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Iraqis hold placards reading in Arabic "Maliki is our choice" during a demonstration to support Iraq's prime minister on Aug. 11, 2014. (credit: AMER AL-SAEDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi Prime Minister Plunges Government Into Political Crisis After Accusing New President Of Violating Constitution

Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country’s new president of violating the constitution, plunging the government into a political crisis even as the U.S. appeared to increase its support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

08/11/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014. (credit: POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Netanyahu, Kerry Phone Call ‘Cut Off’ Sunday, Have Not Spoken Since

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of war was holding for a second day Wednesday, ahead of negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce […]

08/06/2014

Palestinian fishermen inspect of the damage at their warehouse in the port of Gaza City on August 5, 2014. (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Ambassador: White House Does ‘Not Know The Facts’ About Deadly Shelling Near UN School In Gaza

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and end nearly a month of fighting went into effect in the Gaza Strip Tuesday.

08/05/2014

Palestinian onlookers and motorists pause to inspect an Israeli army bomb laying unexploded on the road that links northern and southern Gaza, in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, after at least eight people, including three children, where killed overnight, on Aug. 1, 2014. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: 3,000 Members Of Hamas’ Elite Fighting Forces Prepared To Carry Out Suicide Attacks Against Israelis

A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers, but was almost immediately marred by reports of rockets from Gaza and the deaths of four Palestinians from alleged Israeli tank fire.

08/01/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks while releasing the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on July 28, 2014, at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘I Have Taken Hits Before In Politics’

The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat.

07/29/2014

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 3, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Netanyahu To Express Concern Over Mounting Palestinian Casualties As Death Toll Tops 1,000

The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.

07/28/2014

Palestinians stand behind burning tires during clashes with Israeli security forces following traditional Friday prayers near the Old City in East Jerusalem on July 25, 2014. (credit: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent Protests Erupt As Palestinian Authority Officials Call For ‘Day Of Rage’

Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant group Islamic Jihad and two of his sons, while ground troops and Hamas gunmen fought intense battles in the north and center of the territory, Palestinian officials said.

07/25/2014

Israel Minister for Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman looks on during a press conference with the Cypriot Foreign Affairs Minister, the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement, and the European Neighborhood Policy adviser, on July 24, 2012, at the EU Headquarters in Brussels, following an EU-Israel Association Council meeting. (credit: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Foreign Minister: Just Like Nazis In WWII, Hamas Want To Exterminate The Jews

Israeli tanks and warplanes were pummeling the Gaza Strip Thursday as U.S. and other diplomats pushed for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.

07/24/2014

The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.  (credit: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry, Aides Undergo Metal Detector Screening Before Meeting With Egyptian President

Secretary of State John Kerry defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel’s main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations aimed at halting fighting that’s left at least 31 Israelis and 650 Palestinians dead.

07/23/2014

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, left, visit a tactical headquarters of the IDF in southern Israel near the border with Gaza on July 21, 2014 in near Beersheba, Israel. (credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Some In West Say They Support Israel’s Right To Defend Itself As Long As We ‘Don’t Exercise That Right’

Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief in strikes across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state launched a high-level effort to end two weeks of deadly fighting.

07/22/2014

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