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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Frantically seeking Gaza ceasefire, John Kerry mans the phones

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Reuters in Gaza Kerry in frantic phone bid to secure Gaza ceasefire US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire yesterday as the civilian death ... that mediators hope will begin by a Muslim festival next week, Kerry worked the phones from Egypt. Aides made clear his patience was limited. The urgency was spurred on Thursday by the killing of 15 ...

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    Palestinians celebrate as long-term ceasefire begins in Gaza

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:35am

    ... knives after a deal which was reportedly agreed by the prime minister and his defence minister, with other security cabinet ministers only updated by phone. News of the agreement first emerged ... and food aid to enter Gaza, as well as medical supplies and materials to repair the water, electricity and mobile phone networks,” chief Palestinian truce negotiator Azzam al-Ahmed said. ...

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

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

    ... the bodies, finishing off any who appeared to still be alive with their pistols, the 42-year-old man said by phone from an area where he was hiding out. "They thought we were dead, and when ...

  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

    ... of Eid ul-Fitr as world powers ramped up pressure on the warring sides to immediately end their 21-day confrontation. US President Barack Obama phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ... the Palestinian envoy. The UN statement came after Obama phoned Netanyahu to stress "the strategic imperative" of implementing an immediate humanitarian truce. The diplomatic pressure increased ...

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    Israeli army asks residents to leave Gaza City as attacks resume

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

    ... came after US President Barack Obama phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stress "the strategic imperative" of implementing an immediate humanitarian truce. ...

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    Israel orders ground offensive in Gaza; heavy shelling on border

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... Islamists, to lift border restrictions that have deepened Gaza's economic hardship and unemployment. Pope Francis phoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and West Bank-based Palestinian President ...

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

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

    ... recorded phone and text messages urging them to evacuate by midday local time. “The evacuation is for your own safety,” the leaflet read, warning residents to not return to their homes until ...

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    Israeli onslaught claims 121st victim in Gaza as Obama offers to help broker truce

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:22am by AFP

    ... its fifth day, diplomatic efforts to end the hostilities gathered pace. Overnight, US President Barack Obama phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express concerns and to offer ...

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    Fear and loathing on the West Bank: Teenagers tell their stories

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:20pm by BLOOM

    ... the night Gilad disappeared, and figured the boy's family hadn't heard from him because the phones were out of order. "The last thing on my mind was that they were kidnapped," he ...

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    Israel to build hundreds of West Bank settler homes

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 02:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... Mahmud Abbas. “This is a serious challenge and abortion of the efforts of Kerry,” he said by phone from Jordan.  “This policy of settlement building will not lead to peace, but to tension ... the outcome of peace talks. “We need to be smart not just right,” Netanyahu told MPs. “Settlement in the blocs will not significantly affect the ability to reach an agreement.”  He has said before ...




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