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Hamas reels as Egypt accuses movement of conspiracy, attacks

GAZA CITY — The ruling Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip was dealt another blow today when Egyptian media announced deposed President Mohamed Morsi would be charged with collaborating with Hamas to break out of prison during the 2011 uprising.

Palestinians hold low expectations for Obama visit

RAMALLAH — The helipad at the Muqataa, the memorial mausoleum where Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is buried in Ramallah, has been swept clean in anticipation of next week's arrival of US President Barack Obama. But in Ramallah, subdued complacency combined with low expectations will greet the president as he arrives for talks with the Palestinian leadership.

Chatter: Hamas leader sets foot in Gaza for the first time

An exiled Hamas leader makes an emotional first visit to Gaza, an earthquake and tsunami warnings bring back bad memories in Japan, and Egypt doesn't look any nearer the end of its crisis.
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An exiled Hamas leader makes an emotional first visit to Gaza, an earthquake and tsunami warnings bring back bad memories in Japan, and Egypt doesn't look any nearer the end of its crisis.
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Israel-Hamas cease-fire holding so far

The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding, after eight days of conflict in Gaza.

Chatter: Peace in the Middle East?

It's day one of the cease-fire in Gaza and Israel, the Taliban claim responsibility for bombings in Pakistan, and why you should never call a Kiwi "Australian."
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It's day one of the cease-fire in Gaza and Israel, the Taliban claim responsibility for bombings in Pakistan, and why you should never call a Kiwi "Australian."
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Chatter: Bus bomb explodes in Tel Aviv, Israel blames terrorists

An explosion in Tel Aviv spreads panic in Israel, the last Mumbai attacker is hanged, and Twinkies are on their way out - no really, this time we mean it.
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An explosion in Tel Aviv spreads panic in Israel, the last Mumbai attacker is hanged, and Twinkies are on their way out - no really, this time we mean it.
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Egypt's Morsi says Israeli strikes on Gaza will end today

As mediators push Israel and Hamas to agree a cease-fire in Gaza, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has said that Israeli "aggression" will soon be over.

Israel and Palestinians get billions in foreign aid from the US, but for different reasons

The US has pumped $115 billion in foreign aid to Israel (compared to Palestinian's $4 billion) since World War II – an amount that makes the country the largest recipient of US foreign assistance in decades, according to 2012 reports from the Congressional Research service.

Social warfare: Israel and Hamas bring war to the digital age

They say knowledge is power. Perhaps that is why both the Israel Defense Force and Hamas have created aggressive social media campaigns aimed at spreading their own messages throughout the world wide web.

Israel: Life during wartime

ASHKELON — The undeclared war between Israel and Gaza is highlighting a repositioning of forces within the Arab world that has not been witnessed in a generation. 
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