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Syrian refugee elected mayor of German town, years after fleeing war | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A Syrian who arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2015 has won a mayoral election in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg. Ryyan Alshebl, who left his hometown of As Suwayda in Syria eight years ago, ran as an independent in the municipality of Ostelsheim. He won 55.41% of the votes … Read more

Israeli military veterans, a backbone of protest movement, vow to keep demonstrating | CNN

[ad_1] Tel Aviv CNN  —  In a sea of Israeli flags, Yiftach Golov holds one that looks a little different. Among the hundreds of thousands of protesters who took to the streets for the 13th week in a row on Saturday, Golov hoists a brown flag that represents a group called “Brother and Sisters in … Read more

Erdogan’s political fate may be determined by Turkey’s Kurds | CNN

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Turkey’s persecuted pro-Kurdish party has emerged as a kingmaker in the country’s upcoming election, playing a decisive role that may just … Read more

Video shows moment man throws yogurt on two women in Iran | CNN

[ad_1] Video shows an incident at a store in the Iranian city of Shandiz where a man approached two unveiled women before proceeding to grab a tub of yogurt from the store and throw it, hitting both women in the head. The video then appears to show a male staff member removing the suspect from … Read more

Palestinian taxi driver recounts surviving attack by right-wing protesters | CNN

[ad_1] A Palestinian taxi driver describes surviving a violent attack by a right-wing mob in Jerusalem earlier this week as Israel continues to see protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul spread. CNN’s Nic Robertson reports. [ad_2] Source link

Six killed by Israeli forces in the deadliest day for Palestinians this year | CNN

[ad_1] Bethlehem and Jerusalem CNN  —  At least six Palestinians were killed by the Israeli military on Tuesday, making it the deadliest day of violence in the occupied West Bank this year, CNN analysis of official Palestinian data showed. Five were killed in the old city of Nablus during an Israeli raid there, according to … Read more