The Lebanese parliament's budget and finance committee will approve the 2020 budget by the end of the year as the country is struggling to form a new government amid mass protests.
Lebanese parliamentary panel set to approve 2020 budget this year
Iraq's foreign minister has apologized to Iran after rioters set fire to the Islamic Republic's consulate in the holy city of Najaf.
Iraq apologizes to Iran for arson attack on consulate in Najaf
Turkey’s state prosecutor has called for the conviction of Amnesty International’s local head, Taner Kilic, former director Idil Eser and four other human rights defenders over allegations of involvement in the failed July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey prosecutor urges conviction of Amnesty's local chief
Turkey has responded defiantly against the United States amid an ongoing feud regarding Turkey’s purchase of the Russian made S-400 air defense system.
Turkey-US row over S-400 defense system
Iraqi authorities have announced curfew in the holy city of Najaf after masked assailants attacked and set fire on the Iranian consulate.
Iraq announces curfew in Najaf after masked assailants torch Iran consulate
Nearly a dozen African refugees have lost their lives and many more sustained injuries when artillery shelling targeted an area in Yemen’s mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada, as Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies press ahead with their military aggression against the crisis-hit Arab country.
Nearly dozen African refugees killed in Saudi artillery shelling in Yemen’s Sa’ada
The British army is no match for Russia’s armed forces, according to research by a prestigious London-based think tank.
London-based research group says UK cannot fight Russia
Amnesty International has warned that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government had built a "parallel justice system" to crack down on critics and dissent.
Amnesty warns of Egypt's 'parallel justice system'
Clashes have broken out between Takfiri militants and Syrian government forces in the embattled northwestern province of Idlib, the last stronghold of the extremists.
Syrian forces, Takfiri militants exchange heavy fire as army advances in Idlib
Palestinian president threatens to fully cut US ties
The Israeli military conducted fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip after Palestinians in the blockaded enclave and the occupied West Bank marked a “day of rage” in protest at US contentious declaration of support for the regime’s land grab policy.
Israel conducts fresh air raids on Gaza after anti-settlement protests

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