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African migrants in disbelief as Israeli law cuts their salaries

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty. Israel’s roughly 35,000 African migrants and the groups that support them ...

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Palestinian mail blocked by Israel arrives eight years late

Letters and packages from as far as 2010 arrive in the West Bank after they are released by Israel.

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Sacks of Mail Reach the West Bank, 8 Years Late

Ten tons of letters and packages, which Israel had prevented from entering the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, have finally been released.

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Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza Imports After Days of Relative Calm

Moving to stabilize a shaky cease-fire with the Hamas-governed enclave, the Israelis lifted the five-week ban on all goods other than food, medicine ...

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Gaza's history-making female runner

How a young athlete from the Gaza Strip overcame prejudice and poverty to make Olympic history.

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Israel to reopen Gaza cargo crossing if calm holds

Israel shut Kerem Shalom for all but humanitarian deliveries in retaliation for Palestinian attacks.

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April Ryan defends Omarosa after Trump calls her a ‘that dog’ in racist Twitter tirade

Omarosa Manigault-Newman has made a name for herself as a calculating reality television star and savvy political insider known for sharp comebacks and the staunch defense of her right-wing political leanings. But, with the recent release of her ...

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US Students Turn Grief into App to Help Bring Terrorists to Justice

California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200. The University of California, Berkeley incoming senior ran through mobs of people to escape the chaos and later joined ...

Colombia recognizes Palestine as sovereign state

Colombian President Iván Duque is facing a diplomatic row with Israel in his first week in office after the outgoing government in Bogota recognized Palestine.

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US Citizen Indicted for Trying to Join Islamic State

A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted a U.S. citizen for attempting to join the Islamic State group. The grand jury in Chicago charged Faress ...

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Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China

Rahile Dawut celebrated the Uighur ethnic traditions of Xinjiang. Friends and family believe she has joined hundreds of thousands of Uighurs secretly ...

Israel and Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation

Israel launched scores of air strikes on Gaza after Hamas militants fired rockets into its territory, prompting warnings over the risks of escalation.

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Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Again. Was That a Negotiating Tactic?

Experts on both sides of the lines said Israel and Hamas might be trying to improve their negotiating positions for a truce by letting their guns talk.

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Arrest of Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Raises Fears of Crackdown

Tendai Biti had sought asylum in Zambia after accusing Zimbabwean officials of manipulating the results of the presidential election.

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Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Israel's military says it was targeting Hamas sites after they fired dozens of rockets at Israel.

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Renewed Clashes Between Israel and Gaza Interrupt Talk of Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas exchanged blows across the Gaza border as Egypt and the United Nations tried to broker a long-term cease-fire.

Tzipi Livni Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel.

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Belarus Detains 18 Journalists in Raids at Independent Outlets

Officials from the Investigative Committee searched the offices of three news organizations, raising fears of a crackdown on dissent.

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Despite Crackdown, Immigrants Flowing Over Arizona Border

The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still muddy from crossing the border, the father and son had just been apprehended at a canal near a border fence in Arizona on a muggy night in July. Before the father, son and two older children could ...

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Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Israel says the militants fired at its troops, but Hamas says there were taking part in an exercise.

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Deluge of opposition to Israel’s nation-state law builds with new court petition

Critics call the law a racist and undemocratic betrayal of Israel’s non-Jewish minorities.

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Syria accuses Israel’s Mossad of assassinating top rocket scientist

Aziz Asbar, who died Saturday, worked closely with Iran on Syrian missile development, reports say.

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Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

The United States has reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that were originally put in place to pressure the country to limit its nuclear program and ...

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A Top Syrian Rocket Scientist Is Blown Up, and Fingers Point at Mossad

The car bombing was said to be at least the fourth Israeli assassination of an enemy weapons engineer on foreign soil in the last three years.

Venezuela opposition fears further crackdown after attack on Maduro

"It's going to be used as a tool for greater political terrorism," says one former government loyalist who now campaigns with the opposition.

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