Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en 12-hour unilateral cease-fire to being at 7 a.m. in Gaza http://www.albawaba.com/news/12-hour-ceasefire-7-am-gaza-592904 <p>Hamas and Israel announced late Friday a 12-hour ceasefire to take place beginning Saturday morning, <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/five-palestinians-killed-day-of-rage-592893" target="_blank">as the day's death toll in the Israeli assault on Gaza topped 65 amid an intense sunset barrage that killed at least 14.</a>"Israel has agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire from 7:00 a.m. Saturday," said the US official traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who was leaving Cairo without securing a longer ceasefire deal between Israel and Palestinian movement Hamas.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/12-hour-ceasefire-7-am-gaza-592904" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6353105.jpg" alt="&quot;Israel has agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire from 7:00 a.m. Saturday,&quot; said the US official traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry. [AFP]" title="&quot;Israel has agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire from 7:00 a.m. Saturday,&quot; said the US official traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/12-hour-ceasefire-7-am-gaza-592904" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/12-hour-ceasefire-7-am-gaza-592904#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:09:33 +0000 592904 at http://www.albawaba.com Israel rejects Kerry’s ceasefire plan, as death toll nears 850 http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-rejects-kerry-ceasefire--592896 <p>Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has rejected proposals for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and is seeking changes to the plans, a government source said on Friday.</p> <p>US Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a halt to 18 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.</p> <p>Full details of the proposed truce have not been released, but the government official, who declined to be named, said Israel wanted modifications before agreeing to any end to hostilities. Hamas has yet to respond to the proposed ceasefire.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israel-rejects-kerry-ceasefire--592896" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6354426.jpg" alt="U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (on the phone) on July 25, 2014, from his hotel room in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. [AFP]" title="U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (on the phone) on July 25, 2014, from his hotel room in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-rejects-kerry-ceasefire--592896" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-rejects-kerry-ceasefire--592896#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena International Israel Palestine United States Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:31:41 +0000 592896 at http://www.albawaba.com Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards "suicide" in Gaza http://www.albawaba.com/news/nasrallah-israel-suicide-gaza-592895 <p><a class="entityAnchor">Hezbollah</a>&nbsp;chief&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah</a>&nbsp;Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/nasrallah-israel-suicide-gaza-592895" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6354316.jpg" alt="The head of Lebanon&#039;s militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah gestures on July 25, 2014, during a rare public appearance at a gathering to mark the &quot;Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day&quot; from Beirut&#039;s southern suburb. [AFP]" title="The head of Lebanon&#039;s militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah gestures on July 25, 2014, during a rare public appearance at a gathering to mark the &quot;Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day&quot; from Beirut&#039;s southern suburb. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/nasrallah-israel-suicide-gaza-592895" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/nasrallah-israel-suicide-gaza-592895#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Lebanon Palestine Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:23:07 +0000 592895 at http://www.albawaba.com Hamas says 10 Israeli soldiers killed in Beit Hanoun ambush http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-10-israeli-killed-bein-hanoun-ambush-592894 <p>The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility on Friday for killing "at least" 10 Israeli soldiers after targeting an Israeli infantry unit with explosives in eastern Beit Hanoun.&nbsp;Al-Qassam said in a statement that its fighters had led an infantry unit of 15 Israeli soldiers into an ambush in the area.The statement added that al-Qassam fighters fired several anti-tank and RPG shells, and that there was an exchange of fire from close range as a result.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/hamas-10-israeli-killed-bein-hanoun-ambush-592894" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6354366.jpg" alt="Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of slain 36-year-old Israeli reservist Sergeant First Class. Yair Ashkenazi, who was killed early morning in the northern Palestinian Gaza Strip, during his funeral on July 25, 2014 at the military cemetery in the southern Israeli city of Rehovot. [AFP]" title="Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of slain 36-year-old Israeli reservist Sergeant First Class. Yair Ashkenazi, who was killed early morning in the northern Palestinian Gaza Strip, during his funeral on July 25, 2014 at the military cemetery in the southern Israeli city of Rehovot. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-10-israeli-killed-bein-hanoun-ambush-592894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-10-israeli-killed-bein-hanoun-ambush-592894#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:16:55 +0000 592894 at http://www.albawaba.com Five Palestinians killed on ‘Day of Rage’ http://www.albawaba.com/news/five-palestinians-killed-day-of-rage-592893 <p>Five Palestinians were killed yesterday as <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/48march-jerusalem-deadly-clashes--592854" target="_blank">clashes intensified in the West Bank in solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip</a>, while activists asserted that a new uprising against Israeli occupation is taking shape.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/five-palestinians-killed-day-of-rage-592893" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6354398.jpg" alt="Palestinian protesters throw rocks and fireworks at an Israeli guard tower during the funeral of three men on July 25, 2014, in the Beit Omar village, north the West Bank city of Hebron. [AFP]" title="Palestinian protesters throw rocks and fireworks at an Israeli guard tower during the funeral of three men on July 25, 2014, in the Beit Omar village, north the West Bank city of Hebron. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/five-palestinians-killed-day-of-rage-592893" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/five-palestinians-killed-day-of-rage-592893#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:10:45 +0000 592893 at http://www.albawaba.com Thirty-third IDF soldier killed in Gaza http://www.albawaba.com/news/thirty-three-idf-soldier-killed-gaza-592861 <p>The Israeli army said on Friday that one of its soldiers had been killed in Gaza earlier in the day, bringing the total number of soldiers killed to 33."Master Sergeant (Res.) Yair Ashkenazy, 36 years old from Rehovot, was a combatant in the reserve brigade of the IDF Officer Cadet," an army statement said."MSG (Res.) Ashkenazy was killed earlier today during operational activity in the northern Gaza Strip," it added.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/thirty-three-idf-soldier-killed-gaza-592861" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6353143.jpg" alt="Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Natan Cohen, a 23-year-old Israeli army Captain of an armoured brigade who was killed the previous day in an exchange of fire with Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, during his funeral on July 23, 2014, in the central town of Modiin, 30 kilometres from Tel Aviv. [AFP]" title="Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Natan Cohen, a 23-year-old Israeli army Captain of an armoured brigade who was killed the previous day in an exchange of fire with Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, during his funeral on July 23, 2014, in the central town of Modiin, 30 kilometres from Tel Aviv. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/thirty-three-idf-soldier-killed-gaza-592861" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/thirty-three-idf-soldier-killed-gaza-592861#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:41:03 +0000 592861 at http://www.albawaba.com Israel's Gaza onslaught triggers Al-Aqsa clashes http://www.albawaba.com/news/clashes-aqsa-592855 <p>Clashes broke out in East Jerusalem as Israeli police barred Palestinian men under 50 from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday, the last Friday of Ramadan, a day the holy site is typically packed with worshipers.Confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli police are ongoing at Hatta Gate and Council Gate, two of the entrances to the mosque, a Ma'an reporter said.Earlier Friday, a Palestinian youth was seriously injured after being hit by a rubber-coated bullet in the head near Al-Aqsa.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/clashes-aqsa-592855" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_TS-Was8847903.jpg" alt="Palestinians hold night prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem in support of Palestinians in Gaza July 20, 2014, during Israel&#039;s military operation in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]" title="Palestinians hold night prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem in support of Palestinians in Gaza July 20, 2014, during Israel&#039;s military operation in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/clashes-aqsa-592855" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/clashes-aqsa-592855#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:29:26 +0000 592855 at http://www.albawaba.com #48KMarch to Jerusalem triggers deadly clashes http://www.albawaba.com/news/48march-jerusalem-deadly-clashes--592854 <p>A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces late Thursday as over 20,000 marched from a Ramallah-area refugee camp toward Jerusalem in protest against Israel's Gaza offensive, a Ma'an reporter at the scene said.The slain Palestinian was identified as 19-year-old Mohammad al-Araj.Medical sources said another Palestinian, 27-year-old Majd Sufyan, had been declared "clinically dead" after being shot by Israeli forces.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/48march-jerusalem-deadly-clashes--592854" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6353724.jpg" alt="At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel&#039;s military offensive in the Gaza Strip clash with Israeli soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, on July 25, 2014. [AFP]" title="At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters marching against Israel&#039;s military offensive in the Gaza Strip clash with Israeli soldiers and border police at the Israeli Qalandiya checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, on July 25, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/48march-jerusalem-deadly-clashes--592854" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/48march-jerusalem-deadly-clashes--592854#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:19:47 +0000 592854 at http://www.albawaba.com Rockets fired from Lebanon fall short of Israel http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-israel-rockets-592852 <p class="desc">Two rockets were fired overnight on Friday from the South towards&nbsp;<a href="http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/israel-bans-radio-children-killed-gaza-592824">Israel</a>, reported the National News Agency.</p> <p class="desc">It said that unknown assailants fired Katyusha rockets at 1:00 am from the region Kfar Hammam and al-Fardis, but they missed their target and landed inside Lebanese territories.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/lebanon-israel-rockets-592852" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/israel2-patrol-b.jpg" alt="The rockets are believed to have landed inside Lebanese territory (File/AFP)" title="The rockets are believed to have landed inside Lebanese territory (File/AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.naharnet.com" title="Naharnet" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1068.png" title="Naharnet" border="0" /></a> Naharnet © 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-israel-rockets-592852" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-israel-rockets-592852#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Lebanon & Syria Main headlines Israel Lebanon Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:18:33 +0000 592852 at http://www.albawaba.com Turkey threatens to bring Israeli war crimes to international court http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-icc-israel-gaza-erdogan-592850 <p>Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-us-592144" target="_blank">Ankara </a>would push for Israel to be tried at an international criminal court if it continues its deadly <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-800-israel-airstrikes-civilians-592849" target="_blank">aggression against the Gaza Strip</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/turkey-icc-israel-gaza-erdogan-592850" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Erdogan_Anakara_AFP__.jpg" alt="Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters late Monday in a televised interview that he no longer speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (File Archive/AFP)" title="Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters late Monday in a televised interview that he no longer speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (File Archive/AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-800-israel-airstrikes-civilians-592849" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-death-toll-800-israel-airstrikes-civilians-592849#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:44:46 +0000 592849 at http://www.albawaba.com Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti (R) presents Italian Major General Paolo Serra http://www.albawaba.com/news/italian-defense-minister-roberta-pinotti-r-presents-italian-major-general-paolo-serra-592843 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/italian-defense-minister-roberta-pinotti-r-presents-italian-major-general-paolo-serra-592843" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/picture_of_the_day/Roberta_Pinotti.jpg" alt="Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti (R) presents Italian Major General Paolo Serra, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) former head, with a medal during a ceremony of transfer of authority at the UNIFIL headquarters in the southern Lebanese town of Naqura on July 24, 2014. (AFP/ MAHMOUD ZAYYAT) " title="Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti (R) presents Italian Major General Paolo Serra, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) former head, with a medal during a ceremony of transfer of authority at the UNIFIL headquarters in the southern Lebanese town of Naqura on July 24, 2014. (AFP/ MAHMOUD ZAYYAT) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/news/italian-defense-minister-roberta-pinotti-r-presents-italian-major-general-paolo-serra-592843#comments NEWS photo of the week Middle East Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:08:46 +0000 592843 at http://www.albawaba.com Taliban kills two US-led forces in Afghanistan http://www.albawaba.com/news/taliban-kills-us-forces-afghanistan-592826 <p>The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed the deaths in a statement on Thursday, adding that the soldiers were killed in an attack by the Taliban militants.</p> <p>The statement did not refer to the troopers’ nationalities and the exact location of the attack.</p> <p>The Taliban have ramped up their attacks on the US-led troops across Afghanistan nearly 13 years after the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.</p> <p>The latest casualties bring the number of foreign troopers killed in Afghanistan to 53 this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/taliban-kills-us-forces-afghanistan-592826" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Del6336155.jpg" alt="Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a Taliban attack at Kabul&#039;s airport on July 17, 2014. [AFP]" title="Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a Taliban attack at Kabul&#039;s airport on July 17, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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[AFP]" title=" Israel&#039;s parliament has chosen Reuven Rivlin, a stalwart in the ruling Likud Party, as the country&#039;s next president. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-swears-in-new-president-592822" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-swears-in-new-president-592822#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:59:46 +0000 592822 at http://www.albawaba.com Hamas claims to have killed 8 Israelis in Gaza attack http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-killed-8-israelis-gaza-592798 <p>The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that they had killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City in what was potentially the <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-palestine-gaza-ground-invasion-casualties-civilians--591204" target="_blank">deadliest attack on the military since the ground invasion began last week.</a></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/hamas-killed-8-israelis-gaza-592798" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6353327.jpg" alt="A female Israeli soldier holds her weapon as she takes a rest with her comrades at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border, on July 24, 2014. [AFP]" title="A female Israeli soldier holds her weapon as she takes a rest with her comrades at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border, on July 24, 2014. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-killed-8-israelis-gaza-592798" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/hamas-killed-8-israelis-gaza-592798#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:51:21 +0000 592798 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli shells hit UN shelter in Gaza http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-shells-un-shelter-gaza--592789 <p>A spokesman for the UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said on Thursday that they had received no warning before Israeli forces shelled a Beit Hanoun school that was serving as a shelter earlier in the afternoon.The attack killed at least 17 and injured more than 200 of the displaced civilians who had taken shelter there, the fourth time in two days that Israeli forces have bombed schools serving as shelters in the besieged Gaza Strip.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israel-shells-un-shelter-gaza--592789" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/000_Nic6353531.jpg" alt="A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014, after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell. [AFP]" title="A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014, after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell. [AFP]" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-shells-un-shelter-gaza--592789" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-shells-un-shelter-gaza--592789#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:34:51 +0000 592789 at http://www.albawaba.com Jordan's crown prince supervises Gaza aid convoy http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-jordan-592767 <p class="p1">A humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies left for Gaza on Wednesday to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians as an Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave continued.</p> <p class="p4"><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/crowne-plaza-jordan-dead-sea-582258" target="_blank">HRH Crown Prince Hussein</a> supervised the dispatch of the aid convoy and worked with several volunteers from the “Haqeq” (achieve) initiative, INJAZ and We are All Jordan Youth Commission in preparing food packages.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/gaza-jordan-592767" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/jordan/Jordans_HRH_prince_Hussein_July_2014_courtesy_of_the_royal_court.jpg" alt="(Photo courtesy of the Royal Court)." title="(Photo courtesy of the Royal Court)." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jordantimes.com" title="The Jordan Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/62.png" title="The Jordan Times" border="0" /></a> © Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-jordan-592767" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/gaza-jordan-592767#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Regional News Israel Jordan Palestine Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:21:21 +0000 592767 at http://www.albawaba.com Missing Algerian plane crashes in Niger http://www.albawaba.com/news/algeria-plane-missing-592768 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Jul-24/264967-air-algerie-loses-contact-with-plane-over-africa.ashx#axzz38ID4scc4" target="_blank">The missing Air&nbsp;Algerie&nbsp;plane that had at least 20 Lebanese nationals on board crashed Thursday in Niger,</a>&nbsp;Algerian TV&nbsp;reported. The plane had disappeared from the radar Thursday morning, with at least 20 Lebanese onboard, a source at Lebanon's consulate in&nbsp;Burkina Faso&nbsp;told The Daily Star.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/algeria-plane-missing-592768" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/air-algerie-reprise.jpg" alt="Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)" title="Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/algeria-plane-missing-592768" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/algeria-plane-missing-592768#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Algeria Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:20:41 +0000 592768 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli forces clash with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank http://www.albawaba.com/news/west-bank-protest--592745 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Jul-24/264989-israeli-forces-attack-demonstrators-in-west-bank.ashx#axzz38ID4scc4" target="_blank">Israeli forces fired tear gas Thursday on protesting Palestinians </a>in the village of Bilin near Ramallah, according to Maan news agency, as&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">West Bank</a>&nbsp;demonstrations grow over the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/west-bank-protest--592745" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Palestinian-protesters-ho-023.jpg" alt="Two Palestinians were shot dead during protests last week. (AFP/File)" title="Two Palestinians were shot dead during protests last week. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/west-bank-protest--592745" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/west-bank-protest--592745#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:01:07 +0000 592745 at http://www.albawaba.com Algerian plane disappears en route to Algiers http://www.albawaba.com/news/algeria-plane-missing-592730 <p><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2704018/BREAKING-NEWS-Algerian-airline-loses-contact-plane-carrying-110-people-disappears-radar-flying-Burkina-Faso-Algiers.html" target="_blank">Algeria's national airline says it has lost contact with a plane carrying 110 passengers and six crew members </a>after it disappeared off the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.</p> <p>Air navigation services lost track of the Airbus A320 around 50 minutes after take-off early today.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/algeria-plane-missing-592730" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/AirAlgerie.jpg" alt="The flight should have landed 5am Thursday. (AFP/File)" title="The flight should have landed 5am Thursday. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/algeria-plane-missing-592730" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/algeria-plane-missing-592730#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Algeria Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:26:32 +0000 592730 at http://www.albawaba.com