Middle East

An Israeli soldier rides atop an armored personnel carrier near the border of southern Gaza Strip, August 1, 2014.

Photogallery US Approves $225 Million for Israel's Iron Dome

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FILE - Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

Saudi Arabia Labels Israel's Gaza Offensive a 'War Crime'

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President Barack Obama speaks about lack of action in Congress, Aug. 1, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.

Obama: Hamas to Blame for Cease-fire Collapse

President condemns reported Hamas attack on Israeli soldiers in Gaza as a violation of newly reached humanitarian cease-fire, calls for release of Israeli soldier allegedly held hostage More

Cars belonging to Libyans line up to cross into Tunisia at the Ras Ajdir border post between Libya and Tunisia, southern Tunisia, July 31, 2014.

Tunisia Closes Border Crossing With Libya

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FILE - Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari attends the preparatory meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers in Kuwait City.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Blames Maliki for Islamist Insurgency

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Photogallery US Approves $225 Million for Israel's Iron Dome

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Photogallery UN Urges Respect of its Gaza Facilities

Day earlier Israeli shelling killed 19 civilians sheltering at a UN school in the Gaza Strip
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Turkey Fears ISIL Radicalism Could Spill Over From Syria, Iraq

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UN: Israel, Hamas May Be Guilty of War Crimes

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Photogallery Israel, Hamas Agree to 72-hour Ceasefire

Humanitarian cease-fire will begin at 8 am local time (0500 GMT) Aug. 1, US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a joint statement
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