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Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern
Middle East

Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Thursday that security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem were in “immediate danger” when…
Gazan’s death abroad shines light on middle-class exodus
Middle East

Gazan’s death abroad shines light on middle-class exodus

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a family of five, a two-story home and a pharmacy, Tamer al-Sultan had…
From checkpoint to counterpoint: on tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra
Middle East

From checkpoint to counterpoint: on tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Most international musicians would baulk at the notion of a two-day journey to final rehearsals past military…
Gazans too poor to afford sheep for Eid sacrifice under blockade, Israel cash row
Middle East

Gazans too poor to afford sheep for Eid sacrifice under blockade, Israel cash row

GAZA (Reuters) – Ali usually marks the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha with his family in the Gaza Strip by…
Gazans struggle to protect antiquities from neglect, looting
Middle East

Gazans struggle to protect antiquities from neglect, looting

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Walid al-Aqqad’s Gaza home would be the envy of many an antiquities collector. Pieces…
Israeli demolition order on Jerusalem outskirts stokes Palestinian fears
Middle East

Israeli demolition order on Jerusalem outskirts stokes Palestinian fears

SUR BAHER, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of…
Egyptian security delegation discusses truce arrangements, ‘Deal of the century’ in Israel and Palestine
Egypt

Egyptian security delegation discusses truce arrangements, ‘Deal of the century’ in Israel and Palestine

An Egyptian security delegation visited Israel on Thursday to discuss truce arrangements between Israel and the Gaza strip, reports the…
Gaza’s traditional crafts industries rapidly disappearing
Middle East

Gaza’s traditional crafts industries rapidly disappearing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When Gazans think of better economic times, images of clay pottery, colorful glassware, bamboo…
U.S. economic plan decried by Palestinians but gets cautious nod in Gulf
Middle East

U.S. economic plan decried by Palestinians but gets cautious nod in Gulf

MANAMA (Reuters) – Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration’s $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle…
Trump Mideast plan hits nerve in Lebanon, stirs old fears
Middle East

Trump Mideast plan hits nerve in Lebanon, stirs old fears

BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s vision for Mideast peace has hit a raw nerve in Lebanon, reviving fears…
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