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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

A look at America's complicated collage of a Mideast policy

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States' engagement in the volatile and unpredictable Middle East got more complicated this week, as American and Iranian negotiators sought a historic nuclear agreement while the U.S. provided intelligence for a Saudi-led air campaign against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen....

Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court....

Report: Cluster bomb wounds 6 boys in southern Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says a cluster bomb left behind by Israeli forces has wounded six boys, one of them seriously....

EU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to peace talks

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is assessing new ways to push Israel back to the peace negotiating table with the Palestinians for a deal based on a two-state solution, working in tandem with the United States, EU officials say....

Israel indicts Golan Druse on suspicion of spying for Syria
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli district court has indicted an Arab Druse from the Golan Heights on suspicion of spying for Syria....

Complex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policy

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement....

Iran, Saudi Arabia fighting bloody proxy wars across region

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Airstrikes on Sanaa herald Yemen's emergence as the latest theater for the proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran....

Amnesty says Gazan militants committed war crimes

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian militants committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza conflict by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles....

Yehuda Avner, Israeli diplomat and prime minister aide, dies

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Yehuda Avner, a former Israeli diplomat and aide to a string of prime ministers who turned his insider stories about the country's leaders into a best-selling memoir, has died....