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Three years after it released more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a captured soldier, Israel could be facing a repeat of that drawn-out process after one of its officers appears to have been abducted in a Friday morning raid in southern Gaza.
According to the report by ISNA, the center was inaugurated at the Tehran University's Medical School.
Americans surveyed in last month's poll were not optimistic about the chance that a stable democratic government will be established in either country.
The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gas dropped to $3.509 on Friday, according to data provider Gasbuddy.com.
Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million for the Iron Dome missile defense system.
King Abdullah's remarks were read live by a news anchor on Saudi state television Friday.
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.
Tony Blinken is deputy national security adviser. Blinken says the U.S. strongly condemns the alleged abduction.
Palestinian protesters run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers after a demonstration in the West Bank village of Bilin on July 31 in support of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.
Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip.
Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.
Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in a new eight-part miniseries that couldn't be more timely: It's about a woman who finds herself embroiled in the Israeli Palestinian conflict.
Dutch police have arrested two people for allegedly chanting "Death to the Jews" at a pro-Palestinian demonstration, the public prosecutor's office said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip will be dismantled "with or without a cease-fire."
Turks living abroad began casting votes on Thursday to choose Turkey's first directly elected president.
A former Blackwater security guard testified Wednesday that he and two colleagues shot their weapons into a car in Nisoor Square in Baghdad, part of a barrage of gunfire that claimed the lives of a mother and her son and led to the shootings of 30 other Iraqis.
Updated: Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:49 am
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