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Returning PM attends Lebanon Independence Day events
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Hours after returning to the country following a nearly three week puzzling absence, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri participated in Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, his first official appearance since he suddenly announced his resignation from abroad, stunning the country....

The Latest: Lebanon's president meets with PM Hariri
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BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon (all times local):...

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....

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action
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CAIRO (AP) -- In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region....