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Turkey Threatens Israel After it Refused Apology for Flotilla Deaths

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Tensions between Turkey and Israel are raising after the Netanyahu government refused to apologize for the deaths during the raid on last years Gaza Flotilla. Nine Turkish citizens were killed on 31 May 2010 when Israeli commandos stormed the ship … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News Brief – 28 July 2011


News Summary The opposition in Libya launches its largest attack against Gaddafi; Taliban forces kill a regional police chief in Afghanistan; 12 killed and 28 wounded after two explosions in Iraq; Iraq to come to a decision soon on the … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News Brief – 22 July 2011


News Summary MIDDLE EAST Cairo (Egypt). Protests in Egypt continue despite the new Cabinet. A new cabinet has been sworn in by Egypt’s ruling military council as it tries to appease protesters demanding faster reforms and a deeper purge of … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News Brief – 20 July 2011


News Summary NORTH AFRICA Brega (Libya). NATO dismisses allegations on a “coordinated” action with Libyan rebels in Brega.  The French President meets the rebels in Paris, while French  Minister of Foreign Affairs Alain Juppe says Gaddafi may stay in Libya … Continue reading

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The Single Boat that formed the ‘Gaza Fleet’ Stopped by Israeli Navy


Seven weeks after a fleet of 20 vessels with thousands of activists on board should have set sail to Gaza, one single boat, the French yacht Al-Karama carrying only eight passengers, was stopped and boarded by the Israeli navy today, … Continue reading

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Israeli Air Strike on Suspected Hamas Bomb Factory


Gaza Strip, 13 July 2011. Last night the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducted an air strike on a suspected weapons manufacturing site in the Gaza Strip. The IAF published information today, that last night IAF aircraft targeted a suspected weapons … Continue reading

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The Gaza ‘Fleet’ on the Way: One French Yacht carrying Eight Passengers


The only boat of the Gaza ‘Fleet’ that managed to get under way today as planned is a French yacht ‘Dignite al Karama’ carrying eight passengers. The rest of the boats are still tied up in various legal and technical … Continue reading

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