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Ceasefire between Israel, Palestinians takes effect in Gaza after dozens killed

Ceasefire between Israel, Palestinians takes effect in Gaza after dozens killed

Egyptian officials said both sides agreed to a truce to end a flare-up of violence in which 15 children have been killed.

  • by Fares Akram and Tia Goldenberg

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Israeli air strike kills second top Islamic Jihad commander

Israeli air strike kills second top Islamic Jihad commander

An Israeli air strike killed a senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, their second leader to be slain amid an escalating cross-border conflict.

  • by Fares Akram and Tia Goldenberg
Airstrikes, rocket attacks: Fresh fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants

Airstrikes, rocket attacks: Fresh fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants

The strikes came a little more than a year after an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas in May 2021, which killed at least 250 people in Gaza and 13 in Israel.

  • by Nidal al-Mughrabi
‘Justice has been delivered’: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in US airstrike
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‘Justice has been delivered’: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in US airstrike

His death puts an end to a years-long search for the Egyptian doctor who helped plot the September 11 attacks against the US.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Who was Ayman al-Zawahiri? The Cairo physician turned al-Qaeda leader

Who was Ayman al-Zawahiri? The Cairo physician turned al-Qaeda leader

The slain Egyptian extremist lacked Osama bin Laden’s charisma, but wielded influence as an ideologue and strategist.

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma as blast anniversary nears

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma as blast anniversary nears

The grain silos - a towering reminder of Beirut’s catastrophic August 4, 2020 explosion - had been burning for weeks.

  • by Issam Abdallah, Yara Abi Nader, Laila Bassam and Timour Azhari
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Massive wave of Iraqi protesters storm into Green Zone, occupy parliament

Massive wave of Iraqi protesters storm into Green Zone, occupy parliament

The demonstrators used chains to pull down cement barricades in an effort to put pressure on a divided government.

  • by Qassim Abdul-Zahra
From the Archives, 1997: Tears and anger as tragedy hits our athletes

From the Archives, 1997: Tears and anger as tragedy hits our athletes

During the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games, a bridge collapsed, killing four Australian athletes and injuring many others.

  • by Ross Dunn, Helen Pitt and Malcolm Brown
From the Archives, 1997: Tragedy strikes our athletes at Maccabiah Games

From the Archives, 1997: Tragedy strikes our athletes at Maccabiah Games

Twenty-fives ago, a bridge collapsed during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Israel, while the Australian team was crossing. Four athletes were killed, and many others injured, in the disaster.

  • by Ross Dunn
Toxic gas leak at Jordan port kills more than a dozen, injures hundreds

Toxic gas leak at Jordan port kills more than a dozen, injures hundreds

Video footage shows a crane hoisting a large tanker from a truck and then dropping it on the deck of a ship, causing an explosion.

Israel heads to polls for fifth time in three years

Israel heads to polls for fifth time in three years

The previous four elections, focused on Netanyahu’s fitness to rule while on trial for corruption charges, ended in deadlock.

  • by Ilan ben Zion