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Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment

Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment

Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza Wednesday, killing four children on a beach in an apparent naval salvo and launching deadly air strikes, as regional leaders sought to end the killing. The punishing air campaign aimed at halting cross-border rocket […]


World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe

World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe

It was supposed to be an evening of entertainment in Gaza, watching the World Cup semi-final at a cafe, a welcome break from 48 hours of Israeli air strikes. But the evening was cut brutally short when an Israeli raid […]


Israel’s Iron Dome Is a ‘Total Failure’ at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Israel’s Iron Dome Is a ‘Total Failure’ at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Although it appears to hit incoming Hamas rockets, Israel’s system could be falling short of detonating the rockets’ warheads. Even though Israel’s U.S.-funded “Iron Dome” rocket-defense interceptors appear to be hitting Hamas rockets in recent days, they are almost certainly […]


Gazans bury family as Israeli bombs fall

Gazans bury family as Israeli bombs fall

In Gaza’s stifling midday heat, grieving relatives of a family killed in an Israeli air strike sit outside a mosque, weary from their Ramadan fast and nervously anticipating the next deadly blast. The mourners, most of them men, have come […]


Gaza on brink of war as Hamas rockets slam Israel

Gaza on brink of war as Hamas rockets slam Israel

Hamas militants in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at Israel Monday, which responded with multiple air strikes in a new escalation which threatened to spiral into another a major confrontation. It was the worst escalation in and around Gaza since […]


Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran: experts

Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran: experts

Three Sukhoi ground attack jets shown landing in Iraq in a video released by the defence ministry are likely from Iran, a think tank said Wednesday. Iraq has purchased more than a dozen Sukhoi jets from Russia in a bid […]


Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Violence in Iraq could delay the delivery of American F-16 fighter jets to the Baghdad government after contractors had to be evacuated from a key air base, the Pentagon said Monday. Although the United States is moving to expedite the […]


Obama to deploy 200 extra troops to Iraq

Obama to deploy 200 extra troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama said Monday he had sent up to 200 US extra troops equipped for combat, with surveillance gear and helicopters, to protect the US Embassy in Baghdad. Together with a 275-strong embassy protection force already sent and another […]


Blackwater threatened to kill US official in Iraq: report

Blackwater threatened to kill US official in Iraq: report

The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company’s performance, The New York Times reported Monday. The Times, citing an internal State Department memorandum, said […]


 
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