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Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- More than 2,000 supporters of former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan have staged a march in Gaza, raising banners with large photos of him....

The Latest: Israel, Turkey to discuss Jerusalem tensions

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the dispute over increased Israeli security measures at a Jerusalem holy site that were imposed after Palestinian gunmen killed two police there (all times local):...

Watchdog renews calls for Lebanese probe in Syrian deaths
BEIRUT (AP) -- An international watchdog has renewed its calls for an independent and transparent investigation into the recent deaths of at least four Syrians in Lebanese army custody, as well as allegations of torture and ill-treatment of the detained....

Israel and Palestinians dig in over Jerusalem site security

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israelis and Palestinians dug in over new security measures at a contested Jerusalem shrine after a deadly attack there, as international efforts were underway to try and stave off a major conflagration after Muslim clerics called for mass protests at the site on Friday....

On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union's "crazy" insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties....

Israel promotes aid for Syrian civil war victims

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ON THE ISRAEL-SYRIA FRONTIER, Golan Heights (AP) -- The Israeli military on Wednesday promoted a comprehensive aid program to Syrian civilians harmed by their country's civil war, marking a significant broadening of its involvement in a conflict of which it has tried to steer clear....

Lebanon preparing for military operation near Syria border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon is preparing a military operation to secure a lawless section of the border with Syria, Prime Minister Saad Hariri told parliament on Tuesday....

Israeli soldier convicted in shooting moved to house arrest
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says a soldier sentenced to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting of a wounded Palestinian attacker will be placed under house arrest ahead of his appeal later this month....

Macron decries France's Nazi past during Netanyahu visit

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PARIS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron denounced France's collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out Sunday at those who negate or minimize the country's role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to their deaths....

The Latest: Macron calls for new Israeli-Palestinian talks

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PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the Israeli prime minister's visit to France (all times local):...