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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel and Hamas harden peace talks stances as Gaza truce deadline looms

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... of the Islamic Jihad faction within the Palestinian delegation in Cairo, said he expected it to be extended if a deal was not reached by then. "The war is behind us now," he said. "We ...

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

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

    ... at risk after a week of US and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants. Airstrikes, meanwhile, targeted insurgents around Iraq's largest dam, which was captured by the Islamic State extremist group ... the massacre of tens of thousands of Yazidis stranded on a mountaintop. After most were able to escape with the help of Kurdish fighters, US President Barack Obama took credit for alleviating ...

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    Islamic State jihadists massacred 700 tribesmen in eastern Syria: activists

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

    ... Agencies in Beirut and Amman Allegations of latest atrocity prompts Syrian opposition to call for US air strikes against Islamic State militants within its borders Jihadists ... of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians. This comes as Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for US air strikes ...

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    About 10,000 Israeli protesters demand end to Gaza rocket attacks

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:31pm by Reuters

    ... not ready to accept a continued hail of deadly fire from Gaza. "This situation must finally be brought to resolution. We cannot just let some terrorist group make us dance to their music. ...

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    Palestinian couple don’t let warget in the way of a wedding

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... for refugees," she sighed. "But what can we do? These are the conditions that have been imposed on us. Our house was destroyed and her future husband wants to leave, once they get married." ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Calls begin for Israel to end its blockade to allow Gaza to rebuild

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... not removed, "not only will we see very little in the way of reconstruction, but I am afraid that the conditions are in place for us to have another round of violence like we're seeing ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Tensions high between Palestinians and Israelis as Hamas says it will not extend truce

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:10am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... districts reduced to a sea of rubble and shattered hulks of buildings, one international correspondent said. US President Barack Obama had increased the pressure on the talks by saying Gaza could ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

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

    ... be within reach. US Secretary of State John Kerry, flying back from Israel to Cairo for more talks with Egyptian mediators, reported some progress in ceasefire talks. An Egyptian official said ... senior US official said this was a hope but a truce was by no means locked in. “It would not be accurate to say that we expect a ceasefire by the weekend,” said the US official, who spoke ...

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    Israel, Hamas at odds over Gaza truce extension

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza

    ... Netanyahu US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the people of Gaza need greater hope for the future, as he urged the extension of an Israel-Hamas ceasefire. Obama said the United States ...

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    All turns quiet on the Gaza front as 72-hour ceasefire comes into effect

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... to hold their fire for three days was hailed by both the US and the UN. Both said the onus was on Hamas to uphold the deal. Israel said it had withdrawn its forces after they had destroyed 32 cross-border tunnels. "They were part of a strategic plan of Hamas, and an investment of approximately US$100 million worth of materials and we have now removed that threat," Lerner said. ...




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