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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    John Kerry urges Israel to limit settlement building in Palestinian territories

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:58pm by AFP

    ... in peace quest US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israel yesterday to limit settlement building in occupied territories to help push peace talks with the Palestinians back on track. Faced ... for some 3,500 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. "Let me emphasise at this point the position of the United States of America on the settlements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1349016/kerry-seeks-movement-israeli-palestinian-talks
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza residents question when they can start rebuilding shattered homes

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:31pm by AFP

    ... of Gaza in ruins, reconstruction cannot come soon enough for thousands of homeless like Mohammed al-Najjar, a once-proud house owner whose family now huddles in a portable cabin. A new UN-brokered ... that few building materials have flowed into the Palestinian territory, making reconstruction a near-impossible task. "This so-called temporary arrangement is beginning to look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595446/gaza-residents-question-when-they-can-start-rebuilding-shattered-homes
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US court orders Arab Bank to compensate victims of Hamas attacks

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Arab Bank told to pay Hamas victims A US jury has found Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jurors needed less than two days to reach their verdict after a six-week trial which lawyers described ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599063/us-court-orders-arab-bank-compensate-victims-hamas-attacks
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president praises Congress for swift action in backing his plans to combat Islamists as France promises air strikes and a new hostage video emerges ... president and the leader of IS. IS holds significant territory in Syria and seized large areas of Iraq in a lightning offensive in June, declaring a cross-border “caliphate” and imposing its brutal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595864/obamas-coalition-takes-shape-france-joins-war-islamic-state
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    New Palestinian unity government sworn in, angering Israel

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ramallah Abbas swears in new Palestinian government that unites Fatah and Hamas, drawing threat from Israel over future attacks from Gaza Netanyahu warning over unity cabinet ... since seizing the territory from Abbas' Fatah forces in a brief civil war in 2007. Numerous reconciliation efforts, largely brokered by Egypt, have failed over power-sharing. "Today, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524164/new-palestinian-unity-government-sworn-angering-israel
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State has up to 31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria: CIA

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... The figures were revealed one day after President Barack Obama vowed to expand an offensive against IS extremists, a plan which foresees new air strikes against IS in Syria, expanded attacks in Iraq and new support for Iraqi government forces. “CIA assesses the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [IS] can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria, based on a new review ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590754/islamic-state-has-31500-fighters-iraq-and-syria-cia
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

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

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:32am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front ... The US-led air assault in Syria marked a turning point in the war against the IS group, which has seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic “caliphate”. Washington had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598589/us-and-arab-allies-bomb-islamic-state-jihadists-syria
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama administration considers seeking congressional mandate to attack Islamic State

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by WASHPOST

    ... a senior administration official said. Congress last formally authorised such action in 2001, against al-Qaeda and its associates, and 2002, against Iraq under the rule of Saddam Hussein. The new ... swathe of territory between Damascus and Baghdad. The "range of options" for direct use of the US military includes temporary authority under the War Powers Resolution, constitutional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580151/obama-administration-considers-seeking-congressional-mandate-attack
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamists holding UN peacekeepers hostage set high price for their release

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

    ... al-Nusra Front and a new UN negotiation team now in place in Syria. "The rebels are not telling us where the troops are, but they continue to reassure us they are being well looked ... previously been put at 44. Syria's three-year civil war reached the frontier with Israeli territory last week when Islamist fighters overran a crossing point in the line that has separated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583899/islamists-holding-un-peacekeepers-hostage-set-high-price-their-release
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian family of five, including toddlers, killed in Israel's 'deadliest air strike'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:22pm by AFP

    ... nine Palestinians, five of them from the same family, as Egypt prepared to hold new truce talks. Eighty-six Palestinians and a four-year-old Israeli boy have been killed since Tuesday, when ... Khaled Meshaal. Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians, while Hamas insists Israel must end its eight-year blockade of the territory as part of any truce. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580000/palestinian-family-five-including-toddlers-killed-israels-deadliest-air

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