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  • U.N., Egypt urge renewed talks as fighting resumes in Gaza

    Renewed fighting broke out Friday between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip after a three-day cease-fire expired, as mediator Egypt and the United Nations urged the two sides to resume indirect talks. The day began with rocket and...
  • Israel, Palestinians agree on new Gaza truce

    Israel, Palestinians agree on new Gaza truce
    Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT. There were no immediate reports of breaches of the ceasefire although Hamas claimed it fired rockets as...
  • U.N. to investigate possible war crimes in Gaza

    The United Nations on Monday named three experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip. William Schabas, a Canadian...
  • Israel, Palestinians begin talks on permanent truce in Gaza Strip

    As a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants about a permanent truce and long-term arrangements. There were reports...
  • Clueless Kerry plays into hands of Hamas

    Clueless Kerry plays into hands of Hamas
    — John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that's only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America's Arab partners, starting with the...
  • Israel, Hamas militants begin 72-hour truce

    Israel, Hamas militants begin 72-hour truce
    Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian guerrillas entered a 72-hour truce on Tuesday mediated by Egypt with a view to encouraging negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old Gaza war. Minutes before the ceasefire took hold at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT),...
  • Paul Greenberg: Fanaticism needs no reason

    It made no sense, not from any rational perspective. Even as Gaza was falling in all around it, Hamas kept firing rocket after rocket in the general direction of Israel, no matter how many might hit or miss or go completely astray, as when they fell...
  • New Gaza cease-fire begins as Israel withdraws troops

    New Gaza cease-fire begins as Israel withdraws troops
    After four weeks of ferocious fighting, the guns of Gaza fell silent Tuesday with a 72-hour truce in place and talks on tap in Egypt aimed at forging a stable accord between Israel and Palestinian militants who rule the coastal enclave. Though several...
  • How to get Hamas to lay down its weapons

    How to get Hamas to lay down its weapons
    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the...
  • As Israel and Hamas claim victory, Gaza residents ask what was gained

    As Israel and Hamas claim victory, Gaza residents ask what was gained
    In the wake of any ugly conflict, the question of who won can seem beside the point. Still, as fighting in the Gaza Strip gave way to a truce on Tuesday, Israel and Hamas both were quick to claim victory. And it was left to those who took the pounding...
  • Nine killed in shootout near Egyptian coast

    Nine killed in shootout near Egyptian coast
    Nine people, including a police officer, four police conscripts and four militants were killed in attacks on a highway near the Mediterranean coast late Tuesday, officials said. Gunmen attacked a checkpoint around El Dabaa, about 180 miles northwest...