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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel’s Netanyahu dismisses Iran’s overtures to West as ruse

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:19am by Reuters in United Nations

    ... the trustworthiness of Hassan Rowhani, Iran’s centrist president who has made diplomatic overtures to the United States and spoke by telephone last week with President Barack Obama. “Rowhani doesn’t sound ... was pledging to annihilate Israel,” he said, referring to Ahmadinejad’s suggestions that Israel had no right to exist. The United States, Israel and other countries accuse Iran of using its nuclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322695/israels-netanyahu-dismisses-irans-overtures-west-ruse
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State jihadist group runs bus tours of its Syria-Iraq 'caliphate'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Honeymooners and foreigners join trips from Syria to Iraq, to a soundtrack of jihadist songs Islamic State runs bus tours of its 'caliphate' Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State jihadist group is now expanding into tourism, taking its fighters on honeymoon and civilians to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557647/islamic-state-jihadist-group-runs-bus-tours-its-syria-iraq-caliphate
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza death toll tops 340 as UN chief heads to Middle East in peace effort

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 05:05pm by AFP

    ... soldiers dead, as Gaza's bloodiest conflict since 2009 showed no signs of letting up. The United States urged Israel, its ally, to do more to limit the high civilian death toll, while ... efforts. The United Nations secretary general would leave for the region yesterday to help Israelis and Palestinians "end the violence and find a way forward", undersecretary general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556604/gaza-death-toll-tops-300-un-chief-heads-middle-east-peace-effort
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Kerry arrives in Israel, makes ‘some steps forward’ in ending Gaza conflict

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 06:17pm by AFP

    ... of conditions, including a removal of Israel’s eight-year blockade on the enclave. The United States has repeatedly supported Israel’s Operation Protective Edge as self-defence as Hamas showers its ally ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Israel to double efforts to end Gaza bloodshed US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that diplomacy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557583/kerry-says-made-some-steps-forward-ending-gaza-conflict
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Thousands rally in Britain and France to denounce Israeli attacks on Gaza

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... the United States embassy issued a statement "strongly encouraging" its citizens to steer clear of the protests, saying "spontaneous clashes or eruptions of violence cannot be ruled ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Rallies in UK, France decry Israel Thousands joined a pro-Palestinian rally in London yesterday, chanting "Israel is a terror state", while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556653/thousands-rally-britain-and-france-denounce-israeli-attacks-gaza
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas the big loser in Gaza-Israel conflict

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by WASHPOST

    ... The overall impact is the opposite of what the United States has long sought- a strengthened hand for Abbas and marginalisation for Hamas and other militant Middle East groups. Bitter aides of Abbas ... at the expense of relative moderates. "The objective of this war for Israel is political revenge against Mahmoud Abbas," said Husam Zomlot, a top foreign-policy official in Abbas' secular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552923/palestinian-leader-mahmoud-abbas-big-loser-gaza-israel-conflict
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:39am by Reuters in Gaza and Jerusalem

    ... be within reach. US Secretary of State John Kerry, flying back from Israel to Cairo for more talks with Egyptian mediators, reported some progress in ceasefire talks. An Egyptian official said ... Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in the fighting so far. Pillay also condemned indiscriminate Islamist rocket fire out of Gaza, and the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558043/us-pushes-gaza-truce-death-toll-tops-700
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Five-hour ceasefire between Israel and Gaza holds, may lead to more

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:50am by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... for by the United Nations to allow civilians to resupply provisions. Witnesses said Israeli warplanes struck an open area in northern Gaza in the first airstrike since the end of a fragile five-hour truce. ... fired more than 1,361 rockets, the military said. Shlomo Brom, a retired general, predicted Israel would not rush into a ground offensive. Political and military leaders "don't really ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555534/israel-hamas-agree-five-hour-gaza-humanitarian-aid-truce
  9. Property - International - MIDDLE EAST

    Rise of Dubai property market slowing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... year to cool the market. The United Arab Emirates central bank imposed caps on mortgage loans, and Dubai doubled its transaction fee on property deals. Plumb said these steps were having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1557223/rise-dubai-property-market-slowing
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Push to end Gaza war as John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon hold talks in region

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by AFP

    ... shelling World powers have urged Hamas to accept an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire and stop firing rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, demands it has resisted. US Secretary of State John Kerry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557342/push-end-gaza-war-john-kerry-and-ban-ki-moon-hold-talks-region

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