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The Spanish government has reportedly rejected the statement made earlier this month by the Basque separatist group Eta, saying that it is ready for a permanent ceasefire. (more…)

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In a video statement, Eta, the Basque separatist armed group, has declared a ceasefire.

Issued on Sunday on the Basque newspaper Gara‘s website, the video showed three masked men making a statement in Basque. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Israel’s killings of Palestinians in its Gaza offensive have been called “genocide” by Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann (photo, from aljazeera.net), the president of the UN General Assembly. (more…)

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“The loss of civilian life in Gaza and Israel is a source of deep concern for me”, said Barack Obama, the US president-elect (photo, from cbsnews.com).

He repeated that until he became president on January 20, only George W. Bush could speak on US foreign policy. (more…)

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Israel’s foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, said there is “no humanitarian crisis” in the Gaza Strip, and again rejected a French proposal for a ceasefire to allow aid there. (more…)

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The ceasefire between Gaza and Israel that started in June is unlikely to be extended, the Palestinian group Hamas has said in a statement attributed to exiled leader Khaled Mashaal.

Earlier reports on Sunday quoting Mr Mashaal as saying there would definitely be no renewal of the truce were inaccurate, Hamas officials told Al Jazeera. (more…)

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After 13 days of tit-for-tat attacks, the five-month truce with Hamas in the Gaza Strip has been “shattered”, said Israel’s prime minister (photo). (more…)

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