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  • Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days

    Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days
    Warring parties in the Gaza Strip agreed to extend their cease-fire by five more days, negotiators announced late Wednesday, moments before a previous truce was due to expire. But the brinkmanship — and a brief flare-up of hostilities —...
  • Israel, Hamas extend cease-fire five days, allowing more time for talks

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed late Wednesday to a five-day extension of a cease-fire to allow further talks on a longer lasting truce in Gaza, but renewed rocket fire triggered fresh Israeli airstrikes, threatening the lull. The agreement, reached...
  • Hiring heating up in the Valley, survey says

    Hiring heating up in the Valley, survey says
    Last fall, Lehigh Valley employers were feeling increasingly optimistic about the local economy. But over the ensuing six months, the Kamran Afshar-Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce survey of Lehigh Valley businesses showed that optimism...
  • Gaza ceasefire talks 'difficult' but truce holds

    Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume. As a 72-hour ceasefire held for a...
  • 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...
  • Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]

    Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]
    As someone who protested the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, I read with sadness your report on the Maryland National Guard's scheduled departure for that country ("Md. National Guard making final deployment to Afghanistan," Aug. 6). The money wasted in...
  • Israeli group may go to Cairo for talks if truce with Hamas holds

    Israeli group may go to Cairo for talks if truce with Hamas holds
    Israel and Palestinian militants agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire beginning at midnight Sunday, and an Israeli delegation was expected to travel to Cairo on Monday if it held in its first hours. True to form, rocket fire aimed at Israel from the...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to new short-term ceasefire

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed Sunday on a new 72-hour ceasefire to halt hostilities in the Gaza Strip while Egyptian-mediated talks proceed on a long-term truce. A senior Israeli official said Israel agreed to hold fire from midnight Sunday and would...
  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

    Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts
    Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire. The violence seemed at risk of...
  • Gaza fighting appears to settle into a war of attrition

    Amid efforts to revive stalled talks in Cairo, Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip traded blows again Saturday, with a volley of rockets fired toward Israel and the Israeli military striking dozens of targets across the coastal...
  • Israel, Hamas war enters second month

    JERUSALEM The war between Israel and Hamas entered its second month on Saturday as Israel launched fresh air strikes in the Gaza Strip, killing at seven people, according to local reports, and militants fired rockets and mortar rounds at Israel. The...