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Chicago Arab leader in court on immigration case
DETROIT (AP) -- A Chicago-area Arab leader accused of covering up her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new Detroit judge was assigned to her case....

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday....

Body of slain soldier returned to Lebanese army
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's military received the remains of a soldier Monday who was held by Islamic militants, the state-run news agency said. The soldier, Sgt. Ali Sayid, was believed decapitated....

Israeli children return to school after Gaza war
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KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) -- Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting....

Israel shoots down drone from Syria over Golan
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said Sunday that it shot down a drone that entered Israeli-controlled airspace from neighboring Syria, heightening tensions in the volatile Golan Heights....

Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday....

US delivers military aid to Lebanese army
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BEIRUT (AP) -- The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon's military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists....

Israel identifies body as missing American student
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said, adding that he had been buried near Jerusalem....

A look at the Gaza war and cease-fire halting it
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A seven-week war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire....

Iran says purported Israeli drone came from north
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian general said Wednesday that a purported Israeli drone shot down near a nuclear facility in the Islamic Republic flew in from a northern country that once was part of the Soviet Union....