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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    At least 97 Palestinians killed in Israeli offensive as thousands flee Gaza homes

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... statement said. "Israel is not in any way responsible for injury or damage that may occur as a result of field reporting." The press office, which accredits journalists based in Israel, ...

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    President of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region calls for independence

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AGENCIES

    ... as the sectarian insurgency has threatened to split the country Barzani asked lawmakers to form a committee to organise a referendum on independence and pick a date for the vote. "The time has come ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Jews' arrests for killing Palestinian boy forces Israelis to confront extremism

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 08:56pm by AP

    ... far beyond most such attacks in its raw brutality. Some Israeli officials had speculated that the slaying was the result of a family dispute, in disbelief that it could be revenge ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    PLO plans to join 60 UN bodies, agreements after failed talks

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... General Assembly vote for the first time and claimed the moment as a new step in their quest for full recognition by the global body. Most of the 193 members of the General Assembly applauded Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour as he voted for a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. The Palestinians became observer state members of the UN a year earlier ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    UN vote on Palestine sparks anger in Israel

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in New York Officials say result cripples hopes for peace, and reveal plans for more settlements in West Bank UN vote on Palestine sparks anger in Israel The Palestinians' ... In response to the general assembly vote, Israel revealed plans to build 3,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted ...

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

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

    ... in a joint news conference. The move envisions forming a unity government within five weeks and holding national elections six months after a vote of confidence by the Palestinian parliament. ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Ceasefire holds in Gaza after Israeli air strikes, Palestinian rocket firings

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... reporting by Reuters, Associated Press Orthodox Jews must do Israeli national service after law passes 65-1 Israeli MPs have voted through a law which will compel ultra-Orthodox Jews to either serve in the military or perform civilian service. The bill was voted through by 65 to 1. The lone dissenting vote on Wednesday was cast by an MP from the far-right Jewish Home, who broke coalition discipline ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Hamas under threat as Gaza economy squeezed by Israel, Egypt blockades

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 09:11pm by AP

    ... of the smuggling tunnels along the Gaza border, which were an economic lifeline for the strip. The Hamas government lost nearly two-thirds of its revenue as a result, said Omar Shaban, a Gaza economist. ...

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    Fatah claims victory in West Bank

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Ramallah

    ... Abbas' Fatah party were yesterday claiming victory ahead of the results of the West Bank local elections, in the first such vote since 2006. Late on Saturday, after 12 hours of voting ... said. "The elections went very smoothly," Elections Commission chairman Hanna Nasser said in Ramallah. The last time the Palestinians voted was in the general elections of January ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Egyptians cast ballots in referendum on new Islamist-backed constitution

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The rest of the country votes next Saturday. The first round's unofficial results are expected hours after polling ends. Mursi cast his ballot at a polling station near the presidential palace ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo First round of balloting begins in referendum on new constitution widely backed by Islamists As violence ebbs, Egyptians vote on divisive charter Egyptians ...




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