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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to 72-hour Gaza truce

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:54am by Reuters in Gaza and Jerusalem

    ... open the way for Israel to declare it achieved the main goal of its ground offensive and to pull troops out of the Gaza Strip. Kerry, speaking to reporters during a trip to New Delhi, said ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    ‘Chinese hackers’ stole data on Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... documents before Comment Crew could cover their tracks, he said. Drissel said he was disclosing the attacks only now, after years of seeking unsuccessfully to persuade the affected companies and US ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel hits Gaza power plant and destroys home of Hamas leader

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... energy needs. The local energy authority said the plant could be out of action for a year. Electricity was cut to the city of Gaza and many other parts of the Hamas-dominated territory after what ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Eid brings lull in Gaza fighting as UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 06:05pm by AFP

    ... but warned that the army was ready to resume its activity at any time. Shortly afterwards, two Palestinians, including four-year-old Samih Ijneid, were killed when Israeli tanks opened fire near ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza residents return to scenes of devastation from Israel-Hamas fighting

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... of eight said the home she had moved into two months earlier and spent 10 years saving for had been destroyed. "Nothing is left. Everything I have is gone," she said. At least 1,000 ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Dozens of bodies found in Gaza during 12-hour truce raising death toll to at least 985

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Hamas says any truce must include a guaranteed end to Israel’s eight-year blockade of Gaza, while in Israel there are calls for any deal to include the demilitarisation of the Gaza Strip. ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel, Hamas and the battle for public opinion in the latest Gaza war

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... at an average rate of 10 a day, it said. Civilian casualties rose sharply after Israel sent tanks and troops into Gaza on July 17, its first ground operation in five years. Israel has not offered its ... City neighbourhood of Shijaiyah. The air strike on the Shamea Mosque came just before noon. One man was killed, identified by police as 25-year-old truck driver Nidal al-Ijla. Forty-five people ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

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

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

    ... throughout the journey. One of the first clients was Chechen jihadist Abu Abdel Rahman al-Shishani, 26, who took his new Syrian wife on honeymoon, according to activist Hadi Salameh. "Just after ... but vehicles carrying armed escorts accompany the bus," he added. The Islamic State has its roots in Iraq, but spread into Syria in late spring last year. It gradually took over Raqa in northern ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Children a fifth of Gaza dead in Israeli bombardment, with nowhere to hide

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

    ... as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa and 16-year-old Mohammed under debris in their beds. His personal tragedy is not unique. The UN says ... to attack civilian structures in densely populated areas, of course you are going to see children killed," said Bill Van Esveld, a researcher for New York-based Human Rights Watch. Seventy-five ...

  10. Property - International - MIDDLE EAST

    Rise of Dubai property market slowing

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

    ... Plumb said, adding that when the market eventually reached the falling phase of its cycle, the pull-back was unlikely to be as violent as it was five years ago, when it triggered a corporate debt crisis in the emirate. For now, the residential market is still climbing rapidly; average sale prices jumped 36 per cent from a year earlier in the second quarter, compared to 33 per cent ...




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