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The Latest: Turkey's president in Gulf to tackle Qatar riftTurkey's president has arrived in Saudi Arabia to begin a three-nation tour aimed at helping to forge a resolution to the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four of its Arab neighbors
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
AP Interview: Ex-Gaza chief says Hamas deal will open borderAP Interview: An exiled Palestinian politician has detailed his emerging Gaza power-sharing deal with former foe Hamas for the first time and says it could lead to a better future for the long-suffering territory
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Israeli border police officers stand guard near newly installed cameras at the entrance to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, July 23, 2017. Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to the 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. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy siteIsrael installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site, as officials begin considering alternatives to lower tensions
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisisTurkey's president condemns Israeli security precautions at sensitive Jerusalem holy site, saying the Islamic world would not remain silent
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Israelis light candles in the Israeli settlement of Halamish, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Israel's military has sent more troops to the West Bank and placed forces on high alert a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupted over tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
The Latest: Israeli DM says no ties will harm PalestiniansIsrael's defense minister says it can live without security cooperation with the Palestinians, but they will suffer if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas carries through with his promise to do so.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Egypt academy sets up religious edict booths in Cairo metroEgypt's Islamic Research Academy of Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, has set up booths in Cairo metro stations to give religious edicts to citizens in an attempt to "correct misconceptions and radical ideologies"
The Associated Press2 hours ago
UAE official: Qatar must change its ways as part of talksA top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar says the Gulf state needs to change its policies as part of any direct negotiations to resolve the crisis
The Associated Press4 hours ago
An injured Palestinian protester is evacuated toward an ambulance during clashes with Israeli soldiers after troops searched and measured family house of Omar al-Abed, 20, identified by the Israeli army as the assailant of yesterday's attack at the Israeli settlement of Halamish, in preparation for demolition, in the West Bank village of Kobar, near Ramallah, Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
The Latest: Peace 'Quartet' urges restraint in JerusalemThe nations that make up the international "Quartet" of Mideast peacemakers say they are concerned about "escalating tensions and violent clashes" in and around the Old City of Jerusalem
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in USIran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is saying Tehran has demanded the United States release detained Iranian citizens
The Associated Press16 hours ago
An Israeli military vehicle drives out of the Israeli settlement of Halamish, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Israel's military has sent more troops to the West Bank and placed forces on high alert a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupted over tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbingsIsrael's military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A camper from Palestine cheers her soccer team at the Seeds of Peace camp, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Otisfield, Maine. For 25 years, Israeli and Palestinian teens have been coming to the woods of Maine, along with campers from other countries at conflict, to try to work toward peace. They're no closer to resolving the conflict but there's still hope, the latest group says. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Optimism survives on 25th anniversary of Seeds of PeacePeace is no closer today than it was 25 years ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Egypt opens military base says largest in regionEgypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcatedRussia's Defense Ministry says an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the East Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus
The Associated Press21 hours ago
The Latest: Lebanese town official slain in SyriaSyrian troops and members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group have pressed in their offensive in border areas between the two countries capturing territories from Syrian insurgents
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Egyptian court sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killingEgyptian court has sentenced 28 to death for involvement in assassination of country's late prosecutor
The Associated Press1 day ago
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