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Palestinian minister dies in scuffle with Israeli police

A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an Israeli border policeman shoved and grabbed him by the throat during a protest in the West Bank, an incident Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described as barbaric. Ziad

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Israel bombs near Damascus International Airport

Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon. Israel has struck Syria several times since the start of the thr

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Jordan to finalise Israel gas deal next month

Jordan expects to finalise a deal next month with Noble Energy to supply the kingdom with natural gas from Israel's Leviathan field, that could save at least $1.4 billion in the country's annual import energy bill, the energy minister sa

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Egypt to host Palestine-Israel Gaza talks in days

Egypt will host talks between rival Palestinian factions within days, followed by indirect negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis on the ceasefire in Gaza, the state news agency MENA said on Saturday. The report quoted an

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Relief, bitterness as Gazans return to destroyed homes

Gaza's city workers cleared roads of rubble and fixed power lines on Wednesday as a ceasefire took hold after 50 days of war, with displaced families expressing a sense of relief and frustration as they returned to their damaged homes.

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Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term. No clear victor emerged

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Deal reached to end Gaza war, says Hamas

Israel and Palestinian leaders on Tuesday reached a Gaza ceasefire agreement which will start at 1600 GMT, the state's MENA news agency said citing two Egyptian officials. Confirming the news, both Israeli and Palestinian offi

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Israeli air strikes target more Gaza high-rises

Israel bombed more of Gaza's tallest structures on Tuesday, bringing down a 13-storey apartment and office tower and destroying most of a 16-floor residential building after warning occupants to get out. The Israeli military,

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Israeli air strikes kill 2 Palestinians, 20 wounded

Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza's tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said.

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No let-up in Gaza war as Egypt presses for truce

Israeli air strikes killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants kept up their rocket fire on southern Israel on Monday, witnesses and officials said, as Egypt pressed on with efforts to broker a durable truce.

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