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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinians celebrate as long-term ceasefire begins in Gaza

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:35am

    ... in Israel as citizens absorbed the news of two people killed when mortar shells hit a kibbutz in the south. Ministers in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet began whetting their political ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Once off limits in Jewish/Palestinian conflict, mosques now military targets

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... the broader Muslim world. Violent upheavals across the Middle East, political analysts say, have acclimated Muslims to seeing their houses of worship under siege. Arabic news channels and Facebook ...

  3. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Xinjiang militants being trained in Syria and Iraq, says special Chinese envoy

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:14pm by Teddy Ng

    ... in March that left 29 people dead. Four attackers were also killed. A spokesman for the World Uygur Congress said Wu's claims were "politically motivated". "I don't exclude the possibility that there are Uygurs [in Syria and Iraq] who have fled China," Dilxat Rexit said. "But China's accusation is politically motivated and is aimed at isolating Uygur people ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel starts withdrawal from Gaza Strip

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... with the Palestinian delegation in Cairo. A senior political official quoted by army radio said Hamas was "not interested in an arrangement", with some commentators suggesting the pullback could ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel hits Gaza power plant and destroys home of Hamas leader

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

    ... shells house of Hamas political leader Haniya Before dawn, Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, a former Palestinian prime minister, destroying ... will and we will continue our resistance until we gain freedom." Hamas, whose internal political leadership is in hiding, said its broadcast outlets Al-Aqsa TV and Al-Aqsa Radio were also ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza siege shaping up as deadliest Israeli conflict in a decade

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

    ... and political stalemate driven by diplomatic gridlock, Palestinian militant resilience and the absence of a clear Israeli exit strategy. The rising death toll in the Gaza conflict propelled US ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel warns 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes as air campaign intensifies

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:31pm by AFP

    ... political targets, including the home of senior Hamas figure Mahmud al-Zahar in Gaza City as well as those of three others in the movement’s political leadership. There were no reports ... Marzuq, a top member of Hamas’s exiled political leadership, said the movement was still in discussions about a possible ceasefire. Hamas has said it wants the end of Israel’s blockade of Gaza ...

  8. 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

    ... for political affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council. Ban's push for peace came as Israel was poised to intensify a ground operation inside the besieged Palestinian territory it says ...

  9. 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

    ... 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 ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

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

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

    ... 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 ...




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