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Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran
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DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which he said was unintentionally bolstering Iran....

Jordan's king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal
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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's king on Sunday endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah....

Jerusalem to move ahead with dozens of new settler homes
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The city of Jerusalem says it plans to move ahead with the construction of dozens of new settler homes in a predominantly Arab area of east Jerusalem....

Palestinian festival drops film over director's Israel trips
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian film festival on Sunday canceled the screening of a movie by a Lebanese-French director following pressure by activists who opposed his previous work in Israel....

Texas city requires no Israel boycott for hurricane relief
HOUSTON (AP) -- A civil rights group on Friday called unconstitutional a Houston suburb's hurricane repair grant program that says residents cannot boycott Israel as a condition of receiving any money....

Lebanon arrests 4 people over stolen Salvador Dali painting
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese police official says police have arrested four people who were trying to sell a stolen painting believed to be by Spanish artist Salvador Dali....

Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president
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BEIRUT (AP) -- A court in Lebanon sentenced in absentia on Friday two Lebanese citizens to death over the 1982 assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel, a move praised by his family and supporters, judicial officials said....

$50,000 payments help grieving Gaza families end blood feuds
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BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- As the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas begin to reconcile, families of loved ones killed in Gaza's civil war a decade ago are also learning to get along....

Lebanon's parliament passes first budget since 2005
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's parliament has approved the country's first budget in 12 years after government failed to do so amid past political crises....

Israeli soldier who shot fatally Palestinian seeks pardon
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The office of Israel's president says it has received a plea for pardon from a soldier convicted of fatally shooting an already wounded Palestinian attacker last year....