Aminath Mai

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The Week in Review: Violence in Gaza

Since the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month, simmering tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen to a boil. …

Scientists just found another reason to be worried about the deadly MERS virus

New research indicates that the virus may be airborne<p>A deadly virus spreading in the Middle East might be transmittable through the air, scientists warn.<p>The outbreak of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, known as MERS, in Saudi Arabia already has the world on alert: According to the …

Gaza and Israel: War of the hashtags | Israel

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas intensifies, so too does the battle being waged online.<p>For generations, propaganda has always unfolded alongside warfare; but conflicts now are coming under increased scrutiny through social media.<p>An information war is being waged online by journalists, by …

Kerry urges Hamas to accept Gaza truce offer

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on the Palestinian group, Hamas, to accept a ceasefire along the lines of an Egyptian proposal to end the raging Gaza conflict that has already killed at least 635 Palestinians and 31 Israelis.<p>The top US diplomat spoke in Cairo on Tuesday after meeting …

Is Hamas using human shields in Gaza? The answer is complicated

Tuesday's discovery of rockets hidden in a vacant U.N. facility is the sort of evidence that Israel cites when it accuses Hamas of using civilians and their institutions as shields in the ongoing Gaza conflict.<p>The rockets were found in a vacant school between two other U.N. schools being used as …

Wrecked Costa Concordia sets sail on final voyage

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.<p>Salvage crews refloated the ship last week so they can move it from its resting place off Giglio Island to the Italian port of Genoa to be dismantled.<p>On Wednesday morning, the rusting hulk set off into open waters under tow.<p>Attached …

Gaza crisis: Talks continue as Palestinian death toll approaches 700 – as it happened

We're going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here's a summary of where things stand:<p>• <b>Israel continued to strike Gaza on Wednesday, killing dozens of Palestinians in Khan Yunis</b> in the south and elsewhere. The Israeli military said it destroyed Hamas tunnels and seized weapons. …

Israel keeps up its offensive against Gaza militants

Despite international diplomatic efforts to reach a truce, explosions have once again lit up the sky over Gaza City as Israel continues its offensive against Hamas militants.<p>So far at least 630 Palestinians and 29 Israelis have been killed in the two-week long conflict.<p>According to the UN at least …

Israel Is Losing Control of the Gaza Media War

The picture from Gaza seemed like so many other conflict zone photos — until you began to notice the details.<p>The lifeless arm of a Palestinian boy …