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More conflicts loom after Islamic State defeat in Raqqa
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BEIRUT (AP) -- The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent....

US envoy: Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy said Thursday that if Hamas wants to play a role in any Palestinian government it must renounce violence and commit to negotiations with Israel, demands the Islamic militant group has always rejected....

After Obama, Israel's Netanyahu relishing in Trump love fest
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Widely unpopular around the world, President Donald Trump can take solace in the adulation of Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, who showers him with praise and even holds his tongue over issues Israel might normally complain about....

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world's evangelical Christians and their media outlets....

Israel to keep funding feeding ground for migrating pelicans
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MISHMAR HASHARON RESERVOIR, Israel (AP) -- Migrating pelicans can once again stop by for a mouthful of fish in Israel....

Netanyahu says Israel won't tolerate Iran presence in Syria
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister warned Tuesday that he will not tolerate an Iranian military presence in neighboring Syria....

Israel Aerospace Industries, Hankuk Carbon, to make drones
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel Aerospace Industries says it has formed a joint venture with Korean company Hankuk Carbon to make unmanned aircraft together....

Work on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link to start 2018
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- An official says work on an electric cable linking the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece is on track to start in the first quarter of 2018 after Greek and Cypriot regulators approved the project....

Israeli military strikes anti-aircraft battery in Syria
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it struck and destroyed an anti-aircraft battery deep in Syria on Monday after it had opened fire on Israeli jets flying over Lebanon - a rare incident of Syrian forces targeting Israeli planes since the civil war began in 2011....

President: Lebanon 'can no longer cope' with Syrian refugees
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's president says his country "can no longer cope" with the presence of Syrian refugees and appealed to the international community for help to organize their return....