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  • Obama commends Netanyahu on ceasefire pledge

    November 21, 2012 | 10:11 am

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and commended him for agreeing to the Egyptian government's ceasefire plan in the Middle East, the White House said.

    Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt to...

  • Syrian forces kill 34 in Hama as crackdown intensifies

    June 3, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Syrian security forces shot dead at least 34 demonstrators in Hama on Friday, an activist said, in one of the bloodiest incidents in their crackdown on an 11-week-old revolt against President Bashar Assad’s rule.

    In a pattern seen every Friday since mid-March, protesters have...

  • Clinton: Syria’s brutal crackdown on protests is a sign of weakness

    May 12, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    In some of her strongest remarks yet on Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham said Thursday the brutal crackdown against protesters demonstrated the government’s weakness, though she stopped short of saying President Bashar Assad must quit.

    Syrian soldiers and tanks...

  • Hamas refuses cargo from flotilla ships

    June 2, 2010 | 12:46 pm

    Hamas has refused to accept the aid brought by a Gaza-bound flotilla intercepted by Israel.

    Israel said Tuesday that dozens of trucks loaded with cargo from three of the ships arrived at the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza and were ready to enter.

    But the following day,...