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Despite shake-up, Putin rejects idea of Soviet-style leaders for life

17 min ago
President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he did not want Russia to return to the late Soviet-era practice of having lifelong rulers who died in office without a proper succession strategy.

Forty killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen's Marib: Saudi state TV

19 min 54 sec ago
Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing‮ ‬40 military personnel and wounding dozens, Saudi state television said.

Scores wounded as security forces, protesters clash in Beirut

46 min 3 sec ago
Cat-and-mouse clashes between Lebanon's security forces and protesters wounded scores of people on a night of violence that rocked central Beirut on Saturday.

U.S. sanctions Iranian commander over Mahshahr killings

56 min 10 sec ago
The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had imposed sanctions on a general of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who commanded units blamed for a massacre of protesters in November.

32 killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen's Marib: Saudi state TV

1 hour 12 min ago
Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing dozens of people, Saudi state television said.

Dozens injured as security forces clash with protesters in Beirut

1 hour 59 min ago
Dozens of people were wounded in Beirut on Saturday as security forces used tear gas and water cannons in clashes with protesters armed with tree branches and sign posts near Lebanon's parliament.

Ten charred bodies found in vehicle in violence-plagued Mexican state

2 hours 47 min ago
Mexican prosecutors are investigating the discovery of a burned-out vehicle containing the charred bodies of 10 people in the southwestern state of Guerrero, authorities said late on Friday.

Facebook apologizes after vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

3 hours 30 min ago
Facebook Inc said on Saturday it was working to find out how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused and saying the problem had been fixed.

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from Bolsonaro

3 hours 45 min ago
Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the "genocide, ethnocide and ecocide" planned by the country's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brief scuffles at Guatemala-Mexico border as migrants try to cross

4 hours 4 min ago
Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security forces.

Beirut protest camp ablaze as security forces, protesters clash

4 hours 6 min ago
A fire engulfed a protest camp in central Beirut on Saturday evening, burning tents and sending plumes of smoke into the air, as security forces faced off against protesters near parliament.

Paris Opera musicians serenade public in pensions protest

4 hours 8 min ago
Striking musicians and singers of the Paris Opera staged an open-air concert on Saturday in front of the city's historic opera house in protest against a pension reform that seeks to end their special retirement scheme.

Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's last minutes before death: CNN

4 hours 27 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night, according to audio obtained by CNN.

Lebanon security forces face off against protesters near parliament building

4 hours 38 min ago
Security forces in Beirut fired tear gas and used water cannons on Saturday in clashes with protesters armed with tree branches and sign posts near Lebanon's parliament.

Airport, businesses still closed after blizzard hits Canada's Newfoundland

4 hours 52 min ago
The airport and businesses remained closed in the capital of Newfoundland in Atlantic Canada on Saturday in the wake of a massive winter blizzard that buried cars in snow drifts and caused an avalanche in one neighborhood.

Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine

5 hours 27 min ago
Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad.

Iran is sending black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine: aviation official

6 hours 46 min ago
Iran is sending to Ukraine the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military accidentally shot down this month, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

6 hours 53 min ago
The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened soon.

Black boxes of shot-down Ukrainian airliner will be sent to Ukraine: Iranian news agency

7 hours 11 min ago
The black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner which was accidentally shot down by Iranian forces this month will be sent to Ukraine, the Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

Iceland’s Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal

7 hours 15 min ago
Samherji, the Icelandic fishing company at the center of Namibia's biggest corruption scandal, announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the southwest African nation.