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Israel closes access to Jerusalem holy site after clashes
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they have closed access to a contentious Jerusalem holy site following clashes there with Palestinians rioters....

Lebanese army detains 103 Syrians in wake of border bombings
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's army says it has detained over 100 Syrians for illegal entry into the country, following a series of bombings the previous day that shook a village near the border with Syria....

Gaza's Hamas rulers thank Turkey after its deal with Israel
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Hamas rulers have thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his support following a reconciliation pact with Israel that Ankara says will help alleviate hardships in the isolated coastal strip....

More blasts in Lebanese village hit by deadly bombings
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BEIRUT (AP) -- A series of suicide bombings and other attacks, including one outside a church, rocked a mainly Christian Lebanese village near the Syrian border on Monday, killing five people and wounding nearly 30, officials and witnesses said....

Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and Turkey struck a broad reconciliation pact Monday that will restore full diplomatic relations after six years of animosity between the once-close Mideast powers....

Israeli official: Reconciliation deal reached with Turkey
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday....

Mideast indexes drop in first day of trading post-Brexit
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Stocks tumbled in the Middle East on Sunday, the first day of trading since Britain voted to leave the European Union, following other market drops in the U.S. and worldwide....

Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker given life sentence
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years....

Hezbollah vows to send more fighters to Syria's Aleppo
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that the Lebanese militant group will be sending more fighters to Syria's Aleppo province, where pro-government forces are battling Syrian rebels on several fronts....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections of the week in the Mideast
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Iraqi commanders are pushing to dislodge Islamic State fighters from last pockets of territory the group still holds in the northern and western neighborhoods of the city of city of Fallujah, where the militants have dug in after largely fleeing their positions in the city center last week....