Israel's top leaders will be conspicuous by their absence at Nelson Mandela's funeral, skipping a ceremony for the anti-apartheid hero world leaders are mourning and whom Palestinians have always viewed as their comrade in the struggle for freedom.
An Iraqi freelance cameraman killed in Syria was buried in his hometown city of Fallujah west of Baghdad, with hundreds of fellow journalists attending the ceremony.
An Egyptian court has acquitted 155 people arrested during deadly clashes in the capital between Muslim Brotherhood protesters and police in October, state media reported.
Police in Cairo have fired tear gas amid another tense standoff with student protesters at al-Azhar University.
A 15-year-old Palestinian boy has died of a gunshot wound in the occupied West Bank, hospital officials have said.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett has proposed that Israel annex parts of the occupied West Bank where most Jewish settlers live. The area is already under its full military control.
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|Timothy V. Gatto|