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Iran's supreme leader calls for end to "murderous" Israeli regime

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DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary.

Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress.

World, Top News 4:19am IST

Israel scrambles to restore foreign flights to Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM - Israel tried on Wednesday to get U.S. and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 12:01am IST

U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

GENEVA - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

World, 23 Jul 2014

Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust

GAZA - Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying years of training in urban warfare with a new tactical acumen and suicidal resolve.

World, 23 Jul 2014

Gaza mourns, seeks justice for generations lost in Israeli strikes

GAZA - Sitting at home for dinner or running for their lives in dark streets, generations of the same families are dying in Israel's bombardment of Gaza.

World, 23 Jul 2014

Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the enclave's sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats sought to end the bloodshed.

Top News, World, 23 Jul 2014

U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

- Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified.

World, 23 Jul 2014

Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.

World, 23 Jul 2014

U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

REUTERS - Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified.

World, 23 Jul 2014