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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State jihadists massacred 700 tribesmen in eastern Syria: activists

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AGENCIES

    ... after nine were beheaded on Wednesday and another eight on Saturday in Akhtarin. Taking the towns of Marea and Aazaz would cut supply lines to rebel groups. Aazaz, next to a border crossing ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Animals in Gaza zoo no safer than humans from Israeli bombardment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AFP

    ... and some of the palm trees lining the avenue from the entrance down to the animal enclosures have been uprooted. "You can see that the cages for the animals are badly damaged. When you see it, ...

  3. 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

    ... think there are tunnels inside. It's all lies. This is Allah's house. Anyone can go inside it." Attacking a mosque was once viewed as crossing a red line in conflicts pitting Jews ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israelis accept deaths as price that must be paid to confront Hamas

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:36pm by WASHPOST

    ... Israelis, soldiers were increasingly allowed to volunteer themselves for front-line combat duty, Levy said. "They're choosing to be there. The result is less of a backlash when ... The 21-year-old- the eldest of Yaron Shor's four sons- had volunteered for front-line combat, part of what his father described as a track record of service that included long shifts in the ambulance ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel strikes UN school in Gaza as troops start redeploying

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:29pm by AGENCIES

    ... the attack happened while people were waiting in line for food supplies. In a chaotic scene inside the school's compound, several bodies, including some children, were strewn across the ground ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - MIDDLE EAST

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

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

    ... Tony Perry The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield Sentinel 3.5 stars Tony Perry In his compelling "hybrid history" of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, one of the many voices that combat novelist Steven Pressfield presents is that of Boaz Amitai, a reconnaissance platoon commander in the Israelis' perilous push through the Sinai ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli army asks residents to leave Gaza City as attacks resume

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... attack'," Ari Shavit wrote in Haaretz, saying the anger was over his decision to reportedly formulate an initiative along the lines proposed by Hamas allies Turkey and Qatar. "Israel was very ...

  8. 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

    ... attack'," Ari Shavit wrote in Haaretz, saying the anger was over his decision to reportedly formulate an initiative along the lines proposed by Hamas allies Turkey and Qatar. "Israel was very ...

  9. 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

    ... by Associated Press journalists, Red Cross staff and members of the Palestinian civil defence came under fire as they approached the Israeli front line in an attempt to remove casualties from the Gaza ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Kerry arrives in Israel, makes ‘some steps forward’ in ending Gaza conflict

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 06:17pm by AFP

    ... Tuesday in Cairo after meeting Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a former army chief who has a frosty relationship with Hamas. Kerry has walked a delicate line, with a US official saying ...




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