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Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting 
By Ian Deitch | April 15, 2014 03:25 PM
The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip praises a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Passover Seder.
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Gaza cops trade bullets for laser tech in training 
By Adel Zaanoun | April 15, 2014 12:33 AM
Security forces in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are using technology to practice shooting on laser simulators, saving money spent on ammunition in cash-strapped Palestine.
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Hezbollah condemns attempt on Sheikh's life 
April 10, 2014 09:03 AM (Last Updated: 10/04/2014 03:37 PM)
Hezbollah condemns the attempted assassination of a Sunni Sheikh in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in the coastal city of Sidon, decrying the crime as an attempt to "sow strife."
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Sheikh gunned down in Sidon refugee camp 
By Mohammed Zaatari | April 09, 2014 06:50 PM (Last Updated: 09/04/2014 07:14 PM)
A Sunni sheikh is gunned down in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in the coastal city of Sidon Wednesday, a security source told The Daily Star.
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Lebanese Army arrests Syrian leader of car-bomb ring 
By Rakan al-Fakih, Antoine Amrieh, Mohammad Zaatari | April 10, 2014 12:39 AM
The Lebanese military arrested late Wednesday a senior Syrian operative based in Arsal who heads a network responsible for rigging car bombs and sending them into Lebanon, a security source told The Daily Star.
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Soldiers killed in Akkar after Tripoli protests 
By Antoine Amrieh, Mohammed Zaatari | April 09, 2014 01:08 AM
Two soldiers died and a third was wounded Tuesday evening when gunmen targeted their patrol in the northern Akkar region, hours after a Salafist preacher warned of major fallout in response to the Lebanese Army’s measures in Tripoli.
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No breakthrough in bid to save peace talks 
By Jeffrey Heller | April 08, 2014 09:33 AM
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators on Tuesday ended another U.S.-mediated session with no sign of a breakthrough in efforts to save peace talks from collapse but an Israeli official said they agreed to meet again.
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Tit-for-tat gestures would replace Middle East talks 
By Crispian Balmer | April 09, 2014 12:13 AM
If Middle East peace talks collapse this month, lawfare rather than warfare looks likely to fill the void, with the Palestinians set to confront Israel on the diplomatic stage rather than in any popular uprising.
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Clashes in Sidon refugee camp kill eight 
By Mohammed Zaatari | April 07, 2014 12:18 PM (Last Updated: 07/04/2014 09:00 PM)
Clashes in the Palestinian refugee camp of Mieh Mieh in the coastal city of Sidon killed eight people, including the commander of an armed group, and wounded 10 others, security sources said
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Palestinian camp clashes shake security in south 
By Mohammed Zaatari, Antoine Amrieh | April 08, 2014 12:50 AM
Instability returned to south Lebanon as clashes killed eight people Monday in a Palestinian refugee camp in the coastal city of Sidon, while the Lebanese Army stood poised to launch a crackdown in the Bekaa Valley to end months of Syria-linked insecurity in the region.
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U.S. presses on with its Mideast talks rescue attempt 
April 07, 2014 11:46 AM (Last Updated: 07/04/2014 10:45 PM)
U.S. efforts to save Middle East peace talks from collapse showed little sign of progress Monday amid threats from Israel to retaliate for what it saw as unilateral Palestinian moves toward statehood.
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Can a thriller thrill if suspense is suspended? 
By India Stoughton | April 04, 2014 09:59 PM
The most basic quality a CIA agent should possess is surely circumspection.
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Nusra Front members plotting in Lebanon 
By Antoine Ghattas Saab | April 03, 2014 12:24 AM
Security reports warn that a large number of Nusra Front fighters have infiltrated Lebanon in the last few days; most have been coming from Yabroud and Qalamoun in Syria.
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Abbas: Palestinians to seek further UN recognition 
By Karin Laub | April 01, 2014 08:14 PM (Last Updated: 01/04/2014 09:43 PM)
In a surprise move that could jeopardize U.S. peace efforts, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday resumed a bid for further Palestinian recognition by the United Nations.
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Senior Fatah official to make visit to Beirut 
April 01, 2014 12:28 AM
Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad is scheduled to visit Lebanon in the near future, Palestinian sources in Ain al-Hilweh told the Central News agency Monday.
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Israeli U-turn on prisoners a ‘slap in the face’ 
March 28, 2014 12:03 PM (Last Updated: 28/03/2014 11:00 PM)
Israel’s refusal to free a final batch of Arab prisoners Saturday creates another obstacle to U.S. efforts to broker peace, a senior official in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party said.
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Fatah to sign neutrality pact after Islamists agree to end assassinations 
By Mohammed Zaatari | March 28, 2014 12:28 AM
The Fatah Movement has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding aimed at insulating Palestinian refugee camps from Lebanese conflicts and the crisis in neighboring Syria, after the Islamist Jund al-Sham and Fatah al-Islam factions agreed to stop assassinating Fatah members.
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Arab Israeli prisoners row endangers peace initiative 
By Philippe Agret | March 23, 2014 09:52 PM
The Palestinians' demand for Arab Israelis to figure among 26 prisoners due for release under US-brokered peace efforts has sparked an outcry in Israel's coalition government that could wreck the initiative.
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Palestinian factions to sign security accord with Lebanese support 
By Mohammed Zaatari | March 24, 2014 12:24 AM
The Palestinian Authority in Lebanon is putting the final touches on a memorandum of understanding aimed at insulating Palestinian refugee camps from Lebanese conflicts and the crisis in neighboring Syria.
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Israel to pay 'very high price' if it attacks Gaza: Hamas 
March 23, 2014 04:01 PM (Last Updated: 23/03/2014 05:13 PM)
Gaza's Hamas Premier Ismail Haniya warns Israel it will pay dearly if it heeds its foreign minister's call to reoccupy the enclave to try to halt rocket attacks.
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