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Israel reopens Gaza crossing as hopes for truce brighten

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as hopes for truce brighten

Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip yesterday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead.

Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

Five suspected militants arrested during a deadly raid in a town northwest of Amman were charged with terrorism offences in Jordan's state security court Wednesday.

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

Both Israeli and Palestinian officials confirmed the reopening of the crossing, a key lifeline for Gazans and their crippled economy.

UNRWA says it may not be able to open schools

UNRWA says it may not be able to open schools

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out of money since the United States cut its funding, UN officials say.

Palestinian mail blocked by Israel for years finally arrives

Palestinian mail blocked by Israel for years finally arrives

Palestinian postal service employees are working overtime to sort through some 10 tonnes of letters and packages blocked by Israel for up to eight years, Palestinian officials said yesterday.

War takes a heavy toll on Old City

War takes a heavy toll on Old City

Yemen’s three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa’s historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6,000 mud brick houses, which date from before the 11th century.

40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: Red Cross

40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: Red Cross

Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the Thursday strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia.

No war, no talks with US: Khamenei

No war, no talks with US: Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader said yesterday there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions.

Militants who attacked police are IS supporters: Jordan

Militants who attacked police are IS supporters: Jordan

Militants behind an attack on Jordanian police supported Islamic State and investigations had revealed plans for more attacks on security and civilian targets, Jordan’s interior minister said yesterday.

Yemen buries children killed by air strike

Yemen buries children killed by air strike

Thousands of mourners yesterday buried dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in the three-year-old war.

Slaying of Yemeni children justified as part of 'ugly war'

Slaying of Yemeni children justified as part of 'ugly war'

An Emirati minister, whose country belongs to the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen, bemoaned the "ugly" side of war following the killing of about 40 Yemeni children in an air strike.

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

An antiquities museum in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the world's oldest dictionaries reopened on Monday after five years, an AFP correspondent said.

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