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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel and Hamas harden peace talks stances as Gaza truce deadline looms

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... taking place in Cairo through Egyptian mediators in an effort to end to the war and draw up a plan for Gaza's future. On Sunday, Palestinian and Israeli delegations resumed the talks ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Yazidis 'massacred' by jihadists in northern Iraq village: reports

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:15pm by AP

    ... or die. "When the residents refused to do this, the massacre took place," he said. Halgurd Hekmat, a spokesman for Kurdish security forces, said the militants took the women and children ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian couple don’t let warget in the way of a wedding

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... the guests are not the important thing for me. Me, I'm happy because I am going to marry Heba." He is placing his hopes in a new life outside Gaza and being able to join his family ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Calls begin for Israel to end its blockade to allow Gaza to rebuild

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... not removed, "not only will we see very little in the way of reconstruction, but I am afraid that the conditions are in place for us to have another round of violence like we're seeing ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Tensions high between Palestinians and Israelis as Hamas says it will not extend truce

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:10am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... not remain forever cut off by Israel’s blockade, which has been in place since 2006. “Long term, there has to be a recognition that Gaza cannot sustain itself permanently closed off from the world,” ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking its own ceasefire with bomb attack

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Gaza Palestinians accused Israel of breaking its own ceasefire yesterday by launching a bomb attack on a refugee camp in Gaza City that killed an eight-year-old girl and wounded 29 people. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said the strike on a house in Shati camp took place after the truce was scheduled to start yesterday morning. An Israeli military ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - MIDDLE EAST

    Book review: The Lion's Gate, by Steven Pressfield

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... places where men are ordered to kill other men. "We looked death in the eye, but death did not look away," Rikovitz says. "He took as many of us as he wanted." ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza truce fails with at least 107 Palestinians dead, Israeli soldier missing

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza

    ... of the Israeli soldier’s capture, but Cairo said the invitation to talk was “still in place”. And Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said a joint delegation, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, would ... the blood of our brothers in Palestine being shed in collective massacres... all taking place under the eyes and ears of the international community... that has stood [by] indifferently,” he said. ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel declares Gaza ceasefire over as 50 Palestinians die in renewed shelling

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:54am by Reuters and AFP

    ... citizens,” the statement quoted Netanyahu as saying. The truce had left Israeli ground forces in place in the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip and a military spokeswoman had said operations would continue ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza siege shaping up as deadliest Israeli conflict in a decade

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 09:22pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... taking its place. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, disparaged Hamas for exhausting finite resources to build tunnels that have helped ...




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