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Hezbollah chief says dialogue with Iran is only way forward
BEIRUT (AP) -- The chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah group is telling Saudi Arabia that dialogue with Iran is the only way forward, lashing out at the kingdom's lavish royal welcome of U.S. president Donald Trump....

Jerusalem still suffers from divisions, 50 years after war

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is marking this week the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war - an event it celebrates as the "unification" of its eternal capital....

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March....

Israel to reduce Gaza electricity citing Palestinian spat
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel says it will reduce the electricity supply to Gaza after officials in the Palestinian government in the West Bank said payments would be scaled back....

Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's parliament speaker says a proposal that Donald Trump would speak before the Knesset during his visit to Israel was scrapped over fears that the American president would be interrupted and heckled by some lawmakers....

Israeli police: US tycoon questioned in Netanyahu probe

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has been questioned as part of a corruption probe involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces on Wednesday as Israeli demonstrators marched through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half....

Lebanon renews Central Bank governor's term amid turbulence
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese government has reappointed Lebanon's long-serving Central Bank governor for another six year term....

UNICEF: Lives of 24 million children threatened by conflict
BEIRUT (AP) -- Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa threaten the lives of over 24 million children, most of them in Yemen, Iraq and Syria, the United Nation's children agency said in a report Wednesday....

In Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- What do world leaders talk about when they are alone? Not much, it seems....