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The Latest: Hezbollah says Lebanon PM's remarks 'promising'

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BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Lebanon (all times local):...

Lebanese PM Hariri assures bankers stability comes first

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri assured regional bankers on Thursday that Lebanon's stability was his top concern, one day after walking back his shock resignation that threw the country into turmoil....

Israeli leader rebukes deputy over her comment about US Jews
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister has condemned a deputy for what he deemed to be "offensive remarks" about American Jews....

Lebanon's Hariri heading to Egypt amid political tensions

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PARIS (AP) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed from France to Egypt on Tuesday, a French official said, as Lebanon awaits his return and clarity about his political future....

Israeli parliament marks 40 years to landmark Sadat speech
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's parliament is holding a special session to mark 40 years since the historic visit of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat....

UN envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s Mideast envoy warned Monday that if reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas fail there will most likely be "another devastating conflict."...

Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi from Yemen

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BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Monday categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to Yemen or that it was responsible for an intercepted ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels there at the Saudi capital, Riyadh....

AP Interview: Scaramucci says don't rule out beltway return

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Anthony Scaramucci may be out at the White House, but the short-lived former communications director says his political career is not over....

Israeli PM to discuss Iran, Hezbollah with France's Macron
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December to discuss threats against Israel from Hezbollah and Iran and "ideas to stabilize the situation in Lebanon."...

Palestinian activists angry at Nick Cave over Israel show

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Supporters of an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists of trying to bully musicians....