Rebellions and uprisings

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 27, 2019 - 4:53 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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A protester hits a poster with a defaced picture of Asaad al-Eidani, Iran-backed parliamentary bloc's nominee for the post of the prime minister and Arabic that reads "rejected by the people," with a shoe during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Iraq's president refused Thursday to designate Asaad al-Eidani for the post of prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters and said he was ready to submit his resignation to Parliament. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president refused on Thursday to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc and offered to resign, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. President Barham Salih...
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A protester hits a poster with a defaced picture of Asaad al-Eidani, Iran-backed parliamentary bloc's nominee for the post of the prime minister and Arabic that reads "rejected by the people," with a shoe during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Iraq's president refused Thursday to designate Asaad al-Eidani for the post of prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters and said he was ready to submit his resignation to Parliament. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 26, 2019 - 4:37 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president refused on Thursday to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc and offered to resign, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. President Barham Salih...
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A protester hits a poster with a defaced picture of Asaad al-Eidani, Iran-backed parliamentary bloc's nominee for the post of the prime minister and Arabic that reads "rejected by the people," with a shoe during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Iraq's president refused Thursday to designate Asaad al-Eidani for the post of prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters and said he was ready to submit his resignation to Parliament. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 26, 2019 - 4:17 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president refused on Thursday to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc and offered to resign, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. President Barham Salih...
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A protester hits a poster with a defaced picture of Asaad al-Eidani, Iran-backed parliamentary bloc's nominee for the post of the prime minister and Arabic that reads "rejected by the people," with a shoe during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Iraq's president refused Thursday to designate Asaad al-Eidani for the post of prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters and said he was ready to submit his resignation to Parliament. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 26, 2019 - 12:52 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president refused on Thursday to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. President Barham Saleh said in a statement...
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A man rides in a truck as civilians flee a Syrian military offensive in Idlib province on the main road near Hazano, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Syrian forces launched a wide ground offensive last week into the northwestern province of Idlib, which is dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants. The United Nations estimates that some 60,000 people have fled from the area, heading south, after the bombings intensified earlier this month. (AP Photo/Ghaith al-Sayed)
December 25, 2019 - 10:43 am
BEIRUT (AP) — More than 200,000 men, women and children fled their homes in northwest Syria in buses, trucks and cars in recent weeks, amid intense air and ground bombardment by government forces, a Syrian relief group said Wednesday. Government forces have been bombarding southern and eastern...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, photo, volunteer Ibtisam Nablussi tosses a Christmas present, as anti-government protesters distribute clothing to the needy ahead of Christmas, at Martyrs Square in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon is entering its third month of protests, the economic pinch is hurting everyone, and the government is paralyzed. So people are resorting to what they've done in previous crises: They rely on each other, not the state. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
December 25, 2019 - 1:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Panic set in on a WhatsApp group used to organize Lebanese protests when one member said he intended to kill himself because he can’t provide for his kids. The desperate call came on the heels of the suicide of a father of two that had stunned the public and raised alarm over how dire...
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Civilians ride in a truck as they flee Maaret al-Numan, Syria, ahead of a government offensive, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Ghaith al-Sayed)
December 24, 2019 - 6:19 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A missile struck a school building in northwestern Syria on Tuesday morning, killing eight civilians, opposition activists said, as government forces captured a key village held by al-Qaida insurgents in the last rebel stronghold in the war-torn country. Syrian government troops also...
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Civilians ride in a truck as they flee Maaret al-Numan, Syria, ahead of a government offensive, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Ghaith al-Sayed)
December 23, 2019 - 9:45 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pressed ahead Monday with a new military assault on the country's last rebel stronghold that began last week, an offensive that has set off a mass exodus of civilians fleeing to safer areas near the Turkish border. Under the cover of airstrikes and heavy...
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Civilians ride in a truck as they flee Maaret al-Numan, Syria, ahead of a government offensive, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Ghaith al-Sayed)
December 23, 2019 - 2:52 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pressed ahead Monday with a new military assault on the country's last rebel stronghold that began last week. The offensive has triggered a mass exodus of civilians fleeing to safer areas near the Turkish border. Under the cover of airstrikes and heavy...
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