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Israel Destroys Gaza Tower Housing AP and Al Jazeera Offices

Israel Destroys Gaza Tower Housing AP and Al Jazeera Offices

Israel destroyed a 12-storey tower block in Gaza housing the offices of the US-based Associated Press and other news media on Saturday, saying the building was also used by the militant group Hamas. The al-Jalaa building in Gaza City, which also houses the offices of Qatar-based broadcaster Al Ja

Funeral Held of Man Killed by Israeli Fire on Lebanese Border

Funeral Held of Man Killed by Israeli Fire on Lebanese Border

The family of a 21-year-old man who the Lebanese authorities say was killed by Israeli fire when he and a group of others tried to cross the border fence with Israel held his funeral on Saturday, a day after he died. The Israeli military said its tanks had fired warning shots at people who had da

Ten Family Members, Mostly Children, Killed in Israeli Strike on Gaza

Ten members of a single extended family were killed in an Israeli air strike early Saturday on the western Gaza Strip, medics in the Palestinian enclave said. The eight children and two women were killed when a three-storey building in Shati refugee camp collapsed following an Israeli strike, med

Egypt Confronts Encroachment on Water Canals

Egypt Confronts Encroachment on Water Canals

Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty has urged state institutions run by his ministry to monitor and stop any encroachment on water canals and irrigation properties.

Death Toll Rises as Violence Rocks Gaza, Israel and West Bank

Death Toll Rises as Violence Rocks Gaza, Israel and West Bank

Israeli planes renewed air strikes in Gaza early on Saturday and Hamas militants responded by firing rockets into Israel as their battle entered a fifth night and US and Arab diplomats sought an end to the violence. Palestinian medics said at least 12 people were killed overnight in air strikes t

Feltman: Political Transition in Sudan Serves as an Example for the Region

Feltman: Political Transition in Sudan Serves as an Example for the Region

US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman concluded his 10-day visit to the region during which he traveled to Egypt, Eritrea, Sudan, and Ethiopia. During his tour, Feltman affirmed to Sudan’s leadership that the US will support that country’s ongoing transition to democracy so that

Jordanian Police Disperse Protesters Near Border with West Bank

Jordanian Police Disperse Protesters Near Border with West Bank

Jordanian riot police on Friday forcibly dispersed hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters trying to reach a bridge that leads to the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Witnesses said police fired tear gas and shot into the air to halt about 500 young demonstrators, who broke away from the scheduled rout

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