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The Sawab Center, which started in Washington but is run by the United Arab Emirates government, uses often-violent videos designed to scare Muslims away from extremism.

Muslim-run messaging center wages cyberwar on Islamic State

- The Washington Times

Inside a nondescript building here, moderate Muslims have been waging a bare-knuckle information war against the Islamic State for the past two years, establishing deep contacts with Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies to scrub jihadi propaganda from the internet.

People wait to withdraw money from ATMs at a brach of CaixaBank, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions as CaixaBank and Banco Sabadell, that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain’s main parties agree new Catalan election needed

- Associated Press

Spain’s government and the main opposition party agreed Friday to hold a new election in Catalonia in January as part of special measures to try to resolve the country’s deepest political crisis in decades.

Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez campaigns for a Senate seat in Buenos Aires. (Associated Press)

Argentine elections a bellwether on left’s hopes for a comeback

When 12 million voters outside Argentina’s capital pick a senator in Sunday’s midterm elections, they will also be providing a crucial window on the comeback hopes of Latin America’s battered left.

An Kurdish security forces fighter is rushed to the hospital after being injured in clashes against Federal Iraqi security forces in Alton Kupri town, outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Friday Oct. 20, 2017. Iraqi and Kurdish forces are exchanging fire at the border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border

- Associated Press

Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds handover territory across north and east Iraq.

British Prime Minister Theresa May Theresa May speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. European Union leaders gathered Friday to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the painfully slow moving process. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

- Associated Press

European Union leaders weighed on Friday the meager progress in Brexit negotiations as they searched for new ways to speed up the highly complex talks some 18 months before Britain is due to leave.

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Cuba unveils US-made tribute to independence

- Associated Press

Cuba presented to the public on Friday a statue of independence hero Jose Marti donated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in a gesture of international friendship that comes at a low point in relations between the two countries.

For travelers to Budapest, the equine skill of the Hungarian cowboys, or csikos, which goes back as far as the first Magyar migrations, is a must-see experience.

Budapest is the 'Little Paris of Middle Europe'

Often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe," Budapest is famous for its own 1,000-year-old culture and also the culture of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman and Turkish occupations can still be seen in the city.

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa.  Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses, but the World Health Organization new director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus is making the longtime African leader a "goodwill ambassador" Friday Oct. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

WHO chief selects Zimbabwe's Mugabe as 'goodwill ambassador'

Associated Press

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses. But the World Health Organization's new chief is making the longtime African leader a "goodwill ambassador."

Draft GOP bill seeks more constraints on Iran's nuke program

- Associated Press

U.S. sanctions against Iran automatically would kick in if Tehran violates new constraints, according to a draft Republican bill sought by President Donald Trump as he tries to unravel the landmark 2015 international accord to prevent Iran from assembling an arsenal of atomic weapons.

Pulling the Plug on the EPA Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

EPA's ethanol stupidity

Former German Prime Minister Konrad Adenauer was right: "In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity."

Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

- Associated Press

Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with U.N. sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.