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  • Palestinian woman dies after 'settlers' stone car in West Bank

    A Palestinian woman has been killed after stones were thrown at the car she was travelling in, close to an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. Aisha Al-Rawbi, 47, and a mother of eight, was pronounced dead at hospital late on Friday from a head injury sustained in the stone-throwing incident, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa. Thousands.. More

  • Israel to reduce Gaza fishing zone by one-third

    Israel has announced further reductions of the Gaza Strip's fishing zone, stating it was in response to the weekly protests near the fence east of the coastal enclave. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office said in a statement on Saturday that the fishing zone will be reduced from nine nautical miles to six nautical miles. Lieberman cited.. More

  • Gaza: Teenager killed by Israeli tear gas canister

    Ministry of Health spokesperson, Ashraf al-Qidra, said that Ahmed Abu Habel, 15, died on Wednesday when the tear gas canister hit him in the head near a checkpoint between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Twenty-four others were injured, al-Qidra added. Israel's military did not comment on the specific incident but a spokesperson told AFP news agency that.. More

  • Indonesia quake, tsunami death toll climbs to 1,347

    The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia has climbed to 1,347, according to the country's disaster management agency, as rescue teams scramble to search for survivors buried in the rubble from the deadly disaster. Authorities and aid workers struggled to reach the affected areas made inaccessible by damaged.. More

  • Erdogan opens huge mosque in Germany

    Thousands of rival demonstrators hit the streets of Cologne as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the country's largest mosque at the end of his visit to Germany. The inauguration on Saturday capped a controversial three-day state visit aimed at repairing frayed ties with Berlin after two years of tensions. During his stay in Berlin, Erdogan.. More

  • Indonesia plans mass burials for quake and tsunami victims

    Rescuers in the Indonesia island of Sulawesi are racing against the clock to save those still trapped in the rubble, as volunteers dug mass graves to bury at least 844 killed in an earthquake and tsunami disaster. Authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the disaster have appealed for international help. Four days on, some remote areas.. More

  • Russia-Turkey deal gives Idlib's wary residents 'glimpse of hope'

    Civilians in Syria's last opposition-held bastion have cautiously welcomed a "fragile" agreement signed by Ankara and Moscow to create a demilitarized zone that put on hold a threatened offensive on Idlib, even as they expressed concerns over whether the deal will last. Residents of the province and its suburbs, home to nearly three million.. More

  • Palestinians killed in separate events in Gaza and East Jerusalem

    Three Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip and occupied East Jerusalem after they were shot by Israeli forces in separate events. In northern Gaza, thousands of protesters demonstrated on Tuesday afternoon near the Israeli checkpoint crossing Erez, referred to by Palestinians as the Beit Hanoun crossing. The protest was called for by the National.. More

  • Erdogan slams Israel’s 'nation-state' law

    The leaders of Turkey and Israel have exchanged angry remarks, further straining the countries' already tense bilateral relations. The latest war of words erupted after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised a controversial law adopted by Israel's parliament last week, which defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The.. More

  • Quetta: Death toll jumps to 29 in election day blast

    At least 29 people have been killed, including two policemen, in a bomb blast near a polling station in the Pakistani city of Quetta, according to officials. More than 40 others were wounded in the blast on Wednesday, Waseem Baig, a spokesperson for Quetta Civil Hospital, told Al Jazeera. The blast, which appeared to target a police convoy, took place.. More

  • Israel releases seven passengers of Gaza flotilla

    Israel on Wednesday released seven passengers of a Palestinian humanitarian flotilla that was attempting to break a years-long blockade of Gaza. The flotilla was intercepted by Israeli naval forces on Tuesday. Raed Abu Dair, coordinator of Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege, told Anadolu Agency that all of the boat’s passengers.. More

  • Syria truce deal 'breached' as western Deraa clashes intensify

    The Syrian regime army and an opposition group in the southern province of Deraa have accused each other of breaching a ceasefire deal agreed two days ago. Opposition activists said on Sunday that Syrian regime air raids targeted a group of opposition fighters in Um al-Mayadin village, just 5km north of the Jordanian border, killing at least four people. Th.. More

  • Ethiopia and Eritrea agree to normalize ties, reopen embassies

    Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to restore relations following a landmark meeting between the two countries' leaders in Asmara, aimed at ending decades of diplomatic and armed strife. The announcement on Sunday capped weeks of whirlwind change, driven by new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was welcomed for face-to-face talks in the Eritrean.. More

  • Turkey train crash: Toll jumps to 24 in Tekirdag derailment

    Twenty-four people were killed when a train derailed in northwest Turkey this weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said on Monday, a sharp jump from the previous toll of 10. The Anadolu news agency quoted Akdag as saying search operations this morning had now been completed at the wreck of the train, which derailed on Sunday evening in the Tekirdag.. More

  • Japan floods: Death toll rises as PM warns of 'race against time'

    Nearly 80 people are believed to be dead in Japan after three days of torrential rain made rivers burst their banks. The government put the number of victims at 48 with 28 others presumed dead as it issued new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday. The torrential downpours have caused flash flooding and landslides across central.. More