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Israeli air strikes target Hamas over rocket hits

Israel launched an air strike against a Hamas facility on Thursday in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said. No one was hurt in the night-time rocket attack on southern Israel, the army said in a st

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Arab Bank settles US suit over militant attacks

Arab Bank has agreed to settle litigation brought by hundreds of Americans who accused it of facilitating militant attacks in Israel, nearly a year after a US jury found the bank liable. The settlement was confirmed on Friday by M

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Saudi plays down Hamas leaders’ visit

Saudi Arabia has played down the significance of a visit by Hamas leaders, saying it was only a religious pilgrimage and Riyadh’s position on the Palestinian Islamist movement was unchanged. “There was no (political) v

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Saudi king, Hamas chief hold rare meeting

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal and other top officials from the Palestinian militant group met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and senior Saudi leaders on Friday (July 17), a Hamas source said, in the first meeting between the two sides for year

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Rockets land in Israel, IS claims responsibility

Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces. Islamic

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Egypt court lists Hamas as terrorist group

An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources said on Saturday, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamists in the most populous Arab state. In a separate case earlier in the day

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Qatar denies paying ransoms to militant groups

Qatar’s foreign minister defended on Monday his government's connections with armed militant groups in the Middle East and its involvement in negotiating the release of hostages but denied ever paying ransoms to secure their freedom.

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Jordan backs Arab Bank after Hamas case

Jordan's central bank said it backed Arab Bank was confident in its ability to defend itself against a US ruling which found the country's top lender liable for financing Islamic militant group Hamas. The US civil lawsuit

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Arab Bank ‘liable over Hamas terrorist attacks’

A US jury on Monday found Arab Bank Plc liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Ju

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Arab Bank never backed Hamas, lawyer tells US jury

Arab Bank never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer for the bank told jurors during closing arguments at the bank's civil trial on charges of financing terrorism. The Jordan-based bank is accuse

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