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    Iraqi forces press the advantage after breaking Jihadist siege of Shiite town

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... in Syria will be needed to defeat Islamic State, but has so far ruled out cooperation with the Damascus regime. It has, however, attempted to enlist the support of long-time foe Tehran, a key ...

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    Hamas pledges to 'redouble efforts' to rearm amid shaky Gaza peace

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... they would rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky. Calm returned to the coastal enclave in a Tuesday ceasefire, and Gazans were gradually starting to rebuild their lives after a bloody and destructive 50-day war, the deadliest for years. However, the chances of long-term peace hung in the balance after Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal ruled out ...

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    Haruna Yukawa's strange path to being a hostage of Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by Reuters

    ... off his son's debts. Yukawa did not return to his father's house until last year. When he did come home, he looked different, his father said. With rounder cheeks and long brown ...

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    Video shows captured Syrian soldiers executed by Islamic State

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... of metres long. A separate pile of bodies was shown nearby. The authenticity of the video could not be independently verified. The caption beneath it said the dead numbered 250. The Syrian ...

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    This time, gunfire in Gaza is to celebrate 'permanent' truce

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... seen a quarter of its 1.8 million people flee their homes. Watch: Celebrations in Gaza as long-term truce begins The agreement involves an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza that broke out ...

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    Palestinians celebrate as long-term ceasefire begins in Gaza

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:35am

    ... erupted in Gaza on Tuesday as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians began, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. The agreement, effective since 4pm GMT, ... Watch: Celebrations in Gaza as long-term truce begins Mosques used their loudspeakers to broadcast celebratory chants of “God is greatest” as the war-torn enclave hailed the apparent end to seven weeks ...

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    Syria opens door to US bombing of Islamists but White House to go it alone

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:57pm by AP

    ... as well. Obama has long resisted taking military action in Syria, a step that would plunge the US into a country ravaged by an intractable civil war. However, his calculus appears to have shifted ...

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    Palestinian family of five, including toddlers, killed in Israel's 'deadliest air strike'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 05:22pm by AFP

    ... a previous round of Egyptian diplomacy collapsed, shattering nine days of calm. "Egypt is going to invite delegates to return to the negotiating table to consider a long-term truce," ...

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    Chief Palestinian delegate accuses Israelis of stalling in truce talks

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... will continue," he said. He accused Israel of "manoeuvring and stalling" as gaps on key issues continued to dog efforts to achieve a long-term deal between Israel and militant groups in the Gaza ... the earlier truce lapsed that it would continue to hold its fire as long as Palestinians did the same. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday while visiting a naval port ...

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Stances harden on peace pact as Gaza truce ends Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Gaza truce talks hardened their positions yesterday ahead of the expiration of a five-day ceasefire, although both sides appeared reluctant to return to the conflict that has destroyed large parts of the densely populated coastal strip. The month-long conflict has killed more ...




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