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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is seen by his plane in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, engaged in shuttle diplomacy on the Gaza conflict.

Kerry to Stay in Middle East Amid Progress on Gaza Cease-fire

US top diplomat working with regional foreign ministers, heads of state to end violence that has killed more than 700 people More

Palestinians take cover during an Israeli air strike on a house in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, July 23, 2014.

Gaza Fighting Deepens, Flight Ban Holds

Death toll surpasses 650, mostly civilians; UN rights chief warns of possible war crimes More

Palestinian children receive bags of bread from United Nations workers at a U.N.-run school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 19, 2014.

UN Appeals for $10M in Emergency Food Aid for Gaza

Officials say 115,000 people are in urgent need of food assistance with ready-to-eat meals starting to run out More

Israelis wait to board at Ben Gurion International Airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights after a Hamas rocket landed within a mile of the airport, in Tel Aviv, July 23, 2014.

Israel Scrambles to Restore Foreign Flights to Tel Aviv

After some carriers suspend services country's leaders insist main airport is safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets More

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrives for the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Palestinian Territories at the United Nations Office in Geneva, July 23, 2014.

UN Debate Condemns Israel’s Military Incursion into Gaza

Human rights chief warns Israel that targeting civilian facilities may amount to war crimes, calls for end to the 16-day war More



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US Ambassador Calls for LGBT Rights

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Kuwait Strips Citizenship of Opposition Figures, Relatives

Move comes after cabinet adopts 'iron fist policy' in response to protests over arrest of prominent opposition politician
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Afghanistan, Yemen Among US-honored Development Projects

Railway in Afghanistan and basic health and water services in Yemen among projects highlighted for helping some of world's most politically fragile countries
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Delta Air Lines Will Continue to Bar Flights to Israel

In an interview, Delta CEO Richard Anderson said 'Today ... we are not flying to Israel'
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Fuel Tanks Hit in Clashes near Libyan Airport

Semi-full fuel storage tanks, near international airport, had been hit by a shell on Wednesday in clashes between rival Libyan militias
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Is Air Travel Safe?

Aviation expert says despite tragic losses of Malaysian Airlines flights 370 and 17, industry experienced lowest fatality rate in recorded history last year
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Iraq: Islamic State Financing Caliphate by Smuggling Oil

Iraqi officials say the group has transported oil from Qayara to be processed in Syria into low quality gasoil and gasoline, then brought back for sale in Mosul
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Video Kerry Pushes for Gaza Truce

US secretary of state says officials have 'made some steps forward' toward ending Israel-Hamas conflict that has left hundreds dead
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Double Suicide Attack Kills 4 at Libyan Army Base

Special force's camp gate is attacked by two separate cars just as troops were breaking fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
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Iraqi Airstrikes Kill 19 Near Fallujah

Twenty-three people, nine of them policemen, also killed in suicide bombing at checkpoint near entrance to mostly Shi'ite Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad
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