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  • Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.

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  • China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Muslim extremists from China's far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China's special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday. China has…

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  • Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty of the war

    Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home. Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war. The simple coffin -- white with a black cross -- was…

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  • U.N. Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire. The…

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  • U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit

    By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia - sending them back in could be politically hazardous for President Barack Obama. U.S.…

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  • Thousands march in French city of Marseille in support of Israel

    Thousands took to the streets of Marseille in the south of France on Sunday to show their support for Israel, the first such demonstration in the country since the start of the recent fighting in Gaza, organizers said. "We are here to show our solidarity with Israel, which has been attacked and…

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  • 'Please stop!', Pope Francis makes plea for peace

    Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square. As the Argentinian-born pontiff wrapped up his regular address to the faithful, he spoke of the upcoming centenary of the outbreak of World…

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  • West Bank glows with anger over Gaza destruction

    By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - While the Gaza Strip burns, the occupied West Bank is smoldering, with violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces raising the specter of a new popular uprising after years of relative calm. In just a three-day period late last week, 10…

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  • Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief

    A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict. The remarks by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the…

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  • U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

    By Patrick Markey TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli. Security in the Libyan capital has deteriorated…

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  • Thousands ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza

    By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a…

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  • Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

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  • French minister calls on protesters to observe ban

    PARIS (AP) — French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Gaza demonstration on Saturday as thousands defied a ban on the protest.

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  • Thousands of Pro-Palestinians march in London

    At least 10,000 pro-Palestinian protesters opposed to Israel's military action in Gaza marched through central London for the second week running on Saturday. The march started outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington, in the west of the British capital, before passing Downing Street and coming…

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  • Top diplomats in Paris call for extension to 12-hour Gaza truce

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East meeting in Paris Saturday called for an extension to a temporary truce currently in force between Israel and Hamas. Both sides have agreed to a 12-hour "humanitarian" ceasefire in Gaza that started at 0500 GMT…

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  • Egypt summons Turkish envoy for second time over Erdogan comments

    Egypt summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires on Saturday for the second time in a month to complain about comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan deemed insulting to the leadership in Cairo, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said. In an interview with broadcaster CNN, Erdogan repeated the phrase…

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  • Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.

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  • Oil rises just above $102 a barrel

    The price of oil traded around $102 a barrel on Friday, nearly unchanged, as worries over supplies and geopolitical tensions eased.

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  • France to host meeting on Gaza cease-fire talks

    PARIS (AP) — More than a half-dozen foreign ministers including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a meeting in France to press for a cease-fire in Gaza.

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  • AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    CAIRO (AP) — The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault.

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