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  • Jewish settlers clash with Israeli police

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Jewish West Bank settlers clashed with Israeli security forces on Tuesday, hurling stones and bottles at the officers in one of the most serious confrontations with militant settlers in years. The violence was sparked when large numbers of Israeli police and...

  • Iran, 6 powers seek to narrow nuclear differences

    VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers on Tuesday focused for the first time on the concrete shape of a deal meant to result in long-term curbs on Tehran's nuclear program. With less than three months to go before an informal July deadline, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad...

  • Palestinians ready to widen global recognition bid

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians are ready to sign up a "state of Palestine" for additional international agencies and treaties — a step Israel views as highly provocative — if U.S. peace efforts collapse after an April 29 deadline for a deal, a senior official said Monday. The...

  • Clashes in south Lebanon Palestinian camp kill 7

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes broke out in a Palestinian refugee camp near the southern Lebanese port of Sidon Monday, killing seven people, including the commander of an armed group, and wounding at least 10 others, Lebanese and Palestinian security officials said. It was not clear what triggered...

  • Aluminum smelters in Dubai, Abu Dhabi join forces

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State investment companies in the United Arab Emirates' two biggest cities say they have jointly created an aluminum producer that will rank among the world's largest producers of the metal. Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and the Investment...

  • First women joining Palestinian commando unit

    JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves rappelled down a six-story tower, fired assault rifles at imaginary terrorists and in a drill straight out of the movies bundled a would-be VIP into a car and sped off after a shooting. The 22 future commandos are...

  • Bahrain: Bomb in car causes fire in capital

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry says a car caught on fire in a popular tourist area of the capital, Manama, because of explosives that had been packed inside. No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred late on Sunday — the day of the Bahrain Grand Prix auto...

  • Five of the Obama Doctrine's stealth foreign policy failures

    On a Moscow train platform, two men smoke and swap rumors in the frozen evening air. “I hear they've raised the Russian flag in Donetsk?” one says. “I hear Crimea, too.” So reports freelance journalist Noah Sneider in Slate. As Russian troops hoisted their flag over Crimea,...

  • Hezbollah: Danger to Syria's president eliminated

    BEIRUT (AP) — The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling, the leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said in an interview with a Lebanese newspaper. In an interview with daily newspaper As-Safir, Hassan Nasrallah also said the threat of bombings in...

  • Ex-Palestinian prisoner teaches Hebrew, tolerance

    DEIR JARIR, West Bank (AP) — Facing a classroom of Palestinian 10th graders, Hebrew teacher Esmat Mansour asks his students who is for and against learning the language. A few raise their hands in favor, others against and he asks both sides to explain. Mansour believes such debates will help...

  • UN alarmed by deadly Syrian protest in Jordan camp

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The United Nations said Sunday it is alarmed at the "violent nature" of a demonstration in a massive Syrian refugee camp in Jordan that killed one person and wounded dozens. Saturday's deadly protest in the sprawling Zaatari camp reverberated around the region as...

  • Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will...

  • Palestinians say they don't want Kerry to fail

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians don't want to see U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's troubled Mideast peace mission fail, but will no longer feel bound by his ground rules if Israel fails to live up to its commitments, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Friday. Earlier...

  • John Kerry, White House: It's 'reality-check time' for peace process

    Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials warned of limits to U.S. patience in helping facilitate the Mideast peace process after Israel and the Palestinians signaled an unwillingness to make the concessions necessary to move forward. Kerry, while traveling in Morocco...

  • 5 soldiers killed in attack on army post in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials in Yemen say four soldiers and an army officer have been killed in an attack on a military post in northern Yemen. Gunmen launched the attack Friday with bombs, rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns in the el Wadi district near the oil fields in...



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