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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....

Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing
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BEIRUT (AP) -- For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's Beirut apartment....

African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal
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HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel (AP) -- Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held....

A look at the missing in Middle East's conflicts
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese families have long sought to know the fates of the missing from the country's civil war and post-war years, and now the civil war in Syria is adding yet another generation to the long rolls of missing from the Middle East's conflicts. Here is a look at the numbers from several countries in the region....