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Hamas: Attempts to demilitarize Gaza 'worthless'

Hamas: Attempts to demilitarize Gaza The Hamas movement said Saturday that any attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza are "worthless." Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that the demilitarization of Palestinian militant factions was "inconsistent with international law and our people will not allow it."

NGO: Dozens of Yazidi women 'sold into marriage' by IS

NGO: Dozens of Yazidi women Several dozen Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Iraq have been taken to Syria, forced to convert and sold into marriage to militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Group: Israel arrests nearly 600 Palestinians in August

Group: Israel arrests nearly 600 Palestinians in AugustIsraeli forces detained 597 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in August, raising the number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons to more than 7,000, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said.

Hamas 'still waiting' on Egyptian call for renewed negotiations

Hamas Hamas still has not yet received information from Egypt about renewing negotiations with Israel, a senior leader of the Islamist movement said .

Palestinians slowly return to familiar routines in Gaza

Palestinians slowly return to familiar routines in GazaPalestinians in the Gaza Strip are slowly returning to their normal routines as residents mark the first Friday without fighting for 51 days.

Canada delivers weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq

Canada delivers weapons to Kurdish forces in IraqCanada carries Albanian weapons to peshmerga as part of international efforts to assist Kurdish north facing IS attacks

Lebanese soldiers held by IS call for govt intervention

Lebanese soldiers held by IS call for govt interventionLebanese soldiers ask their government to intervene and meet the demands of the group not to be beheaded

Jordanian MP brings 250 tons of medical supplies to Gaza

Jordanian MP brings 250 tons of medical supplies to GazaJordanian member of parliament Muhammad al-Dawayima arrived in Gaza on Friday bringing with him 250 tons of medicines and medical equipment as humanitarian aid continues to flow in to the devastated Palestinian coastal enclave.

US steps up sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

US steps up sanctions on Iran over nuclear programBarack Obama's administration emphasized that it was still pursuing a negotiated solution with the Iranian government to resolve the international community's concerns about its nuclear program, despite the new round of sanctions.

Israeli forces detain two Palestinian brothers near Ramallah

Israeli forces detain two Palestinian brothers near RamallahIsraeli forces detained two brothers from the town of Deir Nitham in northwest Ramallah on Saturday morning in a predawn raid. The detainees' father Abd al-Hafith Tamimi told that Israeli forces ransacked his home in the early dawn hours and detained his sons Qadri, 20 and Mustafa, 27.