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US President Donald Trump intensifies his accusations that NATO allies are not spending enough on defense and said more attacks well take place unless the alliance did more to stop militants
BEIRUT / MOSCOW
Syria has agreed “in principle” to allow an observer mission into the country, a senior official in Damascus said Friday, as security forces killed 11 anti-government protesters.
CAIRO - The Associated Press
Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a second day of clashes yesterday with rock-throwing protesters demanding that the ruling military quickly announce a date to hand over power to an elected government.
A new bill requiring all Israeli citizens exempt from mandatory military service to conduct national or civilian service, which is currently voluntary, was expected to be brought to a vote by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation yesterday.
MADRID - The Associated Press
Spain held a national election yesterday, and it was expected to become the third eurozone country in as many weeks to throw out its governing party in an attempt to dig itself out of an economic crisis.
SANAA - Agence France-Presse
Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh said Nov. 19 he would hand the country over to the military if he were to step down as demanded by the opposition. “We... are ready to make sacrifices for the country. But you will always be there, even if we step down,” Saleh told loyalist troops, in statements carried by the official Saba news agency.
DAMASCUS / CAIRO
The Arab League’s deadline for an end to government violence passed Nov 20, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he won’t stop using force as Arab foreign Ministers to convene Nov 24
Scores of Ethiopian military vehicles pushed at least 80 kilometers into neighboring Somalia on Nov. 19, residents said, five weeks after Kenya entered Somalia to fight Islamist militants it blames for a wave of kidnappings on its soil.
SAN FRANCISCO - Agence France-Presse
A California university placed two of its police officers on administrative leave Sunday because of their involvement in the pepper spraying of passively sitting protesters, while the school's chancellor accelerated a task force's investigation into the incident amid calls for her resignation.
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
If the Taliban do not sit down at the table with the Afghan government, they will open themselves to manipulation by outside powers, a senior official says.
Egypt's Health Ministry says 35 people have been killed since Sunday in clashes between police and protesters demanding the country's military rulers quickly transfer power to a civilian government.