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Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he has reached an agreement with Israel in which essential tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a four-month freeze....

Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism
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BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen....

Obama invites Mideast leaders to White House, Camp David
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has invited the heads of Gulf Cooperation Council countries to the White House and then to Camp David. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear capabilities and the turmoil in Yemen are topics high on the agenda....

EU countries press for labelling of Israeli settlement goods
JERUSALEM (AP) -- More than a dozen European governments have called for the labelling of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank....

Lebanese broadcaster on trial at UN tribunal
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- A Lebanese television network went on trial Thursday at a special U.N. tribunal, accused of obstructing justice by releasing identities of confidential witnesses in the long-running probe into the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri....

Church official in Israel says cemetery vandalized
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Catholic Church official in Israel says a Christian cemetery has been desecrated, with graves damaged and crosses smashed....

Israel marks Holocaust memorial day with sirens, ceremonies
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israelis have come to a mournful, two-minute standstill as sirens pierced the air in remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II....

Israeli ultra-Orthodox site cuts Kim Kardashian from photo
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian - one of the world's most photographed women - from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week....

UN: 21M children in Mideast risk missing out on education
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BEIRUT (AP) -- An estimated 21 million children in the Middle East and North Africa are out of school or at risk of dropping out despite improved access to education in the region over the past decade, the United Nations said in a report released Wednesday....

Israeli researchers say attacks against Jews spiked in 2014
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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Jewish communities around the world faced an "explosion of hatred" last year, with the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks rising by 38 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by Israeli researchers....