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Palestinian kills 2 Israeli soldiers in car-ramming attack
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian killed two Israeli soldiers and badly wounded two others when he rammed his vehicle into them in the West Bank on Friday, the military said....

UN gets $100M in new funds for Palestinian aid after US cuts
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ROME (AP) -- The United Nations received pledges Thursday of nearly $100 million in new funding for the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians after the U.S. slashed its aid, but it is still facing a nearly $350 million shortfall this year....

Ethiopian immigration on hold after Israeli budget passes
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The reunification of hundreds of families split between Israel and Ethiopia is on hold after Israel failed to set aside funding for the Ethiopians' immigration in next year's budget, an activist group said Thursday....

The Latest: UN gets $100M for Palestinians but still short
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ROME (AP) -- The Latest on the U.N. donor conference for Palestinian refugees (all times local):...

US military official: Iran naval forces halt 'provocations'
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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Iranian naval forces appear to have deliberately halted their provocations of U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf in recent months, a U.S. military official said Thursday....

Lebanese author, feminist Emily Nasrallah dies at age 87
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Acclaimed Lebanese author and feminist Emily Nasrallah, who articulated women's experiences in her writing about Lebanon's civil war, has died at the age of 87, her daughter said....

Gulf Arabs relish Tillerson firing; Iran weighs nuclear deal
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's firing is reverberating across a Middle East where Iran fears his replacement will fight to end the 2015 nuclear deal, a hope of Gulf Arab states as Palestinians worry about a further-emboldened nationalist Israeli government....

Israel's 'Hannibal' directive criticized in official report
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's government watchdog agency on Wednesday criticized the military's so-called "Hannibal" directive that allowed troops to use heavy force when one of their own was abducted - even at the risk of killing the soldier....

Israeli PM avoids early elections over ultra-Orthodox draft
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that his coalition struck a compromise to avoid taking the country to early elections....

Palestinian prime minister escapes injury in Gaza bombing
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JABALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A roadside bomb on Tuesday struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister during a rare visit to the Gaza Strip, causing no serious injuries but throwing an already troubled reconciliation process between rival factions into deeper turmoil....