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Israel arrests dozens of Hamas-linked students in West Bank

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JERUSALEM — Israel says it arrested “dozens” of Palestinian students in the occupied West Bank who are linked to the Hamas militant group. ...

Olympic athlete, staffer test positive for virus in Tokyo

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TOKYO — An Olympic athlete and a staffer linked to the Tokyo Games tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Japan, organizers said Thursday. ...

Unions connect soccer players with migrant workers in Qatar

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GENEVA — Soccer players have talked with migrant workers in Qatar to learn more about their conditions while building stadiums and other projects for...

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM — The owner of Israel's Beitar soccer club said Thursday that he called off a friendly match with international powerhouse Barcelona over its...

Syrian government forces hit last rebel enclave, killing 9

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BEIRUT — Syrian government rockets hit two villages in the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria on Thursday, killing at least nine civilians, including...

6 dead, 2 missing in floods, landslides in northeast Turkey

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ANKARA, Turkey — At least six people have been killed and two people are missing after heavy rains hit Turkey’s northeastern Black Sea coast,...

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM — The owner of Israel's Beitar Jerusalem soccer club said Thursday that he called off a friendly match with international powerhouse Barcelona over...

Lebanon PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

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BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Thursday he was stepping down, nine months after he was named to the post by the...

Turkey marks 5th anniversary of crushed military coup

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey marked the fifth anniversary of a failed military coup with a series of events Thursday commemorating the people who died...

Lebanon PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

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BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday, nine months after he was named to the post by the parliament, citing “key...