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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque. ©REUTERS
Israel firms up security as Gaza truce takes hold

Israel restricted Palestinian access to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound and kept a tight grip on security as a first fatality tested a hard-won truce ending fighting in and around Gaza.

Israel firms up security as Gaza truce takes hold
Celebrations, recriminations as Gaza truce holds
Celebrations, recriminations as Gaza truce holds

Israeli politicians on Thursday returned to the campaign trail as the streets of Gaza came back to life after a truce ended eight days of bloodshed, with both sides claiming victory while remaining wary.

Celebrations, recriminations as Gaza truce holds
Oil prices ease in Asia on Gaza truce, eurozone data
Oil prices ease in Asia on Gaza truce, eurozone data

Oil prices fell in Asia Friday in thin trade following the US Thanksgiving holiday, with a truce in Gaza and gloomy eurozone manufacturing data weighing on buying sentiment.

Oil prices ease in Asia on Gaza truce, eurozone data
Gaza truce in effect after week of bloodshed
Gaza truce in effect after week of bloodshed

A ceasefire took hold Thursday in and around Gaza after a week of cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants that killed at least 160 people.

Gaza truce in effect after week of bloodshed
Peres accuses Iran of instigating Gaza violence
Peres accuses Iran of instigating Gaza violence

Israel's President Shimon Peres accused Iran Monday of encouraging the Palestinians to continue rocket attacks on Israel rather than negotiating a ceasefire, saying "they are out of their mind."

Peres accuses Iran of instigating Gaza violence
In Israel, Clinton calls for de-escalation in Gaza
In Israel, Clinton calls for de-escalation in Gaza

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed "rock solid" support for Israel's security while calling for a de-escalation of the conflict in Gaza.

In Israel, Clinton calls for de-escalation in Gaza
Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build
Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build

Israel on Tuesday halted a threatened Gaza ground offensive to give Egyptian-led truce talks a chance as top diplomats flew in to boost efforts to end nearly a week of cross-border violence.

Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R) and members of his cabinet. ©REUTERS
Israel mulls Gaza truce as toll tops 100

Israeli leaders Tuesday discussed an Egyptian plan for a truce with Gaza's ruling Hamas, reports said, before a mission by the UN chief to Jerusalem and as the toll from Israeli raids on Gaza rose over 100.

Israel mulls Gaza truce as toll tops 100
Gaza truce needs strong mediator, success for both sides
Gaza truce needs strong mediator, success for both sides

A ceasefire between Israel and armed groups in Gaza depends on each side's ability to claim victory and the credibility of the mediation, undermined by Israel launching strikes with a truce already in effect.

Gaza truce needs strong mediator, success for both sides
Gaza 'war not an option,' France's Fabius says in Israel
Gaza 'war not an option,' France's Fabius says in Israel

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants was an urgent necessity and France was willing to help broker a truce.

Gaza 'war not an option,' France's Fabius says in Israel
New Israel strike on Gaza kills 3, pushes toll to 80
New Israel strike on Gaza kills 3, pushes toll to 80

Three people were killed early Monday morning in new Israeli air strikes on Gaza, pushing the death toll in six days of violence to 80 Palestinians.

New Israel strike on Gaza kills 3, pushes toll to 80
Obama reiterates US support for Israel
Obama reiterates US support for Israel

US President Barack Obama on Friday reiterated US support for Israel's right to defend itself during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the conflict in Gaza.

Obama reiterates US support for Israel
Hamas says cabinet headquarters hit in Israeli strike
Hamas says cabinet headquarters hit in Israeli strike

Israeli air strikes hit the cabinet headquarters of Gaza's Hamas government, the group said early Saturday, with eyewitnesses reporting extensive damage to the building.

Hamas says cabinet headquarters hit in Israeli strike
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. ©REUTERS
Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence

Malaysia and Egypt have agreed to ask "international power brokers" to help stop escalating violence in the Middle East, the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country said.

Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence
Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34
Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34

Israeli air strikes on central and southern Gaza killed four people on Saturday, medics said, with Palestinian security sources confirming at least three of them were militants.

Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34
Gaza conflict adds tension to Palestinian UN bid
Gaza conflict adds tension to Palestinian UN bid

Israel's air strikes on the Gaza Strip have heightened the tensions surrounding the Palestinian bid for observer membership at the United Nations planned for later this month.

Gaza conflict adds tension to Palestinian UN bid
Multiple new Israeli strikes on Gaza: AFP
Multiple new Israeli strikes on Gaza: AFP

Israeli war planes carried out multiple new air strikes on the Gaza Strip, including several hits on Gaza City on Friday morning.

Multiple new Israeli strikes on Gaza: AFP
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Palestinian UN bid on Nov 29: Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has announced that the Palestinian Authority will present its bid for non-state UN membership, despite US and Israeli opposition.

Palestinian UN bid on Nov 29: Abbas
Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move
Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move

US President Barack Obama told Mahmud Abbas on Sunday that his administration opposes a Palestinian bid for non-state membership of the UN.

Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move
Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak. ©REUTERS
Israel warns Hamas of 'heavy price' for Gaza rockets

Israel has warned the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas that it will strike with "ever-growing intensity" in response to the latest barrage of rocket attacks into the Jewish state.

Israel warns Hamas of 'heavy price' for Gaza rockets