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Friday, July 18, 2014
Hamas, Israel resume attacks after abbreviated truce
Gaza residents rushed to banks, vegetable markets and shops Thursday during a first U.N.-brokered lull in 10 days of Israel-Hamas fighting, but a quick resumption of hostilities after it ended signaled that a permanent truce remains elusive.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Israel, Hamas agree Gaza humanitarian aid truce
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to briefly halt hostilities Thursday on humanitarian grounds, after an Israeli strike killed four Palestinian children on a beach, while efforts intensify to secure a formal truce.
Palestinians flee after Israeli warning
Hundreds of Palestinian families, their children crying, fled Wednesday, as Israel intensified airstrikes on Hamas targets, including homes of the movement's leaders, following failed Egyptian cease-fire efforts. Before the renewed bombardment, Israel had ordered tens of thousands of residents of border areas to evacuate their neighborhoods.
Proclaiming the Syrian people winners in a “dirty war” waged by outsiders, President Bashar Assad was sworn in on Wednesday, marking the start of his third seven-year term in office amid a bloody civil war that has ravaged the Arab country.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Israel warns Gazans to flee as campaign intensifies
Israel on Wednesday warned 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes, as the military intensified its nine-day air campaign after Hamas snubbed an Egyptian ceasefire effort.
89 killed in suicide blast in east Afghanistan
A suicide bomber blew up his car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 89 people and wounding more than 40, officials said.
Qatar will buy U.S. Patriot missiles for the first time in a major arms deal worth US$11 billion, officials said Monday, as Washington awaits a decision by the Gulf state on a lucrative fighter jet contract.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Obama praises Egypt's cease-fire plan for Israel
President Barack Obama praised Egypt's proposal Monday for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, telling Muslim-Americans that he's hopeful that the plan can restore calm in the wake of a deadly wave of violence.
Israel slowed the pace of its raids on Gaza Monday and held off a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce around the Palestinian territory.
Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.
Agony of Pakistani women enslaved by Dubai sex trade
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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