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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

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GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. | Video

Iraqi Kurdistan sells latest oil cargo, tanker empty near Israel 3:33pm BST

LONDON - An Iraqi Kurdish crude oil tanker has reappeared off the coast of Israel having offloaded its cargo, ship tracking data on Reuters showed, in the latest sign the autonomous region is finding buyers for its oil in defiance of Baghdad.

Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens 1:58pm BST

RAMALLAH West Bank - A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's involvement.

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Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief 20 Aug 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. | Video

Has Hamas military chief, Mohammed Deif, escaped death again? 20 Aug 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Mohammed Deif, the shadowy leader of Hamas's armed wing in Gaza, appears to have narrowly survived a fifth attempt to assassinate him, allowing the mastermind of the six-week war on Israel to pursue the conflict from his network of tunnels.

Hamas says fired rockets at off-shore Israeli gas well 20 Aug 2014

GAZA - The Palestinian militant group Hamas said it fired two rockets at an Israeli gas installation about 30 km (19 miles) off the coast of Gaza on Wednesday in the first apparent attack of its kind.

Tanker carrying Kurdish oil reappears unladen off Israel 20 Aug 2014

LONDON - A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan reappeared unladen on Aug. 19 about 30 kilometres off the coast of Israel, ship tracking data on Reuters showed.

France urges Israel, Palestinians to talk after ceasefire ends 20 Aug 2014

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume truce talks after a Gaza ceasefire collapsed and said the demilitarisation of the enclave and a lifting of a blockade should be part of a deal.

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Exclusive: Hamas fighters show defiance in Gaza tunnel tour 19 Aug 2014

GAZA - Hamas fighters, clad in black and armed with assault rifles, navigated the dimly lit tunnel with ease, saying they felt at home in their network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip.

Turkish shipbuilder Karadeniz to send floating power station to Gaza 19 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkish shipbuilder Karadeniz Holding plans to send an electricity generating vessel to Gaza to provide urgently needed power in the enclave left reeling by an Israeli bombing campaign that began last month.