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These 15 maps don’t explain the Middle East

Violent upheaval in the Middle East has recently spawned all manner of maps purporting to explain how the region got this way. Here, instead, are 15 maps that don’t claim as much. Or rather, they do not seek, like many other maps, to capture some fixed set of core facts about the region. Instead, …

Israel-Gaza: War, Terrorism and Change in the Middle East

The current conflict in Gaza has polarized the world and pitted those with Palestinian and Israeli sympathies against each other in a way that has rarely been seen before. Inundated by images of human suffering, people are understandably emotional about the conflict.<p>Still, as the crisis in the …

Religious roots of Middle East Conflict - CNN Video

CNN exclusive: Inside the mind of Hamas' political leader

CNN's Nic Robertson had tough questions for Hamas's political leader.<p>Khaleed Meshaal is known as Hamas' external deal-maker and a fund-raiser from supporters in the region, a role the 58-year-old has held since 2004.<p>Robertson interviewed Meshaal over the weekend in Qatar, where he lives. Here are …

Hamas & Iran Are a Threat to Palestinians

Why did Hamas instigate this war by firing hundreds of missiles and mortar shells in the weeks before Israel launched its operation? Why is Hamas …

The Most Dangerous Moment in Gaza

It is too early to say anything definitive about the Hamas decision to apparently break the ceasefire and attack an Israeli position, except that if …

How Did Israel Miss Hamas' Tunnels?

Israeli military, intelligence, and political officials have known for years that Hamas fighters were burrowing into their country from Gaza through …

For Hamas, Gaza War Is Step Toward West Bank

There are at least two ways Hamas might be trying to parlay the current conflict into a greater presence in the West Bank. First, if it can emerge …

What's All This Gaza Suffering For? Not Much

About half of Gaza’s people are under the age of 18. No one fights in Gaza without maiming, killing, displacing or traumatising legions of children. …

Three-day truce between Israel, Hamas takes effect

A three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to end a 4-week-old war in the Gaza Strip took effect Tuesday morning, as Israel declared it had rooted out all infiltration tunnels its troops had found.<p>Fire continued right up to the 8 a.m. ceasefire deadline (5:00 GMT) with multiple rockets …

'Youth Bulge' May Undermine Political Stability In The Middle East

Unemployment fuels unrest and anger.<p>Political instability tends to escalate in regions with lots of economic volatility and limited employment opportunities, particularly for young people.<p>In a new presentation to clients, Deutsche Bank's Raj Hindocha and Marcos Arana include this chart of countries …

7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict

Are you "pro-Israel" or "pro-Palestine"? It isn't even noon yet as I write this, and I've already been accused of being both.<p>These terms intrigue me because they directly speak to the doggedly tribal nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You don't hear of too many other countries being …

US calls Israeli attack on UN school 'disgraceful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared Sunday it is "appalled" by Israel's "disgraceful" attack on a United Nations school sheltering some …

Abduction Is Hamas's Most Terrifying Weapon

The ceasefire that the United States had hoped might end the Gaza war broke open Friday with the abduction of an Israeli officer.<p>The capture of Hadar …

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas begin 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire

A tense ceasefire has officially come into effect in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict. The United States and United Nations brokered the temporary truce to allow for humanitarian relief and bring both sides to the table for talks on a longer-term …

Middle East crisis: BBC at Gaza mosque ruins

More than 100 Palestinians are said to have been killed after Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza and warned of a long conflict ahead.<p>Gaza's only power plant caught fire as Israel carried out 60 air strikes, targeting sites associated with Hamas, the Islamist group which controls …

Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1097000/1097092_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397763_26f18379357faf3b42a4fec1f751046b<p><b>A reclusive Hamas commander has rejected suggestions the Palestinian militants are ready for a ceasefire with Israel to end violence in Gaza.</b><p>In an …

Israel intensifies Gaza attacks after Netanyahu warning

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1097000/1097065_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537559834_ed8f8fd00d808ceab19be7cf29f2b4da<p><b>More than 100 Palestinians are said to have been killed as Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza and a ceasefire proposal was rebuffed by …

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