Dothan Eagle

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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Palestinians throw stones, injure Israeli boy
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says Palestinians hurling stones at cars of Jewish settlers in the West Bank have lightly injured a 4-year-old Israeli boy....

Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence....

2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone - and deeply disappointed in President Barack Obama....

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006....

Obama signs bill deepening US-Israeli cooperation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a bill deepening U.S.-Israeli cooperation and says the legislation reinforces "critical defense and security programs."...

In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights....

US prepared to veto UN plan for Israeli occupation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. is prepared to veto a United Nations Security Council proposal that calls for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands in 2017....

UN urges Syrian warring parties to stop fighting in UN zone
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Thursday urged Syrian government forces and rebel groups to stop fighting in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel and withdraw from the area which is patrolled by U.N. peacekeepers....

Gulf stocks gain with Dubai closing 13 percent up

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Gulf equity markets made massive gains Thursday with Dubai's main stock market rising 13 percent, just two days after closing at its lowest point of the year....

Draft UN resolution targets Israeli occupation
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote....