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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Israel: Palestinian stabs 2 border police
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian man on Friday stabbed and lightly wounded two Israeli paramilitary border policemen at the entrance to Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, Israeli police said....

Israel's ultra-Orthodox mull bigger role for women

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A struggle for women's rights is brewing within Israel's deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community, where women, largely shut out of politics, are beginning to demand greater representation in the country's parliament....

Israeli police probing major political corruption case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case that could impact upcoming elections....

Pope pens letter to comfort, encourage Mideast Christians

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is urging Mideast Christians to remain in the land of Christ's birth, despite the "previously unimaginable" attacks against them by Muslim extremists....

Israel challenges natural gas developers over monopoly
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's antitrust authority said Tuesday it will challenge the ownership structure of the country's natural gas resources, a decision that could rattle an increasingly important industry....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

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In the Middle East and the wider region this past week, Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawer, Pakistan, killing 148 people -most of them children - in what was one of the country's deadliest attacks in years. In the days that followed, families buried the victims of the massacre, residents held vigils and the nation mourned its loss....

US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace....

Gulf stocks climb with Dubai gaining 9.9 percent
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Gulf stocks have opened the week with a climb that saw Dubai's main index gaining 9.9 percent....

Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilize....

Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence....