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Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and Turkey struck a broad reconciliation pact Monday that will restore full diplomatic relations after six years of animosity between the once-close Mideast powers....

Blast heard in Lebanon village hit by earlier bombings
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BEIRUT (AP) -- A priest says an explosion has gone off outside a church in a Lebanese village near the Syrian border where several suicide bombers attacked earlier in the day....

Palestinians clash with Israeli police at holy site
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Masked Palestinians threw stones and shot fireworks at Israeli police at a contentious Jerusalem holy site for a second day in a row on Monday, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the resumption of peace efforts....

Israeli official: Reconciliation deal reached with Turkey
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday....

Mideast indexes drop in first day of trading post-Brexit
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Stocks tumbled in the Middle East on Sunday, the first day of trading since Britain voted to leave the European Union, following other market drops in the U.S. and worldwide....

Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker given life sentence
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years....

Hezbollah vows to send more fighters to Syria's Aleppo
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that the Lebanese militant group will be sending more fighters to Syria's Aleppo province, where pro-government forces are battling Syrian rebels on several fronts....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections of the week in the Mideast
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Iraqi commanders are pushing to dislodge Islamic State fighters from last pockets of territory the group still holds in the northern and western neighborhoods of the city of city of Fallujah, where the militants have dug in after largely fleeing their positions in the city center last week....

Street performance by Syrians in Lebanon opens wounds
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SAADNAYEL, Lebanon (AP) -- The small crowd broke out in giggles when a young male actor, dressed in a towel and a wig, strutted around the dusty open market in Lebanon's Bekaa valley during a street performance. He was portraying a Syrian woman coquettishly complaining of how she has no privacy with her husband in a crowded refugee tent....

Israel grants first refugee status to Sudanese asylum seeker
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has granted refugee status to a Sudanese asylum seeker from Darfur for the first time....