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2006-04-28 07:13:44

By Adam Entous RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - When Juhanna Sankelo and fellow monitors speed to work along the Gaza-Egyptian border, they are escorted by two Dodge RAM trucks packed with heavily armed, black-clad men loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas.

2006-01-04 05:49:31

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Firing into the air, Palestinian gunmen briefly blocked access to Gaza's Rafah border crossing to Egypt and stormed government offices on Wednesday in growing unrest ahead of a Palestinian election later this month.

2005-11-24 08:05:02

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An advance party of European Union monitors began preparations on Thursday for the opening of a Gaza border terminal that will allow Palestinians greater freedom of movement to and from the tiny coastal territory.

2005-11-15 05:09:05

By Sue Pleming JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced a crucial deal on Gaza border crossings on Tuesday after brokering marathon talks with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.

2005-11-15 04:48:19

By Sue Pleming JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced a crucial deal on Gaza border crossings on Tuesday after brokering marathon talks with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.

2005-11-14 21:24:21

By Sue Pleming and Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice bargained with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators into the early hours on Tuesday, postponing a trip to Asia as a deal seemed near on Gaza border crossings.

2005-11-14 10:40:48

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice decided on Monday to extend her visit to the Middle East to try to broker an Israeli-Palestinian deal over Gaza's border crossing to Egypt, her spokesman said.

2005-11-14 10:14:34

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice decided on Monday to extend her visit to the Middle East to try to broker an Israeli-Palestinian deal over Gaza's border crossing to Egypt, her spokesman said.

2005-06-28 15:40:45

By Mark Heinrich AL-MAWASI, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - In a Palestinian enclavemarooned between Jewish settlers and the Mediterranean Sea,farmers watch crops rot in rich soil and fishing boats rust onpalm-fringed beaches under Israeli army surveillance.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.