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Several Yemeni soldiers killed in al Qaeda attacks in south Yemen | Reuters

ADEN Yemen (Reuters) - Suspected al Qaeda militants carried out two separate suicide car bombings against military locations in the south Yemen province of Shabwa on Sunday, killing several Yemeni soldiers, local officials and medical sources said.<p>Ansar al-Sharia, al Qaeda’s local affiliate in …

The economic cost of the war in Gaza

The cost of rebuilding in Gaza after seven weeks of shelling and bombardment is expected to total between $4 billion and $6 billion.<p>The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas signed on August 26, and the current period of calm, has given aid workers access to the rubble to size up the damage.<p>The United …

Huge new Israeli settlement in West Bank condemned by US and UK

The UK and US governments have criticised, in unusually strong language, Israel's decision to approve one of the largest appropriations of Palestinian land for settlement in recent decades.<p>The UK foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, said he deplored the move as "particularly ill-judged".<p>However, …

Al-Qaeda fighters along Israel’s border in Golan Heights give Israelis new cause for concern

For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaeda fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous — that they could become the …

US in bind as Palestinians push UN resolution demanding broad Israeli withdrawal

The Palestinians are pushing a United Nations resolution that makes stiff demands against Israel and could put the Obama administration in a difficult position should it come to a vote.<p>The draft resolution, which was given to Fox News on Wednesday by a diplomat who wished to remain anonymous, calls …

Israel accused of 'act of war’ after closing religious site

Palestinian leaders accuse Israel of "an act of war" in closing Al-Aqsa mosque for most of the day on Thursday<p>Palestinian leaders accused <b>Israel</b> of "an act of war" in closing <b>a sacred religious site</b> on Thursday after a dramatic rooftop ambush of an Arab accused of trying to kill a far-Right Jewish …

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Gaza children return to school after war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel …