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Suicide bombers kill 5 in eastern Lebanon, near Syria border

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BEIRUT (AP) -- A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a northeastern Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing five people and wounding at least 15, a Lebanese military official and paramedics said....

Netanyahu lauds benefits of normalizing ties with Turkey
ROME (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation's agreement with Turkey to normalize ties will have immense implications for the Israeli economy....

Israeli official: Reconciliation deal reached with Turkey

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday....

Mideast indexes drop in first day of trading post-Brexit

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Stocks tumbled in the Middle East on Sunday, the first day of trading since Britain voted to leave the European Union, following other market drops in the U.S. and worldwide....

Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker given life sentence
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years....

Palestinians' Abbas disavows Jewish poisoning plot comments
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has disavowed comments he made this week about an alleged plot by rabbis calling on Jewish settlers to poison the drinking water of Palestinians....

Hezbollah vows to send more fighters to Syria's Aleppo

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that the Lebanese militant group will be sending more fighters to Syria's Aleppo province, where pro-government forces are battling Syrian rebels on several fronts....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections of the week in the Mideast

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Iraqi commanders are pushing to dislodge Islamic State fighters from last pockets of territory the group still holds in the northern and western neighborhoods of the city of city of Fallujah, where the militants have dug in after largely fleeing their positions in the city center last week....

Street performance by Syrians in Lebanon opens wounds

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SAADNAYEL, Lebanon (AP) -- The small crowd broke out in giggles when a young male actor, dressed in a towel and a wig, strutted around the dusty open market in Lebanon's Bekaa valley during a street performance. He was portraying a Syrian woman coquettishly complaining of how she has no privacy with her husband in a crowded refugee tent....

Israel grants first refugee status to Sudanese asylum seeker
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has granted refugee status to a Sudanese asylum seeker from Darfur for the first time....