Spear-carrying guardsmen, warriors bedecked in chainmail, gleaming golden helmets and even a few fake moustaches thrown in for good measure -- Turkey's president has spared nothing in a dramatic remake of his palace ceremonial guard.
More than three dozen Gaza children orphaned during the recent war with Israel were blocked Sunday from leaving the embattled territory after the Palestinian group Hamas withdrew its approval of the trip.
Israel claimed to have withdrawn ground forces from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and said it will observe a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Egypt but not initially accepted by the militant group.
Arab foreign ministers in Cairo early Tuesday called on "all parties" to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas, after the Palestinian militant group signalled its rejection of the truce.
Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem expressed frustration Friday as the funeral of a slain Palestinian boy approached while radicals in Gaza fired missiles at communities in southern Israel.
Israeli warplanes bombed dozens of sites Tuesday in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as tens of thousands of mourners said goodbye to three Jewish seminary students found murdered the day before.
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U.S. peace envoy Martin Indyk resigned Friday, two months after the collapse of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that he was assigned to help facilitate.
Gunfire rang out in the streets of Jenin on Wednesday as militants opened fire on Israeli troops conducting house-to-house searches for three teenagers believed kidnapped from near a settlement last week.
Israel characterized the Palestinian Authority's condemnation of rocket fire from Gaza as "empty rhetoric" Wednesday after Hamas radicals fired on the Jewish state for the first time since joining a unified government last week.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel advised other nations Sunday to avoid quick recognition of any new government arising from April's unexpected unity deal between the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas factions.