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Qatar emir in surprise Saudi visit, holds talks on Gaza
Qatar emir in surprise Saudi visit, holds talks on Gaza

The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, made a surprise visit Tuesday to Saudi Arabia where he discussed developments in strife-torn Gaza with King Abdullah, state media said.

Qatar emir in surprise Saudi visit, holds talks on Gaza
Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars
Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars

US President Barack Obama called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476.

Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars
New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics
New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics

New Israeli air and tank strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 204.

New Israeli strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics
Kerry hunkering down for Iran nuclear talks
Kerry hunkering down for Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet again Monday with his Iranian counterpart seeking to narrow serious gaps blocking a historic nuclear deal with a deadline just days away.

Kerry hunkering down for Iran nuclear talks
Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive
Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 168 Palestinians dead.

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive
Gaza toll at 118 in day five of Israeli strikes
Gaza toll at 118 in day five of Israeli strikes

Thirteen Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Saturday, bringing the toll on the fifth day of violence to 118, medics said.

Gaza toll at 118 in day five of Israeli strikes
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Northern Israel hit by rocket from Lebanon: army

A rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel early Friday, causing troops to hit back with artillery fire over the border, the Israeli army said.

Northern Israel hit by rocket from Lebanon: army
Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army
Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army

The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said.

Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army
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Echo of Asia circus festival in Astana

International Circus Festival Echo of Asia was taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan from 1 to 8 July.

Echo of Asia circus festival in Astana
Abbas demands Israel halt Gaza raids 'immediately'
Abbas demands Israel halt Gaza raids 'immediately'

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas demanded Israel immediately halt its latest offensive against Gaza following a night of air strikes and militant rocket fire on the Israeli south.

Abbas demands Israel halt Gaza raids 'immediately'
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Hackers take over Israel army Twitter account

Internet hackers briefly took over an Israeli army Twitter account, the military said, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.

Hackers take over Israel army Twitter account
Airbus, Boeing and Israel firm bid for S. Korea military deal
Airbus, Boeing and Israel firm bid for S. Korea military deal

South Korea said Tuesday it is considering offers from plane giants Airbus and Boeing as well as Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to provide air refuelling tankers in a deal estimated to be worth $1.38 billion.

Airbus, Boeing and Israel firm bid for S. Korea military deal
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ©Reuters/Dan Balilty/
14 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel: army

At least 14 rockets and mortar rounds fired by militants in Gaza struck southern Israel on Monday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a home, the army said.

14 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel: army
People mourn the death of two Palestinian militants outside a hospital morgue in Gaza. ©Reuters/Ahmed Zakot
Israeli air raid kills two Gaza Palestinians: medics

An Israeli air strike on a car in the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians Friday, medics said, hours after a bomb exploded near troops manning Israel's security fence.

Israeli air raid kills two Gaza Palestinians: medics
30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens
30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens

Israeli troops have arrested some 30 Palestinians in the West Bank as they ramped up a search for three teenagers believed kidnapped by Hamas, the army said.

30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens
Abramovich co-invests in Israeli StoreDot with Kazakhstan's Rakishev
Abramovich co-invests in Israeli StoreDot with Kazakhstan's Rakishev

Russian businessman Roman Abramovich has invested $10 million into an Israeli start-up StoreDot, a bio-organic materials based electronics developer.

Abramovich co-invests in Israeli StoreDot with Kazakhstan's Rakishev
Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army
Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army

Three Israeli teenagers went missing in the West Bank, the army said, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he held the Palestinian leadership responsible for their safety.

Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army
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Palestinian dies in Israeli air raid on Gaza

An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian man in Gaza on Wednesday after rocket fire from the territory prompted Israel's premier to warn he holds Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas responsible.

Palestinian dies in Israeli air raid on Gaza
Israel elects hawk Rivlin as 10th president
Israel elects hawk Rivlin as 10th president

Israel's parliament on Tuesday elected Reuven Rivlin, a far-right member of the ruling Likud party, to be the nation's 10th president when Shimon Peres steps down next month.

Israel elects hawk Rivlin as 10th president
Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinian govt: Israel PM
Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinian govt: Israel PM

World governments should not rush to approve the new Palestinian cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, after the Palestinians accused the Jewish state of punishing them over a unity deal.

Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinian govt: Israel PM