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  • Sep 22, 2014
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Hamas under threat as Gaza economy squeezed by Israel, Egypt blockades

Gaza's Hamas rulers have been hit by the worst economic crisis since seizing the territory seven years ago and face growing discontent, even among core supporters, because there's no sign of relief from a blockade enforced not only by Israel but also by a suddenly hostile Egypt.

Saturday, 15 March, 2014, 4:33am

Hamas executes two Palestinians convicted of spying for Israel

Hamas leaders said they had hanged two Palestinians found guilty of spying for Israel over a decade, making them the first to be executed since the end of a month-long amnesty for informants in April.

Sixteen Palestinians have been executed in Gaza for spying since Hamas seized the territory in 2007.

22 Jun 2013 - 8:44pm

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

New M75 perfume in Gaza City celebrates Hamas long-range rocket

Victory has never smelled so sweet - or at least that's what they would have you believe at the shop selling Gaza's newest fragrance named M75 after a long-range Hamas rocket.

It's a bold move by the Stay Stylish shop in Gaza City's upscale Rimal neighbourhood, but one that store owner Abu Ahmed expects to pay dividends.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:38am

Briefs, December 11, 2012

Germany expels four Syrian embassy staff

11 Dec 2012 - 4:54am

Talking points

Romanians head for the polls

8 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Hamas chief makes first Gaza trip after Israel strikes

Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal made his first visit to the Gaza Strip on Friday, after Palestinians there fought Israel in an eight-day conflict last month.

7 Dec 2012 - 8:16pm

Gaza truce splits Israelis, as Hamas claims victory

Hamas has emerged from battle with the triumphal sense of a hard-won game change: by stopping its offensive when it did, Israel's hardline government seems to have grudgingly accepted that the Islamic militant group cannot soon be dislodged from power in Gaza.

24 Nov 2012 - 4:46am

Hamas cries victory over truce with Israel

Hamas leaders and thousands of flag-waving supporters declared victory over Israel on Gaza’s first day of calm under an Egyptian-brokered truce on Thursday, as Israeli officials flew to Cairo for talks on easing a blockade on the battered Palestinian territory.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:52pm

TV men killed in missile strike 'legitimate targets', says Israel

The unprecedented killing of two cameramen from Gaza's Hamas television station in a targeted missile strike this week raised questions about whom Israel considers to be militant operatives, and thus legitimate targets.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am