1. Libyan Cabinet Minister Killed In Sirte

    Libyan Cabinet Minister Killed In Sirte

    12 January 2014 Last updated at 08:11 GMT Libya’s deputy industry minister has been shot dead during a visit to his hometown of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli. Local media quoted officials as saying unknown gunmen “sprayed bullets” at Hassan al-Droui near a central market. It is the first...

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  2. Ariel Sharon 1928-2014

    Ariel Sharon 1928-2014

    Jeremy Bowen looks back at Ariel Sharon’s political and military career Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke. He was a giant of Israel’s military and political scene, but courted controversy throughout his long career. The head...

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  3. Palestinian Terrorist Killed In Explosion

    Palestinian Terrorist Killed In Explosion

    The Hamas-run health ministry said Mohammed al-Ijla, 32, was killed in an Israeli attack in the eastern Shujaiya district of Gaza City. Islamic Jihad confirmed he had been one of its fighters, while his family said that he had died in a drone strike. However, a spokeswoman for the Israel...

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  4. Why is Egypt's government targeting Al-Jazeera?

    Why is Egypt's government targeting Al-Jazeera?

    Following the arrests of journalists working for Al-Jazeera in Cairo, writer Hugh Miles looks at why the broadcaster has become a target for the Egyptian authorities. Since the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in July this year, the climate for journalists working in Egypt has become much tougher. As the...

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  5. Israel aids Syria

    Israel aids Syria

    Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday announced that Israel has sent humanitarian aid to Syria during a visit to the Golan, reports AFP. “We’ve sent food, water, baby food and other humanitarian products,” said Ya’alon, adding “we cannot remain idle when civilians are being confronted by a humanitarian crisis.” The Defense Minister’s...

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  6. Chanukah Present

    Chanukah Present

    The Chanukah holiday represents the Hasmonean re-quonquest of the Holy Land, so what more appropriate time to discover an important Hasmonean site, then during this festive period?  In recent months remains of an impressive building from the Hasmonean period (second century BCE) are being unearthed in excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority...

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  7. New benefit plans for Aliyah

    New benefit plans for Aliyah

    Under a new program to encourage more new immigrants to Israel (olim) to settle in peripheral areas, the Ministerial Committee for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee on Monday authorized a new plan for the absorption of families of returning Israelis and new immigrants to areas in northern...

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