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Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly convened his security cabinet in Jerusalem for secret talks on Thursday night - often a sign of imminent action. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israel has carried out an air strike targeting a shipment of missiles in Syria bound for Hezbollah guerrillas in neighbouring Lebanon, an Isra(...)

In a recent interview, the editor of the New York Review of Books , Robert Silvers, remember(...)

Special European prosecutor Jonathan Ratel during the trial in Pristina of five men who have been convicted of involvement in an international organ trafficking ring. Photographs: Hazir Reka/Reuters

They came to Kosovo from east and west, people poor enough to sell their organs for quick cash, and others rich enough to pay large sums to jum(...)

Palestinian policemen loyal to Hamas inspect the scene in Gaza after an Israeli airstrike  killed a Palestinian and wounded another in the Gaza Strip today. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

An Israeli airstrike killed a Palestinian and wounded another in the Gaza Strip today, medics said, in the first targeted attack against milit(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters  on  a rooftop during clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s neighbourhood of Salaheddine yesterday. 

Photograph: Ammar Abdullah

A senior Israeli official says intelligence services have concrete proof the Syrian military has used c(...)

Israeli soldiers evicted several hundred Bedouins from a village in the occupied West Bank today after the army declared the area a live-fire t(...)

A Palestinian militant of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) inspects a training base after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip this morning. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

An Israeli aircraft hit a site belonging to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip today in response to a rocket that militants fired from the(...)

A protester waves a Palestinian flag in front of the Jewish settlement of Ofra during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Jarir near Ramallah. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching toward a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank yesterday. Photograph: Mohamed Torokman/Reuters

A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem has lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s se(...)

The remains of a shell fired by what residents say is from the Syrian rebels are seen in the town of Hermel in Bekaa earlier this week.  Photograph: Reuters

These men died in Syria, battling alongside the army of Hizbullah’s close ally, President Bashar al-Assad, against rebel units in(...)

Salam Fayyad (left) with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who accepted his resignation this month as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Photograph: David Silverman/Getty Images

On April 13th, Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad resigned. It was an easy development to miss, but not one to be ignored. It wa(...)

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