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ISIS claims gains and a dam in northern Iraq

Fighters with the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria reached the triangle border between Iraq, Syria and Turkey, it said in a message posted on Twitter on Sunday.<p>ISIS took control of Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam on Iraq's Tigris River, which provides power to the city of Mosul …

Israel announces seven-hour 'humanitarian truce' in Gaza

As Israel pulls back ground forces almost a month in to bloody conflict in Gaza, military call brief ceasefire in areas other than around southern city of Rafah<p>Israel will hold its fire in most of the Gaza Strip for a seven-hour "humanitarian window" on Monday, the military said, four weeks into …

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Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly …

There is only one major news site that both pro-Israelis and pro-Palestinians read

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>One reason the views on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict are so polarized is that people on each side of the opinion divide get their news from different places. Few things illustrate this as well as the map above, compiled by Gilad Lotan, the chief data scientist at …

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Iranian officials say they have armed Hamas for fight with Israel

Two senior Iranian officials told an Arabic-language television channel Monday that Tehran has supplied missile technology to<p>Hamasfor its fight against Israel.<p>Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned in an interview with the Arabic channel of Iran's state Al-Alam television that …

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As Israel and Hamas claim victory, Gaza residents ask what was gained

In the wake of any ugly conflict, the question of who won can seem beside the point. Still, as fighting in the Gaza Strip gave way to a truce on Tuesday, Israel and<p>Hamasboth were quick to claim victory.<p>And it was left to those who took the pounding during the four-week war, particularly residents …

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When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel

Code-named ‘The Green Prince,’ Mosab Hassan Yousef betrayed his father and passed intel from the highest echelons of Hamas to Israel’s internal …

Islamic State seizes territory inside Lebanon

Syrian rebels loyal to the jihadist group set up checkpoints in Lebanese border town of Arsal<p>The jihadists of Islamic State have seized their first territory inside Lebanon, a long-feared strike that threatens the country's uneasy sectarian balance.<p>A Syrian rebel group which has sworn allegiance to …

Cameron must push Israel over Palestinians, say MPs

<b>David Cameron must do more to persuade Israel to lift restrictions on the movements of Palestinians, MPs say.</b><p>The Commons International Development Committee said some controls on the movements of Gazans - who are rarely allowed to leave the territory - were not "proportionate"<p>It also urged …

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