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Israeli air raid on Gaza kills one: Palestinian medics


A Palestinian was killed and another wounded in a dawn raid on Wednesday by Israeli warplanes near the southern town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources said.

The Israeli attack h

Recap of Afro-ME uprise

Cairo: Latest developments in the unrest sweeping the Middle East and North Africa.


- Residents in the Libyan oil town of Ras Lanuf, the front line in a rebel uprising against ruler Moamer Gad

Jerusalem housing for Jews okayed

Jerusalem: Jerusalem officials approved new housing for Jews in the heart of an Arab neighborhood, officials said on Wednesday, infuriating Palestinians who see the growing Jewish presence in the city

Palestinian PM turns to FB for advice

Ramallah: Acting Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is using Facebook to ask young Palestinians whom they would like to see in the new government that he is forming.

"In your opinion, in light o

Palestinian govt quits

Ramallah: Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad on Monday tendered his government's resignation to president Mahmud Abbas, a minister said.

"Dr Fayyad told the ministerial council that our governm

'Palestine negotiators hatched plan with Israel to kill own people'

Jerusalem: The 'Palestine Papers' leaked by Qatar based al-Jazeera network has exposed extensive cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s security services, including a planned

Leaks show Israel gaining from peace plan

Jerusalem: Palestinian negotiators secretly told Israel it could keep swathes of occupied East Jerusalem, according to leaked documents that show Palestinians offering much bigger peace concessions th

Palestinians not suprised by leaks

Jerusalem: Leaked documents showing Palestinian negotiators offered to cede large parts of east Jerusalem to Israel in 2008 contain no real surprises, Palestinians in Old City told AFP on Monday.


Chile's recognition of Palestine useless: Israel

Chile's recognition of an independent Palestinian state is "useless" and will not help advance peace, a senior Israeli official told AFP on Saturday.

Iranian leader asks Muslims to back Kashmir struggle

Tehran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appealed to Muslims to back the separatist campaign in Jammu and Kashmir, equating the Indian state with the 'nations' of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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