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3 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

In West Bank, teen rock-throwers face different fates

The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Israel, US Military Prisons, Prison

6 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

In this February 18, 2014 photo, a construction worker is carried in a basket by a crane, as he works on a luxury tower, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Related Topix: World News, Lebanon, Lebanon, IN

10 hrs ago | ABC News

Emirati Firm Promises to Send Citizen Into Space

One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.

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Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, World News

13 hrs ago | ABC News

Palestinian Rock Throwers Arrested at Holy Site

Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police arrested 16 masked Palestinians who threw rocks and firecrackers as the site was opened to tourists on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

A Christian pilgrim holds candles at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News

KMIZ

Israeli police block U.N. envoy in Jerusalem

Israeli security forces halted Palestinian Christians -- joined by a U.N. envoy -- participating a pre-Easter procession Saturday in Jerusalem's Old City, an action the envoy sharply criticized but that an Israeli official dismissed as a "non-event."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News

Click2Houston

OPCW: Syria on track to meet weapons deadline

Syria has destroyed a majority of its chemical weapons material, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News

Nanaimo Daily News

Iran's vice-president says row over Arak heavy water nuclear reactor 'virtually ...

Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice-president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program.

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Related Topix: Iran, World News,

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ministry: 2 killed in apparent Bahrain car bombing

Thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters, waving national flags and gesturing defiantly, chant slogans during a march organized by opposition groups in A'ali, Bahrain, Friday, April 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bahrain, World News

Brandon Sun

Religion helps heal Cyprus' ethnic division as Muslim, Christian leaders wage quiet diplomacy

An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.

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Related Topix: World News, Cyprus, Religion, Orthodox Church,

The Chronicle Herald

France's presidency: 4 journalists held hostage in Syria since June freed

President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he felt "immense relief" after learning of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres - all said to be in good health despite "very trying conditions" of their captivity.

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Related Topix: Francois Hollande, Turkey, World News

The Chronicle Herald

Canada development partnership with U.A.E. builds bridges into Arab world

Canada has a new development partner in the Arab world, and the foreign-aid minister says it could help the Harper government navigate the complex Middle East in the fight against poverty.

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Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates, Mexico

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Brandon Sun

SARS revisited? Sharp jump in cases, hospital outbreaks raise MERS concerns

For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Middle Eastern countries caused by a cousin virus is creating a sense of sharp unease.

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Related Topix: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health, Medicine, Travel, Saudi Arabia Travel, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, World News, United Arab Emirates Travel, United Arab Emirates, Middle East Travel, Oman Travel

Northern Michigan News

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

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Related Topix: Iran, World News, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate

The Daily Star

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

A Syrian man carrying on his back his daughter makes his way amid rubble following reported air strikes by government forces in the Aleppo district of Ansari, in the southwest of the city, on April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Lebanon, Explosion

Washington Examiner

Bomb in shopping street in Iraqi capital kills 3

A woman walks with her child through the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the crowded commercial area of Karrada, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Explosion

The Peninsula

Militants kill 30 in Iraq attacks

BAGHDAD: Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed at least 30 people around Iraq yesterday, including 12 soldiers in an assault on a remote army base in the north, deepening insecurity with a national election just two weeks away.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Star

Turkey increases spy agency's powers

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets members of parliament from his ruling Justice and Development Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on April 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,

ABC News

Gulf Arab States Strike New Deal to Heal Rifts

The Western-allied Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council said Thursday the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich states.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Muslim Brotherhood

The New Zealand Herald

US: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

The U.S government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

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