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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance

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DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region....

Israel-British project makes Hebrew texts available online
JERUSALEM (AP) -- One of the oldest surviving Hebrew manuscripts, a bible dating back more than 1,000 years, will soon be available online in a joint project with The British Library in London, the National Library of Israel said Monday....

UN agency for Palestinians says school closures loom
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The UN agency helping Palestinian refugees says a $101 million funding gap could keep 500,000 Palestinian students out of school this fall....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

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In the Middle East this past week, attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories threatened to ignite widespread violence in the region....

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

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CAIRO (AP) -- Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring....

Israeli premier vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's security cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists....

Girl wounded in attack on Jerusalem gay pride parade dies

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A teenage girl seriously wounded after an anti-gay extremist stabbed her and several others in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade died Sunday, a hospital official....

Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran....

Alleged leader of Israeli organized crime ring gets 32 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles man who prosecutors say was a leader of an Israeli organized crime ring that moved drugs and money across the globe was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison....

Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. Though the attacks rarely kill and are smaller in scope than past Palestinian attacks, Jewish extremists have for years been attacking Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli schools and military bases, often to counter what they perceive to be the Israeli government's soft stance toward Palestinians....