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Israel Jails Jewish Extremist for 6 Months Without Trial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Netanyahu said he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Netanyahu said he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

JERUSALEM—Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically...


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  • Secretary of State John Kerry during a news conference at the State Department in Washington on Monday, July 27, 2015, on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. The State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Kerry Pushes Iran Nuke Deal With Wary Arabs in Qatar

    DOHA, Qatar—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration’s case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar. Kerry... Read more

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    Analysis: Afghan Gov’t Hopes to Divide and Conquer Taliban

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man’s... Read more

  • Afghan security personnel take position at the site of an attack in front of The Parliament Building in Kabul on June 22, 2015. Taliban militants attacked the Afghan parliament on June 22, with gunfire and explosions rocking the building, sending lawmakers running for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television. (SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Afghan Government Says It Won’t Separately Deal With Taliban

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The Afghan government addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time Monday, saying it will not deal with the militant... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speak at a press conference after their meeting at the foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. The United States and Egypt on Sunday resumed formal security talks that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)

    US, Egypt Resume Security Talks After 6 Year Hiatus

    CAIRO—Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday, Aug. 2, resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 photo, an elderly Syrian refugee woman stands outside her shelter surrounded with flowers she planted, at Zaatari refugee camp, in Mafraq, Jordan. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

    After 3 Years, Jordan Refugee Camp for Syrians Now a City

    ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan—Only empty desert three years ago, the Middle East’s largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of... Read more

  • Turkey Syria

    2 Soldiers Dead, 31 Wounded in Suicide Attack in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey— Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 31... Read more

  • AP PHOTOS: Security woes plague Syrian refugees

    After 3 Years, Jordan Refugee Camp for Syrians Now a City

    ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan— Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast’s largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of... Read more

  • An Afghan store clerk waits for customers at a news stand where local papers carry headlines about the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Leadership Challenged in Afghan Taliban After Mullah Omar

    KABUL, Afghanistan— The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taliban on Sunday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group’s newly appointed leader,... Read more

  • Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinians at the entrance of Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops During Protest Dies

    RAMALLAH, West Bank—An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian... Read more

  • Kurdish Peshmerga fighters hold a position at a frontline in Yangije, where heavy clashes against Islamic States (IS) fighters took place the previous night, 50 kms east of Tikrit, on Sept. 11, 2014. (J.M. Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraqi Kurds Ask Kurdistan Workers Party to ‘Withdraw’

    BAGHDAD—Iraq’s Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker’s Party to “withdraw” from Iraq’s Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of... Read more

  • Afghanistan Taliban

    New Afghan Taliban Leader Promises to Continue Insurgency

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group’s bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his... Read more

  • Mullah Omar, chief of the Taliban, in this undated photo. (Getty Images)

    Afghan Taliban Praise New Leader in Effort to Rally Ranks

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most “trusted” associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar... Read more

  • In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo, File)

    Despite Bombing, ISIS Is No Weaker Than a Year Ago

    WASHINGTON—After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the ISIS group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing... Read more


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