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Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday that supporting Syrian refugees as close to their home as possible is the best way to help them....

The Latest: Haley urges UN to get serious about Hezbollah

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to the White House (all times local):...

Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrine

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel's seeming capitulation when it removed metal detectors it installed there a week earlier....

The Latest: Abbas says ties with Israel remain suspended

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):...

UN envoy: Jerusalem crisis could have 'catastrophic costs'

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Monday that the crisis at Jerusalem's holiest site affects millions if not billions of people around the world and has "the potential to have catastrophic costs" well beyond the Middle East....

Israel, Jordan ties seen as strategic, if occasionally rocky

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan over a deadly shooting at Israel's embassy in the kingdom once again tests the strategic, if turbulent ties forged in a 1994 peace treaty....

Israel says guard at Amman embassy shot after being attacked

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a security guard at the country's embassy in Jordan opened fire, killing two Jordanians, after being attacked by one of them with a screwdriver....

2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building at the Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said....

AP Interview: Ex-Gaza chief says Hamas deal will open border

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An exiled Palestinian politician who quietly negotiated a power-sharing deal for Gaza with former arch foe Hamas discussed the details for the first time in an interview, saying he expects it to lead to a swift opening of the blockaded territory's border with Egypt and an easing of crippling power outages....

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent....