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Four teachers among six charged for promoting ISIL

JERUSALEM -- Israel’s Shin Bet undercover internal security agency and police said on Monday they had arrested and charged six Arab citizens, including four school teachers, with supporting and spreading the ideology of Islamic State.

Tunisia declares state of emergency

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Tunisia declared a state of emergency Saturday, eight days after a gunman killed dozens of foreign tourists at a Mediterranean beach resort.

Progress in Iran talks

VIENNA — The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday that he hopes to complete his controversial investigation of Iran’s past nuclear activities by December, potentially removing a key obstacle to completion of a sweeping nuclear deal between six world powers and the Islamic Republic.

Liberia investigating animal link after Ebola re-emerges

MONROVIA — Liberia confirmed a third Ebola case on Thursday, nearly two months after it was declared Ebola free, and officials said they were investigating whether the disease had spread through animals before resurfacing.

U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.

IAEA chief heads to Iran as nuclear talks reach last stretch

VIENNA — The global nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday its boss would fly to Tehran to discuss one of the biggest sticking points that need to be resolved so that Iran and world powers can reach a breakthrough final nuclear deal by a new deadline of next week.

Hungarian police break up clashes at migrant camp

BUDAPEST — Hungarian police fired tear gas to subdue hundreds of people fighting each other and throwing rocks in an overcrowded camp for migrants in the eastern city of Debrecen, authorities said.

Iran and powers set to miss deadline

VIENNA — Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations on Tuesday after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal, with both sides cautioning that major obstacles to a lasting agreement remained.

Tunisia hotel attack gunman trained in Libya

TUNIS — The Tunisian gunman who carried out the hotel attack last Friday that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists, trained in a jihadist camp in Libya at the end of last year, Tunisian prime minister’s spokesman Dafer Neji said on Tuesday.

Around 1,200 escape from Yemen prison

SANAA — Around 1,200 prisoners escaped during clashes at a jail in central Yemen on Tuesday, among them al Qaeda suspects, officials and security sources said.

Car bomb kills Egypt’s top public prosecutor

CAIRO — Egypt’s top public prosecutor was killed by a car bomb attack on his convoy on Monday, the most senior state official to die at the hands of militants since the toppling of an Islamist president two years ago.

Greeks rally behind rejection of creditor terms

ATHENS - Thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday behind a 'No' vote in a referendum called for July 5 on the terms of an aid deal offered by Greece's international creditors, a result that risks pushing Athens out of Europe's currency union.

Obama, Putin discuss Iran, ISIL, Ukraine in phone call

WASHINGTON — Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to discuss Iran nuclear talks, “the increasingly dangerous situation in Syria” and the need to counter Islamic State militants, the White House said in a statement.

Iran sees good chance of nuclear deal

LUXEMBOURG - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday he saw a good chance of reaching a final agreement with six world powers on Iran’s nuclear program by a June 30 deadline or a few days later, provided there was political will.

Forces kill 22 suspected militants in North Sinai

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egyptian security forces killed 22 suspected militants who were planning to target security forces in the restive North Sinai province on Monday, security sources said.

Chad says it bombed Boko Haram bases

N’DJAMENA, Chad — Chad’s military said it had carried out air strikes against Boko Haram bases in Nigeria in retaliation for twin suicide bombings in Chad this week that killed at least 34 people. The announcement was strongly rejected by Nigeria.

Egypt’s Mursi appeals against violence conviction

CAIRO — Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will appeal against a conviction for violence, kidnapping and torture imposed by a court in connection with the killing of protesters, his lawyers were quoted as saying by state media on Thursday.

Militant group denies U.S. air strike killed Belmokhtar

NOUAKCHOTT — The Sahara-based Islamist group al-Mourabitoun on Thursday denied reports that veteran Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of its leaders, was killed in a U.S. air strike in eastern Libya last week.