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The Latest: Abbas affirms freezing security ties with Israel

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local):...

AP Interview: Ex-Gaza chief says Hamas deal will open border

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An exiled Palestinian politician who quietly negotiated a power-sharing deal for Gaza with former arch foe Hamas discussed the details for the first time in an interview, saying he expects it to lead to a swift opening of the blockaded territory's border with Egypt and an easing of crippling power outages....

Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering "alternatives" to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region....

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent....

Pope calls for "moderation" after Jerusalem shrine violence

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site....

Trump to host Lebanese leader amid Middle East tensions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump will host Lebanon's prime minister next week....

Syrian barber creates portraits on canvas _ clients' heads

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BEIRUT (AP) -- In a city full of hair stylists, Muhannad Khaled Omar stands out....

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A power-sharing deal between two former arch foes is slowly taking shape in Gaza and could lead to big changes in the Hamas-ruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade....

Watchdog renews calls for Lebanese probe in Syrian deaths
BEIRUT (AP) -- An international watchdog has renewed its calls for an independent and transparent investigation into the recent deaths of at least four Syrians in Lebanese army custody, as well as allegations of torture and ill-treatment of the detained....

On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union's "crazy" insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties....