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IS commander detained in Lebanon after crossing from Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's police say they have detained a Syrian citizen who was a military commander with the Islamic State group in the central Syrian province of Homs....

Palestinians: Hamas militant's body to be returned to Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Palestinian envoy in Malaysia says the body of a Hamas militant killed last week in Kuala Lumpur will be repatriated to the Gaza Strip for burial....

Police: Bomb kills Hezbollah operative in southern Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese police officials say an operative with Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group was killed when a bomb he was holding went off in his home in the country's south....

Twitter blocks Israeli lawmaker for wishing Palestinian shot
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A hard-line Israeli lawmaker is sarcastically thanking Twitter for briefly freezing his account following a post he wrote about wishing a teen Palestinian protester had been shot....

Israeli army says it demolished Palestinian attacker's home
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in the killing of a West Bank settler....

Iran minister: Neither Iran nor Saudis can dominate Mideast

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other - not about each other....

Mideast ride-sharing app Careem says it was hacked
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Mideast ride-sharing app Careem says it has been hacked....

Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police on Monday released images of two suspects in the killing of a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination....

Qatar denies UAE, Bahrain allegation over military jets
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar is denying an allegation by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain that it sent military fighter jets dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner....

Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Israel's Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia's Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia....