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PLO offers truce as at least 100 killed in Gaza

By The Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A senior PLO official proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza war, saying he spoke in the name …

Libya torn by worst fighting since 2011 revolution

By USA Today
TRIPOLI — Libya appealed for international help on Monday when an oil depot was set on fire during severe fighting between rival militias at Tripoli’s international airport in the worst level of violence since the 2011 revolution that ousted Moammar …

Syrian casualties surge amid rise in attacks by Islamic State

By The Associated Press
More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country’s three-year civil war, opposition activists said …

Israeli leader signals no quick end to Gaza conflict

By From Wire Reports
JERUSALEM — Israel will press its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, preparing his country for …

Israeli PM warns of ‘prolonged’ campaign in Gaza

By The Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel’s prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the …

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

By The Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. After initially rejecting …

Israel says it’s extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

By The Associated Press
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in …

5 killed in West Bank amid new Gaza truce efforts

By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and …

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

By The Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, …

89 killed in suicide blast in east Afghanistan

By The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, …

Police: First Israeli citizen killed by Gaza fire

By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israeli police say a man in his 30s has been killed by fire from the Gaza Strip, the first Israeli death in more …

Islamic State blamed for execution-style deaths of 12 in Iraq

By Reuters
BAGHDAD — Residents of a town north of Baghdad found 12 corpses with execution-style bullet wounds on Monday. Fighting between rival Sunni insurgents eventually could …

Attacks shift Palestinian power

By The Washington Post
RAMALLAH, West Bank — After four days of round-the-clock rocket and missile fire that has left about 100 Palestinians dead and several Israelis wounded, the …

Iraqi Kurds seize 2 oil fields

By The Washington Post
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Kurds seized control of two oil fields on Friday, vowing to use the oil to meet Kurdish consumption needs and raising tensions between the country’s political and ethnic factions as they struggle to form a new government. …

Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel

By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — The Palestinian death toll from Israel’s massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into …

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza

By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault targeting hundreds of Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip Thursday as Palestinians reported the strikes also hit …

Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing at least 14 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching. The military said it …

Israel bombards Gaza Strip

By The Washington Post
GAZA CITY — Israel initiated a major air assault on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing dozens of targets in what Israeli officials said was a bid to halt escalating cross-border attacks from Palestinian militants in the seaside enclave, who …

Israeli military masses troops along Gaza border

By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israel on Tuesday launched its largest offensive in the Gaza Strip in nearly two years, carrying out a blistering aerial assault on scores …

Iraq leaders scramble to counter insurgency

By The Associated Press
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday officially rescheduled its next session for early next week in reaction to criticism of initial plans for a five-week break, amid pressure for political leaders to agree on a new government that can confront …