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  • >Israel 'ready for sustained peace'
    A senior Israeli official tells CNN that Israel is "prepared for a cease-fire" but no agreement has been reached.
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 9:50pm -
  • >What's the alternative to Hamas?
    If Hamas was wiped out, would a more radical group take their place? CNN's Brian Todd reports.
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 8:45pm -
  • >Gaza: Through a child's eyes
    Hamas on Tuesday rejected a call for a 24-hour truce from Palestinian leadership in the West Bank.
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:27pm -
  • >Exotic animals in Dubai malls
    Two crocodiles and a giant octopus at The Dubai Mall, penguins at Ski Dubai. But not everyone is wild about the rise of exotic animals and pets in the Emirate.
    - 20 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 7:14am -
  • >Inside a Hamas tunnel
    The opening was so small that CNN's Wolf Blitzer -- no physical giant -- had to bend down to climb inside one of 30 or so Palestinian tunnels from Gaza to southern Israel.
    - 20 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 6:55am -
  • >Militants in Syria put victims' heads on poles
    In some of the most gruesome images yet to emerge from the latest mass violence in Syria, videos show militants raising their victims' decapitated heads on poles.
    - 23 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:21am -
  • Is property silly or sound investment?

    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:41pm -
  • Netanyahu: Hamas to blame
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu talks about the chance of achieving a cease-fire between his country and the Palestinians.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:10am -
  • Dozens die in militant attack on Iraqi convoy
    Nearly five dozen inmates were killed when militants attacked a convoy of Iraqi security forces who were transferring them from one prison to another, police said Thursday.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:21am -
  • British, U.S. diplomats out of Libya as militia fighting rages
    A convoy of British diplomats made it safely into Tunisia from Libya despite an attack on its vehicles Sunday, British officials said.
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 9:36pm -

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  • >Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare for long Gaza conflict, as at least 10 more are killed
    JERUSALEM — Israel will press its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, preparing his country for a longer and bloodier campaign and dashing hopes that the three-week-old conflict would end soon.…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 9:44am -
  • >Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza; territory’s only power plant struck
    GAZA CITY — Israel targeted the home of the top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in some of the heaviest bombardment of the ongoing conflict after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his country to be prepared for a prolonged campaign…
    - 10 mins ago, 30 Jul 14, 2:35am -
  • >At Gaza hospital, grief and shock for families of victims
    GAZA CITY — Inside Shifa Hospital, amid the tumultuous rush to save lives, men pushed a gurney carrying the lifeless body of a child wrapped in a sheet. A girl in a red dress, her face covered with blood, walked in a daze past the dead and the near…
    - 23 hours ago, 29 Jul 14, 3:56am -
  • New fighting breaks out in Gaza despite Obama’s appeal for a cease-fire
    GAZA CITY — The conflict in Gaza raged on Sunday, even as both Israel and Hamas offered brief truces and President Obama pressed Israel for an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire,” reflecting growing concern over the rising death t…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:28am -
  • Maliki’s bloc says it is willing to consider other candidates for his position
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s days at the helm of his country appear to be numbered after his own party seemed resigned to finding another candidate for the post, releasing a statement urging politicians not to “cling” to t…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:24am -
  • As wounded Israeli troops return home, military censorship is harder to enforce
    RAMAT GAN, Israel — The Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv is on a war footing. In the 10 days since Israel started its ground operation in the Gaza Strip, the hospital has received more than 50 soldiers with wide-ranging combat injuries. Read ful…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:08am -
  • U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya, citing militia violence
    The State Department on Saturday evacuated all U.S. personnel from its embassy in Libya after clashes among rival militias in the capital intensified in recent days in the vicinity of the diplomatic mission, officials said. Read full article >>
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 3:28am -
  • Depth of Gaza devastation becomes clear after cease-fire
    GAZA CITY — With safe passage promised by a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire, residents of the areas hardest hit in Gaza fighting returned to their homes Saturday. They could not believe what they saw. Read full article >>
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 11:42pm -
  • For a few injured Gazans, a harrowing lifeline to Jordan
    AMMAN, Jordan — Hala Ghaben is one of just a handful of injured civilians to have escaped the Gaza Strip since Israel launched its military incursion into the enclave more than two weeks ago. But she doesn’t count herself “lucky.” Read full a…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 7:36pm -
  • Kerry faces bigger obstacles to Gaza truce than in past Mideast conflicts
    CAIRO — The hunt for a way to end fighting in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 800 people is hobbled by a head-spinning litany of complications, chief among them for the United States that one combatant — Israel — is a close ally and th…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 6:38am -

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  • Chad and its neighbours: Africa’s jihadists, on their way
    SQUINT a little and the region skirting Lake Chad in central Africa resembles Mosul and Tikrit in northern Iraq: dried-out canals, scrubby plains, ragtag bands of Islamists with guns beneath an unrelenting sun. Thanks to satellite television, the…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • Iran and its nuclear plans: Time out
    AFTER some unconvincing last-minute brinkmanship, Iran and the six world powers it is negotiating with decided on July 18th to extend the deadline for an agreement by four months. The negotiators, seeking to secure a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear pro…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • Iraq’s Christians: Nearly all gone
    At least he’s alive—among the KurdsFEW of the Christian women fleeing to safety in northern Iraq arrived wearing rings in their ears or on their fingers. Fighters of the Islamic State, the self-proclaimed new name of the Islamic State of Iraq…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • Education in northern Nigeria: Mixing the modern and the traditional
    Almajiri boysRAG-CLAD boys, proffering plastic bowls and calling out for cash, line the streets of most big cities in Nigeria’s Muslim north. But they are not street kids. These are almajiri children, students of Islamic schools who have been s…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • Arabs in Israel: Do we belong?
    FOR Israelis looking for a harmonious co-existence between Jews and Arabs, the town of Safed offered hope. The city’s Jewish mayor, Ilan Shochat, aspiring for it to become a hub of eastern Galilee, attracted some 1,500 Arabs to its colleges, restor…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • The war in Gaza: No one is winning —yet
    TWO weeks into the Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza, more than 700 Palestinians have been killed, at least 4,000 injured and 150,000 displaced, according to the UN. The Israelis have lost at least 32 soldiers and three civilians. Ban Ki-moo…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:33pm -
  • Conditions for a ceasefire: Why Hamas fires those rockets
    MANY Gazans, not just their leaders in Hamas, think they have little to lose by fighting on. For one thing, the spotlight has been switched back onto them since the Israeli campaign began earlier this month. In Gazan eyes, Hamas gains from the violen…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:01pm -
  • Tourism in Saudi Arabia: Wish you were here
    “SAUDI ARABIA could be one of the great travel destinations of the Middle East.” So starts Lonely Planet’s guidebook to the kingdom before enumerating some of its charms: deserted Red Sea beaches, the pre-Islamic monument of Madain Saleh, verda…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:01pm -
  • Libya: Real life—on television
    IN LIBYA, as elsewhere in the Middle East, the Muslim month of Ramadan, which began on June 28th, is a time for frothy imported television dramas served up as a nightly digestive for iftar, the breaking of the fast. But this year a locally produced s…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:01pm -
  • Iran’s internet politics: Everyone’s doing it
    WHEN Iran’s authorities started to block websites such as YouTube and Wikipedia in 2006, only a tenth of the population used the internet. Eight years later that figure has quadrupled. But to the religious conservatives who dominate the country’s…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:01pm -