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A Peace of Afghanistan | Emily O’Dell, The Huffington Post

“Well, this is just ridiculous,” I said to myself, while trying to pee on the side of the road in a burqa. Hopping back in the car, my driver and I sped westwards, praying the Taliban wouldn’t stop us before nightfall. Cruising past the carcasses of Soviet tanks, I spied, through the knitted screen of my burqa, an American surveillance ...

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Two Christan Peace Makers Denied Entry By Israel | International Middle East Media Center

On two occasions in the past week, Israeli officials at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport refused entry to members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) who traveled to Israel to join CPT’s team in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. On Tuesday July 2 a CPT reservist from the Netherlands was interrogated and held in the airport for 14 hours before being ...

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Blog From Palestine — Peace And Food Security | WFP

(photo: WFP/Quique Kierszenbaum)

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin recently travelled to Palestine where she met families struggling to make ends meet with high food prices and low wages. WFP is helping them meet their food needs, but what these families really want are opportunities to provide for themselves. For more on this story, visit: Blog From Palestine–Peace And Food Security | WFP | ...

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Peace activists rally against settlement expansion | Saudi Gazette

Hundreds of Palestinian peace activists and their Israeli and foreign supporters on Sunday rallied in the West Bank village of Deir Qaddis against the Jewish settlements and the separation wall. Faris Nasser, the head of the village’s council, said that the activists rallied against the expansion of the Jewish settlement of Nili, to the west of Ramallah. Nasser added that ...

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Kerry to return to Israel to double down on peace push | JPost

US Secretary of State John Kerry will head back to the region this week in his latest drive to renew peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, hoping that his strategy of putting in personal face time with leaders on both sides will finally produce results. Sources familiar with the negotiations say the secretary will request concrete signals from the ...

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Israeli warplane targets Gaza Strip | Various Sources

Israel has carried out air strikes on various infrastructure in the Gaza Strip in retaliation to overnight rocket attacks from the Palestinian enclave, its army has said. For more on this story, visit: Israeli warplane targets Gaza Strip – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. The rockets landed in open areas, causing no damage or injury, according to a police ...

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Karzai Pulls Out of Afghan Peace Talks | Jason Ditz, news editor Antiwar.com

Just one day after the Taliban opened an office in Qatar and announced what was being called a very promising tripartite negotiation with the US and the Karzai government, Karzai has angrily announced his withdrawal from the talks, while condemning them entirely. The latest row reportedly centers on the Taliban’s office, and Karzai’s objection to the Taliban calling it a ...

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