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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Netanyahu vows to ramp up Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:57pm by AP, Reuters, GUARDIAN

    ... within days and sent it for audio analysis in the United States. Distorted, tinny reports heard on the tape after an Arabic-accented male voice shouts "Head down!" in response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550370/hamas-rockets-land-deep-israel-it-bombards-gaza-strip
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli onslaught claims 100th victim in Gaza as Obama offers to help broker truce

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:22am by AFP

    ... his help in resolving the crisis. "The United States remains prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities, including a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551783/gaza-bloodshed-spirals-us-offers-broker-ceasefire-between-israelis-and
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian teen burned alive, initial autopsy reports show

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by AFP

    ... indicated the presence of smoke in the boy's lungs, meaning he was still alive while he was being burned. Abu Khder also suffered a head wound, but that did not cause his death, Aluweiwi added. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547705/palestinian-teen-burned-alive-initial-autopsy-reports-show
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    President of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region calls for independence

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AGENCIES

    ... autonomous Kurdish region, asked its parliament yesterday to start organising a referendum on the long-held dream of independence. The United States has urged the Kurds to stand with Baghdad as Iraq ... State yesterday marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq, seizing towns, villages and the country's largest oil field along the way as rival rebel factions gave up the fight, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546179/president-iraqs-autonomous-kurdish-region-calls-independence
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... It's life or death. If you control water in Iraq you have a grip on Baghdad, and you can cause major problems. Water is essential in this conflict." Jihadist group Islamic State (IS) now ... of the water supply is fundamentally important. Cut it off and you create great sanitation and health crises." Islamic State now controls the Samarra barrage west of Baghdad on the River Tigris ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545993/control-water-supplies-seen-seen-key-iraq-and-syria-conflicts
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iraqi army in 'psychological collapse' as ISIL advances, US expert says

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:48pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... as "psychological collapse" in the face of the continuing offensive from militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The desperation has reached such a level that President Nouri ... to make a meaningful difference to the Iraqi army as they fight this, I think what we're looking at is the beginning of the disintegration of the state of Iraq." Even before tens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539128/iraqi-army-psychological-collapse-isil-advances-us-expert-says
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iraq, Syria conflicts merge into one big battleground

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 08:10pm by AP

    ... rebels. The borders between the two countries are being largely ignored, with fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) said to be crossing freely from one ... who left their homes and headed to Syria to defend what they see as an attack on the Shiite regional axis comprised of Iran, Assad, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Prime Minister Nouri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538378/sunni-militants-seize-more-iraq-towns-us-presses-unity
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel names Hamas activists suspected in disappearance of teens

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 10:39pm by AP

    ... resigned following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian talks last spring, but the State Department said he would remain involved in the peace effort. Frank Lowenstein, the deputy special envoy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542010/israel-names-hamas-activists-suspected-disappearance-teens
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel threatens to expel UN envoy Robert Serry over cash for Gaza

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... On June 13, the gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar said it would help the new Palestinian unity government pay former employees of Islamist movement Hamas' disbanded Gaza government. The pay row ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538480/israel-threatens-expel-un-envoy-robert-serry-over-cash-gaza
  10. Lifestyle - Books - MIDDLE EAST

    Book review: The Good Spy, by Kai Bird

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by MCT

    ... of conducting peace negotiations with the knowledge of US presidents, secretaries of state and the top echelon of CIA bosses. Ames played a key role in setting the foundation for the 1993 Oslo peace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1531580/book-review-good-spy-kai-bird

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