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Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread....

Israel arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service said on Thursday that it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country....

Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world....

Detained Berlusconi ally taken ill in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill....

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said....

Session to elect Lebanon president on April 23
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's parliament speaker on Wednesday called for a meeting to elect a new president on April 23, kicking off what is expected to be a lengthy and fiercely contested vote for the country's top Christian post amid regional unrest....

Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension....

Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank....

British journalist Patrick Seale dies at 84
BEIRUT (AP) -- Patrick Seale, a veteran journalist and author on Middle Eastern affairs as well as one of the world's leading historians on Syria, has died in London after a battle with cancer, according to family and friends. He was 83....

Palestinian doctors caught in fight over Jerusalem
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ABU DIS, West Bank (AP) -- Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east Jerusalem, despite a shortage of doctors there....