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Lip-smacking profits in smuggling KFC to Gazans

A man holds KFC food in an underground tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. Photo: Xinhua

Fast-food starved Gazans can now order home-delivered Kentucky Fried Chicken, thanks to a new smuggling service which brings takeout from Egypt via a network of underground tunnels. It is not exactly "fast", taking several hours to arrive, with the Palestinian delivery firm behind it charging hefty prices to cover the cost of fuel and transport.

Friday, 17 May, 2013, 4:22am

Blast damages Israel army vehicle in Gaza

An Israeli soldier on patrol in the occupied territories. On Tuesday, an explosive device blew up near the border in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: EPA

An explosive device blew up near the border in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, damaging an Israeli military vehicle, Palestinian witnesses and the army said.

9 Apr 2013 - 6:28pm

Israeli artist Yaron Bob creates symbol of peace

Yaron Bob with one of the roses he makes with metal taken from rockets and spent artillery fired into Israel. Photo: Nora Tam

Israeli metal artist Yaron Bob makes roses and other art items out of spent steel artillery and rockets fired from Gaza by Hamas into Israel.

7 Apr 2013 - 6:47am

Hamas urges UN to resume Gaza food aid

A Palestinian man walks past United Nations food distribution center in Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters

Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Friday urged the United Nations to reconsider its suspension of food aid for Palestinian refugees, imposed after protesters stormed a UN depot.

5 Apr 2013 - 9:19pm

Sports Digest, March 6, 2013

Sunray Cave Sun Hei took an early hit in their AFC Cup campaign as they went down 1-0 to New Radiant of the Maldives at National Stadium in Male last night.

6 Mar 2013 - 3:38am

Doubts in Israel over a ground assault on Gaza

A Hasidic Jewish man dances with Israeli troops during a visit to support the soldiers near the border with the Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters

The olive orchards and wheat fields lining the Gaza Strip border with Israel were always sparsely populated, but the area is now a virtual no man's land.

Fearing an Israeli ground invasion of the coastal strip, hundreds of families have fled.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Three dead in new Israeli air strikes, media building hit

Smoke billows from the Shuruq tower in Gaza, which houses several media offices, after being hit by an Israeli air strike on Monday. Photo: EPA

A senior Islamic Jihad militant was killed on Monday in an Israeli strike on a Gaza City building housing Palestinian and international media, the Islamist faction told news agency, AFP.

Israel confirmed the attack, with its intelligence services saying the strike had targeted “senior Islamic Jihad officials” who were on the premises.

19 Nov 2012 - 11:40pm

International pressure mounts for Gaza truce

Palestinian mourners carry the bodies of members of the al-Dallu family during their funeral procession in Gaza City on Monday. Photo: AFP

Israel bombed dozens of suspected militant sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Monday and Palestinians kept up their cross-border rocket fire as international pressure for a truce intensified.

19 Nov 2012 - 8:26pm

Obama, Mursi, must seize chance for Gaza peace

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. Photo: Xinhua

The latest conflict between Israelis and Palestinians seems depressingly familiar: rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, a swift retaliation with the killing of a high-profile target, and an escalation. But this may not be another tit-for-tat blitz of violence and rhetoric that will rage, simmer and die down before being repeated again in a few years.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

Signs mount of possible Israeli invasion of Gaza

Israeli armoured personnel carriers are stationed at the Israeli- Gaza Strip border on Friday. Israeli officials said the Jewish state was preparing to launch its first ground offensive in four years into the Gaza Strip. Photo: AFP

Israeli aircraft pummeled rocket launching operations of Gaza militants on Friday, as troops, tanks and armoured personnel carriers massed near the Palestinian territory.

16 Nov 2012 - 8:58pm

Briefs, November 11, 2012

Two killed as Israel retaliates in Gaza

11 Nov 2012 - 6:38am

Briefs, October 30, 2012

Bishop Pachomius, acting pope, registers to vote. Photo: AFP

Inquiry launched into BBC culture, practices

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Violence surges on Gaza frontier

A damaged house in Netiv Haasara, Israel, after a rocket attack from the neighbouring Gaza Strip yesterday. Photo: AFP

Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into Israel from Gaza yesterday and an Israeli air strike killed a militant in a surge of violence after the emir of Qatar embraced the enclave's Hamas leadership with a visit.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:45am

Briefs, October 24, 2012

Qatari ruler Sheikh Hamad (left) and Gaza's prime minister. Photo: EPA

Troops bring calm to Beirut streets

24 Oct 2012 - 4:31am

A year on, former Hamas captive Gilad Shalit keeps low profile

Gilad Shalit with father Noam (right) on his release a year ago. Photo: EPA

A year after emerging from Hamas captivity in Gaza, Gilad Shalit has hung up his gun and picked up a pen as the former captive soldier takes up a new life as a sports columnist for an Israeli newspaper.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am