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3 min ago | Reuters
The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday. Serry told the U.N. Security Council that the United Nations had brokered the deal "to enable work at the scale required in the strip, involving the private sector in Gaza and giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority in the reconstruction effort, while providing security assurances through U.N. monitoring that these materials will not be diverted from their entirely civilian purpose."
1 hr ago | Trend
Russia aims to productive completion of the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 , to be held in New York Sept. 18-26, Alexander Pankin, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN said.
5 hrs ago | Denver Post
A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired group, Egyptian security officials said. The Interior Ministry and a security official said the bomb was hidden deep under the asphalt of a highway, in an area called Wadi Halfa, where a joint police and army force was passing early in the morning.
Days before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence from Great Britain, the Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond appeared to equate Islamic State terrorism and Israel's military campaign this summer against Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. Speaking on BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the separatist leader responded to a question about the beheading at the weekend of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State, describing the murder as an act "of unspeakable barbarism" and later stressing, "The Muslim community of Scotland isn't responsible in any shape or form for atrocities or extremism in Iraq or elsewhere."
Three Palestinian survivors of the sinking of a ship near Malta arrived safely in the country after Panamanian trade ships aided in their rescue, Palestine's ambassador in Malta said. Jubran Tawil said in a statement that a Maltese helicopter transported the three survivors in addition to several bodies.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a conference on counter-terrorism in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv September 11, 2014. OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday called for an increase in defense spending, after a bloody and costly war in Gaza.
In what may establish a groundbreaking legal precedence, the United States Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear the case of American biologist Alan Bauer, who filed suit in 2011 in the Federal court in Manhattan seeking to impound 14 vessels which were outfitted to be used in the 2010 Mavi Marmara Flotilla - which set off from Turkey in order to break the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip - on the grounds that the funding for the ships was raised illegally in the United States. explained that "when the US Chief Prosecutor refused to pursue the matter on his own, I decided to invoke my right as an American citizen to seize the flotilla."
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Doha on August 21, 2014. WASHINGTON - It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish ties with Israel, the first to welcome Israeli students and the only one to allow direct dialing to Israel.
Sources in Gaza Strip say Emad al-Alami was hit during Israel air strike at beginning of Operation Protective Edge. Hamas confirmed on Sunday that one of its top officials, Emad al-Alami, was injured at the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip.
Visitors hold signs reading 'We Love Our Jewish Fellow Citizens' and 'Never Again' in German during a rally against anti-Semitism on September 14, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. With the slogan 'Stand Up! Never Again Hatred Towards Jews' , the Central Council of Jews in Germany organized the demonstration after anti-Semitic incidents in the country occurring in the wake of the conflict in Gaza this summer.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are expected to square off again in separate speeches to the UN General Assembly later this month in New York. Rouhani, who in his speech to the world body last year tried and largely succeeded in putting a softer, gentler image of Iran than the one left by his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is scheduled to address the UN this year on September 24, the first day of the general debate.
The empty chair of student Najeah al-Helo, 14, who was killed during the Israeli offensive, is seen inside a class on the first day of the new school year in the east of Gaza City September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem A Palestinian woman cooks atop the ruins of her house, which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike during a seven-week offensive, in the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip September 13, 2014.
'Suspicion that militants are operating nearby does not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of so many innocent civilians.' Israeli suspicions that Hamas terrorists were operating near schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency did not justify the attacks against such facilities during this summer's Gaza war, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad supporters celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, in Gaza City on August 29, 2014. The Palestinian Authority has yet to approve an International Criminal Court investigation into the fighting in the Gaza Strip this summer, according to an ICC document obtained by Al Jazeera.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:46 am
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