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Gaza under heavy attack despite truce efforts

Israel bombards southeastern Gaza, killing at least 17, as US secretary of state says "progress" made on ceasefire.<p>Israel has bombarded the southeast of Gaza, killing more than a dozen people and forcing residents to flee, as the death toll since the fighting began in Gaza rose to to 693 and …

Gaza conflict: journalists under fire? | Israel

Journalists are coming under increased pressure in the Gaza Strip while reporting on a highly sensitive, divisive and polarised conflict.<p>War zones by their very nature are extremely dangerous. But safeguards do - or should - exist to protect civilians and journalists.<p>UN Security Council Resolution …

Hamas rejects Gaza truce unless blockade ends

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire unless Israel ends its eight-year blockade of the Gaza Strip.<p>Hamas has rejected a ceasefire to end the 16-day offensive against Gaza unless Israel ends its blockade of the strip, its leader Khaled Meshaal has said.<p>"We reject today ... and …

UN to investigate Israel's Gaza offensive

At least 25 people killed in new bombardment, a day after Human Rights Council vote on inquiry into alleged violations.<p>At least 25 people, including three children, have been killed in bombardment by the Israeli military on the Gaza Strip, just a day after the UN Human Rights Council voted to …

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

<b>European airlines have been told they can consider flying again to Tel Aviv airport in Israel.</b><p>The decision follows a similar one earlier on Thursday, in which the US aviation regulator lifted its ban on US carriers flying there.<p>The European Aviation Safety Agency stopped short of saying that …

Gaza civilian deaths may amount to war crimes, UN human rights chief says

Israeli tanks and warplanes continued the offensive in Gaza Thursday, hitting the Jabaliya refugee camp where police said an infant boy was among the dead.<p>Most of the casualties were reported in the southeast Gaza town of Khan Younis. Ambulances struggled to enter the area amid intense fighting …

Officials: ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment an explosion destroys what is said to have been the tomb of Jonah, a key figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.<p>The first few frames show the revered shrine towering over its landscape. Then comes a sudden burst of dust, fire and …

UN: Islamic State orders female circumcision

UN representative says Islamic State issues order to Mosul women, a claim denied by websites linked to the group.<p>The Islamic State group has ordered females in its territory in Iraq to undergo female circumcision, the UN's resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq has said - a claim rejected by …

Ceasefire efforts continue amid Gaza deaths

Kerry in Cairo for second time to broker deal as new Israeli bombardment kills at least 30 Palestinians.<p>John Kerry, US secretary of state, is in Cairo for the second time in 48 hours to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, as the Israeli military presses on with its offensive against the …

Has Israel committed war crimes in Gaza?

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U.S. ends ban on flights to Israel

The United States has lifted its ban on U.S. carriers flying to and from Tel Aviv, Israel.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration's move came Wednesday night, a day and a half after it imposed the prohibition over security concerns amid renewed Mideast violence. Airlines moved quickly to restore …

UN shelter in Gaza 'struck by Israeli shells'

At least 16 people have been reported killed and 150 injured in the bombardment of a UN school in northern Gaza used to shelter civilians from fierce clashes on the streets outside.<p>The Gaza health ministry told the Reuters news agency that Israeli fire had caused the deaths at the school in Beit …

West Bank protests over Gaza turn deadly

The largest protests in years erupted in the occupied West Bank over Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli military continued to batter the besieged enclave with air strikes and the death toll topped 800.<p>Two protesters were killed and scores of others injured on Thursday in the …

Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio advertisement from a human rights organisation which listed the names of some of the scores of children killed in Gaza since the conflict began 17 days ago.<p>B'Tselem's appeal against the decision was rejected on Wednesday. It intends to petition …

Young Islamic State robs al Qaeda of militant prestige

DUBAI (Reuters) - In hiding, targeted by drone strikes and unable to land a blow in the West, al Qaeda’s ageing leaders are losing a power struggle with ultra-radical young militants in Iraq and Syria who see themselves as the true successors to Osama bin Laden.<p>A sign (in white) by the Islamic …

U.S. extends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

Critics lashed out Wednesday against the Federal Aviation Administration, which extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel.<p>Calling the decision a "mistake," Michael Bloomberg -- who arrived in Israel on El Al, Israel's national airline -- praised Tel Aviv Ben Gurion …

MSNBC Plunged Into New Controversy Over Its Israel-Palestine Coverage

The MSNBC contributor who tore into the channel's coverage of Israel and Palestine returned to the airwaves on Tuesday night, only to find herself in a new controversy about her status at the network.<p>Rula Jebreal's contention that MSNBC was "disgustingly biased" towards Israel went viral on Monday …

FAA Extends Israel Flight Ban Another 24 Hours

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Michael Bloomberg Blasts FAA for Halting Israel Flights

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said the Federal Aviation Administration overreacted after it canceled flights to Israel for 24 hours. Bloomberg …

At least 15 killed by shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.<p>United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon …

Minnesota man claims he was asked to leave Southwest Airlines flight over tweet

A Minnesota man says he and his two children were asked to get off a Southwest Airlines flight and were not allowed back on the plane until he deleted an uncomplimentary tweet about a gate agent.<p>Duff Watson told WCCO-TV that he was flying home to Minneapolis from Denver Sunday. Prior to boarding …

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the …

UN issues Gaza war crimes warning as flights to Israel resume

The UN has said Israel may have committed war crimes in its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians have been killed in two weeks. In Geneva the UN human rights council voted to launch an international inquiry, with the US opposing the move and 17 countries …

Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

NIR AM, Israel (AP) — With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army …

India MP 'force-feeds' Muslim fasting worker

Uproar in India's parliament after footage shows Rajan Baburao Vichare, an MP for nationalist party allied to prime minister Narendra Modi, attempting to push the bread into Muslim kitchen supervisor's mouth<p>India’s parliament erupted in anger yesterday after television footage showed a hardline …

Lebanon to investigate beating of refugee

Internet video shows small child beating another boy, believed to be Syrian, as he is encouraged by adults.<p>Lebanon has ordered an investigation into video footage posted on the internet showing adults urging a small child to beat what is believed to be a young Syrian refugee with a club.<p>In the …

Shortlived truce broken in Gaza's Shujayea

Fighting resumes less than an hour after humanitarian truce takes hold in eastern district where dozens are killed.<p>Fighting resumed in the Gaza neighborhood of Shujayea less than an hour after a "humanitarian truce" was agreed to allow the evacuation of wounded from the area, where dozens had been …

Thousands flee Israeli shelling on east Gaza

People flee their homes by foot after heavy overnight bombardment killed dozens of Palestinians.<p>Thousands of people fled Gaza's eastern district of Shujayea as heavy bombardment from the Israeli army continued into the morning, with the Palestinian death toll over the last 13 days reaching 400.<p>The …