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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Militants destroy historic Mosul mosque
Militants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said, the latest casualty in a week that has seen a half dozen of the Iraqi city's most revered holy places destroyed.
Temporary lull in Gaza fighting as US, UN up pressure for truce
Fighting subsided in war-torn Gaza Monday at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr as world powers ramped up pressure on the warring sides to immediately end their 21-day confrontation.
A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Hamas asks for new truce as assault resumes
The Islamist Hamas movement on Sunday belatedly accepted diplomatic calls for an extension of a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza shortly after Israel said it was resuming its devastating military assault.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
In 12-hour Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.
The United States on Saturday evacuated its embassy staff in Libya as they faced a “real risk” from fierce fighting in Tripoli and warned all Americans in the country to leave “immediately.”
The family of a Pakistani boy whose arms were severed in an alleged assault by the son of a locally powerful landlord vowed Friday to fight for justice and accused authorities of trying to bury the case.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
No truce, but 12-hour lull in Gaza fighting begins
A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.
Gaza toll tops 800 as truce efforts intensify
Israeli fire pushed the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to above 800 Friday, as the U.S. and U.N. pressed Israel and Hamas to agree a humanitarian ceasefire and thrash out a durable truce.
An Australian Al-Jazeera journalist will appeal his conviction on charges that he aided Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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