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Watch: Israeli soldiers urge dogs to attack Palestinian child

Watch: Israeli soldiers urge dogs to attack Palestinian childA video circulating on social media on Monday showed two Israeli soldiers urging two dogs to attack a Palestinian child, who they claimed threw rocks at them.

Israel army launches 'surprise' West Bank drill

Israel army launches Israel's army said it launched a "surprise exercise" Sunday calling up thousands of reservists for its central region of operations that includes the West Bank.

Israeli police arrest 68 West Bank workers without permits in Galilee

Israeli police arrest 68 West Bank workers without permits in GalileeIsraeli police arrested in Galilee in northern Israel overnight Monday 68 Palestinian workers from the West Bank who work and sleep over in Israel without permits, media reported.

Lack of Gaza aid regretted

Lack of Gaza aid regrettedUN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry criticized the international community Monday over the failure to deliver aid promised for reconstructing Gaza, on his final trip to the Palestinian territory.

Retired Israeli veterans speak out against Netanyahus speech

Retired Israeli veterans speak out against Netanyahus speechHours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off on Sunday for Washington, a group of 180 retired Israeli generals and former top security officials warned that his upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress on Irans nuclear program will cause more harm than good.

Philippine Army seizes rebel bomb factory

Philippine Army seizes rebel bomb factoryPhilippine soldiers have seized a rebel base and bomb factory in the south, a spokesman said on Monday, as a shaky peace process with the largest rebel group presents President Benigno Aquinos with his toughest political test.

Obama says Netanyahu made all sorts of claims

Obama says Netanyahu made all sorts of claimsIran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.

Opposition to Merkel's plans to boost military

Opposition to MerkelGermanys main opposition Left Party has criticized the plans of Chancellor Angela Merkels coalition government to boost military expenditure.

Algerian MPs object to shale gas bill

Algerian MPs object to shale gas billIslamic lawmakers on Monday expressed opposition to a draft law regulating shale gas exploration and the "suppression of freedoms" in Algeria at a session of parliament attended by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.

Venezuela orders US embassy to downsize

Venezuela orders US embassy to downsizeVenezuela on Monday ordered the U.S. embassy in Caracas to reduce its personnel from 100 to 17 amid a new diplomatic flare-up between the socialist government and its ideological foe to the north.