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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Torn to pieces as they lay helpless: disabled patients among Gaza victims

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AGENCIES

    ... an Israeli strike in the early hours of Saturday that hit a care home for Palestinians with special needs. Two of her fellow residents were not so lucky. Thirty-year-old Ola Washahi and 47-year-old Suha Abu Saada were killed when the rocket slammed into the home, destroying it. The two women's body parts were still being pulled from the rubble hours later, causing initial confusion ...

  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Revenge killing of Palestinian teenager in East Jerusalem sparks violent clashes

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by WASHPOST

    ... investigators to work "as quickly as possible" to track down the perpetrators, while urging both sides "not to take the law into their own hands". There is no difference between Arab ... home in Shuafat, with violent clashes erupting and showing no sign of easing hours later. Clouds of black smoke rose into the sky as hundreds of masked Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

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

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

    ... lived under the threat of violence and on the edge of war. The murders, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared was the work of Hamas militants, steeled the resolve of young- ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... to fall without a big fight. Last week Iraqi troops were rushed to defend the massive 8km-long Haditha Dam and its hydroelectric works on the Euphrates to stop it falling into the hands ... of water supply networks... is now a daily occurrence in the conflict,' he said. "The water pumping station in Al-Khafsah, Aleppo, stopped working on May 10, cutting off water supply ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iraq, Syria conflicts merge into one big battleground

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 08:10pm by AP

    ... victory: he has long insisted that the uprising against him is the work of foreign- inspired Islamist extremists, suggesting that the West needs to work with him to check the influence of jihadis. ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israelis, Palestinians mount online battle over three kidnapped boys

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 09:53pm by AFP

    ... Just hours after the teenagers' disappearance was made public last Friday, Israeli activists set up a Facebook page by that name which by Wednesday had received nearly 100,000 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - MIDDLE EAST

    Book review: The Good Spy, by Kai Bird

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by MCT

    ... accords and prompting American recognition of the need for Palestinian self-determination. Israel's leadership had an inkling of these secret contacts, Bird writes, and worked hard ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel 'increased settlement work amid peace talks' says Palestinian delegate

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 09:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jerusalem Palestinian delegate says plans for new homes were main reason for failure to beat deadline Israel ‘increased settlement work amid peace talks’ Israel pursued plans for nearly 14,000 new homes for settlers during now-suspended peace negotiations with the Palestinians, an Israeli watchdog group said yesterday as the original deadline for a deal expired. ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Video of Palestinians being shot renews charges of Israel using excessive force

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, a senior spokesman, said preliminary findings showed forces fired only rubber-coated steel pellets, a standard means of crowd control, and did not use live fire. ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian factions Hamas, PLO agree on pact setting up unity government and holding new elections

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:26am by AGENCIES

    ... which continued into the early hours of the morning between Hamas leaders and a PLO delegation headed by Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior figure in the Fatah movement. The rival sides have announced ... calculations." The latest announcement of a deal came as US-brokered peace talks teetered on the edge of collapse. Netanyahu said it showed Abbas was not serious about 11th-hour efforts to salvage ...




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