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Israeli border policeman jailed for killing teen protester
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has sentenced a border policeman to nine months in prison for the fatal shooting of a stone-throwing teenage Palestinian protester....

Malaysia releases photo of 1 assailant in Palestinian murder

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police have released a photo of one of the two assailants who gunned down a Palestinian engineer this past weekend, and say the duo could still be in the country....

US Embassy move in Israel emblematic of broader policy shift

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Stars and Stripes is hoisted over the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem next month it will be a physical milestone in a broader, striking shift by the Trump administration away from a half-century of traditional U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians....

Israel cancels expulsions of African migrants
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli government acknowledged Tuesday it cannot expel African migrants against their will and has canceled all pending deportation orders....

Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Three years ago, Ahmad Mohsin was forced to relocate his campsite in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley after soldiers raided the community of Syrian refugees where he lived and smashed their belongings. The message was clear, he said: they were not wanted....

IS commander detained in Lebanon after crossing from Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's police say they have detained a Syrian citizen who was a military commander with the Islamic State group in the central Syrian province of Homs....

Palestinians: Hamas militant's body to be returned to Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Palestinian envoy in Malaysia says the body of a Hamas militant killed last week in Kuala Lumpur will be repatriated to the Gaza Strip for burial....

Police: Bomb kills Hezbollah operative in southern Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese police officials say an operative with Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group was killed when a bomb he was holding went off in his home in the country's south....

Twitter blocks Israeli lawmaker for wishing Palestinian shot
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A hard-line Israeli lawmaker is sarcastically thanking Twitter for briefly freezing his account following a post he wrote about wishing a teen Palestinian protester had been shot....

Iran minister: Neither Iran nor Saudis can dominate Mideast

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other - not about each other....