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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

Jerusalem, AP—Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three-week-old war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis. The new call-up follows another day of intensive fighting, in which tank shells struck a UN school where Palestinians were sheltering and an airstrike tore through a crowded Gaza shopping area. At least 116 Palestinians and three I...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Egypt demands unified Palestinian position on ceasefire: official

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Egyptian government has called on the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to unify their stance on the Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire initiative to end the fighting in Gaza ahead of a forthcoming meeting in Cairo. A senior Palestinian official, speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said that Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had informed his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas that ...

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Dalshad Abdullah and Layal Abu Rahal
on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Kurdish security service takes aim at ISIS oil smuggling

Erbil and Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq claim to have made major inroads into shutting down oil smuggling by militants from the Islamic Sta...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school: UN

Gaza, Reuters—Israeli shells blasted a UN-run school in a Gaza refugee camp on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding about 125 others taking refuge there, a ...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

ISIS, Baghdad fight over strategic town southwest of capital

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi tribal leaders have called on authorities to pay more attention to winning the “hearts and minds” of citizens in order to combat the advanc...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

Islamist forces overrun Benghazi army base after battle: officials

Benghazi, Reuters—Islamist fighters and militants overran a major Libyan army base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a fierce battle involving rockets and warplane...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

Saudi security forces intensify border patrols during the holidays

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi security officials told Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday that the security forces are intensifying operations on both land and sea borders during the E...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

Eid Under Fire

Gaza City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Civilian casualties of the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza passed the grim milestone of 1,000 fatalities last week, making this year’s Eid Al-Fi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conf...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 28 Jul, 2014

Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

Tripoli, Reuters—A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos thre...

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