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Israel kills alleged shooter of far-right rabbi, closes Al-Aqsa

Israel kills alleged shooter of far-right rabbi, closes Al-AqsaIsraeli forces on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian suspect in the shooting of a far-right Jewish rabbi in Jerusalem one day earlier

Tunisia's main secular party wins most seats

TunisiaTunisia's main secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament in Sunday's election, while the Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Thursday

U.S. praises China's growing role in Afghanistan

U.S. praises ChinaThe United States welcomed China's growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan's stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out

Israel's settlement plans cast doubt on peace commitment -UN

IsraelIsrael's decision to accelerate planning for some 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the Israeli commitment to peace with the Palestinians, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday

Egypt to reimburse relocated Sinai residents: Governor

Egypt to reimburse relocated Sinai residents: GovernorNorth Sinai Governor Abdel-Fattah Harhour said Wednesday that his administration would offer immediate financial assistance to residents of the northern Sinai Peninsula recently evacuated from the border with the Gaza Strip

Million people protest in Benin against delayed polls

Million people protest in Benin against delayed pollsAround a million people staged a protest on the Red Star Square at the heart of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, to demand holding municipal elections by the end of this year, the legislative elections at the beginning of 2015, and the presidential elections during the first third of 2016

Venezuela recalls ambassador due to Spanish interference

Venezuela recalls ambassador due to Spanish interferenceVenezuela recalled its ambassador to Spain following the Spanish prime ministers show of support for a Venezuelan opposition figure imprisoned for demonstrating against the Venezuelan government

Sweden to officially recognise Palestinian state

Sweden to officially recognise Palestinian stateSweden's centre-left government will officially recognise the state of Palestine on Thursday, becoming the first major European country to do so, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said

US' top lawyer: Wholesale change needed in Ferguson

USThe Obama administrations top lawyer said Wednesday that the police department whose officer shot and killed an 18 year-old black man that lead to mass protests, is in need of wholesale change.

Thousands commemorate anniversary of Kafr Qasim massacre

Thousands commemorate anniversary of Kafr Qasim massacreThousands of Palestinians participated in a march on Wednesday in Israel commemorating the 58th anniversary of the Kafr Qasim massacre, amid a comprehensive strike across the city