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Minister: Gaza reconstruction to begin in November

Minister: Gaza reconstruction to begin in NovemberPrivate companies will begin removing the rubble of destroyed buildings in Gaza in November, a Palestinian minister said Wednesday

Ceasefire talks to resume in Cairo before end of month

Ceasefire talks to resume in Cairo before end of monthCeasefire talks between Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are due to resume before the end of the month, a senior Palestinian official said

Gaza cleaning workers suspend strike action

Gaza cleaning workers suspend strike actionThe General Federation of Trade Unions in Gaza has decided to suspend a strike by hospital cleaners due to "dangerous health conditions" inside hospitals

S. Sudan's rivals to meet in Tanzania in 2 weeks

S. SudanThe warring camps within South Sudan's ruling Sudanese People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) have reiterated their commitment to dialogue to settle their differences and agreed to meet in Tanzania within two weeks

EU urges Turkey to open border for supplies to Kobani

EU urges Turkey to open border for supplies to KobaniThe European Union urged Turkey on Monday to open its border to allow supplies to get through to residents of the Syrian border town of Kobani that is being besieged by ISIL insurgents

No plan for Egyptian military action against ISIL

No plan for Egyptian military action against ISILEgypt has no plans to provide the United States with direct military assistance in its war against ISIL in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group, the country's prime minister said

Palestinian official urges summit over Aqsa 'division'

Palestinian official urges summit over Aqsa A Palestinian official on Monday called for holding an emergency Arab and Islamic summit to discuss Israeli plans to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound between Jews and Muslims

Rebels say ending cease-fire agreement with Ukraine

Rebels say ending cease-fire agreement with UkraineThe 6-week cease fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists has been terminated by the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic, rebel leaders said on Monday

Gaddafi cousin keen to attend Libyan peace talks

Gaddafi cousin keen to attend Libyan peace talksA cousin and former aide of Muammar Gaddafi said he wants to take part in proposed talks aimed at bringing together Libya's warring parties, in a rare bid by a member of the ex-ruler's inner-circle to regain influence

Sri Lanka announces early presidential poll

Sri Lanka announces early presidential pollSri Lanka will hold a presidential election in January, nearly two years ahead of schedule, the government's spokesman said on Monday, with Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to run for a third six-year term