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Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heig…

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Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

CAIRO (AP) — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and …

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Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.

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Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to reb…

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Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'

Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the cou…

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Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International said rival militias and armed groups in Western Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.

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Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's …

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Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since J…

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Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key compo…

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AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion show

AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion show

RAMLE, Israel (AP) — Alert the fashion police: prisoners in an Israeli jail have presented their debut collections, bringing the do's and don'…

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Anti-Islamists take most seats in Tunisia poll

Anti-Islamists take most seats in Tunisia poll

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A liberal party with ties to the deposed regime took the most seats in Tunisia's parliamentary elections, leaving the on…

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Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their wa…

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UN says Syria's neighbors at 'breaking point'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The director of the United Nations' humanitarian operations is warning that some of Syria's neighbors are at their "brea…

October 29, 2014 6:34 pm

Man shot in suspected assassination in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — A gunman on motorcycle shot a prominent hard-line Jewish activist on Wednesday, Israeli police and legislators said, seriousl…

October 29, 2014 5:26 pm

Libya military spokesman: Army in central Benghazi

CAIRO (AP) — Government troops entered central Benghazi Wednesday after nearly 10 days of fighting Islamic extremist militias, a military spok…

October 29, 2014 2:29 pm

Army blows up houses, Egyptians evacuate near Gaza

Army blows up houses, Egyptians evacuate near Gaza

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — With dynamite and bulldozers, Egypt's army demolished dozens of homes along its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday…

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SodaStream to move its West Bank factory in 2015

SodaStream to move its West Bank factory in 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli drink maker SodaStream International Ltd. said Wednesday it will close a West Bank factory that has been targeted by …

October 29, 2014 12:40 pm

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey and anxious relatives huddled nearby Wednesday a…

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UAE official warns of potential for IS-Shabab link

UAE official warns of potential for IS-Shabab link

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat warned Wednesday that the Islamic State group could team up with Isl…

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Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the…

October 29, 2014 11:42 am

Israeli leader lashes back at harsh US criticism

Israeli leader lashes back at harsh US criticism

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he w…

October 29, 2014 10:55 am

Tribesmen in Yemen kill 8 Shiite rebels

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A military official says that armed tribesmen in Yemen have killed eight Shiite Houthi rebels.

October 29, 2014 10:03 am

Kurds key in fight against Islamic State group

Kurds key in fight against Islamic State group

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major part of the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations in bo…

October 29, 2014 8:22 am

Iran assembly rejects Rouhani nominee for minister

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's conservative-dominated parliament on Wednesday dismissed President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for the post of science…

October 29, 2014 5:39 am

Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams.

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Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in Syria

Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in Syria

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday and headed toward the border to help their Syri…

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Video: Islamic State hostage 'reports' for captors

Video: Islamic State hostage 'reports' for captors

BEIRUT (AP) — A captive British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent in the ext…

October 28, 2014 4:24 pm

Israel attorney general probes Palestinian bus ban

Israel attorney general probes Palestinian bus ban

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general said Tuesday he would ask the country's defense minister to explain his proposed order banning thou…

October 28, 2014 3:38 pm

Egypt to create buffer zone along Gaza border

Egypt to create buffer zone along Gaza border

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Tuesday ordered residents living along the country's eastern border with the Gaza Strip to evac…

October 28, 2014 1:45 pm

Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability

Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's well-organized Islamists have been defeated in parliamentary elections, paying the price for their turbulent y…

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Militias vow to repel assault in eastern Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Islamist militias in Libya's war-ravaged Benghazi have vowed to repel advancing pro-government forces who have been fighting them…

October 28, 2014 12:14 pm

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said — an event likely…

October 28, 2014 11:13 am

Bahrain court suspends main opposition group

Bahrain court suspends main opposition group

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A Bahraini court ordered the activities of the country's main Shiite opposition group to be suspended on Tuesday, less …

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Court sentences Israeli cult leader to 30 years

Court sentences Israeli cult leader to 30 years

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court sentenced a convicted polygamist and cult leader to 30 years in prison Tuesday.

October 28, 2014 10:02 am

Macy's to head overseas with branch in Abu Dhabi

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East is getting the world's first Macy's department store outside the United States, and just fo…

October 28, 2014 9:13 am

Syria's 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy

Syria's 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses …

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Rubber bullets hit AP photographer and freelancer

Rubber bullets hit AP photographer and freelancer

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two photographers, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck by rubber-coated bullets fired at close range …

October 28, 2014 3:14 am

Algeria police protests sign of deep divisions

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of protesters thronged the grounds of the presidential palace recently, demanding a better life. Algeria has …

October 28, 2014 2:30 am

Jordan to request emergency UN meeting on Israel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A spokesman for Jordan's mission to the United Nations says his country will request an emergency U.N. Security Council …

October 27, 2014 6:34 pm

Rubber bullets hit AP photographer and freelancer

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two photographers, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck by rubber-coated bullets fired at close range …

October 27, 2014 3:17 pm

AP photographer shot by Israeli rubber bullet

AP photographer shot by Israeli rubber bullet

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two photographers, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck by rubber-coated bullets fired at close range …

October 27, 2014 2:54 pm

Premier: Israel will build in all of Jerusalem

Premier: Israel will build in all of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister pledged Monday to keep building in east Jerusalem, despite stiff international criticism and recent r…

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Leading jihadi ideologue arrested in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian security forces arrested a renowned jihadi ideologue Monday on charges that he violated the country's anti-terr…

October 27, 2014 2:29 pm

Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 38 people

Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 38 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pr…

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Calm prevails northern Lebanese city after clashes

Calm prevails northern Lebanese city after clashes

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The Lebanese army on Monday asked Islamic militants in this northern city and nearby areas to surrender as calm return…

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Egypt moves against both terror and dissent

Egypt moves against both terror and dissent

CAIRO (AP) — In its latest move against terror and dissent, Egypt on Monday declared all key government facilities military establishments pro…

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Secular party set to win Tunisia elections

Secular party set to win Tunisia elections

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's main secular opposition party was claiming victory on Monday over once-dominant Islamists in the country's his…

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Syrian rebels clash with government troops, 35 die

Syrian rebels clash with government troops, 35 die

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and other Syrian rebel factions launched simultaneous attacks on army checkp…

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US official urges allies to combat IS ideology

US official urges allies to combat IS ideology

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The United States is pressing Arab nations and other allies to do more to counter the Islamic State group's slick propagand…

October 27, 2014 10:18 am
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