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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

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

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

    ... custom Boeing 757 touched down. He immediately set off for Jerusalem where he was to meet visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon, after which he was to travel to the West Bank city of Ramallah for talks ... it was imposed solely in the interest of protecting US carriers and travellers, not as a negotiating tactic. “The only consideration in issuing the notice was the safety and security of our citizens,” ...

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    US pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:39am by Reuters in Gaza and Jerusalem

    ... to the Egyptian-Israeli blockade of Gaza, which has stymied the economy and made it near impossible for anyone to travel abroad. The war is exacting a heavy toll on impoverished Gaza. Palestinian officials say ...

  3. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israel on Wednesday warned 100,000 Gazans to leave their homes, as the military intensified its nine-day air campaign after Hamas snubbed an Egyptian ceasefire effort. As the punishing Israeli military operation resumed pace, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas was to travel to Egypt and Turkey in search of regional support for an immediate end ...

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    Pope Francis invites Abbas, Peres to meet with him in Rome

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by The Guardian

    ... separation wall as he passed through the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The pope's prayer at a location replete with political significance and controversy came while he was travelling ...

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    US issues travel alert over threat of al-Qaeda attacks

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Security fears to shut US embassies The US State Department issued a new worldwide travel alert yesterday warning citizens of potential terror attacks originating ... to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when travelling," the department said. US citizens should take every precaution to be aware ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Swiss report backs theory Yasser Arafat was poisoned

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 09:59am by NYT

    ... Medicine in Lausanne, Switzerland, said it had been approached by a reporter for Al-Jazeera English on behalf of Suha Arafat, Yasser Arafat's widow, in January last year. Providing a travel ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel’s Netanyahu to warn Obama: Iran’s sweet talk is just a ploy

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... talk' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has travelled to the United States with a simple message for Barack Obama and the United Nations: "Don't be fooled by Iran's new ... was travelling to the airport. By the end of the call- the first conversation between the two nations' leaders in 34 years- Obama was suggesting that a breakthrough on the nuclear issue could even ...

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    Israel re-opens Gaza crossings

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 05:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... for travellers. Late on Sunday, militants fired five rockets at southern Israel, two of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. The other three caused no damage or injury but prompted ...

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    Kerry finalising Middle East peace talks team

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 02:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... for three years. Israeli chief negotiator Tzipi Livni and her Palestinian counterpart Saeb Erakat are due to travel to Washington in the coming days to start the talks. “This is the first time ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel to release Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 10:50am by AFP

    ... ahead,” Kerry said. “The representatives of two proud people today have decided that the difficult road ahead is worth travelling and that the daunting challenges that we face are worth tackling,” ...




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