Israel passes military draft bill

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Cabinet has approved a plan that would gradually end a contentious system that has granted automatic draft exempti…

Hamas breaks up counterfeiting ring

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas authorities say they have broken up a counterfeiting ring that had printed millions of dollars wor…

Talks on Egypt leaders hit Islamist block

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is calling for protests to denounce the military’s toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, while oppon…