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Protests Erupt in Iranian Cities After Woman’s Death in Custody

By Farnaz Fassihi | The New York Times

Antigovernment protests erupted in cities across Iran on Monday in response to a young woman’s death in the custody of the country’s morality police, with security forces firing on crowds in the northwest and killing four men, according to three Iran-focused human rights organizations.

Palestinian Forces, Residents Battle in West Bank, One Dead

Associated Press (free)

Palestinian security forces on Tuesday exchanged fire with militants in the center of the West Bank’s second-largest city, as angry residents pelted an armored jeep with objects and chased it away. One man was reported dead.

Israel Appoints Ambassador to Turkey in Sign of Warming Ties

Associated Press (free)

Israel on Monday announced the appointment of a new ambassador to Turkey—the latest sign of warming relations between the two countries following more than a decade-long rift.

Tunisia’s Anti-Terrorism Police Detain Former Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh


Tunisia’s anti-terrorism police detained for one day Ali Laarayedh, a former prime minister and senior official in the Islamist opposition Ennahda party, after an investigation into suspicions of sending jihadists to Syria, lawyers said Tuesday.

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