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Shimon Peres formally elected Israeli President
Jerusalem, June 13 (DPA) Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was formally elected the country's ninth president Wednesday, winning 86 of the 120 eligible votes cast by Knesset members in a second round of balloting.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 7:28:21 PM

Fresh clashes between Hamas-Fatah kill nine (LEAD)
Gaza, June 13 (Xinhua) Fierce infighting between rival Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas continued for the third consecutive day Wednesday, leaving nine more people dead.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:26:30 PM

Iraq imposes indefinite curfew in Baghdad (LEAD)
Baghdad, June 13 (Xinhua) The Iraqi government imposed an indefinite curfew in the capital Wednesday, in the wake of the bombing of a holy Shia shrine in the northern city of Sammara.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:25:18 PM

Israel urges West for peacekeeping operation in Gaza
Tel Aviv, June 13 (RIA Novosti) Israel is urging the West to deploy a multinational peacekeeping force in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:15:43 PM

Minarets of Golden Mosque destroyed in new attack
Baghdad, June 13 (DPA) Extremists Wednesday blew up the minarets of one of the holiest religious sites for Shia Muslims in the northern Iraqi town of Samarra, the second attack on the site.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:15:06 PM

Barak wins Labour Party leadership
Jerusalem, June 13 (Xinhua) Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak defeated Ami Ayalon in Labour Party primary contest by a narrow 3.6 percent margin, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 11:36:24 AM

Fatah suspends participation in coalition; 43 killed in clashes
Ramallah, June 13 (Xinhua) Fatah has decided to suspend its participation in the coalition government with Hamas, as clashes between the two Palestinian factions killed at least 43 in the worst ever wave of infighting.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 9:16:36 AM

US Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Baghdad
Baghdad, June 12 (DPA) US Assistant Secretary of State John Negroponte arrived in Baghdad Tuesday morning and met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, independent Voices of Iraq reported, citing a cabinet media source.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:43:19 PM

Al Qaeda threatens to kill abducted soldiers, policemen in Iraq
Cairo, June 12 (DPA) Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq have threatened to kill 14 soldiers and police officers they had abducted earlier, al-Arabiya news channel reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:42:44 PM

Egyptian mediators urge new truce amid clashes in Gaza (LEAD)
Gaza City, June 12 (DPA) Egyptian mediators urged rival Palestinian factions to discuss a new truce Tuesday, after at least 16 people were killed and dozens wounded overnight and the previous day in the worst Hamas-Fatah clashes in Gaza since such fighting peaked in mid-May.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 1:12:14 PM

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