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Iraq News - Aug 11, 2014

20,000 Iraqi Yazidis besieged by IS escape from mountain after US air strikes - The Guardian

Kurdish rebels help rescue besieged Yazidi refugees from Iraq mountain - The Guardian

Iraqi Yazidis describe flight from Islamic State militants - LA Times

U.K., France Join U.S. Aid Efforts For Displaced Iraqis -

VIDEO: US Cargo Planes C 17 Drop Humanitarian Aid over Northern Iraq - YouTube

VIDEO: Bleeding Yazidi children trapped on Sinjar Mountain - YouTube

PHOTOS: Yazidis rescued by Kurdish peshmerga after escaping Jihadist horde - Mail Online

Iraq Claims IS Militants Executed Hundreds Of Minority Yazidis - NPR

Claims IS buried women and children alive should be treated carefully -

Pope Francis: IS violence against minorities in Iraq must be stopped - The Guardian


Targeted US airstrikes hamper Islamic State's advances in Kurdish territory -

American intervention against IS boosts Kurdish morale as President Obama launches more air strikes - The Independent

Iraqi Kurds say U.S. attacks helping push back Islamic State militants - LA Times

After resisting for years, U.S. increases military aid to Kurds in Iraq -

Obama Says Iraq Airstrike Effort Could Be Long-Term -

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's remarks on airstrikes and humanitarian efforts in Iraq - LA Times

VIDEO: US Military Releases Video Showing Air Strike in Iraq - YouTube

Kurdish Peshmerga Retake Gwer; IS in Retreat in Nineveh - Rudaw

Suicide bomber kills 10 Kurdish fighters in Iraq - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO: Kurdish Special Forces raid on ISIS compound! (raw) -

VIDEO: Kurdish Peshmerga reclaim Gwer from IS militants - YouTube


Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad, says he will not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term -  Reuters

VIDEO: Maliki forces deployed around Baghdad - CNN

U.S. says backs Iraqi president after Maliki forces deploy in Baghdad - Yahoo News

ISIS recruiting on the rise in Iraq, officials say -

Tens of Arab Tribes help IS in Northern Iraq - BAS NEWS

Fighters abandoning al-Qaida affiliates to join Islamic State, US officials say - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Grooming Children for Jihad: The Islamic State (Part 2) - VICE


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Israel News - Aug 9, 2014

Israel strikes Gaza after Palestinian militants resume rocket fire, five dead including a 10-year-old boy - Reuters

A Boy at Play in Gaza, an Israeli Missile, a Mourning Family -

U.N. Reports Dire Impact on Children in Gaza Strip -

Scale of Gaza civilian deaths 'mustn't happen again': Red Cross - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Red Cross President: Disregard for humanitarian law led to unacceptable toll on civilians in the Gaza-Israel conflict - ICRC

One Palestinian dead, dozens wounded in West Bank clashes - The Times of Israel

Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over Beersheba; Three Israelis hurt in south - JPost

Israeli procedure reignites old debate in one of the bloodiest episodes in the Gaza conflict -

Palestinian shift may bring war crimes case closer to Israel - Reuters

In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths - The Washington Post

Caution needed with Gaza casualty figures - BBC News


Exclusive: Europe proposes U.N. mission for Gaza to lift blockade and disarm Palestinians militants -

Full text of the European plan backing U.N. monitoring mission in Gaza -

UN: Arab states call for reconstruction in Gaza - Worldbulletin News

Egypt officials say Israel demands Gaza demilitarization - altahrir

Hamas threatens attacks if blockade is not lifted - The Portland Press Herald

What does Hamas want, and what may it get? - Ynetnews

Is it time for a Marshall Plan for Gaza? - The Washington Post

Gaza Symposium: Is reconstruction for demilitarisation the way forward? (AUDIO) -

Ruined Gaza Will Not Be Rebuilt By Hamas, But International Aid -

Hamas backers spend fortunes on rockets and tunnels while Gazans live in misery - Fox News

POLL: Huge majority in Gaza want lasting ceasefire, IDC survey finds that 72% hope for peace deal with Israel and 68% prefer reconstruction over rearmament - The Times of Israel


Gaza official confirms that "resistance groups" in Gaza executed tens of Palestinians deemed as alleged "informants" to Israel - Arutz Sheva

Hamas Executes One of Its Leaders, Then Blames Israel -

Archbishop: Hamas Fired Out of Our Church in Gaza (VIDEO) -

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Iraq News - Aug 8, 2014


Obama authorizes limited airstrikes against IS in Iraq, humanitarian air drops -

VIDEO: President Obama Delivers a Statement on Iraq: authorizes airstrikes against IS, humanitarian aid - YouTube

Iraq's largest Christian town falls to Islamic State - The Long War Journal

Islamic State pulls down church crosses in northern Iraq as 200,000 flee - Telegraph

VIDEO: Christian leader: ISIS beheading children - CNN

Rebels Capture Iraq’s Largest Dam -

UN Council urges world to help Iraq after jihadist onslaught - Yahoo News

Pope asks for international action to help Iraq's persecuted Christians - National Catholic Reporter

Kurds use lobbying to plead for help in Washington - THE DAILY STAR

US adds Nusrah, Islamic State financiers to list of global terrorists - Threat Matrix

Ex-MI6 chief cites ISIS’s Saudi, Qatari donors - Money Jihad

Kuwait vows to fight terror after US sanctions over funding - The National

How Vice News Got Unprecedented Access To The Islamic State -

VIDEO: The first of five-part Vice News documentary on The Islamic State (Part 1) - VICE News

The ISIS Online Campaign Luring Western Girls to Jihad - The Daily Beast


VIDEO: Iraq’s Yazidis under Islamic State fire, Thousands of people from this minority fled into the mountains - BBC News

VIDEO: The plight of Iraq's Yazidi Minority after the Islamic State launched an offensive on the town of Sinjar - BBC World News

VIDEO: Yazidi lawmaker cries: We're being slaughtered - YouTube

VIDEO: Iraq’s Yazidis At White House Plead For Weapons and Aid - The Daily Caller

VIDEO: Unicef on Iraq’s Crisis in Sinjar -

Yazidis Starving in Sinjar: Iraqi Helicopters Airdrop Aid Supplies From Turkey -

U.N. says some rescued from Iraqi mountain siege, 200,000 flee - Reuters

VIDEO: UN spokesman: Some trapped Yazidi 'extracted' - BBC News

Kurdish fighters rescue some Yazidis stranded on Iraq mountain - THE DAILY STAR

Turkey gives sanctuary to hundreds of Yazidis fleeing Iraq - Yahoo News

Turkey airdrops aid to internally displaced persons in Iraq - hurriyetdailynews

Who are the Secretive Yazidi Kurds and Why do Islamic Militants Want to Kill Them? -


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Israel News - Aug 7, 2014


According to the UN About 1800 Palestinians Died in the Gaza Conflict: Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead -

Gaza cease-fire takes hold ahead of talks with Israelis in Cairo - The Washington Post

Exclusive: For Cairo deal, Israel calls for ban in Gaza on all but light arms, free hand against tunnels, rocket plants - DEBKAfile

As Cairo Talks Begin, Hamas Vows Never to Disarm - Arutz Sheva

Analysis: Hamas emerges weakened from Gaza war - AP

Hamas Learns It Has Few Friends In Latest War With Israel - NBC News

War-weary Gazans lash out at Hamas - Fox News

POLL: New Poll Shows Support for Hamas Plummeting in Gaza - Clarion Project

VIDEO: "May Allah Curse Them!” Gazans Share Harsh Words for Hamas - The Gateway Pundit

Report: Hamas spokesperson attacked by Gaza civilians - Ynetnews

Hamas Combat Manual Explains Benefits of Using Human Shields - americanthinker

France 24 Reporter Reveals Hamas Rocket Launcher Fired Near Civilians, United Nations Facility and Reporters (VIDEO) -

Indian TV Reporter Films Hamas Launching Missiles Outside Gaza Hotel Minutes Before Cease-Fire (VIDEO) -

One killed, six hurt when terrorist attacks with digger in Jerusalem, Hamas: Do you have cars, motorcycles, diggers and trucks? If you do not hit Jews, then you are not Palestinian - Ynetnews

Hamas funded the kidnapper who started the Gaza war, but the kidnapper didn’t receive specific instructions from the group’s leadership: Israeli intelligence official - The Daily Beast


Obama: No sympathy for Hamas, but Gaza blockade cannot go on - The Times of Israel

VIDEO: Obama Has ‘No Sympathy’ for Hamas, ‘Great Sympathy’ for People of Gaza - CNN

POLL: CBS News Poll: 54 percent of Americans sympathize with Israel against Hamas, but 47 percent blame both sides for the violence - CBS

POLL: Gallup: U.S. Support for Israel Is Stable, Four in 10 say Israel's attacks are justified -

VIDEO: Americans Continue to Support Israel's Actions Against Hamas -

Jimmy Carter pushes US to recognize Hamas, slams Israel in op-ed - Fox News

Jimmy Carter Op-Ed: How to Fix It -

What Hamas leaders think, Neither John Kerry nor the media show any awareness of the group’s stated goals and core beliefs - National Review Online

The Hamas Charter: Selected Excerpts - Israel Foreign Affairs News

Full Text of The Hamas Charter - Palestine Center

VIDEO: Hamas Spokesman Won't Say Whether Hamas Would Remove Call for Killing Jews from Its Charter - CNN

VIDEO: Cleric on Hamas TV: Muslims to Exterminate the Jews -

Hamas TV: Dress up like Jews to execute suicide bombings (PHOTOS) - PMW Bulletins


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Ukraine News - Aug 6, 2014

Russia, US clash at the UN Security Council on east Ukraine - AFP

Text of the Security Council briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine (5 August 2014) - ReliefWeb

About 730,000 have left Ukraine for Russia this year, A further 117,000 were displaced inside Ukraine: UNHCR - Reuters

Ukraine: UN urges central registration system amid rising internal displacement - United Nations News Centre

VIDEO: UNHCR: 730,000 have Left Ukraine for Russia Due to Conflict -

Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk - AP

Terrified residents flee the besieged rebel bastion of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine along a perilous humanitarian corridor - GlobalPost

Driving Down East Ukraine's Dangerous 'Humanitarian Corridor' - NDTV

VIDEO: Ukraine’s civilians fleeing rebel held Donetsk - Al Jazeera

VIDEO: Humanitarian corridor opened for citizens fleeing Donetsk - YouTube

VIDEO: Deadly blast in Donetsk kills militia members, a bomb planted close to anti-Kiev headquarters exploded on Monday night -

Lugansk residents leave amid battles in eastern Ukraine - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Humanitarian Crisis: No water, power, comms in Lugansk, E. Ukraine - YouTube

Poroshenko Claims East Ukraine War Zone Shrinks by 75% - RIA Novosti


U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Russian military exercise - LA Times

Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine -

Ukrainian soldiers in limbo after crossing into Russia - GlobalPost

Ukraine conflict: Rebels preventing access to MH17 crash site, Australia tells UN Security Council - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ukraine Tensions Depress an Already Falling Market -


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Ukraine News - Aug 5, 2014

Ukraine closes in on rebel stronghold Donetsk, urges civilians to flee - AFP

Eastern Ukraine town Donetsk suffers from deadly war-time shelling - CNN

East Ukraine city Lugansk dying under siege - AP

Ukrainian army shelling Gorlovka city in east Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

Ukrainian Army Amasses Ballistic Missiles, MLRS Near Donetsk: Russian Foreign Ministry - RIA Novosti

Russia to Conduct Military Exercises Near Ukraine Border - Yahoo News UK

Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting, but Russian border authorities said the troops were seeking asylum - Reuters

Total of 180 Ukrainian servicemen sent back from Russia to Ukraine -

VIDEO: Hundreds of Ukranian troops retreat across border to Russia - YouTube

VIDEO (Russian): Ukrainian soldiers talk to the press in Russia - YouTube

Pentagon plans to train and arm Ukrainian National Guard, allocates USD 19M to Ukrainian Army - Uncover California

Last month US Spy Plane Brushed With Russian Military, Crossed Sweden in Escape - ABC News

Germany Blocks the Delivery Of Military Parts to Russia -

Poroshenko Expects Trilateral Talks on Ukraine in the Belarusian Capital of Minsk to Offer Decisive Results - RIA Novosti

Belarus says ready to supply Ukraine with oil products - Reuters


BBC: Advisor to rebel commander Strelkov confirms executions in Ukraine, Among the dead mutilated bodies of four members of evangelical church (VIDEO) - mashable

Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer - The Guardian

Pushing locals aside Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine, Kremlin denies any involvement - Reuters

Ukraine separatist have turned to a cadre of bureaucrats who have made their way into Donetsk from Transnistria -

Roots of Ukraine Separatist Leaders in Russian Ultranationalist Groups - The Interpreter

Considering Strelkov’s anti-Putin sentiments and the fact that he was pushed out of Russia’s intelligence counters the argument that he has been “sent” to Ukraine by Russia - The Interpreter

Intercepts of Moscow-Donetsk telephone conversations show Donetsk ‘Republic’ leaders’ morale plummeting - The Jamestown Foundation

Investigation: Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons, According to logbook they are flowing from Russia - Chicago Tribune

'MH17 jet was shot down by missile launcher put on the back of my Volvo': Ukrainian says footage proves pro-Russian separatists commandeered his truck to transport weapon - DailyMail

Another photo of the MH17 BUK transport leads to the truck company (PHOTO) - Ukraine@war

Buk In Russia Has Similar Markings as Rebel Buk, Different from Ukraine's (PHOTO) - Interpreter_Mag


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Israel News - Aug 2, 2014


Obama says Hamas responsible for bloody end to humanitarian ceasefire, calls for 'unconditional release' of IDF soldier held captive in Gaza - JPost

VIDEO: President Obama condemns kidnap of Israeli soldier just after the start of a ceasefire in Gaza - YouTube

Kerry urges Qatar and Turkey to use their influence to secure the release of Israeli soldier -

UN Chief Blames Hamas for Breaking Cease-Fire - ABC News

Statement of Hamas military wing claiming responsibility for capture of Israeli soldier -

Egypt delays Gaza talks after Israel soldier 'captured': Islamic Jihad - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO: Arab states turn against Hamas - CNN

Saudi King Condemns Gaza War but Not Israel - ABC News

US Senate approves funding for Israel’s Iron Dome - The Washington Post


Israel says Hamas suicide bomber hit unit clearing tunnels, collapsing Gaza cease-fire - McClatchy DC

VIDEO: Israeli Analyst: Hamas Has 3,000 Elite Soldiers Ready to Die in Suicide Attacks on Israel -

VIDEO: Finnish TV reporter witnesses Hamas rocket attack in the parking lot of Al Shifa Hospital at two o’clock in the morning -

How Hamas Uses Ambulances for Military Purposes (VIDEO) -

VIDEO: The footage at the end shows UN ambulance transporting Hamas fighters - YouTube

Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel on Friday published a full-page ad in major U.S. newspapers condemning Hamas for using children as human shields (Op-Ed Full Text) -

VIDEO: Children and guns at Hamas summer camp - JerusalemOnline

VIDEO: Islamic Jihad showcases rocket capabilities - The Times of Israel

Hamas Loses Grip On Gaza Government Amid War, Poverty, Disillusionment -


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Israel News - Aug 1, 2014

Israel, Hamas agree on 72-hour humanitarian Gaza ceasefire - Yahoo News

Text of the UN and US Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Cease-fire Announcement in Gaza - US State Department

Israel calls up 16,000 reservists as Netanyahu vows to destroy Hamas tunnels 'with or without a cease-fire' - Fox News

Netanyahu Says 'Protective Edge' Goal is Demilitarization of Gaza -

Netanyahu's vision for Gaza: Internationally supervised demilitarization - Haaretz

Op-Ed of Shaul Mofaz, Chairman of the Kadima party: Gaza demilitarization is vital - Israel Hayom

Disarm Gaza? Why Israel's idea deserves a look. -

Report: U.S. Has Sold Ammunition to Israel Since Start of Gaza Conflict - ABC News

US Senate Passes Resolution In Support of Israel - The Times of Israel

US Senate: Text of the resolution supporting Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas, and for other purposes - | Library of Congress

Arab Leaders Silent, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel -

Cairo denies Hamas an audience without Fatah umbrella - JPost

Egyptian media reveals just how isolated Hamas is - The Washington Post

Qatari tech helps Hamas in tunnels, rockets: Expert - The Times of Israel

Dark Side of UNRWA Emerges with Discovery of Terror Tunnel Hidden Inside a Booby-Trapped Clinic, Three IDF Soldiers Were Killed - The Tower

UNRWA spokesman denies handing rockets over to Hamas - The Times of Israel

Nunn’s validation of Islamic Relief USA reveals system-wide failure - Money Jihad


Mohammed Deif: elusive Hamas military chief defying Israel - Yahoo News

Who is Hamas’ military chief Mohammed Deif aka ‘Phantom’? - Al Akhbar English

Deif the Islamic holy warrior unites Hamas - The Times of Israel

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Mohammed Deif to Israel: 'Our soldiers run toward martyrdom like yours flee from death’ - Israel Matzav

TRANSCRIPT: Text of address by Muhammad Al-Daif, Hamas General Commander of the Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades - NODISINFO

Hamas' Armed Wing in Numbers: IHS Jane’s listed the group as having 13,000 well-trained and well-equipped personnel - Business Insider

Intelligence report: The Hamas collective, Hamas’s decision making is a joint process of its religious council and political and military wings - JPost

Gaza crisis: Who's who in Hamas -

Netanyahu 'Nixed' Idea of Killing Hamas Leaders - Arutz Sheva

Tunnels and rockets, but no top brass: Why Hamas' leadership is still alive - Ynetnews

Hamas:Tip of the Muslim Brotherhood spear, Haniyeh pointed out that it “was the Jihadi movement of the Brotherhood, with a Palestinian face” - Center for Security Policy

VIDEO: IDF footage: 12 Examples of Hamas Firing Rockets from Civilian Areas - YouTube

VIDEO: IDF Forces Find & Destroy Terror Tunnel In Gaza Mosque - YouTube


NYT on why it hasn’t shown photos of Hamas fighters: We don’t have any - Jewish Journal

In LA Times Gaza-Israel Photo Slideshow, Hamas Not in Picture - CAMERA

Hamas images missing from the Gaza war: If journalists are threatened, their news outlets should be out front saying so - Jewish Journal

Hamas threatening journalists in Gaza who expose abuse of civilians - The Times of Israel

Trapped in Gaza: How Hamas punishes reporters for the truth - The Australian

Journalists threatened by Hamas for reporting use of human shields - JPost

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Israel News - July 30, 2014


Hamas faces internal dissension: It summarily kills some 20 alleged “spies”, trigger for executions was a protest by neighborhood residents - The Jewish Press

Fatah allegedly appealed to Hamas to stop arresting its members, was told that detentions were carried out by individuals and were not Hamas official policy -

THIRD Palestinian Rocket Arsenal Found At UNRWA School In Gaza -

Israel outraged over UNRWA turning over rockets to Hamas - JPost

Are UN Agencies Fighting for Human Rights or Supporting Terrorism? -

IDF: Islamic Jihad behind explosion at Gaza hospital and park, 10 dead and 40 wounded -

PHOTO: IDF releases aerial photos of Palestinian misfired rockets hitting Gaza hospital and park - Twitter / IDFSpokesperson

Italian journalist’ tweet: Misfired rocket killed children yday in Shati, witness: Palestinian militants rushed and cleared debris - Israel Matzav

WSJ Journalists Delete Tweets About Gaza Hospital Hit by Errant Rocket - NewsBusters

Israel’s ambassador to U.S: 2,500 Rockets fired at Israel thus far, over 500 rockets fired at Israel landed back in Gaza - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Israel: Hamas still has 5,000 rockets in its arsenal -


Israel pounds Gaza; Hamas rejects PLO's proposed cease-fire - LA Times

Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Full Interview with Hamas leader Mashaal - THIRTEEN

In recorded message Hamas military chief Deif says: Our fighters are eager for death, will not stop attacks until Israel lifts its blockage of Gaza - The Times of Israel

Gaza Crisis: Hamas Military Wing Release Video of Covert Tunnel Raid Which Killed Five IDF Soldiers - Yahoo News UK

VIDEO: Hamas Military Wing Release Video of Covert Tunnel Raid Which Killed Five IDF Soldiers - YouTube

Gaza Crisis: Five Palestinian Militants Killed Infiltrating Israel after Hamas Reject Ceasefire -

Americans blame Hamas over Israel for the fighting in Gaza by a roughly 2-1 margin, poll finds - LA Times

POLL: Hamas Seen as More to Blame Than Israel for Current Violence - Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

POLL: Over 90% of Jewish Israelis say Gaza op justified - The Times of Israel

U.S., Israel Strongly Decry Obama-Netanyahu Transcript as Crude Fake - NBC

TRANSCRIPT: Reported transcript between Obama and Netanyahu - MarketWatch

VIDEO: State Dept Criticizes Israeli Strike on Power Plant: 'Deeply Troubled By Humanitarian Impact' - Washington Free Beacon

State Department: Palestinian-American teen jailed in Israel for over three weeks, Considering his age we are calling for a speedy resolution to this case - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Turkey to Send Another Flotilla to Gaza, this time with an armed Turkish military escort -

Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award - US News

Chinese Hackers Stole 'Large Amounts' Of Tech Behind Israel's Iron Dome: Report -


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Israel News - July 29, 2014

Hamas and Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children, IDF releases aerial photos allegedly showing the paths of two Hamas misfired rockets that hit Shifa hospital and a park - AP

VIDEO: Bodies of Gazan children slain in park playground attack - YouTube

Washington Post: Shifa Hospital in Gaza City 'Has Become a De Facto Headquarters for Hamas Leaders -

French-Palestinian journalist Dagga tells newspaper Liberation to have been detained in Hamas offices at Shifa Hospital - Elder Of Ziyon

VIDEO: IDF Spokesman Peter Lerner: We Have Photographs of Hamas Rocket Launch that Hit Gaza Shifa Hospital - YouTube

New video appears to dispute initial media reports about Gaza UNRWA school shelling, IDF says mortar round landed in empty yard and did not kill civilians (VIDEO) - TheBlaze

UK media fail to report evidence contradicting presumption of IDF guilt in UN school deaths - CiF Watch

Hamas hiding and launching rockets from inside and around mosques, hospitals and children’s playgrounds, Israel and UN agency say - Fox News

PHOTOS: IDF releases aerial photos of Hamas rocket launch sites near a mosque, a hospital, a children’s playground and a cemetery -

Hamas’ Top 10 Hiding Places (VIDEO, PHOTO) -

Gaza foreign reporters tweet Hamas rockets fired from civilian areas, receive death threats for informing or "fabricating information for Israel" - JPost

VIDEO: Live footage of Hamas Terrorists Firing Rockets from a Gazan School - YouTube

VIDEO: Grad Rocket Launchers Discovered Next to Gaza School - YouTube

Israeli leaders vow to keep up Gaza operation until tunnels destroyed - The Times of Israel

Hamas spokesman: Israel has reached only a fraction of our tunnels - JPost

VIDEO: Israeli military releases video footage from inside ‘Hamas tunnel’ – before spectacularly blowing it up - The Independent

Egypt army destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels - Yahoo News

Hamas said to execute over 30 suspected collaborators with Israel - The Times of Israel


Obama calls Netanyahu urging immediate and unconditional ceasefire, stresses that a lasting solution must ensure demilitarization of Gaza - Times of Israel

UN Security Council Calls For Cease-Fire As Muslims Start Celebrating Eid al-Fitr -

Netanyahu says UN cease-fire plan not addressing Israel security, ignoring demands for the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip - Fox News

VIDEO: Interview: Benjamin Netanyahu denounces Hamas for violating cease-fire agreements, promotes demilitarization of Gaza - CBS News

Israel says leaked document confirms Kerry ceasefire bid generous to Hamas, addresses opening of crossings but ignores Israel’s security demands - The Times of Israel

Israel disputes US account of Kerry's ceasefire effort - The Times of Israel

Kerry: Truce 'Must Lead to Disarmament of Hamas' - Arutz Sheva

VIDEO: Statement of Kerry on Gaza ceasefire - YouTube

Hamas and Fatah to discuss ceasefire in Cairo - The Times of Israel

VIDEO: Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal: No peace as long as Israel occupies Palestinian lands, The full PBS interview will be broadcast tonight - CBS News

VIDEO: Interview: Son of Hamas founder: Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise, Hamas is seeking conquest and taking over” - CNN

Leaked doc: Michelle Nunn non-profit validated grants to Islamic Relief USA charity with Hamas-tied affiliate -

Islamic Relief Worldwide programs staffed by Hamas - Money Jihad


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Israel News - July 26, 2014

Israel and Hamas agree to 12-hour halt to fighting; Kerry says more work needed for full ceasefire - The Chronicle Herald

Hamas considers 7-day ceasefire in Gaza: Group leader - Anadolu Agency

VIDEO: Kerry calls for sense over Gaza, insists he is still "confident" a week-long truce can be secured - YouTube

Pursing Ceasefire, Kerry Looks to Hamas Supporters Turkey and Qatar for Help - CNS News

Hamas allies Turkey, Qatar huddle as Gaza truce calls mount - Yahoo News

Turkey FM meets Hamas chief Meshaal in Doha for Gaza talks: Official - Ahram Online

Gaza conflict spotlights role of Qatar, the Hamas-funding U.S. ally -

Why Qatar could be key to a Gaza ceasefire - Blogs

Who in the Arab World Still Supports Hamas? - TIME

VIDEO: Israel: Qatar is funding Hamas - CNN

Meet the Hamas billionaires: One of the big mysteries is how the Palestinian leaders have become so wealthy and reclusive - Globes English

Private jets, restaurants, luxury hotels: the good life of senior Hamas officers - Ynetnews


Israel weakens Hamas, but demilitarization far off - THE DAILY STAR

White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza (AUDIO) - NPR

EU calls on Hamas, Islamic Jihad to disarm - The Times of Israel

Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance - Al Akhbar English

Mofaz's Gaza 'demilitarization for dollars' plan gains traction, Netanyahu, Peres endorse idea that calls for the international community to oversee it - JPost

Cease-fire Brokers Grapple With How to Rebuild Gaza, Israel Will Need Security Guarantees to Ease Blockade - WSJ

Palestinian journalist and media activist: Demilitarizing Gaza Could End Conflict for Good - US News

VIDEO: Israel Economics Minister Bennett to CNN: We will continue until we disarm Hamas - YouTube

AUDIO: What Would Demilitarizing Gaza Entail? - NPR


Violent Clashes Over Gaza Erupt in the West Bank After 10,000-Strong March -

VIDEO: Raw AP footage of West Bank Clashes - YouTube

VIDEO: Injured West Bank Protesters Pour Into Hospital -


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Ukraine News - July 25, 2014

Rebel leader Khodakovsky backpedals after admitting separatists had Buk missile in Ukraine but comes short of an all-out denial - mashable

Russian-Backed Separatist Leader Khodakovsky Changes His Story to Reuters — or Does He? - The Interpreter

VIDEO (Russian): Khodakovsky dismisses the Reuters interview - LifeNews

VIDEO (English): Reuters releases the interview with Khodakovsky: «I knew that a BUK came from Luhansk at the time of MH17 downing» - YouTube

CONFIRMED the BUK that shot down MH17 has indeed been in Donetsk (PHOTO) - Ukraine@war

EXACT location pinpointed of MH17 missile launch site (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

More on the launch location detected of missile that brought down MH17 (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

Satellite images reveal how the BUK has been driving near the launch location (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

Russian transport of BUK into Ukraine on July 17 (VIDEO, PHOTO) - Ukraine@war

Transport of BUK that shot down MH17 OUT of Ukraine after the crash (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

Lang's alternative view of two-part Buk unit in Ukraine and Russia: It was a coordinated action between separatists and Russian Army’s anti-aircraft defense division - 3dblogger

Igor Strelkov: Russian War Reenactor Fights Real War in Ukraine - New Republic

Strelkov criticized Lugansk separatist leader Bolotov for the unwillingness to work for a common cause - Crazy Ivan Report

Denis Pushilin, Donetsk Rebel Leader Resigned After the MH17 Crash; Now in Moscow -

Malofeev: the Russian billionaire linking Moscow to the rebels -


U.S. says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military, shipping heavy war equipment to separatists - Dallas Morning News

Russian soldiers VK-page shows Russia is shelling Ukraine with heavy artillery - Ukraine@war

Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine - Washington Times

Exclusive: Ukraine Asked U.S. for Tech to Counter Russia's Jet-Killers - The Daily Beast

Pentagon confirms 2 Ukrainian fighter jets shot down near Russia border - Fox News

VIDEO: Separatists Release Video of Su-25 Crash Site - Interpreter_Mag

Putin calls an emergency State Duma session regarding Ukraine - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election - Reuters


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Ukraine News - July 23, 2014

Russian Defense Ministry publishes data regarding Malaysian Boeing crash - Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States

Russia Shares MH17 Boeing Radar Data - Aviation Week

VIDEO (English): The Russian Defense Ministry holds a press conference on MH17 Boeing crash, shows radar data (Full Version) - YouTube

Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash: Moscow (VIDEO) - RT News

10 more questions Russian military pose to Ukraine, US over MH17 crash - RT News

Updated: Geolocated Video Shows Suspected Buk Moving From Rebel Controlled MH17 Crash Site Towards Russia (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

Locals Say Rebels Moved Missile Launcher Shortly Before Malaysian Plane Was Downed, Twitter photo apparently captures the trail of smoke from the rocket in Snizhne (VIDEO, PHOTO) - buzzfeed

Ukrainians report sightings of missile launcher in rebel controlled area on day of MH17 crash -

Satellite Trajectory Of Flight MH17 Released: Malaysia Airline's Flight Path And Missile Site Revealed (PHOTO) -

Jet Wreckage Bears Signs of Impact by Supersonic Missile, Analysis Shows -

MH17 and Moscow’s Magical Mystery Jets - The Interpreter


U.S. believes Ukrainian separatists shot down plane by mistake - LA Times

U.S. to release intelligence on Malaysian plane downing: State Department - Reuters

VIDEO: President Obama Remarks On Ukraine -

U.N. Security Council unanimously approves probe of crash in Ukraine - LA Times

Ukraine separatists apparently cut up, looted parts of Malaysia jet -

Pro-Russian rebels hand over MH17 black boxes to Malaysian investigators at last, days too late - Mail Online

MH17: Black Boxes on Malaysia Air Offer Limited Value in Ukraine Probe - Businessweek

Ukraine opens criminal cases against Russia’s defense minister and a businessman calling both “accomplices of terrorists” - NEWS.GNOM.ES

The Kremlin ‘Specialist for Creating New Independent States’ Moves to Eastern Ukraine - The Jamestown Foundation


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Libya News - July 22, 2014

In a week Libya clashes between rival militias over Tripoli airport kill 47 - Fox News

Libya Airlines Cut Operations 70% After Damage to Planes - Bloomberg

Libya: Airport battles lead to at least US$200-mln losses -

VIDEO: Tripoli airport destroyed by clashing militias - YouTube

VIDEO: Tripoli Airport: Afriqiyah Airways A330 plane explosion - YouTube

Libyan militias' battle for Tripoli airport forces hundreds of families to flee - The Guardian

Libyan air controllers strike to protest against airport shelling - Reuters


Seven killed in clashes between army and Islamic militants in Libya's Benghazi - Reuters

VIDEO: Army helicopter bombs Ansar Al- Sharia positions in Abu Atni Benghazi - YouTube

Militia Behead Filipino Construction Worker Allegedly Because He Was Non-Muslim, Philippines raises alert level 4 in Libya -

U.N. mission pulls staff from Libya -

Update: Kidnappings, Ransoms and Stability In Libya - The Libyan Insider

Libya publishes parliamentary election results, Liberals Set to Oust Islamists in Libya Parliament - Naharnet


Rebels siphoning off Libya’s oil bring Tripoli to halt - The Times

Eni, Repsol Expatriates Evacuated from Libya - WSJ

Libya asks U.N. Security Council for help protecting oil, ports - Reuters

Libyan Turmoil Sends Oil Prices on a Roller Coaster - WSJ

Libya Has Resumed Oil Exports, But Will It Last? -

Recent Violence Will Hurt Libyan Economy, Oil Revenue, Experts Say -

Reserves crisis jeopardizes Libya's future - Al-Monitor

Libya will exhaust monetary reserves in 5 years - Al-Monitor


Egyptian border guards killed at a military checkpoint near Libya, gunmen unknown -

Algeria foils Ansar Sharia plan to assassinate Al-Sisi - Echorouk Online

Egyptians fear Islamist militants gathering on Libyan border - defenceWeb

Foreign ministry urges Egyptians in Libya to take measures of ‘extreme caution’ - Daily News Egypt

Algeria, Tunisia to carry out joint military operations against terrorism along the border - middleeastmonitor

Algeria's Sonatrach recalls workers from Libya - TVC NEWS

Tunisia arrests 63 terror suspects, tightens security around militant hideouts - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

Libyan jihadists in Syria and Iraq returning home to fight Haftar: security sources - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

Ex-Libyan rebel commander appeals ruling on British torture case - Reuters



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Ukraine News - July 21, 2014


How Russia slipped Buk missile into Ukraine, Using intercepted calls and satellite imagery officials reconstruct sequence of events - The Times

How rebels in Ukraine built up their arsenal, it's unclear whether the Buk was stolen by rebels from a Ukrainian base or supplied by Russia - CNN

Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use Buk missiles, U.S. says - LA Times

MH17 crash: Ukraine officials reveal photo evidence of Buk missiles crossing border from Ukraine to Russia a day after the tragedy - The Star

Is this the Buk launcher that shot down MH17 being smuggled back to Russia? Motorist captures truck carrying Buk (VIDEOS) - Mail Online

VIDEO: Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs released a video it described as a Buk (with one missile missing) being transported in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border - YouTube

Geolocating The Video Of The 'Buk Headed Toward Russia’ (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

High-tech spy satellites tracked missile's path to Malaysia Airlines jet - LA Times

TRANSCRIPTS: Ukrainian intelligence releases more intercepted calls between separatists and Russian intelligence agents discussing the location and disposition of Buk missiles in Donetsk - Forbes

The Kremlin man Kurginyan confirms separatists possess a Buk system -

VIDEO (Russian): Kremlin man Kurginyan confirm separatists having Buk missile  - YouTube


Integrity of jet wreckage site in Ukraine compromised, Malaysia says - LA Times

MH17: Ukraine accuses rebels of interfering with evidence at crash site - The Globe and Mail

Lavrov, Kerry agree on ICAO's leading role in MH17 crash probe - CCTV News

Rebels to give Malaysia Airlines black boxes to the ICAO -

VIDEO: Separatists says black boxes from Ukraine crash site under their control - Mail Online

AUDIO: Separatists Recorded Trying To Get The Black Boxes To Moscow - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: First video to show "black box" at Ukraine crash site - YouTube

VIDEO: Video showing the free fall of Malaysia Airlines MH17 after being hit - YouTube


Separatist Leader Bezler Confirms Audio Tape Authenticity, But Denies He Meant Malaysian Plane - Interpreter_Mag

Who was separatist Igor Bezler before he allegedly shot down MH-17? - Linux Beach

MH17: Rebel leader Bezler was sacked from job as undertaker for stealing - Telegraph

ARCHIVE: Itercepted conversation shows rebel commander Bezler involved in the killing of Ukrainian deputy Rybak (PHOTOS) - Ukraine Investigation


ARCHIVE: Alleged executions by rebel Igor Bezler - niqnaq


ARCHIVE: Some executions of hostages by Igor Bezler proved to be staged -


ARCHIVE: The story of separatist Igor Bezler extorting money from Ukrainian businessmen - Free Ukraine

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Israel News - July 19, 2014

Israel takes Gaza war underground by targeting tunnels - The Washington Post

Full text of Israeli PM statement on Gaza, Netanyahu says ground operation launched in order to damage terror tunnels - Haaretz

IDF unearths at least 20 Gaza tunnels believed used to smuggle weapons - JPost

Why the Hamas tunnels are first priority in Israel's ground offensive - The Times of Israel

VIDEO: Israel army opens fire on 13 armed Palestinians infiltrating Israel via Gaza tunnel - Haaretz

VIDEO: Tunnel and Weapons Used During Hamas Infiltration into Israel - YouTube

VIDEO: IDF Givati Brigade Detects Terror Tunnel - YouTube

VIDEO: IDF troops enter Gaza Strip as operation continues -

From Gaza, an Array of Makeshift Rockets Packs a Counterpunch -

20 missiles found in UN-run school in Gaza, UNRWA apologizes to Israel and condemns a ‘flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises’ - The Times of Israel

The Mofaz plan for demilitarizing Gaza - The Times of Israel


Gaza conflict: Palestinian death toll reaches 274 amid fierce fighting -

20 Hamas fighters killed, 13 captured in first hours of ground offensive - The Times of Israel

Obama expresses concerns to Netanyahu about civilian Gaza deaths - Reuters

VIDEO: Obama Says Israel Has Right to Defend Itself, Is Concerned About Innocent Deaths - YouTube

US State Dep: Israel must do more to protect Gaza civilians - The Times of Israel

Kerry urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign, to target tunnels and avoid further escalation - Reuters

Hamas under pressure to accept immediate ceasefire in Gaza -

Hamas leader says Israel must 'lift siege' of Gaza before any ceasefire - Telegraph

VIDEO: Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal lays out terms of ceasefire - Telegraph

Arab World Increasingly Frustrated With Hamas -

REPORT: The Current Gaza Conflict: Arab World Losing Patience With Hamas -

Egypt says Qatar, Turkey and Hamas hurt Gaza ceasefire bid - Reuters

France asks Qatar to get Hamas to agree Gaza ceasefire: source -

Qatar seeks role as Gaza mediator, Israel wary - Reuters

Turkey spars with Egypt over failed Gaza cease-fire bid -

Turkish PM accuses Israel of terrorism, genocide; protesters pelt consulate with stones - Fox News

After violent protests, Israel to pull some diplomatic staff from Turkey - The Times of Israel

VIDEO: Turkey Police defend Israeli consulate from furious Palestine demo - YouTube

Abbas asks France to lobby Hamas for Gaza truce - GlobalPost

Hamas slams Abbas despite condemnation of Gaza op - Ynetnews


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Ukraine News - July 18, 2014

Malaysia Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine, 295 dead - Fox News

Buk missile system suspected in Malaysia plane disaster, its radar could have led to mistakenly targeting a civilian plane - AP

VIDEO: Aftermath of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash, Burning wreckage and bodies scattered - YouTube

VIDEO: Unconfirmed (it may be fake) live footage of the ground impact of Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 - YouTube


Separatists stole Buk missiles from Ukrainian regiment A-1402 on June 29,  Buk seen in rebel controlled areas (PHOTO, VIDEO) - foxtrotalpha

Evidence of DNR separatists being in possession of Buk missile system since June 29 (PHOTOS) -

PHOTO: Deleted DNR tweet confirming Ukrainian separatists indeed have a Buk system - Twitter / RobPulseNews

Local Ukraine Residents Say They Saw Separatists With Missiles Suspected Of Taking Down Malaysia Plane - Business Insider


Ukrainian security intercepts phone conversations of separatists admitting downing a civilian plane (TRANSCRIPT) -

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Intercepted phone conversation of separatists discussing the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines airliner - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT (same as above, in case there is problem downloading the kyivpost): Intercepted calls of separatists admitting downing a civilian plane - Gladstone Observer

Thinking the Boeing 777 was a Ukrainian military transport plane, separatist commander Strelkov says: 'We Did Warn You — Do Not Fly in Our Sky'- Business Insider

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines crash: Watch chilling video showing separatists appearing to celebrate downing of Boeing 777 thinking it was a Ukrainian military plane - Mirror Online


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Israel News - July 17, 2014

Israel, Hamas agree to 5-hour cease-fire to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza - Fox News

Hamas demands changes to Egypt Gaza ceasefire plan - AFP

Hamas and Islamic Jihad set ten conditions in return for ten years of truce with Israel -

Islamic Jihad: Fighting in Gaza will continue until demands met - Maan News Agency

'I want peace. I'm exhausted by war': Gazans speak out amid brief lull -

POLL: Gaza Public Rejects Hamas, Wants Ceasefire - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

POLL: Violence is not a popular option among Palestinians, Hamas is not benefiting from the crisis - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

While Gazans suffer in poverty leaders of Hamas live in luxury, They built their wealth through taxes on goods that were smuggled through the tunnels - The Tower

PA and Fatah have no ability to intervene in the Gaza strip because it is ruled exclusively by Hamas despite the unity agreement, Abbas adviser says - The Canadian Jewish News

For ceasefire, Abbas proposes PA forces along Gaza-Egypt border - The Times of Israel

Gaza: An exclusive look into the roles of Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades and Islamic Jihad - Al Akhbar English

Military wing of Hamas says it launched drones into Israel -- one of them downed by an Israeli Patriot missile - LA Times

VIDEO: Hamas releases own footage of armed drone and rocket fire at Israel - Haaretz

VIDEO: Israel shoots down homemade Hamas drone - Fox News

Analysis-Hamas homemade rocket industry bypasses crumbling supply lines - Reuters

Blog: Hamas Rocket Technology Moving Up -

Israeli app tracks Hamas rocket attacks - THE DAILY STAR


Israeli Shells Kill Four Children Playing Football On Gaza Beach -

Witness Accounts of Israeli Gaza Attack That Killed 4 Boys -

Police: First Israeli citizen killed by Hamas rocket fire, He was a rabbi delivering food to IDF troops - AP

Netanyahu Says Demilitarizing Gaza Strip Is Israel Priority - Businessweek

Analysis: Netanyahu talks of demilitarization as rocket barrage continues - JPost

Israel to Pause Bombing on Thursday, but Gaza Invasion Is Still Seen Likely -

Livni: If Hamas rocket fire persists, Israel will have no choice but to invade Gaza - JPost

Undermining PM, Liberman calls to retake Gaza, denounces truce efforts - The Times of Israel

Ex-Israel Intelligence chief Efraim Halevy calls for talks with Hamas: ‘There are worse options than Hamas’ (VIDEO) - Blogs

Israel warns Gazans to flee as air campaign intensifies, Hamas tells residents to ignore evacuation instructions - The Times of Israel

Israel charges 3 suspects in Palestinian teen 'revenge killing' - Fox News


Obama: US using all means to get Israel cease-fire - US News

VIDEO: Barack Obama Calls for Israel Gaza Ceasefire - " Want to Protect Civilians on Both Sides " - YouTube

US blocks Qatari funds to pay salaries to thousands of Hamas employees, Hamas won’t accept truce unless it receives payments - Times of Israel

Israel's Iron Dome Gets New Funding by US Lawmakers -

Why More of Israel's Iron Dome Will Be Made in the U.S. - Businessweek

POLL: Republicans sympathize with Israel much more strongly than Democrats -

POLL (Full Report): As Mideast Violence Continues, a Wide Partisan Gap in Israel-Palestinian Sympathies - Pew Research Center

Erdogan Dismisses Reconciliation With Israel Over Gaza ‘Terror’ - Bloomberg

Hamas reaches out to Qatar and Turkey for mediation - The Times of Israel

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Ukraine News - July 11, 2014

Ukraine field troops prepare for assault on Donetsk - AFP

Ukraine reclaims another rebel town, consolidate its position into recaptured territory - Business Spectator

Ukraine's Army Now Holds Two-Thirds of Donbas, Senior Security Official Says -

Ukraine rebel commander says will not pull out of Donetsk - Reuters

VIDEO: Pro-Russia separatists not giving up fight in Donetsk - The Washington Post

Separatists plan to evacuate Donetsk as Ukraine army nears -

VIDEO: Families begin to leave Donetsk - BBC

Ukraine Crisis: Fighting Breaks Out Near Donetsk Airport, Train Station -

Russia arrests female Ukrainian aviator over journalists' deaths - AFP

Ukraine accuses Russia of abducting female military pilot - Los Angeles Times

Meet The Tough-As-Nails Ukrainian Pilot That Russia Wants To Try For Murder - rferl.orr


Divisions appearing among Ukraine's eastern rebels, dozens of militiamen turn in their weapons - Fox News

Ukraine rebels face drop in morale: ‘What’s the point of fighting?’ - Toronto Star

Donetsk rebel governor losing hope of Russia intervention - AP

Patchwork Makeup of Rebels Fighting Ukraine Makes Peace Talks Elusive -

Ukraine Crisis: Russian commander Girkin, aka Strelkov, Key Player In Eastern Unrest - Kiev Ukraine News Blog

Part of the Vostok Batallion went under Girkin's Command - Censor.NET

Mass media reports field commander Bezler refused to obey to the Donetsk rebel authorities -


Soot-Stained Documents Found in Ukraine Reveal Execution Trials Ordered by Strelkov (PHOTOS) -

Transcripts show rebel justice in East Ukraine was swift and merciless, executed residents for petty crimes - buzzfeed

Human rights group sees growing proof of abductions, torture by both sides in Ukraine - Reuters

Hundreds of people kidnapped by insurgents in East Ukraine, Some abductees have been released but others remain in captivity - mashable

Intercepted conversation shows rebel commander Bezler involved in the killing of Ukrainian deputy Rybak (PHOTOS) - Ukraine Investigation

Alleged executions by rebel Igor Bezler - niqnaq

Some executions of hostages by Igor Bezler proved to de staged -

The story of rebel Igor Bezler extorting money from Ukrainian businessmen - Free Ukraine

VIDEO: Igor Besler caught posing as a Russian Officer, in fact he is a Ukrainian ex-funeral service worker who got fired for theft and blackmail - YouTube


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Israel News - July 10, 2014

Israel steps up Gaza Strip airstrikes on second day of offensive, warns a ground invasion could be imminent - Fox News

Gaza wakes up to the devastation caused by 160 overnight Israeli airstrikes (PHOTOS) - Mail Online

Israeli army says the killing of 8 Gazan family members was in error - Haaretz

VIDEO: Israeli airstrikes pound Gaza overnight, death toll climbs - YouTube

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the launch of Operation Protective Edge - YouTube

Israel's President Peres: Troops may go to Gaza 'quite soon' -

VIDEO: Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks exclusively to CNN - Blogs

Iron Dome: Israel's 'game-changing' missile shield Iron Dome -

VIDEO: Israel’s Iron Dome brings down a rocket fired by Hamas - YouTube

VIDEO: RAW: Iron Dome intercepts Hamas rocket over Israeli wedding - YouTube

VIDEOS: Footage of Hamas Cell Attempting to Infiltrate Israel by Sea, Hit By IDF Helicopter Strike - Washington Free Beacon


Hamas unveils bigger and better rocket arsenal against Israel, reaching beyond Tel Aviv and Jerusalem -

Hamas's New Rocket Is Inaccurate. It's Also a Serious Upgrade -

Iran connection: Why are Gaza rockets reaching so deep into Israel? (+VIDEO) -

A Growing Arsenal of Hamas Homegrown Rockets Encounters Israel’s Iron Dome -

Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel appear to be indiscriminate which are war crimes, while Israeli attacks targeting homes may amount to prohibited collective punishment - Human Rights Watch

Hamas: Gaza massacre against women and children is an ugly war crime, all Israelis have now become legitimate targets - JPost

Hamas: We attempted to hit the nuclear reactor in Dimona - Israel News

Hamas sets conditions for truce -

Three Fatah Armed Groups in Gaza Also Firing Rockets Against Israel -

Military wing of Fatah to Israel: 'Flee Our Country and You Won't Die’ (VIDEO) - Washington Free Beacon

Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun: US official -


EU, US call for Israel and Hamas to exercise restraint, urge PM Netanyahu to keep a diplomatic channel open with Palestinians - Middle East Eye

Obama takes up pen, paper to fight for Israeli-Palestinian peace - Washington Times

Obama Op-Ed: Peace is the only path to true security for Israel and the Palestinians - Israel Conference on Peace | Haaretz

VIDEO: Press Briefing: White House concerned for 'safety of civilians' in Israel, Gaza - YouTube

Kerry in telephone diplomacy to help quell Mideast fire - AFP

White House Mideast chief Philip Gordon blasts Israel for denying Palestinians sovereignty and dignity, says that Abbas is committed to non-violence and cooperation with Israel - The Times of Israel 

TRANSCRIPT: Remarks as Prepared by White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region Philip Gordon at the Haaretz Israel Conference for Peace - The White House

A peace conference sponsored by the leftist Israeli newspaper Haaretz marred by disagreements -

Egypt Urges Calm, But Won't Mediate Ceasefire - Arutz Sheva


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Ukraine News - July 9, 2014

Ukraine Lays Plan to Besiege Rebels in Eastern City - WSJ

Mayor: Poroshenko promises not to use aircraft, artillery in Donetsk -

Ukraine Tycoon Akhmetov pleads with the government not to bomb Donetsk - The Jakarta Globe

Kiev says will not introduce unilateral ceasefire again, "Now any talks are possible only after militants lay down arms” - ITAR-TASS

Poroshenko says he is ready for political dialogue with insurgents, "in order to elect new authorities as well as decentralisation” - zeenews

VIDEO: Ukrainian Forces Re-Take Eastern City of Artemivsk -

Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko is being held in Russian prison, Kiev’s Foreign Ministry expressed strong protest - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council report: July 8 - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

Ukraine Justice Ministry Moves to Ban Communist Party - The Moscow Times


Rebel Leader on Donetsk and Lugansk siege: "Any blockade of these two cities by the Ukrainian army is impossible" - The Moscow Times

Ukraine army still far from victory over rebels in east - BBC News

Hundreds of militants have gone to Donetsk after retreating from Slaviansk amid fears of new bloodshed (PHOTOS) -  DailyMail

After Slaviansk's fall, splits open in Ukraine rebel ranks - Reuters

Thousands cheer pro-Russian rebels at Donetsk rally - The Washington Post

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Statement from Deputy Minister of Defence of Luhansk People’s Republic - YouTube

VIDEO: Pro-Russian rebels of Vostok battalion await Ukrainian forces in Donetsk - YouTube

VIDEO: Train suspended over motorway as bridge blown up by E. Ukraine separatists - RT In motion

Separatist military commander Strelkov latest blog posting - The Vineyard of the Saker

‘Strelkov’ apologizes for Donetsk looting - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

Operation of bank owned by oligarch Kolomoisky stopped in Lugansk People's Republic - The Voice of Russia

Kolomoisky proposes to seize assets of Ukrainian separatists' supporters, their sponsors -


Kremlin silent as pro-Russian rebels retreat in Ukraine, There are signs that Moscow is seeking to distance itself from the separatists - AFP

Russia lawmakers unlikely to vote again on Ukraine action: speaker - AFP

Russia speaks for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on ceasefire, "A durable solution to the crisis in Ukraine can only be a political one" - AFP

VIDEO: Ukraine in the State Department Daily Press Briefing - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: Ukraine in the State Department Daily Press Briefing - Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine

NATO Chief Warns of Duplicity by Putin on Ukraine -

NATO, Russia Launch Black Sea Drills -

NATO Sets Record By Sending Nine Ships Into Black Sea - RIA Novosti

Ukraine Really Wants Its Militarized Dolphins Back from Russia - VICE News


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Israel News - July 7, 2014

Six Jewish extremists arrested by Israel in killing of Palestinian teen - The Times of Israel

Palestinian teen burned alive to death, autopsy states - The Boston Globe

VIDEO: Dramatic new video footage shows Palestinian teen’s abduction - The Washington Post

Palestinian fury at Israel boils in funeral for slain youth - Reuters

VIDEO: Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem Amid Funeral For Palestinian Teenager - Fox News

Arson, Firebombs, Rocks and Rockets: 48 Hours of Terror Across Israel (VIDEOS) -

Israel Launches Airstrikes on Gaza Strip in Response to Rocket Fire (VIDEOS) - NBC News

Israeli air strikes kill seven Gaza gunmen, Hamas says - Yahoo News

IDF Officials Favor Ceasefire, "If Hamas would stop the rocket fire, then quiet will be maintained on our part" - Arutz Sheva

Abbas Pleads with Hamas to Stop Rocket Fire - Arutz Sheva

Israel shuts down main highways as clashes erupt across country - Haaretz

American Teen Tarek Released from Jail After Alleged Brutal Beating by Israeli Police - ABC News

VIDEO: Israel police brutally beat American teen Tarek Khdeir - YouTube

VIDEO: Palestinian teen Tarek speaks about his beating at the hands of Israeli police - YouTube

PHOTOS: Photos of American teen Tarek, before and after the brutal beating by Israeli Police - Twitter / WilliamsJon

State Dept. demands investigation into reports of teen's beating in Israel - TheHill


Israel arrests suspected Palestinian accomplice in killings of 3 Jewish teens - Times of Israel

Dramatic recording of Jewish teen's emergency call before being killed, kidnappers can be heard yelling (AUDIO, TRANSCRIPT) - Times of Israel

The men Israel blames for the deaths of Israeli teenagers and their violent family history - The Washington Post

Accused kidnappers are rogue Hamas branch - Al-Monitor

Hebron branch of rogue Hamas wing has dark history - Al-Monitor

The Shocking Comment From the Mother of One of the Prime Suspects in Israeli Teen Abduction Case: "If he truly did it – I’ll be proud of him till my final day” -

PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers destroy kidnapping suspects' family homes in retribution attack -

VIDEO: Explosion Rocks Home of Israeli Kidnapping Suspect - NBC News

ISIS Already in Gaza Strip -


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Egypt News - July 6, 2014

The Egyptian government trims its energy subsidies causing fuel prices to soar up to 70%, exasperating the public - Los Angeles Times

Egypt premier defends steep rise in fuel prices, says the lifting of energy subsidies would free $7 billion to be spent on social reforms - AP

Surge in fuel prices threatens food commodities: Activist - Daily News Egypt

Sudden energy subsidies cut will create lower-middle class outcry, increase poverty: Economist - Daily News Egypt

Egypt cuts natural gas subsidies to factories - Reuters

Egypt's deficit hits 9.3% of GDP in first 11 months of current fiscal year - Ahram Online

Egypt faces food imports as population increases, water grows scarce - THE DAILY STAR

Egypt to start implementing capital gains tax on Sunday - Ahram Online

Egypt to tax people and corporations on income earned abroad - Ahram Online

Egyptian army gives 1 billion pounds to El-Sisi's initiative - Ahram Online


Muslim Brotherhood leader handed life sentence, on top of death penalty - RT News

VIDEO: Ten more Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death in Egypt - euronews

Egypt: Rampant torture, arbitrary arrests signal catastrophic decline in human rights one year after ousting of Morsi - Amnesty International

VIDEO: Amnesty International warns of catastrophe in Egypt - YouTube

Egypt’s secret prison: ‘disappeared’ face torture in Azouli military jail - The Guardian

The Morsi secretary on foreign relations Khaled al-Qazzaz has been in extralegal detention since July, His article was smuggled from the prison where he is held -

One Year Later: Human Rights in Egypt -

Peter Greste’s mother describes ordeal of visiting her son in Egyptian prison -

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy convicted in Egypt in hospital for arm surgery, the harsh prison conditions means the state of the limb “worsened drastically” - The Globe and Mail

ARCHIVE: Egyptian president ignores Obama call for clemency over al-Jazeera journalists - The Guardian


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Iraq/Syria News - July 4, 2014

Predident Barzani calls for independence referendum, says Kurdish control of Kirkuk will continue - The Guardian

VIDEO: Interview: Barzani calls for a independence referendum - BBC

Interview: Barzani’s Push for Kurdish Independence: “It is Our Natural Right” - VOA | EA WorldView

VIDEO (Kurdish): Full speech of President Barzani to parliament on independence - YouTube

Iraqi Kurds say will sue Baghdad if it blocks oil sales -

Maliki Rejects Kurdish Independence Vote, Territorial Expansion - Rudaw

Iraqi Kurd Officials Lobbying for Independence in Washington - WSJ

Iraqi Kurdish officials in Washington describe 'different country' after Mosul - Al-Monitor

VIDEO: Roundtable: Members of the official delegation to US from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) address the crisis in Iraq - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House talks down Kurdish independence - TheHill

US State Dep Does Not Support Kurdish Referendum for Independence - BAS NEWS

NGOs hold 'Kurdistan' demonstration in front of KRG Parliament - CİHAN

Kirkuk’s Kurds Don’t Trust Baghdad, "going to Baghdad to take part in the next Iraqi government is a big mistake” - Rudaw

Israel, Turkey back off pro-Kurd independence stances - THE DAILY STAR

Netanyahu expresses support for Kurdish independence - Los Angeles Times

Israel and Kurdistan's Alleged Oil Deal Is Putting the U.S. on Notice - New Republic

AKP spokesman Indicates Turkey Ready to Accept Kurdish State in Iraq - Rudaw

Turkey’s Erdogan asks Parliament to approve talks with Kurds - McClatchy DC

PYD Kurdish leader Muslim: We don’t seek independence from Syria - BAS NEWS

YPG Kurdish Commander: Kurds in Syria ‘Deserve’ US Support - Rudaw


Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 soldiers to border with Iraq: al-Arabiya TV - Reuters

Experts: Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran - Al Arabiya News

In a telephone call Saudi king and Obama discuss the ISIS threat, call for Iraq unity govt - Al Arabiya News

Biden, Kerry Work the Phones to Unite Iraqi Politicians - ABC News

Obama Admin Debates Whether Assad Really Must Go - The Daily Beast

Pentagon leaders: Iraq probably needs outside help to retake seized territory - The Washington Post

Islamic State seizes oil field and towns from rival rebel fighters in Syria's east - Reuters

VIDEO: Islamic State seizes oil field from rival rebel fighters in Syria's East - YouTube

Syrian activists say powerful tribe in town near Iraq pledge allegiance to jihadi group - Fox News

VIDEO (Arabic): Syria tribes and factions in east Deir az-Zor, including Ahrar ash-Sham and Nusra, refuse to fight IS - YouTube 

Senior al-Qaeda leader calls for followers to support ISIS - Channel 4 News

Syrian rebels threaten to quit fight against ISIS - Al Arabiya News

Jarba insists Syria and Iran behind rise of ISIS - THE DAILY STAR

Indian Nurses in Iraq's Tikrit Moved, Are In ISIS Captivity - NDTV

Turkish truck drivers held by ISIS in Iraq are freed (VIDEO) - euronews

ISIS Militants Kidnap 150 Kurdish Students in Syria - NBC News

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Ukraine News - July 3, 2014

Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agree on a plan for a resumption of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine - AP

VIDEO (English): Full statements by the Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France foreign ministers on E. Ukraine ceasefire - YouTube

Joint Declaration by the Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany - Auswärtiges Amt

Kiev Ready for Talks With Independence Supporters Anywhere: Poroshenko’s Office - RIA Novosti

Separatist PM open to reinstalling a truce, "We can waive some of our political demands for a peace settlement in our region” - Euro Asia News

Ukraine Wants to Seal Its Russian Border - The Daily Beast

Ten including child dead in artillery fire in Luhansk region: Luhansk People's Republic - The Voice of Russia

VIDEO: Live footage of Luhansk residential area bombed by the Ukrainian army - YouTube

VIDEO: Devastation and bodies in Luhansk -

VIDEO: More on Luhansk bombing aftermath -

VIDEO (English Subtitles) - A longer footage of the airstrike aftermath in Luganskaya village -

Separatist commander Igor Strelkov: After the Ukrainian army blew up a pipeline, no sources of water supply in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk -

Russian REN-TV Channel Says Its Journalists Deliberately Targeted in Ukraine - RIA Novosti

Lugansk People’s Republic militiamen free Ukrainian journalists - ITAR-TASS

Cluster bomb found in Donetsk region unexploded - The Voice of Russia


UN: 160,000 refugees fled the fighting in Donetsk and Lugansk, Two-thirds went to Russia while the rest is staying in Ukraine - usatoday

UN refugee agency warns of ‘sharp rise’ in people fleeing eastern Ukraine - United Nations News Centre

VIDEO: Ukraine: Number of displaced dramatically increases - euronews

Many Ukrainians Flee to Russia, Angry, Afraid, Determined to Stay - WSJ

18,000 Ukrainian Refugees in Russian Accommodation Centers: Emergencies Ministry - RIA Novosti

500 Ukrainian Refugees Arrive in Crimea Daily: Official - RIA Novosti

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Refugees from Luhansk - YouTube

VIDEO: Evacuation of Children From Kramatorsk Orphanage - YouTube

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Ukraine News - July 2, 2014

Ukraine relaunches attack on rebels after failed truce - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Poroshenko announce end of ceasefire, vows to attack rebels - Reuters

VIDEO: Ukraine attacks separatists after truce fails - Al Jazeera

Ukraine retakes border crossing from rebels as Poroshenko goes on attack - The Guardian

Pro-Russian rebels capture police HQ in Ukraine - The Seattle Times

VIDEO: Bus blasted in Ukraine's Kramatorsk, at least 4 dead - YouTube

VIDEO: Kramatorsk. Mortar shelling. Video surveillance cameras -

Crew of Russian TV journalists come under mortar fire in Ukraine, Three were killed within the past month - ITAR-TASS

Slavyansk blacked out as a result of warfare in eastern Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Interview with separatist military commander Strelkov, talks about alleged chemical attack of Ukrainian military - YouTube

Bill on constitutional changes in Ukraine not foreseeing de-centralization promised by Poroshenko: Party of Regions - Russia Beyond The Headlines

Donetsk Peoples Republic intends to leave Ukraine's jurisdiction and integrate with Customs Union - The Voice of Russia

Donetsk Peoples’ Republic may nationalize Akhmetov’s enterprises - A Socialist in Canada

Richest Ukrainian Akhmetov Walks $13 Billion Tightrope - Businessweek

Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine, looks west as war next door imperils its Russian market - The Washington Post

Turchynov Deems Possible Dissolution Of Communist Party Faction After Parliament Procedural Regulations Changed - Ukranian News


Putin Accuses Ukraine Leader Poroshenko of Shunning Road to Peace - VOA

Putin to West: Stop turning world into 'global barracks,' dictating rules to others - RT News

Top 10 takeaways from Putin's foreign policy speech - RT News

Russia could not afford to let NATO troops arrive in Sevastopol to radically change the balance of force in the Black Sea: Putin - Itar-Tass

VIDEO (English): Full Putin's foreign policy speech - YouTube

POLL: Poll Shows Russian Support for Arming Separatist Militants in Ukraine -

NATO chief Breedlove to move forces from U.S. to Europe to respond to Russia in Ukraine - McClatchy DC

Excerpts of NATO chief Breedlove speech: Russian actions bring Europe to decisive point - U.S. Air Force

VIDEO: NATO General Breedlove Blames Russia for Rising Tensions - VOA

NATO defensive measures excessive: Russia’s ambassador - ITAR-TASS

State Department reiterates the US' support to Ukraine through Poroshenko's end to the country's cease-fire with the pro-Russian separatists - KUNA

VIDEO: State Department press briefing on Ukraine - YouTube

U.S. choice of new ambassador to Russia may cause chill in relations - Russia Beyond The Headlines


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Iraq News - July 1, 2014

U.S. sends 300 more troops, helicopters and drones to Iraq, consider second operations centre in the autonomous Kurdish region - Yahoo News

Pentagon says the U.S. military is directing up to 40 unmanned and manned aircraft missions per day in and around Baghdad - World Tribune

US Rushes Hellfires to Iraq, Trying to Rebuild Arsenal - From ABC News

Iraq’s bid to regain Tikrit: armed US drones enlisted to keep militants at bay - The Australian

Russian Jets and Experts Sent to Iraq to Aid Army -

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide - BBC News

Bomb ISIS Or We'll Ask Iran To Do It, Top Iraqi Politician Warns United States -

US to co-operate with Iran for countering ISIS militants: military chief - DAWN.COM

Saudi King Tells Kerry He Will Press Sunnis To Join Iraq Government - Gulf Business

Iraq crisis: US steps up drone flights amid intelligence blame game - The Independent

CIA let Iraq spy network wither after troop withdrawal, officials claim - Fox News

Former Marine Corps Adviser: The Current Chaos In Iraq 'Was Totally Predictable' - Business Insider

WikiLeaks: PM Barzani Had Warned US of Current Iraq Crisis - Rudaw

Opinion: US Intelligence Failure in Iraq -

How 2 shadowy ISIS commanders designed their Iraq campaign - Merced Sun-Star

In Iraq and Syria, ISIS Militants Are Flush With Funds -

Russia Asks UN to Stop Syrian Terrorist Oil Sales - ABC News

Blackwater threatened to kill US investigator in Iraq in 2007 -


Sunni militants declare Islamic state in Iraq and Syria - Fox News

Full text of the ISIS announcement of Caliphate (English) -

ISIS declaration of Islamic state threatens anti-Shiite Sunni alliance - Fox News

Syria rebels say IS caliphate 'null and void' - Yahoo News

ISIS Crucifies 8 Syrian Rebel Fighters, According To Human Rights Group -

We will stand by ISIS until Maliki steps down, says Al-Suleiman leader of Iraq's Sunni biggest tribe - Telegraph

VIDEO (English subtitles):  Al-Suleiman leader of the tribal rebels speaks about the independent Sunni state -

Iraq Sunni group calls for autonomy in decentralized Iraq - Middle East Eye

Iraqi Shiites Fleeing ISIS Fear A Divided Iraq Would Leave Them Homeless -

Kurds’ deputy PM Talabani calls for decentralised Iraq -

Barzani: Kurds will hold referendum in Kirkuk and other disputed areas on joining Iraqi Kurdistan - middleeastmonitor

VIDEO: Barzani says Kurdish Self-Rule in Kirkuk to Stay - Iraq Business News

Maliki's coalition: Kurdish annexation of Kirkuk is a declaration of war - middleeastmonitor

Turkey rejects Kurdish independence, wants Iraq unity government, officials say - Reuters

Maliki must not run for 3rd term: Muqtada al-Sadr Speech - Iraqi News

Prisoner Deaths Indicate Mass Executions By Iraqi Police -

Iraq’s Christians See Putin As Savior - The Daily Beast


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Iraq News - June 26, 2014

Syrian warplane airstrikes targeting ISIS kill at least 50 in Iraq, authorities say - Fox News

Iran Secretly Sending Drones and Supplies Into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say -

More Details on Advanced Warnings Kurdish Intelligence Gave U.S. About ISIS Upcoming Attack in Iraq - NBC News

US planning to split Iraq into three states according to a report obtained by Time magazine - Gulf Daily News

POLL: Not Worth It: Huge American Majority Regret Iraq War, Exclusive Poll Shows - NBC News

Lebanon’s Hezbollah ready to fight ISIS in Iraq - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

ISIS Suicide Bomber Blows Up Part of Beirut Hotel: Official - NBC News

Detained French national recruited by ISIS militants for suicide attack in Lebanon - AhlulBayt News Agency

Saudi Funding of ISIS - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

'Thank God for the Saudis': ISIS, Iraq, and the Lessons of Blowback - The Atlantic

VIDEO: Who’s funding ISIS? - Al Jazeera America

Russian diplomat urges UN to probe into oil exports by terrorists in Syria, Iraq - ITAR-TASS

After Opening Way to Islamist Rebel Groups of Any Stripes, Turkey Is Paying Heavy Price -

Abbas says he backs Syria's "war against terrorism", Assad election as Syrian president will help to end the country's three-year war - Al Akhbar English


US officials say Maliki still committed to form a new government, shrug off Maliki blast on 'national salvation' govt - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says he's committed to forming a new government, rejects 'national salvation' government - YouTube

Iraq's Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Sadr warns will 'shake the ground' against militants - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Iraqi Shiite fighters parade in show of force in Baghdad - YouTube

In Iraq, former militia program eyed for new fight against ISIS, They were known as the Awakening Councils - Yahoo News

Iraq: Tribal forces pledge to confront ISIS advance on Haditha Dam - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

Sunni tribes register in Basra to help Iraqi army against ISIS radicals - AhlulBayt News Agency

ISIS not impacting Iraqi oil sector much, Push to Shiite south would be difficult for Sunni insurgents: Analyst -

Shiite villagers describe ISIS ‘massacre’ in northern Iraq - The Washington Post

Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 13 south of Baghdad - AP

Report: Christian Father Allegdely Commits Suicide After ISIS Members Rape Wife and Daughter in Front of Him Because He Couldn't Pay Poll Tax -

ISIS strengthened on Syria border after Nusra Front unit joins it - THE DAILY STAR

Syria jihadists now using Humvees seized in Iraq: NGO - THE DAILY STAR

REPORT (English): New issue of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shām’s magazine: “Islamic State Report 4″ - JIHADOLOGY


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Ukraine News - June 25, 2014

Putin asks parliament to cancel Russian authorization to use force, wants to extend cease-fire in Ukraine - AP

Ukraine's Poroshenko welcomes Putin's step towards military de-escalation - Yahoo News

US welcomes Putin call to revoke authorization to use force in Ukraine - AFP

EU hopes for implementation of Putin’s offer to revoke right to use army in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Putin & Fischer press conference in Austria (recorded live feed) - YouTube

OSCE chair says some solutions to Ukrainian crisis must be found in next few days - ITAR-TASS

Contacts on resolving conflict in Ukraine should continue until certain results reached: Russian Deputy FM - The Voice of Russia

Ukraine rebels down helicopter, killing nine despite truce - GlobalPost

Ukraine president says may revoke ceasefire after helicopter downing - Khaleej Times

Donetsk separatist leader: Kiev sabotages ceasefire agreements - ITAR-TASS

Miners call on all sides to the military conflict in Donbas to lay down their weapons, cease fire, and stop killing people and destroying enterprises - Interfax

Coal mines in Ukraine could close amid conflict -

VIDEO: Ceasefire holds in Ukraine's flashpoint city of Slavyansk - YouTube


UN Estimates 423 Killed in Ukraine's East - ABC News

UN: Numbers of Displaced Ukrainians Rising - VOA

Despite recent positive steps, Ukraine situation remains deeply worrying, Security Council told - United Nations News Centre

VIDEO: Ukraine situation remains deeply worrying, Security Council told -

VIDEO: Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power at UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine Situation -

TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on the Situation in Ukraine -


Austria defies US, EU over South Stream during Putin visit (VIDEO) - DW.DE

VIDEO: Austria and Russia sign South Stream gas pipeline treaty - RT Business

Putin: US unhappy with South Stream because it wants to deliver gas to Europe - RT Business

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers to Break With Obama Over Russia Sanctions -

Russia to set own barriers in response to Ukraine's EU trade pact - Reuters

Russia to Substitute 95% of Ukrainian Defense Imports - RIA Novosti

Putin's Renunciation of Force in Ukraine Sends Ruble and Stocks Skyrocketing - The Moscow Times

Ukraine Supreme Court Clears Tymoshenko Of All Charges In Gas Case - Eurasia Review

Shale gas won't be extracted in Donetsk, says separatist leader - Ukrainian Journal


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Ukraine News - June 24, 2014

Ukraine separatists vow to honor the govt cease-fire as peace talks get under way in the east - Fox News

Separatists set conditions for negotiations with Kiev - RT News

Three-party talks on resolving Ukraine's crisis begin in Donetsk - The Voice of Russia

Poroshenko invites Russia to send inspectors to Ukraine to monitor ceasefire - ITAR-TASS

Obama and Putin talk on the phone on Ukraine -

Oligarch Medvedchuk may have convinced Putin that Poroshenko's peace plan is a step towards reaching a final settlement - CSMonitor

"Ukrainian choice" Medvedchuk could start a political settlement - Russian news and facts

VIDEO (Russian): Peace Talks Underway in Donbass As Viktor Medvedchuk Arrives With Federalisation Proposal -

Ukraine looks to Polish federalism as a model for political reform - GlobalPost

Current requirements and recommendations on constitutional reform in Ukraine of the Parliamentary Assembly and Venice Commission -

EU prepares civilian mission to assist security sector reform in Ukraine - European Union, EEAS

U.S Department of State: Background Briefing on Ukraine - Scoop News

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: 'We recruit volunteer fighters from Russia’ - BBC News

Ukraine railroad blown up, Russian train derailed (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News

VIDEO: Police Clash With Maidan Supporters In Kharkiv


Europe to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine on June 27 -

Guide to the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement -

Ukraine to dominate EU foreign ministers’ summit - France 24

Kiev Willing to Consult Moscow on Implementation of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement - RIA Novosti

New Ukraine FM Seen Bringing Sober Style to Kyiv Diplomacy, Regarded as  a consummate diplomat capable of deftly navigating the integration with Europe  - VOA

Russia to protect its market if Ukraine signs free trade agreement with EU: Russian deputy PM - The Voice of Russia

Russia may impose temporary ban on farming products' imports from Ukraine, They may contain the dangerous pest corn rootworm - The Voice of Russia

Gazprom's Gas Flow to Europe via Ukraine Remains Stable as Debt Feud Continues -

Naftogaz May Review Transit Contract with Russia in Court - RIA Novosti

Ukraine hopes for out-of-court deal with Gazprom: Naftogaz CEO - ITAR-TASS


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