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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel ramps up assault on Gaza with hundreds of air strikes

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by AP

    ... "within houses and streets and neighbourhoods which are populated with civilians... exposing these civilians to retaliation and to backfire". The longer range of the rockets fired from Gaza ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Genetic testing and IVF boost population of Israel's Samaritans

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... their way back, Samaritans began having large families of eight to 10 children, and the frequency of first-cousin marriages doubled, Bonne-Tamir found. As the population grew, so did the health ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Ceasefire holds in Gaza after Israeli air strikes, Palestinian rocket firings

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... into Israel. Israel's army said the remains of 60 rockets had been found, five of which hit populated areas. There is no alternative to a full reoccupation of the entire Gaza Strip AVIGDOR ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Al-Qaeda forces take Sunni strongholds in western Iraq

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:18am by AGENCIES

    ... territory poses risks. "It will give more credibility to the group, but in the longer term, it will have to tread very warily if it is to avoid incurring the wrath of the local population ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Saudi clerics protest at renewed efforts to permit women drivers

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:09pm by AP

    ... segments of the population. The Saudi religious establishment has sway over the courts and oversees the often zealous religious police, run by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Hamas textbooks spread militant ideology through Palestinian schools

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:09pm by NYT

    ... the Gaza-based Hamas, and Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority and the West Bank. They reflect a growing gulf between the 1.7 million Palestinians living in the densely populated Gaza Strip ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Sisi's silence has Egyptians talking

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... But Egypt's new strongman, hugely popular among the large segment of the population that called for Islamist president Mohamed Mursi to be removed, is keeping mum. For now, Egypt is still undecided ... in the Arab world's most populous country. Experts and journalists who have recently met Sisi say he does not want the top job and has no intention of running for it. He has made only one public ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Arab Idol victory sparks joy among Palestinians

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and most densely populated places where Israel severely restricts the movement of people, goods and financial aid. The Islamist Hamas movement, which has controlled Gaza since 2007, disapproves ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel army doubts third intifada but on alert

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 04:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Beerotayim, Israel

    ... is the army’s attempts “to ease the situation for the population, by giving them more work permits in the settlements, greater freedom of movement, by avoiding collective punishment and letting them ... the buses which blew up across the country but also the consequences for the Palestinian population, you understand that no one wants to go back to that sad period,” he said.   ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    16 Lebanese army soldiers die in battle against followers of Sunni cleric

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 04:54pm by AP

    ... deserted yesterday. Local media reported many residents were asking for evacuation from the heavily populated neighbourhood around the Bilal bin Rabbah Mosque, where Assir preaches and where ...




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