Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

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UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

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Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

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Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

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De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

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Tag Archives: Gaza

Hamas guard killed in suicide bombing at Gaza base

:: A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza early Thursday, officials said, in what sources described as a rare militant attack against the Palestinian group. “Early this morning security forces stopped two people approaching

Projectile from Gaza lands in Israel: Army

:: A projectile fired from the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip landed late on Tuesday in southern Israel, the military said. The incident caused no casualties or damage, a military spokesperson added. Israel and Hamas have fought three

UN chief to make first visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

:: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres will pay his first visit since taking the UN helm to Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, at the end of the month. The UN chief will

Palestinian president Abbas leaves hospital after ‘routine checkup’

:: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was discharged from hospital in the Israel-occupied West Bank on Saturday after a brief “routine checkup”, the official Wafa news agency reported. The 82-year-old president “was admitted to hospital in Ramallah for

Israeli artillery bombards sites in Gaza Strip

:: Israeli artillery fired several shells at positions in central Gaza Strip at dawn on Monday, according to Palestinian media sources. Local media sources said that the Israeli artillery fired several shells at the observation posts east

Ex-Gaza security chief says Hamas deal will open border

Mohammed Dahlan

:: An exiled Palestinian politician, who quietly negotiated a power-sharing deal for Gaza with Hamas, discussed the details for the first time in an interview, saying he expects it to lead to a swift opening of the

Turkey: Jerusalem holy site closure ‘crime against humanity’

:: Turkey on Monday blasted Israel’s two-day closure of a Jerusalem holy site, following a deadly attack, as a “crime against humanity.”Israel closed the Haram al-Sharif compound, or the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem, on Friday and Saturday

Target Israelis, says Hamas, after Jerusalem site attack

:: Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers are calling on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there. Hamas described the closure of the site – known to Muslims

Israeli jets launch strikes on at least three locations in Gaza Strip

:: Israeli airstrikes hit a series of targets in Gaza Strip overnight Monday, officials said, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave landed in Israel. Strikes were recorded in at least three locations in Gaza, Palestinian

Israel pushes Gaza into the dark ages

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: The Gazan people have become the perpetual bargaining chips in the abusive relations among Israel, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas. In the latest saga of the continuation of collective punishment against

Israel begins reducing Gaza power supply after Abbas cuts payment

:: Israel began reducing its electricity feed to the Gaza Strip on Monday, deepening an energy crisis, after the Palestinian Authority limited how much it pays for power to the enclave run by the rival Hamas group.

Palestinians say man killed at protest on Gaza border

:: The Gaza Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire at a protest near the border fence with the territory ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas. It said Aeid Jomaa, 35, was killed

‘Dozens hurt’ as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

:: Dozens of Palestinians were hurt on Friday in the occupied West Bank and Gaza during clashes with Israeli forces after marches backing hunger-striking prisoners, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said. Both the Red Crescent and the

Hamas winds up trial of military leader’s alleged killers

:: A military court in Gaza on Thursday concluded the trial of three men accused of assassinating a Hamas military leader and will deliver its verdict at the weekend, an official said. The trial of the alleged

Gaza fisherman dies after being shot by Israeli navy

:: A Gazan fisherman shot by Israeli naval forces on Monday after allegedly breaching the blockade off the Palestinian territory has died from his wounds, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. Israel’s military said naval forces fired warning

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian Fatah-Hamas split

:: Palestinians in the occupied West Bank voted Saturday in municipal elections that underscored deep rifts between president Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party and Islamist rival Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip. Their failure to reconcile is seen

New charter: Should Hamas rewrite the past?

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Now that Hamas has officially changed its charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity. Undoubtedly, Hamas’ first charter, which was released to

Clashes erupt at Palestinian protest to support hunger strikers

:: Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank on Thursday between Israeli soldiers and hundreds of Palestinians protesting in support of hunger strikers in Israeli jails. At least two Palestinians were wounded by rubber bullets and evacuated

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