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  • >Gaza: U.N. slams possible war crimes
    U.N.: "There seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes."
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 11:45pm -
  • >War crimes in Gaza conflict? Let court decide
    Bill van Esveld says under the laws of war, civilians who do not join in the fight are always to be protected. An International Criminal Court could rule on whether Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocketing are war crimes.
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 6:42pm -
  • >Hamas no longer amateurs
    Israel's ground incursion into Gaza, which it says is intended to destroy Palestinian militants' tunnels and stop rocket fire into Gaza, has enters its fifth day with the death toll mounting on both sides and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrivi…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 6:27pm -
  • >Gazans survive years of war
    Gaza City residents have learned to carry on through generations of war. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Gaza.
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:42pm -
  • >Gaza: Kids find no escape
    Ben Wedeman looks at children in Gaza who have no way to escape the airstrikes.
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:35pm -
  • >U.S, European airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights
    [Breaking news update, posted at 12:45 p.m ET]
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:34am -
  • >MERS virus may be airborne, scientists say
    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio.
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 6:46am -
  • >Baghdad bombings claim at least 22 lives
    At least 22 people were killed in a suicide-bomber attack at the scene of an earlier bombing in Baghdad, police officials and medical sources told CNN on Tuesday.
    - 24 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:04am -
  • 'Hamas media strategy relies on deaths of civilians'
    Michael Oren says Hamas mounts a sophisticated media and military campaign that puts its own people at risk
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:50pm -
  • Ashrawi: 'End Israel's violence'
    Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi says peace in Gaza won't happen unless the U.S. reins in Israel.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:48pm -


New York Times

Washington Post

  • >Halted flights to and from Israel strand travelers, complicate U.S. bid for cease-fire
    TEL AVIV — Ben Gurion International Airport is usually packed with travelers in the peak tourism season of mid-July. But on Wednesday, one day after all U.S. and other major international airlines halted flights to and from Israel, the summer traff…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 9:46pm -
  • >Kerry in Israel to push for Gaza cease-fire
    JERUSALEM — Secretary of State John F. Kerry claimed some progress Wednesday toward halting the Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed in Gaza, now in its third week, as Israel held a funeral for one of two Americans killed fighting for the Jewish state. Re…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:25pm -
  • >Missing Israeli soldier, canceled flights could shift dynamic of Gaza conflict
    JERUSALEM — A missing Israeli soldier and the cancellation of international flights to and from Israel on Tuesday could bolster Hamas, potentially shifting the dynamics of diplomatic efforts to bring about a cease-fire in the two-week-old Gaza Stri…
    - 21 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:57am -
  • >Israel has told Gazans to seek safe shelter, but many say there is no such thing
    GAZA CITY — Ordinary people in the Gaza Strip have been told by Israel they are being used as human shields by Hamas. Leaflets dropped from the sky and phone calls have warned them to flee the fighting immediately. Read full article >>
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 3:12am -
  • In West Bank, Israel revives punitive home demolitions in effort to deter Hamas
    HEBRON, West Bank — Said Kawasmeh received the order from Israel’s military last week. His two-story house was to be demolished, and his large family had 48 hours to leave. The reason: Kawasmeh’s son is a key suspect in the brutal kidnapping a…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:52am -
  • Kerry intensifies U.S. effort to reach truce in Gaza fighting
    CAIRO — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday broadened the U.S. effort to reach a cease-fire in Gaza, seeking to revive a truce proposal rejected by Hamas militants a week ago. Kerry met Tuesday with the intelligence chief of the Palestinia…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:11pm -
  • More than 100 Palestinians dead in worst day of Gaza conflict; Israel denies soldier captured
    GAZA CITY — Day 13 was the bloodiest so far. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in heavy bombardment and street battles in Gaza on Sunday and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive aga…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:45am -
  • Hamas, Israel signal unwillingness to compromise
    GAZA CITY — The Islamist militant organization Hamas said Monday that it would not agree to a cease-fire with Israel until its demands were met, as Israel warned that its incursion into the Gaza Strip could continue for days or even weeks. Read ful…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:50am -
  • Israelis mourn a fallen soldier
    JERUSALEM — They came by the hundreds to a hilltop military cemetery overlooking this holy city to pay their last respects to a fallen 20-year-old soldier. Relatives and friends, comrades and politicians, and even scores of strangers who had never…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:45am -
  • In Gaza, burying those killed by Israeli airstrikes is getting more dangerous
    GAZA CITY — More than 560 Palestinians have been killed in the 14-day battle with Israel. Burying the bodies has become more difficult and dangerous with each passing day. Movement can be a risky sprint not only for ambulances but also for the beat…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:35am -


The Economist

  • 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:01pm -
  • Fertility and son-preference in Nigeria: Bring back the girls
    SEX-SELECTIVE abortions are used round the world to discriminate in favour of boys. But not in Africa. Nigeria’s sex ratio at birth is the natural one: 106 boys are born for every 100 girls (boys are more vulnerable to infant diseases, so this rati…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:01pm -
  • Israel and Gaza: When and how will it end?
    AS ISRAEL’S campaign to destroy the Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, or at least to defang it, proceeded into its tenth day, the death toll continued to rise. By July 17th more than 220 Palestinians were reported to have been killed and at…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 2:18pm -
  • Human rights in the Gulf: Bashing the wrong people
    SANDWICHED between Iraq and Yemen, Saudi Arabia has reason to worry about terrorism. It recently sent 30,000 troops to its Iraqi border to protect itself from that country’s rampant new “caliphate” (see article). On July 4th suspected al-Qaeda…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 6:59pm -
  • Islam, Iraq and Syria: Caliphornia dreamin’
    The man who would be caliphA FEW details looked out of place: the watch on the speaker’s right wrist, a fan whirring behind him and machine guns propped against the walls. Otherwise, as a thickly bearded, black-robed preacher slowly mounted the…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 6:59pm -
  • Crime in Somalia: Pirates v economists
    A firm believer in free tradeSHIPS navigating the lawless seas of the Gulf of Aden must keep a constant lookout for Somali pirates. The roots of Somalia’s maritime banditry lie in its desperately poor coastal villages, where the choice between…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 6:59pm -
  • Israelis and Palestinians: From two wrongs, ruin
    AFTER more than a week of steadily rising temperatures, Israel and Palestine are aflame. The discovery on June 30th of the bodies of three Jewish teenagers, kidnapped while hitchhiking home from bible college to a settlement south of Jerusalem, w…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 2:03pm -