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Suicide car bombing kills civilian, wounds 25 Egyptian police in Sinai

Suicide car bombing kills civilian, wounds 25 Egyptian police in Sinai

Mar 10, – The violence comes days ahead of an investment conference in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, 340 km (210 miles) south of al-Arish, that Egypt hopes will project an image of stability and attract billions of dollars. A suicide car bomber killed a civilian and wounded 25 Egyptian policemen when he tried to […]

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Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Aug 30, – Most of the new building would be to make up for the current housing deficit, rather than to address damage from fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip’s battered […]

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Israel, Palestine begin another three-day cease-fire

Israel, Palestine begin another three-day cease-fire

Aug 11, – Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives. The announcement marked the second time in less than a week […]

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Israel, Palestinians closest to peace ‘in years’: Kerry

Israel, Palestinians closest to peace ‘in years’: Kerry

Dec 07, – Israel and the Palestinians are closer to a peace deal than they have been in years, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday wrapping up his latest visit. “I believe we are closer than we have been in years to bringing about the peace and the prosperity and the security […]

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Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Nov 14, – The public appearance of Hassan Nasrallah — his second in as many days — came as tens of thousands of Shiites and Hezbollah supporters marched in their southern Beirut stronghold for the Ashoura, one of the Shiite sect’s most important religious occasions. The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group showed up at […]

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Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Nov 01, – The military said it carried out the strike after five of its soldiers were wounded as they tried to demolish another tunnel used by the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza. That incident drew Israeli fire that killed one Hamas militant. Israeli aircraft bombed what the military described as a […]

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2 rockets fired from Gaza Strip

2 rockets fired from Gaza Strip

Oct 28, – The army said the defense battery — known as the “Iron Dome” — intercepted one rocket above the city of Ashkelon. It said the military was searching for the second launched. No injuries were reported in the attack. Militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward Israel on Monday, one of […]

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Israel hopes US aid cut to Egypt won’t harm peace

Israel hopes US aid cut to Egypt won’t harm peace

Oct 10, – Gilad Erdan, the minister responsible for civil defense, said Israel and Egypt are continuing to cooperate in military and political spheres and that there is “constant contact” between the two countries. Israel hopes the U.S. decision to cut aid to Egypt will not affect the two countries’ historic peace deal, a Cabinet […]

October 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egypt in turmoil as street clashes leave 51 dead

Egypt in turmoil as street clashes leave 51 dead

Oct 07, –  The high death toll in Sunday’s clashes between security forces and Islamist protesters came as crowds from Egypt’s two rival camps — supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, and backers of the military that deposed him — poured into the streets and turned on each other. Egypt stumbled deeper into […]

October 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

Sep 22, – President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts: Iran, Syria, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians. All three pathways are fraught with potential pitfalls and hinge on cooperation from often unreliable nations. Obama also risks […]

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