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    Gaza conflict sharpens world’s focus on shattered economy

    Mohammed Mosbah, a traffic policeman who lives in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, has not been paid for two months. He...

  2. July 23, 2014

    Israel shells Gaza hospital as UN warns of war crimes

    Israel’s military shelled a Gaza hospital, and said Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants were using it as a base, as the UN...

  1. July 18, 2014

    Israel warns of widening ground war in Gaza

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that Israel was preparing for a possible widening of its ground war in the...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Israel to investigate Gaza children deaths

    Four young boys playing on a beach were killed in an Israeli bombing attack in the Gaza Strip’s biggest city on Thursday as...

  3. July 14, 2014

    Egypt proposes ceasefire to end conflict between Israel and Hamas

    Egypt on Monday announced the terms of a proposed ceasefire to end the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip...

  4. July 9, 2014

    No end in sight as Israel-Gaza violence intensifies

    Civilian casualties mounted in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday as Israel intensified its air strikes on targets across the...

  5. April 23, 2014

    PLO and Hamas sign unity pact as peace talks falter

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation, headed by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, signed a unity pact on...

  6. March 13, 2014

    Gaza militants agree ceasefire after rocket attacks hit Israel

    A leader of Islamic Jihad said on Thursday that Egypt had brokered a ceasefire aimed at ending a two-day-long escalation in...

  7. March 12, 2014

    Militants fire rockets into south Israel

    Militants based in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday fired a barrage of rockets into southern Israel, leading to the deployment of...

  8. January 22, 2014

    Israel’s military kills two Palestinian militants

    Israel’s military killed two Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, one of whom it blamed for firing rockets...

  9. January 19, 2014

    Israel attacks Palestinian blamed for rockets from Gaza

    Israel’s air force on Sunday attacked and severely injured a Palestinian seen as responsible for last week’s launch of five...

  10. November 11, 2013

    Terror victims find witness in case against Bank of China

    Lawyers acting for terrorism victims in a US court case that accuses the Bank of China of helping Iranian-backed militant...

  11. July 22, 2013

    EU declares Hizbollah military wing a terrorist group

    The EU has declared Hizbollah’s military wing a terrorist group, a decisive shift in the bloc’s dealings with the Lebanese...

  12. July 15, 2013

    Israeli prime minister Netanyahu gets flak for yielding to China

    Benjamin Netanyahu faces a domestic political scandal with possible international repercussions after news emerged that his...

  13. November 22, 2012

    Gaza ceasefire continues to hold

    As bombs and rockets fell silent and an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took hold in Gaza on Thursday, both Israel’s government...

  14. November 18, 2012

    Israel needs a Gaza strategy more than war

    Almost a week after “Operation Pillar of Defence”, morale is running high in Israel. The public is justifiably proud of the...

  15. November 15, 2012

    Israel and Hamas intensify bombardment

    Israel’s escalating offensive against the Gaza Strip was met by an unprecedented barrage of missiles and rockets from Hamas...

  16. November 11, 2012

    Israel warns of escalation in Gaza

    Israel warned on Sunday that it was ready to intensify attacks against Palestinian militants operating in the Gaza Strip...

  17. September 6, 2012

    Iran hosts Islamic resistance festival

    Often called one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Isfahan is famous for its elegant architecture and formal gardens. It...

  18. May 14, 2012

    Palestinians to end prison hunger strike

    Israel agreed on Monday to ease the prison conditions of Palestinian inmates in deal to end a mass hunger strike by the...

  19. March 13, 2012

    Egypt brokers Gaza truce

    Gaza, March 13 – Israel and militant factions in the Gaza Strip have agreed to an Egyptian-brokered truce to end four days...

  20. March 12, 2012

    Five more killed in Gaza air strike

    Israeli air strikes on Monday killed five more Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including a 16-year-old schoolboy and two...

  21. March 10, 2012

    Israel steps up Gaza attacks

    At least 18 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip since Friday, as Gaza-based militant...

  22. February 21, 2012

    Palestinian prisoner to end hunger strike

    Khader Adnan, a Palestinian prisoner held by Israel without trial since December, has agreed to end a 66-day hunger strike...

  23. February 14, 2012

    From exile to engagement

    As he sat down on the plush sofa in the royal palace, across the room from a smiling Jordanian monarch, Khaled Meshal must...

  24. December 19, 2011

    Uprisings steer Hamas to path of non-violence

    The Islamist Hamas movement celebrated its 24th anniversary last week, with a mass rally in Gaza City that carried a clear...

  25. October 30, 2011

    At least 11 dead in renewed Gaza violence

    At least 10 Palestinians and one Israeli have been killed in the latest flare-up of violence in and around the Gaza Strip,...

  26. August 25, 2011

    Israeli strikes on Gaza kill ten Palestinians

    At least ten Palestinians have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip since Wednesday, as militant...

  27. March 28, 2011

    Israeli air strike kills two militants

    Two Palestinian militants were killed by an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the latest in an escalating...

  28. March 24, 2011

    Hamas declares Gaza emergency

    The Hamas militant group which controls Gaza has declared a state of emergency in preparation for a possible massive assault...

  29. March 24, 2011

    Jerusalem bomb victim identified as British

    The sole fatality in Wednesday’s bombing at a crowded Jerusalem bus stop has been identified as a 60-year-old British woman....

  30. March 23, 2011

    Jerusalem bomb kills one, injures 30

    A blast near a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem killed one woman and injured at least 30 more civilians, marking the first bomb...

  31. February 18, 2011

    ‘Osama bin Laden’ by Michael Scheuer

    Demonstrators at a pro-Taliban rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, hold up images of Osama bin Laden, who continues to enjoy the...

  32. February 6, 2011

    Future in Arab region up for grabs

    After the US-backed jihad against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan during the last decade of the cold war, thousands of Arab...

  33. March 27, 2010

    Israeli soldiers die during violence in Gaza Strip

    Two Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes in the Gaza Strip yesterday, marking the deadliest incident for the Israeli army...

  34. March 27, 2010

    Israeli soldiers die in Gaza Strip

    Two Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes in the Gaza Strip yesterday.The army said fighting began when its soldiers fired...

  35. March 26, 2010

    Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza violence

    Two Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes in the Gaza Strip on Friday, marking the deadliest incident for the Israeli army...

  36. December 31, 2009

    Joy as hostage is released in Iraq

    Peter Moore, a British computer consultant held hostage in Iraq since May 2007, was freed alive by his captors yesterday....

  37. May 8, 2009

    US renews sanctions against Syria

    The Obama administration has renewed its sanctions against Syria for another year, citing a continuing “national emergency”...

  38. February 4, 2009

    Rocket attack

    Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a Grad-type rocket at Israel yesterday, writes Tobias Buck in Jerusalem. It was the...

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