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Anti-government protests left more than 20 people dead, and hundreds more were arrested.
The leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a string of anti-government protests in the country have come to an end.
Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari announced the "end of the sedition" on Wednesday. Iranian state media showed pro-government rallies in a number of cities after six straight days of unrest.
The protests started as a demonstration in Mashhad against economic woes and corruption, but quickly spread to other cities and turned violent. At least 22 people have died and hundreds have been arrested.
President Hassan Rouhani, elected in 2013 as a reformer, has called for unity and wants to address economic problems — specifically unemployment, which is high among youth. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's head of state and top religious cleric, blamed the Islamic Republic's "enemies" for the protests.
U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria have been struck 66 times since Oct. 17, the day a blast at a hospital in Gaza killed hundreds.
The Pentagon confirmed four additional attacks on American troops in the region following a U.S. airstrike in eastern Syria.
Twenty troops were reportedly injured on Oct. 18 at the al-Tanf base in Syria. The same day, four others were hurt at the al-Asad base in Iraq.
A Philippine government agency advised residents of Surigao Del Sur and Davao Oriental provinces to immediately evacuate.
Several African leaders noted their continent's rainforests helped gobble up excess carbon dioxide in the air from other countries.
Fire officials said a security guard who tried to stop the person was burned on his wrist and leg as well.