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September 23, 2014
Abbas to propose new Mideast peace talks timetable at UN
New York (AFP) Sept 23, 2014
Drawing parallels with the US fight for civil rights, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas vowed Monday to present a new timetable for peace talks with Israel when he addresses world leaders this week. "I say today to Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu: end the occupation, make peace," Abbas told an audience in New York. In a passionate address to students in the Cooper Union hall where former US president Abraham Lincoln once called for an end to slavery, Abbas called on the world to "rethink Pa ... read more

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Cyprus leaders agree to redouble peace talks
Cypriot leaders have agreed to redouble flagging peace talks to end the island's 40-year division and hold two meetings per month, UN envoy Espen Barth Eide said Wednesday. ... more
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Israel PM urges defence budget hike after costly Gaza war
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called for an increase in defence spending, after a bloody and costly war in Gaza. ... more
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Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position
A warplane carried out an air raid Monday on a military base in western Libya held by anti-government militias, in an attack claimed by renegade former general Khalifa Haftar. ... more
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Israel intelligence hits back over refuseniks' letter
Scores of veterans of elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defence Sunday after 43 comrades said they would no longer take part in its "injustices" against millions of Palestinians. ... more
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US Congress wary of greenlighting 'Iraq 2.0'
US lawmakers will likely give President Barack Obama authority to train Syrian rebels to combat jihadists, but Democrats and many Republicans are wary of repeating America's Iraq war debacle. ... more
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Israeli army launches 5 criminal probes over Gaza war
Israel's army has launched five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces during the Gaza war, a top legal official said on Wednesday, two weeks after a truce took hold. ... more
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US seeks UN action to outlaw foreign fighters
The United States is seeking a UN resolution demanding that countries adopt laws making it a serious crime to enlist as a foreign fighter for Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria. ... more
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Stray fire from Syria wounds Israeli soldier: army
Stray gunfire from Syria wounded an Israeli soldier in the Golan Heights on Monday, the army said. ... more
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Syria raids on jihadist bastion kill 53, mostly civilians: NGO
Syrian air strikes against the northern jihadist bastion of Raqa on Saturday killed 53 people, a monitor said, updating an earlier toll and adding that at least 31 of the dead were civilians. ... more
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Japan PM sends support message to war criminals service
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a message to an April memorial service dedicated to World War II war criminals, organisers said Wednesday, in a move that prompted a scolding from China. ... more
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NATO faces limited options over Ukraine conflict
Western leaders are planning a powerful show of unity at a NATO summit this week against what they see as Russian aggression in Ukraine, but the measures will remain limited due to a lack of political consensus on direct intervention. ... more
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New round of Mali peace talks opens in Algiers
Peace talks between the Malian government and armed rebels opened on Monday in the Algerian capital, the second round of negotiations since July aimed at clinching a lasting peace agreement. ... more
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42 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO
At least 42 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Sunday. ... more
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Israel closes Golan area as Syria rebels seize crossing
Israel closed off the area around Quneitra on the occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday after an officer was wounded by stray fire as Syrian rebels seized control of the crossing. ... more
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In Aleppo, Syria rebels back US strikes against jihadists
In Syria's Aleppo, devastated by two years of fighting and regime attacks, rebels and activists are eager for US strikes against jihadists they say have stolen their anti-government uprising. ... more
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Israel hits Gaza highrises as sides weigh truce deal
Israel upped the pressure on Hamas Tuesday, with warplanes hitting two Gaza City highrises on day 50 of their conflict as the warring parties mulled a new Egyptian truce proposal. ... more
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Libya gets new chief of staff to tackle militias threat
Parliament in Libya has named a new military chief of staff tasked with tackling armed militias that control vast areas of the violence-plagued North African nation. ... more
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Libya air strikes show UAE willing to 'go it alone'
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Iran 'will arm Palestinians' after Israeli drone downed
Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in retaliation for Israel deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said on Monday. ... more
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Armed groups in Mali prepare for peace talks
Ethnic Tuareg and Arab militias from Mali are gathering for talks this week in Burkina Faso ahead of peace negotiations with the government, participants said on Monday. ... more
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Syria 'ready to cooperate' over jihadists accused of atrocities
The UN Monday accused jihadists in Iraq of waging a campaign of "ethnic and religious cleansing", as Syria said it was ready to work with the global community against "terrorism". ... more
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Four killed in Gaza as Egypt raises new truce proposal
Violence reverberated across Gaza on Monday with four Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes as Egypt proposed a new ceasefire that would open key crossings into the blockaded territory. ... more
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Obama has taken no decision on Syria airstrikes: White House
The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama had so far made no decision on whether to launch air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria. ... more
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Air strikes pound Gaza as Israel presses offensive
Israeli air strikes pounded Gaza Sunday, killing at least 16 people, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the bloody offensive would continue as long as necessary. ... more
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