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  • Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

    Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire
    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday. The ceasefire will begin at 8 a.m. local time on...
  • 72-hour cease-fire called in Israel-Palestinian fighting

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday. In a statement in India, where Kerry is traveling, the two said that Israeli troops would be allowed to remain...
  • Dead Palestinian children in Gaza tell story of impunity

    By the time you read this, who knows how many people will have been killed in Israel's latest onslaught in the Gaza Strip? As I write, some 1,400 mostly civilian Palestinians have been killed, including hundreds of children. Also, 59 Israelis have been...
  • Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends

    Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends
    Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over. One sticking...
  • Gaza cease-fire will take 'some time,' Obama says

    Gaza cease-fire will take 'some time,' Obama says
    The attack by Palestinian militants on Israeli soldiers that ended a planned cease-fire will make it difficult for Israel to have confidence that Hamas will live up to any future cease-fire deal, President Obama said Friday. As a result, arranging a...
  • Eight killed in militant attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

    One soldier and seven civilians including a child were killed when militants fired mortar rounds at a military post in the city of El Arish in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai peninsula Sunday, security and medical sources said. According to a...
  • Pressure for ceasefire grows in Gaza conflict

    Pressure for ceasefire grows in Gaza conflict
    Palestinian militants resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on Monday after a 24-hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, and Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing pressure for a ceasefire. The...
  • First Israeli killed as conflict with Hamas intensifies

    First Israeli killed as conflict with Hamas intensifies
    Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks. The week-old conflict seemed to be at a turning point, with Hamas defying Arab and...
  • Gaza militants reject cease-fire plan; Israel says Hamas 'will pay'

    Gaza militants reject cease-fire plan; Israel says Hamas 'will pay'
    Palestinian militants fired more than 140 rockets from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to an Israeli-endorsed cease-fire, pressing on with a fight that has already cost the lives of nearly 200 Gaza residents in Israeli airstrikes on the densely...
  • Egypt to investigate claim that police detainee was tortured

    Egypt to investigate claim that police detainee was tortured
    Egypt's Interior Ministry will investigate the alleged torture of a detainee at a Cairo police station, local newspapers reported Tuesday amid growing accusations of abuse in Egyptian prisons and detention facilities. The investigation was prompted by...
  • Egypt imprisons nine men, most for life, in sexual assault case

    An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults that took place during several rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two other men were sentenced to 20 years. The court had merged three cases in which eight women were...