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UN force in Lebanon pushes back after US, Israeli criticism

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BEIRUT (AP) -- The head of U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon is pushing back after U.S. and Israeli criticism of the mission, saying Wednesday that his force has no evidence that weapons are being illegally transferred and stockpiled in the Hezbollah-dominated south....

Lebanon PM says victory over Islamic State is near
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's prime minister visited troops near the border with Syria on Wednesday, saying victory against Islamic State militants in the frontier region is near....

Israeli premier airs concerns to Russia about Iran expansion
MOSCOW (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia on Wednesday to voice concern about Iran's efforts to expand its foothold in Syria....

Palestinians seek answers from US envoy Kushner

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinians are hoping for some clear answers on key disputes with Israel from U.S. envoy Jared Kushner when he returns to the region this week, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday....

Lebanon says it has driven IS from most of Syria border area
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese military is now in control of over 80 percent of the areas previously held by the Islamic State group along the border with Syria, only days after launching a broad offensive there, a spokesman said Tuesday....

Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in Australia
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's interior minister says the country's police intelligence played a major role in foiling a plot to bring down an Emirati passenger plane that was supposed to take off from Australia....

Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of angering the American leader....

Sentence next for Chicago activist with US immigration crime
DETROIT (AP) -- A Palestinian activist from Chicago is returning to Detroit for a final court hearing before she's eventually deported for concealing her convictions in two Jerusalem bombings....

Israel to release tycoon, adviser arrested for corruption
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a prominent billionaire businessman and a political consultant arrested this week on an array of charges will be released under restrictive conditions....

Israel revokes Al-Jazeera reporter's press permit
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's press office said Wednesday it is revoking the credentials of a prominent Al-Jazeera reporter pending a hearing after he told another TV station that the work of Palestinian journalists is part of the "resistance."...