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Palestinian mourners carry the body of 29-year-old activist Ibrahim Abu Thuraya who was shot and killed by Israeli troops Friday, in clashes on the Israeli border with Gaza, during his funeral in Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Abu Thuraya lost legs and an eye in Israeli bombing during the 2008 Israel and Gaza war. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Israel to probe fatal shooting of Palestinian paraplegicThe Israeli military says it has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Iran's state TV shows researcher confessing to espionageIran's state TV has aired a broadcast in which an Iranian researcher confesses to relaying information to a foreign intelligence service about Iranian nuclear scientists who were later assassinated in 2010
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This undated family photo released on Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 by the Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, shows Rebecca Dykes, a British staffer at the British embassy in Lebanon, who was found strangled by the side of the road on Saturday east of the Lebanese capital Beirut. Lebanese officials said that she was found strangled and authorities are investigating whether she was also sexually assaulted . (Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office via AP)
British embassy worker found dead by roadside in LebanonLebanese officials say a British national was found strangled by the side of the road east of the Lebanese capital Beirut and authorities are investigating whether she was also sexually assaulted
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Thousands rally in support of Libya's military strongmanThousands of supporters of Libya's military strongman Khalifa Hifter have rallied in several cities calling on him to take charge of the country following the expiry of a two-year mandate of a U.N.-backed administration based in the capital, Tripoli
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Passengers wait in Ben Gurion airport during a nationwide strike in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Israel's national trade union is holding a nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva's decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffsIsrael's national trade union has held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva's decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key services across the country
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Palestinian paramedics evacuate a wounded protester who wears what looks like a suicide belt during clashes with Israeli troops following protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The man was shot after he stabbed a policeman with a knife. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Correction: Israel-Palestinians storyCorrection: Israel-Palestinians story
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Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 10 women in YemenWitnesses and health officials say an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition has struck a wedding procession east of Yemen's capital, killing 10 women
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Israelis march against corruption amid Netanyahu probeThousands of Israelis are calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign at a demonstration in central Tel Aviv
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This Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 photo shows a view of Saint Catherine monastery in South Sinai, Egypt,  where there was a  ceremony for the opening of the ancient library.  The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side of the library that houses the world’s second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library, according to Monk Damyanos, the monastery’s archbishop.  (AP Photo/Samy Magdy)
Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovationsEgypt inaugurates an ancient library in the famed St. Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai
The Associated Press1 day ago
Syrian troops march into rebel-held province of IdlibSyrian government forces have entered small parts of the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib in one of their deepest incursions into the area where President Bashar Assad's government almost has no presence
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Libya's coast guard rescues over 270 migrantsA Libyan official says coast guards have rescued at least 270 migrants off Libya's east coast
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Relatives lose contact with Palestinian tycoon in SaudiRelatives say they lost touch with Jordanian-Palestinian tycoon after he flew to Saudi Arabia for a business trip
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AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle EastAP PHOTOS: Editors' picks for the best images of 2017 from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Yemeni rebels slam US charges that Iran is arming HouthisYemeni rebel official slams U.S. charges that Iran is funneling missiles to Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis
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Lebanon sets date of parliamentary elections for May 6Lebanon sets parliamentary elections for May in vote seen as key test of PM Hariri and Hezbollah's support
The Associated Press2 days ago
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