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Disillusioned ex-Israeli peace negotiator finds hope online

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Four years ago, disillusioned former peace negotiator Uri Savir launched a Facebook group aimed at bringing together... Full Story

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  • Disillusioned ex-Israeli peace negotiator finds hope online
    Disillusioned ex-Israeli peace negotiator finds hope online

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Four years ago, disillusioned former peace negotiator Uri Savir launched a Facebook group aimed at bringing together moderate voices from Israel and across the Arab world. Now he's celebrating his vision with a near million-strong online movement stretching across the MiddleEast's most hostile borders.

  • Egypt military pounds Sinai militant positions, kills 23
    Egypt military pounds Sinai militant positions, kills 23

    CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian military pounded Islamic militant positions and killed 23 extremists in dawn raids in Sinai on Thursday, a day after an unprecedented assault by Islamic State-linked extremists in the restive peninsula that undermined government efforts to stem an insurgency in the area depite a two-year crackdown.

  • Report: Saudi king censors TV host, pro-Brotherhood scholar

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A government-linked Saudi news website says that King Salman has ordered an investigation and trial against a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.

  • Tunisia: 8 people suspected of direct links to beach attack
    Tunisia: 8 people suspected of direct links to beach attack

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Eight people are in custody in Tunisia, suspected of having direct links to a deadly beach attack that killed 38 people, but four other possible suspects have been released, a minister said Thursday.

  • Mennonites delay divestment vote over Israeli occupation

    NEW YORK (AP) — A leading Mennonite group has delayed a decision on divesting from companies with business tied to Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

  • The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks
    The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks

    CAIRO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local).

  • Tunisian official says about 12 people detained in probe into deadly tourist hotel attack

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian official says about 12 people detained in probe into deadly tourist hotel attack .

  • Benghazi, where Libya's uprising began, now a shattered city
    Benghazi, where Libya's uprising began, now a shattered city

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The old courthouse in central Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, is a shelled-out ruin — a testimony to the destruction and chaos that permeate this North African country four years after the civil war that oustedthe longtime dictator.

  • Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai
    Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens o troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers.

  • The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt 'rebellion'
    The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt 'rebellion'

    CAIRO (AP) — The latest news on the nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders killed in a Cairo apartment raid (all times local):

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