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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, Syrians who were displaced by the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria carry their belongings as they walk to receive a tent at the Bardarash refugee camp, north of Mosul, Iraq,   An estimated 160,000 Syrians who have fled Turkey’s offensive, which began last week after President Donald Trump announced he would move U.S. forces out of the way, abandoning their Kurdish allies. The invasion transformed one of the safest parts of Syria into a war zone, leaving displaced residents with a deep sense of betrayal. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
'Only God is with us': A Syrian family feels betrayed by USA Syrian family who had taken refuge in a northern town thought it was safe because the Americans were there, but then they left.
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Passengers walk to airport as anti-government protesters blocked the road to the airport with burning tires during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Demonstrators in Lebanon are blocking major roads across the country in a second day of protests against proposed new taxes, which come amid a severe economic crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own gov't for crisisLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has given his political adversaries a 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid escalating nationwide protests over the country's worsening economic crisis
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Israel: Palestinian wielding knife shot dead in West BankIsraeli authorities say security personnel have shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian at a West Bank checkpoint
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Anti-government protesters clash with riot policemen during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Lebanon erupted in protests Thursday over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a severe economic crisis, taking their anger on politicians they accuse of widespread corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The Latest: Protesters meet with Lebanese president AounPresident Michel Aoun has received a delegation representing protesters and told them that he will do all he can to "ease your suffering."
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Lebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protestsLebanese prime minister gives political adversaries 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing protests
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Bahrain's King Hamad appoints son national security adviserBahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has appointed his fast-rising son as the island kingdom's new national security adviser
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Sudan rebel faction, government hold 1st round of talksSudan's largest single rebel group has held its first round of direct peace talks with the country's transitional government, despite an earlier boycott following a military crackdown
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speak at a sukkah, a traditional shack built for the weeklong Jewish holiday of Sukkot, at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool)
Pompeo seeks to reassure Israel amid Syria turmoilU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Israel's prime minister to reaffirm the countries' close ties at a time when many in Israel fear the Trump administration intends to cut and run from the Middle East
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Former Israeli chief justice Meir Shamgar dies at 94Meir Shamgar, a former long-serving chief justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, has died at 94
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Anti-government protesters help a man who was injured during clashes with riot policemen in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Lebanon erupted in protests Thursday over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a severe economic crisis, taking their anger on politicians they accuse of widespread corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Protests spread across Lebanon over proposed new taxesLebanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters in central Beirut early Friday after they tried to push through security barriers around the government headquarters
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Local residents cheer, as Turkish army tanks are transported on trucks in the outskirts of the town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at he border of Syria, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, heading a delegation that includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien, arrived in Turkey on Thursday, a day after Trump dismissed the very crisis he sent his aides on an emergency mission to douse.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
The Latest: Australia won't retrieve refugees in cease-fireAustralia has ruled out retrieving dozens of Australian women and children from refugee camps during the cease-fire in Syria
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Children watch as army tanks are transported on trucks in the outskirts of the town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at he border of Syria, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, heading a delegation that includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien, arrived in Turkey on Thursday, a day after Trump dismissed the very crisis he sent his aides on an emergency mission to douse.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Syrian Kurdish-led force says it will abide by cease-fireThe commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria says they will abide by a cease-fire agreement announced in Turkey by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
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The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria tells Kurdish TV they will abide by a cease-fire agreementThe commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria tells Kurdish TV they will abide by a cease-fire agreement
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Iraqi blogger outspoken about country's corruption detainedA family member of a popular Iraqi blogger says authorities have detained him apparently over his coverage of anti-government protests
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Libya official: Gunmen kill 2 women, 3 kids near capitalA Libyan health official says gunmen killed two women and three children while they were driving on a highway near the capital, Tripoli
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