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Leaders clash at U.N. over Iran's regional activism, nuclear deal

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UNITED NATIONS Western leaders clashed on Tuesday over how to stop what they view as destabilizing behavior by Iran as the United States and Israel denounced an international nuclear accord with Tehran while France defended it.

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Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israelis 10:32pm BST

UNITED NATIONS Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Palestinians to overcome their differences and be ready to co-exist with each other and with Israelis in safety and security.

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Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier - military 6:16pm BST

JERUSALEM Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel's frontier with Syria.

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Egypt's Sisi, Israel's Netanyahu meet for first time in public 12:44pm BST

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the Middle East peace process.

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Trump says giving Mideast peace 'an absolute go' 18 Sep 2017

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed "we really have a chance" to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians. | Video

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Mexico accepts Israeli offer to help develop Central America 14 Sep 2017

MEXICO CITY Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday that his country had accepted Israel's offer to help it and the United States develop Central America, as Israel and Mexico seek to deepen business ties.

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Israel endorses independent Kurdish state 13 Sep 2017

JERUSALEM Israel supports the establishment of a Kurdish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, as Kurds in Iraq gear up for a referendum on independence that lawmakers in Baghdad oppose.

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Israeli leader in Argentina, lauds effort to solve 1994 Jewish centre bombing 13 Sep 2017

BUENOS AIRES Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday used the first Latin America visit of a sitting Israeli prime minister to praise President Mauricio Macri's effort to solve the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre in 1994 that killed 85 people.

Israel's supreme court cancels conscription exemption law 12 Sep 2017

JERUSALEM Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday cancelled legislation exempting Jewish religious seminary students from military service, angering ultra-Orthodox lawmakers who could destabilise Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition.

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Russia, Jordan agree to speed de-escalation zone in south Syria 12 Sep 2017

AMMAN Jordan said on Monday it was working with Russia to roll out a plan to end fighting in southwestern Syria "in the fastest possible time" - part of a peace pact for the border area brokered by Amman, Moscow and Washington.

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