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Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, are covered in snow in Jerusalem, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Rare storm leaves Jerusalem snowed in

JERUSALEM (AP) — A powerful winter storm left Jerusalem covered in snow on Friday, forcing police to block access to and from the city as a cold snap drove some Israelis to seek to seek […]

12/13/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

Watchdog: More than 120,000 killed in Syria war

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian activist group says more than 120,000 people have been killed since the start of the country’s civil war nearly three years ago. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which […]

10/31/2013

A Picasso for $135 raffle posted on YouTube.

Online raffle for original Picasso – $135.00

An online raffle is offering Picasso lovers a chance to own one of his original works for $135. The work is titled “Man with Opera Hat.” The 12-inch by 9-inch cubist drawing from 1914 is […]

10/09/2013

US Embassy seal

US orders diplomats out of Lebanon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria. In a new travel […]

09/06/2013

An Arrow missile being launched at an undisclosed location in Israel on Dec. 2, 2005. (AP Photo/Israel Aircraft Industries, File)

With eye on Syria, Israel tests missiles with US

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the U.S. conducted a joint missile test over the Mediterranean on Tuesday, in a display of military prowess as the Obama administration seeks congressional support for strikes against the regime […]

09/03/2013

In this image taken from video obtained from the Erbin Ciity, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, U.N. investigation team with blue helmets speak with Free Syrian Army fighters in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria, Aug. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Erbin City via AP video)

UN experts leave Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. chemical weapons experts have left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon. An Associated Press crew saw the U.N. personnel cross into Lebanon from Syria through the country’s Masnaa border crossing early […]

08/30/2013

Israelis look at the crater caused by the impact of a rocket fired from Lebanon in kibbutz Gehser HaZiv outside Nahariya in northern Israel, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jinipix)

Israeli warplanes strike area near Beirut

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military and a Palestinian official say the Jewish state’s air force struck a target south of Beirut. Friday’s air raid came a day after militants fired four rockets from Lebanon […]

08/22/2013

Danish Muslim Ahmad Akkari poses at an undisclosed location in this file photo dated Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Joachim Adrian)

Danish Muslim leader regrets role in cartoon rage

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish Muslim leader who seven years ago traveled the Muslim world fueling the uproar over newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad is back in the headlines in Denmark after doing […]

08/09/2013

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, right, talks with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, center, and Malta's Foreign Minister George Vella during the EU foreign ministers meeting, at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

EU declares Hezbollah’s military wing terror group

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union placed the military wing of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group and political party, on its terror list Monday in a major policy change toward the Middle East. The […]

07/22/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli leader vows to keep weapons from Hezbollah

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister insisted Sunday that he will not allow “dangerous weapons” to reach Lebanon’s Hezbollah militants, following reports that Israel recently carried out an airstrike in northern Syria against a shipment […]

07/14/2013

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