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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon responds to questions during a news interview Ban underscores UN support for peaceful Iraq during visit
Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:39 pm Press Release: Ban underscores UN support for secure, inclusive, peaceful Iraq during visit 24 July 2014 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored his full support... (photo: AP / Frank Franklin II) Scoop
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Palestinians they gather around the body of local commander of Hamas's military Rabieh Barikeh, one of the four Hamas militants killed overnight in a firefight with Israeli troops, during his funeral on November 1, 2013 in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Barikeh were killed by tank fire, Palestinian officials said, while the Israeli army said five of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device. The Israeli military said the fighting erupted when an explosive device went off as troops were clearing a tunnel from the Gaza Strip into Israel, allegedly to be used as a springboard for militant attacks. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN 15 killed in shelling of Gaza school run by UN
At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded when two mortar shells hit a school yesterday in the northern Gaza Strip run by Unrwa, the United Nations aid agency. Hundreds of Palestinians were in... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb) The Irish Times
Hamas   Israel   Israel - Palestinians Conflict   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict
Sarah Gillespie, singer-songwriter, performing at Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival, London, England. Sarah Gillespie: Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’
What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy's humanity. It appeals to the... (photo: Public Domain) The Other Site
  Gaza   Israel   Photos   Sarah Gillespie   Wikipedia: Sarah Gillespie
Palestinians they gather around the body of local commander of Hamas's military Rabieh Barikeh, one of the four Hamas militants killed overnight in a firefight with Israeli troops, during his funeral on November 1, 2013 in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Barikeh were killed by tank fire, Palestinian officials said, while the Israeli army said five of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device. The Israeli military said the fighting erupted when an explosive device went off as troops were clearing a tunnel from the Gaza Strip into Israel, allegedly to be used as a springboard for militant attacks. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN Gaza toll hits 798 as 15 killed at UN shelter
GAZA CITY: Fifteen people were killed Thursday when Israeli fire hit a UN shelter in Gaza, as the Palestinian toll in the 17-day conflict rose to 798, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb) The Times of India
Gaza   Hamas   Israel   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attends a welcome reception ahead of the ministerial level international conference on the reconstruction of Afghanistan, in Tokyo UN chief ‘appalled’ by shelling of UN shelter in Gaza
FIFTEEN Palestinians were killed when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN shelter where hundreds of civilians had taken refuge, sending the death toll in Gaza close to 800 despite world efforts to... (photo: AP / Kim Kyung-Hoon) The Australian
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Newly elected President Fouad Massoum listens during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Kurdish politician Massoum was named Iraq’s new president on Thursday, Massoum, 76, one of the founders of President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, known as PUK, accepted the position after winning two-thirds of the votes, noting the “huge security, political and economic tasks" facing the government. Iraq gets new president, UN chief seeks more urgency
The UN chief met current Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki and stressed the need for a broad-based government to be formed as soon as possible to save the country from collapse. Kurdish politician Fouad... (photo: AP / Hadi Mizban) Khaleej Times
Fouad Massoum   Iraq   Photos   Politics   Wikipedia: Fuad Masum
Fouad Massoum speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens
QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the... (photo: AP / Hadi Mizban) The Guardian
Election   Iraq   Photos   Violence   Wikipedia: Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Parliament speaker Reuven Rivlin, right, seen as Israel's Prime Minister designate Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of his new government, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war
Travel deals JERUSALEM - (AP) -- Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war... (photo: AP / Debbie Hill, Pool)) Newsday
2014 Israel presidential election   Operation Protective Edge   Photos   Reuven Rivlin   Wikipedia: Reuven Rivlin
Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15 Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15
GAZA CITY, Gaza StripIsraeli 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... (photo: UN / Shareef Sarhan) Stars and Stripes
Gaza Strip   Israeli Fire   Photos   Refugees   Wikipedia: Gaza Strip
A watch tower overlooks the area near the Polish intelligence school just outside of Stare Kiejkuty, Poland, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. The installation has become the focal point of allegations of secret CIA prisons in Poland. Earlier in the week Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski again denied there had been any secret CIA prison in the country. European Court Finds Poland Violated Human Rights By Allowing Secret CIA Detention
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003... (photo: AP / Czarek Sokolowski) Huffington Post
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