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Israeli mayor’s ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni joins a rally in his support in Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Shimoni has suspended Israeli Arab laborers from work, renovating bomb shelters at local day-care centers. The move drew widespread criticism on Thursday, including from Netanyahu who said "there is no place for discrimination against Israeli Arabs." (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

P700K shabu found inside cheap figurine bound for Israel – PDEA


A small, cheap figurine bound for Israel turned out to cost much more after P700,000 worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) was found hidden inside.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips

Europe Shipwreck

The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gaza children return to school after war

In this July 22, 2014 file photo, smoke and fire from an Israeli airstrike rise over Gaza City as Israel pummels a wide range of locations along the Gaza coast.  AP

Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, a makeshift tent stands amid the destruction of buildings at a residential neighborhood in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip. AP

A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer’s Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run schools housing displaced Palestinians.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »