International incidents

A member of the Iranian army walks past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
March 29, 2020 - 6:44 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic. Syria meanwhile reported the first...
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Palestinian security forces are deployed to enforce new government measures against the coronavirus, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, March 23, 2020. On Sunday, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh declared a two week set of strict precautionary measures that include confining residents to their homes, restricting movement between cities and deploying security forces, along with other measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
March 23, 2020 - 12:15 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians rushed to stock up on food and fuel Monday amid fears that authorities would resort to even stricter measures after reporting the first coronavirus infection in the country, where the health care system has been decimated by nearly a decade of civil war. The arrival...
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Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus, at the main market in Gaza City, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Middle East has some 20,000 cases of the virus, with most cases in Iran or linked to travel from Iran. The vast majority of people recover from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 22, 2020 - 3:27 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Syria's health minister says the country has reported its first case of coronavirus for a person who came from abroad. State news agency SANA quoted the minister, Nizar Yazigi, as saying Sunday that all measures have been taken to deal with the case. The minister did...
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In this Friday, March 20, 2020, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises an artillery firing competition between army units in the country's west in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
March 20, 2020 - 11:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, as it continues to expand military capabilities amid deadlocked nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration and a crippling global health crisis...
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Migrants stand outside container houses in Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Fire Service said a migrant, who was not further identified, was found dead inside Moria camp after the fire broke out Monday. (AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas)
March 18, 2020 - 7:39 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out overnight on Greece's border with Turkey early Wednesday, after about 500 migrants attempted to break down a border fence and enter Greece. Greek police said they used tear gas to repel the push to break down the fence south of the Kastanies border...
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CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO ESHAQ: FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri waves to media while registering his candidacy for the May 19, 2017, presidential elections, at the Interior Ministry, in Tehran, Iran. Jahangiri and two other Cabinet members have contracted the new coronavirus, semiofficial Fars News Agency reported Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
March 11, 2020 - 12:42 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's senior vice president and two other Cabinet members have contracted the new coronavirus, a semiofficial news agency reported Wednesday as the death toll in the Islamic Republic from the outbreak rose by 62 to 354. The report by the Fars news agency, believed to be close...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting marking the International Women's Day, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Erdogan called on Greece to open its borders and allow the migrants to move on to other European countries. His deputy Fuat Oktay is at the right, and his wife Emine Erdogan at the left.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
March 11, 2020 - 8:59 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Wednesday made the incendiary claim that the Greek authorities' alleged mistreatment of migrants at its border was comparable to "what the Nazis did," and said he would denounce Greece's action at international platforms. In his weekly address to his...
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Greek police guard as migrants gather at a border fence on the Turkish side, during clashes at the Greek-Turkish border in Kastanies, Evros region, on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Thousands of refugees and other migrants have been trying to get into EU member Greece in the past week after Turkey declared that its previously guarded borders with Europe were open. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
March 07, 2020 - 12:52 pm
EDIRNE, Turkey (AP) — A group of migrants on Saturday tried to bring down a fence in a desperate attempt to bust through the border into Greece while others hurled rocks at Greek police. Greek authorities responded, firing volleys of tear gas at the youths. At least two migrants were injured in the...
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In this photo released by the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a tree planting ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Iran's supreme leader put the Islamic Republic on war footing Tuesday against the new coronavirus by ordering its armed forces to assist health officials in combating the outbreak — the deadliest outside of China — that authorities say has killed 77 people. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
March 03, 2020 - 9:17 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader put the Islamic Republic's armed forces on alert Tuesday to assist health officials in combating the outbreak of the new coronavirus — the deadliest outside of China — that authorities say has killed 77 people. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision was...
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In this Sunday, March 1, 2020 photo, a medic treats a patient infected with coronavirus, at a hospital in Tehran, Iran. A member of a council that advises Iran's supreme leader died Monday after falling sick from the new coronavirus, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness striking both citizens and leaders of the Islamic Republic. (Ali Shirband/Mizan News Agency via AP)
March 02, 2020 - 1:12 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A member of a council that advises Iran's supreme leader died Monday from the new coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking official within the Islamic Republic's Shiite theocracy to be killed by the illness ravaging the country. The death of Expediency Council member Mohammad...
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