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    Donors pledge more than US$5 billion to rebuild Gaza but warn it is the last time they will pay

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:46pm by WASHPOST

    ... is right to be deeply concerned about rockets, tunnels and security," he added, referring to a network of tunnels used by Palestinian militants to enter Israeli territory. "And the Palestinians have the right to be concerned about their day-to-day life, and their future aspirations to have a state." Israel drew pointed criticism from several speakers at the conference, who ...

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    Animals in Gaza zoo no safer than humans from Israeli bombardment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Some animals are dead, others in wrecked cages after Israeli attack Zoo devastated by Gaza conflict The lions sat dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lay contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo. The animals were caught in the crossfire in more than a month of fighting between Israel ...

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    East Jerusalem braces for a youth intifada in wake of killings

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:20am by GDN

    ... a high-profile issue in the Israeli media, including most recently in the right-wing Israel Hayom, alleging the disturbances were being "organised"- an allegation most discount. The simmering tensions are also being exploited, however, by those with their own agendas- not least on the Israeli right, like the author of the Israel Hayom piece, David Weinberg, who has said Israel ...

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    Iran president slams ‘blunders’ in the Middle East but eyes cooperation with the West

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... campaign to defeat Islamic State, which President Barack Obama on Wednesday called a “network of death”. “The right solution to this quandary comes from within the region... with international ... that has been done this week and discuss the path forward.” There were further talks planned between the trio on Friday. Iran wants UN and Western sanctions lifted, and is pushing for the right ...

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    US and Arab allies strike Islamic State in Syria from air and sea

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:32am

    ... to defeat terrorism in its strongholds”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said its sources had reported numerous strikes in the northern Raqa province ...

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    Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman said. “The IS is using heavy weaponry, its artillery and tanks.” The town is one of three Kurdish majority districts where Kurdish nationalists have ...

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    Barack Obama urges international response to Islamic State as UK and France weigh air strikes

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:52am

    ... financing, its military capabilities,” said Obama, referring to the Islamic State (IS). “And the question is going to be making sure we’ve got the right strategy, but also making sure that we’ve got ...

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    Islamists holding UN peacekeepers hostage set high price for their release

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... assured by UN headquarters that the UN will bring all its resources to bear to ensure the safe return of our soldiers," the Fijian army chief said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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    Iraqi forces press the advantage after breaking Jihadist siege of Shiite town

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... and linked groups had carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, abductions, sexual abuse and torture, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said. Iraqi police had executed detainees while Iraqi soldiers had shelled towns and carried out air strikes killing and injuring civilians, Pansieri said, opening the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. ...

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    40 Filipino peacekeepers perform 'greatest escape' in Golan Heights

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... on Saturday. Some of those injured in Hasan's attack expressed outrage at the letter. "What gives him the right to even communicate with these individuals?" retired army sergeant Alonzo ...




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