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Palestinian kills US-Israeli girl in West Bank home

Hebron - A Palestinian attacker fatally stabbed a US-Israeli teenager in her home at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank before being shot dead by security guards on Thursday.

Palestinian kills US-Israeli girl in West Bank home

Hebron - A Palestinian attacker fatally stabbed a US-Israeli teenager in her home at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank before being shot dead by security guards on Thursday.

Palestinian kills US-Israeli girl in West Bank home

Hebron - A Palestinian attacker fatally stabbed a US-Israeli teenager in her home at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank before being shot dead by security guards on Thursday.

At least 70 killed in north of Syria's Aleppo: monitor

Birut - At least 70 regime and rebel fighters have been killed in 24 hours in a government assault and a jihadist-led counterattack in northern Syria, a monitor said Thursday.

Mideast Quartet urges Israel to halt settlement expansion

New York - A much-awaited report by the diplomatic quartet supporting the Middle East process demands that Israel take urgent steps to halt the expansion of settlements in Palestinian territories, the UN envoy said Thursday.

Air strikes decimate IS forces fleeing Iraq's Fallujah

Baghdad - Iraqi and US-led coalition aircraft decimated the Islamic State group's forces fleeing the Fallujah area, destroying hundreds of vehicles and killing dozens of jihadists, officials said on Thursday.

Israeli girl, 13, stabbed to death in West Bank home

Jerusalem - A Palestinian attacker fatally stabbed a 13-year-old girl in her home in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday before being shot dead by security guards, the Israeli army said.

Stabbing at West Bank settlement, attacker shot dead: army

Jerusalem - An attacker stabbed and wounded one person at a Jewish settlement on the outskirts of the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday and was shot dead, the Israeli army said.

Assessing Libya's unity government, three months in

Tripoli - On March 30, Libya's prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj sailed into Tripoli under naval escort and set up the headquarters of his country's unity government.

Yemen peace talks to take two-week break: UN envoy

Kuwait City - Yemen's warring parties are taking a two-week break in peace talks, the UN special envoy said on Wednesday, after more than two months of negotiations that made little headway.

UN to beef up Mali peace mission

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday decided to strengthen peacekeeping operations in Mali following a spate of attacks targeting blue helmets serving in the UN's deadliest mission.

Fears for stranded Syrian refugees as Jordan blocks access

Amman - Concern is growing for tens of thousands of refugees on the Syrian-Jordanian border after Amman blocked access to a makeshift refugee camp following last week's deadly jihadist attack at the frontier.

Israel cabinet approves reconciliation deal with Turkey

Jerusalem - Israeli cabinet ministers on Wednesday approved a deal reached with Turkey at the weekend on normalising relations after years of acrimony over a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

First aid convoy to two besieged Syria towns since 2012

Damascus - A convoy of food and medicine entered two besieged Syrian towns near Damascus on Wednesday, the first aid delivered to them since 2012, the International Committee of the Red Cross told AFP.

IS repels US-backed Syria rebel offensive on Iraq route

Alep - The Islamic State group pushed back an offensive by US-trained Syrian rebels on a key route linking jihadist territory in eastern Syria to Iraq, a monitor said Wednesday.

Car bomb 'kills 10' in Kurdish-held Syrian border town

Birut - A car bomb killed at least 10 people on Wednesday in a Syrian town near the Turkish border held by US-backed Kurdish-led forces, a monitoring group said.

Israeli sponge bullets leave painful legacy for Palestinians

Jerusalem - Ahmed Abu al-Homs's life changed forever as the 13-year-old was on his way to see his sister and became caught up in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police.

UN chief urges Netanyahu to make tough choices in farewell visit

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take "courageous steps" toward peace on a farewell visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Flare-up in Yemen violence kills 80

Aden - A flare-up in violence across Yemen on Tuesday killed 80 people, nearly half of them civilians, officials said, as lengthy peace talks in Kuwait made no headway.

Jerusalem holy site closed to non-Muslims after violence

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities announced Tuesday they were closing Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors after a series of clashes between worshippers and police.

IS gone but some Fallujans shun return to 'cursed city'

- When her five-year-old son asked her to kill him because he was too hungry, Umm Issam knew she would never come back to Fallujah if she was able to leave.

Yazidi victim demands genocide trial for IS leaders

Geneva - Nadia Murad, a slight, soft spoken Yazidi woman from Iraq, endured a three-month nightmare as a sex slave of the Islamic State (IS) group.

42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by IS

Aden - A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 42 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, officials said, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

Bomb attacks on ex-Qaeda bastion in Yemen kill 19

Aden - A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 19 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, which Al-Qaeda was driven out of in April, officials said.

Kadhafi son's new lawyers urge ICC to drop case

Den Haag - New lawyers representing the son of slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi announced Monday they will ask the International Criminal Court to quash the case against him as he has now been tried and convicted by a Libyan court.

Jordanian officials 'sold CIA-supplied weapons to arms dealers'

Washington - Jordanian intelligence officials stole millions of dollars of weapons that the CIA and Saudi Arabia had supplied for Syrian rebels, then sold them on the black market, The New York Times and Al Jazeera reported.

Fresh clashes at Jerusalem flashpoint holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight on Monday, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.

Fresh clashes at Jerusalem flashpoint holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight on Monday, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.

Fresh clashes at Jerusalem flashpoint holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight on Monday, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.

Ban tells Israelis, Palestinians: 'Stand firm against violence'

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israelis and Palestinians not to allow extremists on either side to fan violence, as he arrived as part of a Middle East tour."Do not allow the extremism on either side to fuel the...
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