tensions because it pulled out of the multinational accord.

    Lebanon’s president named a university professor and former education minister as new prime minister, in an effort to break a political deadlock amid an economic crisis and nationwide protests against the nation’s ruling class.

    President Trump could order a sharp reduction in U.S. troops in Afghanistan without endangering the Pentagon’s ability to prevent another catastrophic terrorist attack on American shores, a close ally of the president said Monday.

    Saudi Arabia is quietly trying to mend fences with Iran as the kingdom seeks to avoid heightened risks to its oil-dependent economy. The September attack on its oil facilities, says one Saudi official, “was a game-changer.”

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces the fight of his political life, heading into a third election campaign under the cloud of an indictment while fending off a leadership challenge from within the ranks of his Likud party.

    African migrants and refugees, who arrive to Libya after fleeing conflict and poverty at home, are risking the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to reach Europe only to be intercepted and returned to a civil war in Libya.

    In the heart of Baghdad, vying for attention alongside banners calling for the government’s downfall, are images of protesters who have disappeared.

    While Iran’s sanction-battered economy has sparked protests across the nation, U.S. officials cite new intelligence suggesting Tehran’s finances are more dire than previously thought and are bringing it closer to a financial crisis.

    Authorities have waged a campaign of intimidation to stop protests quashed in a crackdown from flaring back up. People described security forces demanding money to return the bodies of children killed in demonstrations.

    The Iraqi Parliament accepted Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation, opening a new phase of jockeying to find a replacement as antigovernment protests continued to grip the country.

    Washington and its European allies are at odds over how to prosecute and detain about 2,000 foreign fighters being held in Syria, eight months after U.S.-backed forces took back the last sliver of Islamic State’s self-described caliphate.

    Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said he would submit his resignation to Parliament in response to blistering criticism from the country’s top cleric that followed one of the deadliest days of antigovernment protests.

    Protesters set fire to the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi city of Najaf in a show of anger against Tehran’s involvement in the country’s affairs, raising the risk of a more forceful response from security forces.

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