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Air Algerie Flight Goes Missing Over Mali

French jets deployed to search for plan; Burkina Faso minister says pilot asked to change course because storm was in area More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is seen by his plane in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, engaged in shuttle diplomacy on the Gaza conflict.

Kerry to Stay in Middle East Amid Progress on Gaza Cease-fire

US top diplomat working with regional foreign ministers, heads of state to end violence that has killed more than 700 people More

A departure flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben Gurion International airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights to the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 23, 2014.

US FAA Lifts Israel Flight Ban

Death toll in Gaza rises above 700 as Israeli tank fire kills 16 people on Thursday, Palestinian officials say More

Locator map of towns Taji and Kirkuk, Iraq

Iraq Militants Kill 60 in Convoy Attack

Attack Thursday happened as convoy was carrying prisoners from military base in Taji, about 20 kilometers north of Baghdad More

Palestinian children receive bags of bread from United Nations workers at a U.N.-run school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 19, 2014.

UN Appeals for $10M in Emergency Food Aid for Gaza

Officials say 115,000 people are in urgent need of food assistance with ready-to-eat meals starting to run out More

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UN Appeals for $10M in Emergency Food Aid for Gaza

Officials say 115,000 people are in urgent need of food assistance with ready-to-eat meals starting to run out

HRW: Iraq Dropping Barrel Bombs on Civilians

Human Rights Watch says indiscriminate Iraqi government airstrikes on cities have killed at least 75 civilians and wounded hundreds since early June

US Boosts Iraq Surveillance Flights

Washington has'nt yet authorized unmanned drone strikes as requested by Baghdad on forces known as Islamic State who control swaths of Iraqi territory, a top State Department official says

Israel Scrambles to Restore Foreign Flights to Tel Aviv

After some carriers suspend services country's leaders insist main airport is safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets

Gaza Fighting Deepens, Flight Ban Holds

Death toll surpasses 650, mostly civilians; UN rights chief warns of possible war crimes

UN Debate Condemns Israel’s Military Incursion into Gaza

Human rights chief warns Israel that targeting civilian facilities may amount to war crimes, calls for end to the 16-day war

US Ambassador Calls for LGBT Rights

John Berry spoke at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne

Kuwait Strips Citizenship of Opposition Figures, Relatives

Move comes after cabinet adopts 'iron fist policy' in response to protests over arrest of prominent opposition politician

Afghanistan, Yemen Among US-honored Development Projects

Railway in Afghanistan and basic health and water services in Yemen among projects highlighted for helping some of world's most politically fragile countries

Delta Air Lines Will Continue to Bar Flights to Israel

In an interview, Delta CEO Richard Anderson said 'Today ... we are not flying to Israel'

Fuel Tanks Hit in Clashes near Libyan Airport

Semi-full fuel storage tanks, near international airport, had been hit by a shell on Wednesday in clashes between rival Libyan militias

Is Air Travel Safe?

Aviation expert says despite tragic losses of Malaysian Airlines flights 370 and 17, industry experienced lowest fatality rate in recorded history last year
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